Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B Lead Nominations for 2019 Grammys

Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy award nominations with 8 nods Drake has 7

Hip-hop and pop dominated the album of the year nominations, while rock failed to garner even one mention.

Kendrick Lamar leads the list of nominees, racking in eight total nominations.

His song from the Marvel superhero movie's soundtrack, "All the Stars", is also in the running for both Record of the Year, which recognizes the overall performance of a song, and Song of the Year, which awards songwriting. Lamar was nominated for the Black Panther album compilation he executive produced for the blockbuster film.

Though Jay-Z was the most nominated artist at last year's Grammy Awards, with eight nods, he did not pick up a single trophy, prompting the rapper to perform the lyric "Tell the Grammys f**k that 0 for 8 s**t" on his track "APES**T". Cardi B - "Girls Like You" Justin Timberlake ft. Cardi is the only woman nominated in the rap categories, with social media now adding more fuel to the fire surrounding the highly publicized feud between her and Nicki Minaj.

In jazz, Miguel Zenon's "Yo Soy La Tradicion" ("I Am Tradition"), featuring Chicago's Spektral Quartet, received two nominations, for best Latin jazz album and best improvised jazz solo.

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And Cardi B - the 26-year-old rapper from New York's Bronx neighborhood whose "Bodak Yellow" catapulted her to runaway success - scored five, including two of the most prestigious.

Women performers also achieved far greater presence in the 2019 edition of the top music awards, with Cardi B, Lady Gaga and folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile all nabbing nominations across the top categories. Fellow Black Panther song "King's Dead" was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Rap Song.

Ella Mai was also nominated in the Song of the Year category for her heavily rotated hit "Boo'd Up". Jay-Z has voiced his discontent with the Recording Academy before. Most notably, Scorpion was nominated for Album Of The Year, while "God's Plan" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Six women are nominated for Best New Artist while five women are up for Album, Record, and Song of the Year.

The Grammy winners will be announced out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on February 10.

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