2019 Grammy Award Nominees Announced | Def Pen
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The Recording Academy has revealed the nominees in top categories for the 2019 Grammy Awards. Broadcast live on “CBS This Morning” and Apple Music, this marks the 61st ceremony celebrating musical artistry. The Academy awards over 80 categories in total, however, some categories garner more attention.

Genre-specific categories reign supreme among relative fans yet the most notable recognition, “Album Of The Year” awarded at the Grammys can be won by any classification of music.

The Grammy eligibility period of October 2017-September 2018 delivered enough music to last even the youngest Generation Z streamer a lifetime. With releases for every fandom weekly, the music world shifted galaxies with a range of great releases.

Drake’s Scorpion, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, gain album of the year nominations against Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer,  and H.E.R.’s self-titled, breakout album.  The rap album of the year category includes Cardi B, Pusha T, Travis Scott,  Nipsey Hussle and the late Mac Miller, sure to be the toughest Hip Hop battle this award season.

After last year’s ceremony took place in New York City the upcoming award show returns to Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards are set to air live, February 10, 2019 on CBS. Read below for a full list of Grammy 2019 nominees in top categories.

Record Of The Year

  • Cardi B – I Like It
  • Brandi Carlile – The Joke
  • Childish Gambino – This Is America
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
  • Drake – God’s Plan
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
  • Post Malone & 21 Savage – Rockstar
  • Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle

Album Of The Year

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

Song Of The Year

  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
  • Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
  • Drake – God’s Plan
  • Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
  • Brandy Carlile – The Joke
  • Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
  • Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best New Artist

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

Best R&B Performance

  • Long As I Love –  Toni Braxton
  • Summer – The Carters
  • Y O Y- Lalah Hathaway
  • Best Part -H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
  • First Began – PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand – Leon Bridges
  • Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight – Bettye LaVette
  • Honest- Major
  • How Deep Is Your Love- PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
  • Made For Love- Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song

  • Boo’d Up- Ella Mai
  • Come Through And Chill – J Cole Featuring Miguel
  • Feels Like Summer- Donald Glover
  • Focus – H.E.R.
  • Long As I Live – Toni Braxton

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • EVERYTHING IS LOVE – The Carters
  • The Kids Are Alright – Chloe x Halle
  • Chris Dave And The Drumhedz – Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
  • War And Leisure – Miguel
  • Ventriloquism – Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album

  • Toni Braxton – Sex and Cigarettes
  • Leon Bridges – Good Thing
  • Lalah Hathaway – Honestly
  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • PJ Morton – Gumbo

Best Rap Performance

  • Be Careful- Cardi B
  • Nice For What – Drake
  • King’s Dead – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
  • Bubblin – Anderson. Paak
  • Sicko’ Mode – Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • Like I Do – Christina Aguilera Featuring GoldLink
  • Pretty Little Fears- 6lack Featuring J Cole
  • This Is America- Childish Gambino
  • All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA
  • RockStar- Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song

  • God’s Plan – Drake
  • King’s Dead- Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake
  • Lucky You- Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas
  • Sicko’ Mode- Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, Swae Lee
  • Win – Jay Rock

Best Rap Album

  • Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B
  • Swimming – Mac Miller
  • Victory Lap – Nipsey Hussle
  • Daytona – Pusha T
  • ASTROWORLD – Travis Scott

Best Music Video

  • The Carters – Apes***
  • Childish Gambino – This Is America
  • Joyner Lucas – I’m Not Racist
  • Janelle Monáe – PYNK
  • Tierra Whack – MUMBO JUMBO

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Beck – Colors
  • Camila Cabello – Havana (Live)
  • Ariana Grande – God Is a Woman
  • Lady Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)
  • Post Malone – Better Now

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
  • Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
  • Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – Girls Like You
  • Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – Say Something
  • Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey – The Middle

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Camila Cabello – Camila
  • Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life
  • Ariana Grande – Sweetener
  • Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
  • Pink – Beautiful Trauma
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay
  • Willie Nelson – My Way
  • Gregory Porter – Nat “King” Cole & Me
  • Seal – Standards (Deluxe)
  • Barbra Streisand – The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Boi-1da
  • Larry Klein
  • Linda Perry
  • Kanye West
  • Pharrell Williams

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