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THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL & More Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS

THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL & More Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS

Kendrick Lamar leads the way in next year's Grammy nominations with nods in eight categories.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga, H.E.R., Maren Morris, Childish Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi earned five nominations each.

The nominees for the 2019 Grammys mark a departure from this year's show, where women were under-represented in the top four categories.

Carlile - a folk-rock singer known for her bluesy, dynamic voice - earned six nominations, including three across the major categories.

Select categories will first be revealed at 8:30 a.m. ET, before the rest of the nominations across all 84 categories will follow at 8:45 a.m. on the official Grammys website. "Then, two years later, a sold-out tour and five Grammy nominations".

"The Album, Music From and Inspired By" is up for Album of the Year".

"Shallow" from A STAR IS BORN has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

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- Best jazz vocal album: "My Mood Is You", Freddy Cole; "The Questions", Kurt Elling; "The Subject Tonight Is Love", Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz and Gary Versace; "If You Really Want", Raul Midon With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza; "The Window", Cecile McLorin Salvant.

"Album Of The Year", again we have five artists from the hip-hop community, six if you count Janelle Monáe as part of our community, out of the eight acts nominated.

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey, aka Chloe X Halle, may only be 20 and 18 years old, respectively, but the pop-infused R&B duo from Atlanta has been on the rise for several years already, with their first big break coming when Beyoncé noticed their YouTube cover of her song "Pretty Hurts" and signed them to her Parkwood Entertainment label in 2013.

After leading nominations a year ago, however, Jay-Z and his pop queen wife Beyonce were left out of the top categories despite acclaim for their joint project "Everything is Love".

Taylor Swift was also snubbed by the Recording Academy over her album "Reputation". But the rapper, who has received 24 nominations to-date, did not receive any nominations this year. It was the only nomination Timberlake received this year in relation to his album "Man of the Woods", which was released in February.

Lamar's Top 10 hit, All the Stars, assisted by artist SZA, is nominated for both record and song of the year. It was a moment to be surrounded by my band and the people I love.

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


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