Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Drake top list of Grammy nominations

By Wade Sheridan
Kendrick Lamar leads all artists with eight Grammy nominations. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Kendrick Lamar led all artists with eight Grammy Award nominations for his work on the soundtrack for Black Panther, the Recording Academy announced Friday. Drake followed with seven nominations for his work on Scorpion.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, Maren Morris and H.E.R. received five nominations each.


The nominees in the top categories are:

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

Record of the Year
"I Like It" Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
"The Joke" Brandi Carlise
"This is America" Childish Gambino
"God's Plan" by Drake
"Shallow" Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
"All the Stars" Kendrick Lamar and SZA
"Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
"The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey


Song of the Year
"All the Stars"
"Boo'd Up"
"God's Plan"
"In My Blood"
"The Joke"
"The Middle"
"This is America"

Best New Artist
Chloe X Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Havana (Live)" Camila Cabello
"God Is A Woman" Ariana Grande
"Colors" Beck
"Better Now" Post Malone
"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance
"Shallow" Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
"Girls I Like You" Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Backstreet Boys
"Fall In Line" Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato
"S'Wonderful" Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
"The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
"Say Something" Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic! Barbra Streisand
Standards (Deluxe) Seal
Nat King Cole & Me Gregory Porter
My Way Willie Nelson
Love is Here to Stay
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall


Best Pop Vocal Album
Sweetener Ariana Grande
Reputation Taylor Swift
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
Camila Camila Cabello
Meaning of Life Kelly Clarkson
Beautiful Trauma Pink

Best Rock Album
M A N I A Fall Out Boy
Pacific Daydream Weezer
Rainier Fog Alice in Chains
Prequelle Ghost
From the Fires Greta Van Fleet

Best Rock Song
"Black Smoke Rising"

Best Rock Performance
"Four Out of Five" Arctic Monkeys
"Uncomfortable" Halestorm
"Highway Tune" Greta Van Fleet
"Made An America" The Fever 333
"When Bad Does Good" Chris Cornell

Best Metal Performance
"On My Teeth" Underoath
"Betrayer" Trivium
"Electric Messiah" High on Fire
"Honeycomb" Deafheaven
"Condemned to the Gallows" Between the Buried and Me

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 & Leisure Miguel
Ventriloquism Meshell Ndegeocello

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

Best R&B Song
"Long As I Live"
"Boo'd Up"
"Come Through and Chill"
"Feels Like Summer"


Best R&B Performance
"Long as I Live" Toni Braxton
"First Began" PJ Morton
"Best Part" H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar
"YOY" Lalah Hathaway
"Summer" The Carters

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Made for Love" Charlie Wilson featuring Lalah Hathaway
"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

Best Rap Album
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B
Daytona Pusha T
Swimming Mac Miller
Astroworld Travis Scott
Victory Lap Nipsey Hussle

Best Rap Song
"God's Plan"
"Sicko Mode"
"Lucky You"
"King's Dead"

Best Rap Performance
"Nice for What" Drake
"Be Careful" Cardi B
"King's Dead" Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake
"Sicko Mode" Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee
"Bubblin" Anderson .Paak

Best Rap/Sung Performance
"This is America" Childish Gambino
"Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
"Like I Do" Christina Aguilera featuring Goldlink
"Pretty Little Fears" 6BLACK featuring J. Cole
"All the Stars" Kendrick Lamar and SZA

Best Country Album
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 Chris Stapleton
Unapologetically Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere Ashley McBryde


Best Country Song
"When Someone Stops Loving You"
"Break Up in the End"
"Dear Hate"
"I Lived It"

Best Country Solo Performance
"Parallel Line" Keith Urban
"Millionaire" Chris Stapleton
"Butterflies" Kacey Musgraves
"Wouldn't It Be Great?" Loretta Lynn
"Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters" Maren Morris

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"When Someone Stops Loving You" Little Big Town
"Meant to Be" Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
"Shoot Me Straight" Brothers Osborne
"Tequila" Dan + Shay
"Dear Hate" Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill

Visit the official Grammy Awards website for a complete list of winners.

The Grammys will be presented Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast on CBS.

Bruno Mars dominated the 2018 Grammy Awards in January, tak ing home the awards for Best Record, Song and Album.

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