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THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL & More Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS

THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL & More Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS

(Keep in mind that the eligibility period for submissions was October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018.) This year, Cardi B is holding it down in five categories while Kendrick Lamar reigns supreme with eight nominations followed by Drake with seven to his name.

Then in June, it announced an expansion from five to eight of the 2019 nominee fields for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Most notably, Scorpion was nominated for Album Of The Year, while "God's Plan" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Fellow Black Panther song "King's Dead" was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Rap Song.

The Carters will have another chance to add to their massive awards collection at the 2019 Grammy Awards after Jay-Z was snubbed past year at the same ceremony.

Hip-hop and pop dominated the album of the year nominations, while rock failed to garner even one mention.

Image: Drake is nominated for seven awards.

His song from the Marvel superhero movie's soundtrack, "All the Stars", is also in the running for both Record of the Year, which recognizes the overall performance of a song, and Song of the Year, which awards songwriting.

Six of the 2019 nominees for Best New Artist are women, whose presence in the top categories marked a sharp departure from the previous gala, which saw women snubbed in the major prizes.

Ella Mai was also nominated in the Song of the Year category for her heavily rotated hit "Boo'd Up".

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Drake's frequent collaborator, producer Boi-1Da, earned six nods, as did Carlile, who also scored nominations in the American Roots category.

But the nominations also resulted in snubs for some of the music industry's biggest stars, such as Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, among others.

For Best R&B Performance, the couple's song Summer will be competing against Long As I Live by Toni Braxton, Y O Y by Lalah Hathaway, Best Part by H.E.R.

In the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, Wayne Shorter received his 21st Grammy nomination, for Emanon.

Miller's album was nominated for Best Rap Album. Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer.

Brandon, Man. -raised violinist James Ehnes is nominated for classical instrumental solo for his concerto Kernis, while Toronto-born conductor Peter Oundjian also received a nod for classical compendium.

Their music video for Apes**t will go up against This Is America from Childish Gambino, I'm Not Racist from Joyner Lucas, PYNK from Janelle Monae, and MUMBO JUMBO from Tierra Whack.


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