Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

The musician with the biggest smile might be rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose eight nominations (mostly for his soundtrack work on Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By) might pale in comparison to the Pulitzer Prize for Music he achieved earlier this year. That's great, but it's also notable that DAMN, which was one of the year's biggest albums in terms of both critical and fan reception, wasn't nominated for Record Of The Year or Album Of The Year.

The Carters will have another chance to add to their massive awards collection at the 2019 Grammy Awards after Jay-Z was snubbed past year at the same ceremony.

The "Panther" nomination would give Lamar a chance to win album of the year after losing three times.

The Compton emcee's Black Panther track "All The Stars" with SZA obtained noms for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Song Written For Visual Media, and Best Rap/Sung Performance.

Beyonce, 37, and her husband have been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Music Video, and Best R&B Performance.

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

For a little perspective, Carlile's six nominations are more than the five each received by red-hot stars Cardi B and Childish Gambino - two of the most talked-about artists of the year.

At least Kanye West and Taylor Swift won't be dueling at this year's Grammy Awards.

Genre darling Chris Stapleton generally sweeps major categories at different country music awards shows, but the singer-songwriter only received nominations in the Grammys' country categories.

Ella Mai's Boo'd Up and Shawn Mendes' In My Blood earned song of the year nominations, while Post Malone's Rockstar and Cardi B's I Like It, featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, complete the nominees for record of the year.

Led by University of Toronto professor Anna Shternshis, the archival music project The Lost Songs of World War II is in the running for world music album.

- Best alternative music album: "Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino", Arctic Monkeys; "Colors", Beck; "Utopia", Bjork; "American Utopia", David Byrne; "Masseduction", St. Vincent. Demi Lovato - "Fall In Line" Backstreet Boys - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" Maroon 5 ft.

No Canadians were nominated for best comedy album.

Kendrick Lamar has won 12 Grammy Awards during his career.

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

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