Lamar leads 2019 Grammy Awards with eight nominations

Lamar leads 2019 Grammy Awards with eight nominations

Here are seven artists whose nominations seem at least somewhat undeserving, in no particular order.

The nominees were announced Friday (Dec. 7).

Several music superstars, including Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and Kendrick Lamar, were all nominated for Globe awards in the best original song for a motion picture category.

For 2019, the ratio is indeed more balanced, particularly in the prestigious best-album category, where Cardi B (for Invasion of Privacy), Carlile (By the Way, I Forgive You), Musgraves (Golden Hour), R&B singer H.E.R. (self-titled) and singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe (Dirty Computer) will compete against Drake, Post Malone and the Black Panther soundtrack for gold hardware.

So who are some of the top nominee's?

The Panther nomination gives Lamar another chance to win an album of the year award.

"Song Of The Year" which is the songwriters biggest award, we hold four of the eight spots for nominee's including Childish Gambino for "This is America", Ella Mai for "Boo'd Up", "God's Plan" by Drake and again, "All The Stars" from K. Dot and Miss SZA. His #1 smash "God's Plan" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

Following Lamar, Drake - the year's most successful artist - earned seven nominations.

Quebec City chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy backed the American counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo on ARC, nominated as one of the year's best classical solo vocal albums.

After being almost muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Six of the eight nominees are female: H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

Having secured four Grammy nominations, Greta Van Fleet is officially overhyped.

Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was criticised earlier this year at the Grammys when he said women need to "step up" when asked about the lack of women in the top categories, which he later acknowledged was a "poor choice of words".

Beck's newest music has been mostly just fine.

It is among eight album of the year nominations. She is just the seventh woman ever nominated for prize and first since 2004. As well, Drake collaborators Boi-1da and Noah Shebib were nominated for their production work.

Taylor Swift, a two-time album of the year victor, also only earned one nomination.

But that doesn't mean her debut studio album, "Invasion of Privacy", necessarily deserves the high praise. Cardi's "I Like It" gained a Record of the Year nod. The Carters earned two nods in the R&B category along with best music video, while Grande picked up two nods in pop. Here are some other snubs and surprises from Friday's announcement.

To be sure, Post Malone has a talent for hit-making.

"The Middle" - the earworm collaboration between DJ Zedd and singer Maren Morris, which you've probably heard in a Target commercial - secured three nominations for the 2019 Grammys.

- Best pop vocal album: "Camila", Camila Cabello; "Meaning of Life", Kelly Clarkson; "Sweetener", Ariana Grande; "Shawn Mendes", Shawn Mendes; "Beautiful Trauma", Pink; "Reputation", Taylor Swift.

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