All of the Grammys

Today, following a slight delay due to the funeral of President George H.W. Bush, the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards were announced and hip-hop was well represented!

Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the pack with eight and seven nominations respectively, and Cardi B‘s made a splash across several major categories!

In addition to Cardi B and Post Malone both getting nods in the Pop category, here’s where hip-hop can be found among this year’s pack:

Category 1 – Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

• “I Like It”
      Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
      Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
      Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• “The Joke”
      Brandi Carlile
      Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
      Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “This Is America”
      Childish Gambino
      Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali & Riley Mackin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• “God’s Plan”
      Drake
      Boi-1Da, Cardo & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• “Shallow”
      Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
      Lady Gaga & Benjamin Rice, producers; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

• “All The Stars”
      Kendrick Lamar & SZA
      Al Shux & Sounwave, producers; Sam Ricci & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
      Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Rockstar”
      Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
      Louis Bell & Tank God, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• “The Middle”
      Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
      Grey, Monsters & Strangerz & Zedd, producers; Grey, Tom Morris, Ryan Shanahan & Zedd, engineers/mixers; Mike Marsh, mastering engineer

General Field
Category 2 – Album Of The Year
(Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)

• Invasion Of Privacy
      Cardi B
      Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Belcalis Almanzar & Jorden Thorpe, songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

• By The Way, I Forgive You
      Brandi Carlile
      Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Dave Cobb & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer

• Scorpion
      Drake
      Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• H.E.R.
      H.E.R.
      Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Darhyl Camper Jr & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Beerbongs & Bentleys
      Post Malone
      Louis Bell & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell & Austin Post, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• Dirty Computer
      Janelle Monáe
      Chuck Lightning & Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, producers; Mick Guzauski, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, engineers/mixers; Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Taylor Parks & Janelle Monáe Robinson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Golden Hour
      Kacey Musgraves
      Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, producers; Craig Alvin & Shawn Everett, engineers/mixers; Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters; Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone, mastering engineers

• Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
      (Various Artists)
      Kendrick Lamar, featured artist; Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave, producers; Matt Schaeffer, engineer/mixer; Kendrick Duckworth & Mark Spears, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

General Field
Category 3 – Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “All The Stars”
      Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
      Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Boo’d Up”
      Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
      Track from: Ready

• “God’s Plan”
      Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• “In My Blood”
      Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
      Track from: Shawn Mendes

• “The Joke”
      Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
      Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “The Middle”
      Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

• “Shallow”
      Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

• “This Is America”
      Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Category 17 – Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

• “Long As I Live”
      Toni Braxton

• “Summer”
      The Carters
      Track from: Everything Is Love

• “Y O Y”
      Lalah Hathaway
      Track from: Honestly

• “Best Part”
      H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
      Track from: H.E.R.

• “First Began”
      PJ Morton
      Track from: Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Field 6 – R&B
Category 18 – Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

• “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand”
      Leon Bridges
      Track from: Good Thing

• “Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight”
      Bettye LaVette
      Track from: Things Have Changed

• “Honest”
      MAJOR.

• “How Deep Is Your Love”
      PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
      Track from: Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

• “Made For Love”
      Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway
      Track from: In It To Win It

Field 6 – R&B
Category 19 – Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Boo’d Up”
      Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
      Track from: Ready

• “Come Through And Chill”
      Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
      Track from: War & Leisure

• “Feels Like Summer”
      Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

• “Focus”
      Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
      Track from: H.E.R.

• “Long As I Live”
      Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Field 6 – R&B
Category 20 – Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

 Everything Is Love
      The Carters

• The Kids Are Alright
      Chloe x Halle

• Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
      Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

• War & Leisure
      Miguel

 Ventriloquism
      Meshell Ndegeocello

Field 6 – R&B
Category 21 – Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

• Sex & Cigarettes
      Toni Braxton

• Good Thing
      Leon Bridges

• Honestly
      Lalah Hathaway

• H.E.R.
      H.E.R.

• Gumbo Unplugged (Live)
      PJ Morton

Field 7 – Rap
Category 22 – Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Be Careful”
      Cardi B
      Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• “Nice For What”
      Drake

• “King’s Dead”
      Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
      Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Bubblin”
      Anderson .Paak

• “Sicko Mode”
      Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee
      Track from: Astroworld

Field 7 – Rap
Category 23 – Best Rap/Sung Performance
(For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

• “Like I Do”
      Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
      Track from: Liberation

• “Pretty Little Fears”
      6lack Featuring J. Cole

• “This Is America”
      Childish Gambino

• “All The Stars”
      Kendrick Lamar & SZA
      Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Rockstar”
      Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Field 7 – Rap
Category 24 – Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award.  A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “God’s Plan”
      Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• “King’s Dead”
      Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
      Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Lucky You”
      R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
      Track from: Kamikaze

• “Sicko Mode”
      Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
      Track from: Astroworld

• “Win”
      K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
      Track from: Redemption

Field 7 – Rap
Category 25 – Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

 Invasion Of Privacy
      Cardi B

• Swimming
      Mac Miller

• Victory Lap
      Nipsey Hussle

• Daytona
      Pusha T

• Astroworld
      Travis Scott

Category 70 – Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

• Boi-1da
      
      • “Be Careful” (Cardi B) (T)

      • “Diplomatic Immunity” (Drake) (S)

      • “Friends” (The Carters) (T)

      • “God’s Plan” (Drake) (S)

      • “Heard About Us” (The Carters) (T)

      • “Lucky You” (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas) (T)

      • “Mob Ties” (Drake) (T)

      • “No Limit” (G-Eazy Featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B) (S)

• Larry Klein
      
      • “All These Things” (Thomas Dybdahl) (S)

      • Anthem (Madeleine Peyroux) (A)

      • The Book Of Longing (Luciana Souza) (A)

      • “Can I Have It All” (Thomas Dybdahl) (S)

      • Junk (Hailey Tuck) (A)

      • “Look At What We’ve Done” (Thomas Dybdahl) (S)

      • “Meaning To Tell Ya” (Molly Johnson) (A)

• Linda Perry
     
      • “Harder Better Faster Stronger” (Willa Amai) (S)

      • Served Like A Girl (Music From And Inspired By The Documentary Film) (Various Artists) (A)

      • 28 Days In The Valley (Dorothy) (A)

• Kanye West
      
      • Daytona (Pusha T) (A)

      • Kids See Ghosts (Kids See Ghosts) (A)

      • K.T.S.E. (Teyana Taylor) (A)

      • Nasir (Nas) (A)

      • Ye (Kanye West) (A)

• Pharrell Williams
      
      • “Apes***” (The Carters) (T)

      • Man Of The Woods (Justin Timberlake) (A)

      • No One Ever Really Dies (N.E.R.D) (A)

      • “Stir Fry” (Migos) (T)

      • Sweetener (Ariana Grande) (A)

Category 83 – Best Music Video
(Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• “Apes***”
      The Carters
      Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers

• “This Is America”
      Childish Gambino
      Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

• “I’m Not Racist”
      Joyner Lucas
      Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer

• “PYNK”
      Janelle Monáe
      Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers

• “MUMBO JUMBO”
      Tierra Whack
      Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer


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