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Rappers Kendrick Lamar, Drake lead Grammy award nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, with 8 and 7 nods, respectively.

FILE PHOTO: Drake plays throughout the iHeartRadio Track Competition at The T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Canadian artist Drake, the most-streamed artist of 2018, used to be nominated within the most sensible class – album of the 12 months – together with rappers Cardi B and Publish Malone, R&B singer Janelle Monae, folks singer Brandi Carlile, nation celebrity Kacey Musgraves, newcomer H.E.R. and the “Black Panther” film soundtrack, which Lamar produced.

Lamar, the primary rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for track, Drake, and Carlile additionally garnered nominations for file and tune of the 12 months.

Cardi B, Girl Gaga, Infantile Gambino, and nation celebrity Maren Morris every had 5 nominations.

Within the greatest snub, 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift used to be close out of the most important awards, getting only one within the pop vocal class for her best-selling album “Popularity.”

Girl Gaga’s nominatons got here most commonly from her unmarried “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper from the film “A Superstar is Born,” which received a Golden Globe nod on Thursday.

H.E.R. may also compete in the most efficient new artist class, along Chloe x Halle, nation singer Luke Combs, British pop celebrity Dua Lipa, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Value, Bebe Rexha and

Jorja Smith.

The Grammy Awards, selected via individuals of the Recording Academy, can be passed out at a rite in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

Grammy organizers stated in June they might enlarge to 8 from 5 the choice of nominees within the most sensible 4 classes – file, tune and album of the 12 months, and excellent new artist – to permit a extra numerous line-up.

The Recording Academy additionally expanded its club and arrange a role power on variety after an uproar over the low numbers of feminine nominees, winners and performers at the televised rite in January.

Rock used to be absent from the highest 3 classes in Thursday’s nominations. Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the primary time in 2017 as the most important track style in the USA, consistent with a Nielsen Track document.

Reporting via Jill Serjeant; Modifying via Franklin Paul and Bernadette Baum

Our Requirements:The Thomson Reuters Believe Ideas.

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