Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

08 December, 2018, 15:30 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Video Olivia 'Babsy' Grange

Brandi Carlile, Cardi B, H.E.R., Post Malone, Janelle Monáe and Kacey Musgraves joined the hip-hop stars in the album of the year category.

The Grammys is the first where the academy extended its top four categories from five nominees to eight. The rapper/R&B artist also received an Album of the Year nomination for "Beerbongs & Bentleys" and Best Pop Solo Performance for his hit "Better Now".

"I could not have done it without Andre Morris, who always knew even when I didn't; Tarrus Riley who's always there cheering me on and pulling me up if I slow down, Gramps Morgan who believed in my latest independent project "Reggae Forever" album, Tads Records - both Tads Senior and Junior., all the musicians, vocalist, Jessie Addleman, Khambrel Mcpherson, and advice from Clive Hunt; when I thought my project was finished he sent me back to the board lol!"

Six songs are up for both record and song of the year: Lamar and SZA's All the Stars; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow, from the A Star Is Born soundtrack; Childish Gambino's This Is America; Drake's God's Plan; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's The Middle; and Carlile's The Joke.

Cardi B had a monumental year, but "Invasion of Privacy" isn't "Album of the Year" material.

He didn't run away with the crown, though, as Drake was right behind him with seven nominations of his own.

The Carters did get nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance and Best Music Video.

The Academy also expanded its membership and set up a diversity task force after an uproar over the low number of female nominees, winners and performers on the televised ceremony in January.

Best Companies To Work For In 2019, According To Their Employees
Rounding out the top five were Zoom Video Communication , In-N-Out Burger, Procore Technologies and Boston Consulting Group. Reviews had come from current and former employees between 23 October, 2017 and 21 October, 2018.

"In any given year there could be more folks from one area or one gender or one genre or one ethnicity that are making recordings and being successful with them than in another year".

Beck's newest music has been mostly just fine.

- Best traditional pop vocal album: "Love Is Here to Stay", Tony Bennett and Diana Krall; "My Way", Willie Nelson; "Nat "King" Cole & Me", Gregory Porter; "Standards (Deluxe)", Seal; "The Music.The Mem'ries.The Magic!", Barbra Streisand.

This year, the rapper received just one nomination for Producer of the Year in the non-classical category.

- Best dance/electronic album: "Singularity", Jon Hopkins; "Woman Worldwide", Justice; "Treehouse", Sofi Tukker; "Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides", SOPHIE; "Lune Rouge", TOKiMONSTA. But three more nods - including and especially "Best Rock Album" - is deeply confusing, to say the least.

Ten-time Grammy victor Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello were among the biggest snubs in top categories that were dominated by hip-hop and R&B.

Some acts scored their first nominations ever, including Florida Georgia Line, whose megahit "Meant to Be" with Rexha is up best country duo/group performance.

Several of Drake's associates also landed Grammy recognition.



New Zealand beat Pakistan in third Test to win series
Nicholls took a sharp single to complete his third Test hundred and finished with 12 hits to the ropes during his 266-ball knock. Henry Nicholls was twice lucky to remain unbeaten on 20 off 54 deliveries at lunch on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi.

James Comey set for closed-door interview with House Republicans
Comey resisted, arguing the GOP-led investigation in the decision-making by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 and 2017 was politically motivated.

Dollar weak as U.S. Treasury yield curve inversion sparks recession fears
Regardless of other possible reasons, "it is mainly indicative of worries about how long growth in the US can remain so strong". This has spooked some people, because an inversion in the yield curve is sometimes regarded as the harbinger of a recession.

Persona 5’s Joker is first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC
Ultimate , teased that the downloadable characters for the forthcoming fighting game would be huge, he was not kidding. Ultimate is out today and, as our review revealed , is absolutely, well... smashing.

Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General
He is now a lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis and does work advising corporations on government enforcement and regulatory actions. Trump has elevated Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker , to acting attorney general.

GOP-led Michigan Senate to vote on bill to strip Dem's power
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan speaks inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Democrats question the timing and counter that the legislation is an unconstitutional overreach.

China confident on USA trade pact, Trump cites Xi's 'strong signals'
China's ministry of foreign affairs said Monday the Chinese and USA president had agreed to work toward removing all tariffs. China has promised to act quickly on the agreement but failed to release details, rattling financial markets.

Satellite images show expansion, activity at two North Korean missile bases
In a statement the Pentagon said: "We watch North Korea very closely but we can not discuss intelligence". We continue to support the diplomatic process. "We will not discuss matters of intelligence".

Singer Mika Singh arrested in Dubai for sexual misconduct with Brazilian girl
There was no official statement by authorities in the United Arab Emirates at the time of going to print on Thursday night. He also appeared as a judge on several singing reality shows like "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" and "The Voice India".

Official Name Of Peter’s Spider-Man: Far From Home Stealth Suit Revealed
Jake Gyllenhaal has officially confirmed that he will be playing Mysterio in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Far From Home . Mysterio, real name Quentin Beck, first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 in June 1964.