Kendrick Lamar leads the list of nominees, racking in eight total nominations.
If Lamar felt like he got snubbed previous year, then he'll feel better about the 2019 Grammys, as he earned more nominations than anybody else, with eight total.
Dan + Shay scored a nod for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song "Tequila" while group member Dan Smyers was also nominated for Best Country Song for helping to pen the tune.
In other categories, Toronto's Daniel Caesar appeared in the R&B performance category for the second consecutive year, this time for the song Best Part, a duet with California-based singer H.E.R. "This is a welcomed recognition of her many years of hard work and excellent music", said Grange., p The minister also offered special congratulations to Protoje who was receiving his first nomination.
Drake is right behind Kendrick with 7 nominations.
Folk singer Brandi Carlile has bagged six nominations, while Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover's musical alter-ego) and Cardi B each have five. The OVO superstar's Scorpion is also in the Album Of The Year race. Jay-Z has voiced his discontent with the Recording Academy before.
- Best rock album: "Rainier Fog", Alice In Chains; "Mania", Fall Out Boy; "Prequelle", Ghost; "From the Fires", Greta Van Fleet; "Pacific Daydream", Weezer.
The nominees for the 2019 Grammys mark a departure from this year's show, where women were under-represented in the top four categories. "Like when I first moved to Nashville and I just wrote every day for years and stumbled across songs that really meant something to me", Musgraves, who worked on the album for a year and a half, told the AP on Friday. Childish Gambino is a one time victor. Her "Reputation" album is up for best pop vocal album. Cardi's "I Like It" gained a Record of the Year nod.
Her latest album was only nominated for one award, best pop vocal album.
No Canadians were nominated for best comedy album.
Following the testosterone jamboree of the 2018 Grammys, all industry eyes were on the 2019 nominations, anticipating something approaching gender equality.
The 2019 Grammys will be awarded at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10.
Post Malone, who attended Grapevine High School as Austin Post, received a Record of the Year nomination for "Rockstar", a collaboration with 21 Savage that also received a nomination for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Lamar has won 12 Grammys throughout his career.