News: GRAMMY Nominations Announced, Drake & Kendrick Lamar Lead

The official announcement has been made for the 61st GRAMMY Awards in all 84 categories. Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight noms while Drake has a total of four. Cardi B and Childish Gambino are both nominated for five awards each. Artists are eligible for nominations requiring music releases from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

The 61st annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Take a look at some of the categories and artist noms below and head over to the GRAMMY official website for the full list.

Update: Kevin Hart was tapped to host the 61st GRAMMY Awards but has since backed out of the job. He made some tweets in a joking manner saying ‘if his son was gay he’s rather die,’ which some took very offensively. Take a look below.

Record of the Year
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
Brandi Carlile, “The Joke”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA, “All the Stars”
Post Malone & 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Zedd, Marren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

Album of the Year
Drake, Scorpion
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists, Black Panther: The Album
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer
Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
H.E.R., H.E.R.

Best Rap Album
Pusha-T, DAYTONA
Travis Scott, ASTROWORLD
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Mac Miller, Swimming
Nipsey Hussle, Victory Lap

Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton, Sex & Cigarettes
Leon Bridges, Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway, Honestly
H.E.R., H.E.R.
PJ Morton, Gumbo Unplugged

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Carters, Everything Is Love
Chloe x Halle, The Kids Are Alright
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
Miguel, War & Leisure
Meshell Ndegeocello, Ventriloquism

Song of the Year
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA, “All the Stars”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”
Brandi Carlile, “The Joke”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”

Best Rap Song
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake, “King’s Dead”
Travis Scott & Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Eminem & Joyner Lucas, “Lucky You”
Jay Rock, “Win”

Best Rap Performance
Drake, “Nice for What”
Cardi B, “Be Careful”
Travis Scott & Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake, “King’s Dead”
Anderson .Paak, “Bubblin”

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Kendrick Lamar & SZA, “All the Stars”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
6lack & J. Cole, “Pretty Little Fears”
Christina Aguilera & GoldLink, “Like I Do”
Post Malone & 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Best R&B Song
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Miguel, “Come Through and Chill”
Childish Gambino, “Feels Like Summer”
H.E.R., “Focus”
Toni Braxton, “Long As I Live”

Best R&B Performance
Toni Braxton, “Long As I Live”
The Carters, “Summer”
Lalah Hathaway, “YOY”
H.E.R. & Daniel Caesar, “Best Part”
PJ Morton, “First Began”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Kanye West
Linda Perry
Boi-1da
Larry Klein
Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video
The Carters, “APESHIT”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Joyner Lucas, “I’m Not Racist”
Janelle Monáe, “PYNK”
Tierra Whack, “Mumbo Jumbo”

Best New Artist
Margo Price
Jorja Smith
Dua Lipa
H.E.R.
Bebe Rexha
Luke Combs
Chloe x Halle
Greta Van Fleet