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The Grammy Awards Announce Nominees For 61st Annual Show In February

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Today is a big day for the record industry. First, CBS This Morning officially announced the nominees for the “big four” categories at the upcoming 61st Annual Grammy Awards in February: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Later, the full list of nominees was announced. The Grammy’s take place on February 10th, 2019 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

In the record category, Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke” will go up against Cardi B’s “I Like It”, Childish Gamino’s “This Is America”, Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow”, Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars”, and Post Malone’s “Rockstar”.

The album category features a similar list of nominees, with Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy, H.E.R.’s self-titled album, Brandi Carlile’s By The Way, I Forgive You, Drake’s Scorpion, Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, and Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer.

Nominees for the Song of the Year category, which honors the songwriters, include Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars”, Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood”, Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow”, and Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”.

Rounding out the “big four”, the Best New Artist nominees include Chloe X Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha, and Jorja Smith.

Hip-hop artists Kendrick Lamar and Drake received the most nominations with eight and seven, respectively. Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile received six nominations.

The remaining categories (there are a ton) were also announced this morning, and a handful of artists we cover frequently on this site did, in fact, make the cut. Beck, Willie Nelson, St. Vincent, David Byrne, John PrineLeon Bridges, Buddy Guy, Anderson .Paak, The Travelin’ McCourys, and Punch Brothers were also among those receiving nominations.

You can see a list of categories and nominations for the upcoming 61st Annual Grammy Awards below. For the complete list, head to the Grammy website here.

Record Of The Year

“I Like It” — Cardi B.
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

Album Of The Year

Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe

Song Of The Year

“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“In My Blood” — Shawn Mendes
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino

Best New Artist

Chloe X Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Colors” — Beck
“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande
Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) — Lady Gaga
“Better Now” — Post Malone

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Singularity — Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide — Justice
Treehouse — Sofi Tukker
Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides — SOPHIE
Lune Rouge — TOKiMONSTA

Best Rock Album

Rainier Fog — Alice In Chains
 M A N I A — Fall Out Boy
 Prequelle — Ghost
 From The Fires — Greta Van Fleet
 Pacific Daydream — Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino — Arctic Monkeys
 Colors — Beck
 Utopia — Björk
 American Utopia — David Byrne
Masseducation — St. Vincent

Best Americana Album

By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
 Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette
 The Tree Of Forgiveness — John Prine
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone — Lee Ann Womack
One Drop Of Truth — The Wood Brothers

Best Music Film

“Life In 12 Bars” — Eric Clapton
“Whitney” — Whitney Houston
“Quincy”  — Quincy Jones
“Itzhak” — Itzhak Perlman
“The King” — Elvis Presley

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