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GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 2019: Cardi B & H.E.R. Are Most Nominated Female Artists, Nicki Minaj Shut Out + Kendrick Lamar & Drake Lead The Pack + The Carters Nab Some Too


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The 2019 GRAMMY nominations are in and we've got the YBF list you've been waiting for. It's about to be a wild ride come Grammy SZN.  Find out which of your favs nabbed nominations inside...

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Cardi B's love life took a major hit, BUT her career continues to take off.

Following the announcement that she and Offset are breaking up, Bardi just became the queen of this year's Grammy Awards as she is the most nominated female artist, raking in a total of 5 nominations.

Bardi is up for Album of the Year for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Record of the Year for "I Like It," Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance for "Be Careful" and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.”



Soulful songstress H.E.R. landed 5 nominations too. She's up for Album of the Year (H.E.R.), Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance ("Best Part," featuring Daniel Caesar), Best R&B Song ("Focus"), and Best R&B Album (H.E.R.).

While the ladies were killing it this year (Ariana Grande also racked up a few noms), Nicki Minaj and her Queen album were noticeably shut out.

By the way, Maren Morris is also up for five awards.

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Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations, landing in 8 different cateogries. He's nominated for Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the Black Panther track "All The Stars," featuring SZA. He's also up for Song of the Year, Best Rap Performance (“King’s Dead”), 2 nominations for Best Rap Song (“King’s Dead” & “WIN”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“All The Stars”).

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Drake comes in behind Kendrick with 7 nominations for Album of the Year (SCORPION), Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("God's Plan), 2 for Best Rap Song ("God's Plan" & "Sicko Mode"), and 2 for Best Rap Performance ("Nice For What" & "Sicko Mode")

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While the Carters were shut out of the major categories, Beyonce and Jay Z were nominated in 3 categories, including Best Urban Contemporary Album (Everything Is Love), Best Music Video ("APESH*T"), and Best R&B Performance ("Summer").

Childish Gambino received 5 nominations this year - Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video for his track "This Is America." He also landed a spot for Best R&B Song ("Feels Like Summer").


Toni Braxton scooped up 3 nominations for Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song ("Long As I Live") and Best R&B Album (Sex & Cigarettes).


Chloe X Halle are nominated for Best New Artist where they will go up against H.E.R., Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. The ladies are also up for Best Urban Contemporary Album (The Kids Are Alight) where they'll go up against the Carters and Miguel (War & Leisure).  And their happiness is about to be make US cry too!

Ella Mai nabbed 2 nominations for Song of the Year and  Best R&B Song ("Boo'd Up").



Janelle Monae scooped up 2 nominations: Album of the Year (Dirty Computer) and Best Music Video ("PYNK").Lalah Hathaway was also nominated in 2 categories: Best R&B Performance ("Y O Y") and Best R&B Album (Honestly)


Jekalyn Carr nabbed 2 nominations for Best Gospel Performance ("You Will Win") and Best Gospel Album (One Nation Under God).

Kanye West landed 1 nomination this year for Producer of the Year, where he'll go up against Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, Linda Perry and Larry Klein.



Quincy Jones was nominated for Best Music Film for his documentary QUINCY.

The Best Rap Album category features Cardi B, Pusha-T, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott and the late Mac Miller. That'll be a doozy.

Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock nabbed nominations in the Best Comedy Album category. Tiffany Haddish and Questlove will duke it out in the Best Spoken Word Album cateogry.  Eminem and J.Cole are also nominated. Em got a Best Rap Song nod for "Lucky You" off Kamikaze, where he actually spits a  line about selling his soul for the Grammys.  Cole was nominated in the Best R&B Song category for his songwriting role on Miguel’s “Come Through and Chill,” and for Best Rap/Sung Performance category for his part on 6lack’s “Pretty Little Fears.”

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Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V did drop two days before the Grammys cut off date, but it's unclear if his team submitted the paperwork.

Teyana Taylor felt like she was shut out as well, and calls the GRAMMYS a popularity contest:

Check out the full list of nominations here.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will go down on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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