Grammys nominations: Snubs and surprises

Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been snubbed in the 2019 Grammy Award nominations, despite being predicted to earn nods in the major categories.

 

 

The nominations were announced in Los Angeles overnight, with Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Brandi Carlile receiving the most nods.

 

 

Taylor Swift did not receive a single nomination in the major categories, despite her album Reputation being a critical and commercial success. Picture: FilmMagic

 

Taylor Swift did not receive a single nomination in the major categories, despite her album Reputation being a critical and commercial success. Picture: FilmMagicSource:Getty Images

 

 

Grande, Swift and The Carters did not receive a single nomination in the most coveted categories; Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

 

 

Another surprise snub was Nicki Minaj, who did not receive a single nomination for Queen.

 

The Carters were not completely left out, scoring a few nominations including

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album for Everything Is Love, but were excluded from the ‘big three’ categories.

 

 

Ariana Grande was overlooked in the 2019 Grammy nominations. Picture: Getty

 

Ariana Grande was overlooked in the 2019 Grammy nominations. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

 

 

Likewise, Grande and Swift both received nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album, but were not represented in the major categories.

 

Meanwhile Ariana’s late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died of an accidental overdose in September, was nominated for Best Rap Album for Swimming.

 

Kendrick Lamar led the pack with eight nominations, followed by Drake with seven.

 

 

 

Kendrick Lamar scored the most nominations, clocking up eight. Picture: AP

 

Kendrick Lamar scored the most nominations, clocking up eight. Picture: APSource:AP

 

 

Women dominated this year’s nominations in general; five of the eight nominees for Album of the Year 2019 are women, and six of the eight Best New Artist nominees are women.

 

Lamar and SZA’s All the Stars is nominated for both record and song of the year.

 

Five other songs scored nominations in both categories, including Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow; Childish Gambino’s This Is America; Drake’s God’s Plan; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s The Middle; and Carlile’s The Joke.

 

 

Keith Urban and Christian band King & Country were the only Australian artists to get a mention. Urban is nominated for Best Solo Country Performance for Parallel Line.

 

Album of the Year

 

H.E.R. — H.E.R.

 

Brandie Carlile — By the Way, I Forgive You

 

Drake — Scorpion

 

Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album

 

Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour

 

Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys

 

Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

 

Janelle Monáe — Dirty Computer

 

 

 

Janelle Monae is nominated for Album of the Year for Dirty Computer and Best Music Video for PYNK. Picture AFP

 

Janelle Monae is nominated for Album of the Year for Dirty Computer and Best Music Video for PYNK. Picture AFPSource:AFP

 

 

Record of the Year

 

Cardi B — I Like It

 

Brandi Carlile — The Joke

 

Childish Gambino — This Is America

 

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — Shallow

 

Drake — God’s Plan

 

Kendrick Lamar & SZA — All the Stars

 

Post Malone & 21 Savage — Rock star

 

Zedd & Maren Morris — The Middle

 

Song of the Year

 

Kendrick Lamar & SZA — All the Stars

 

Ella Mai — Boo’d Up

 

Drake — God’s Plan

 

Shawn Mendes — In My Blood

 

Brandy Carlile — The Joke

 

Zedd & Maren Morris — The Middle

 

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — Shallow

 

Childish Gambino — This Is America

 

Best New Artist

 

Chloe x Halle

 

Luke Combs

 

Greta Van Fleet

 

H.E.R.

 

Dua Lipa

 

Margo Price

 

Bebe Rexha

 

Jorja Smith

 

 

Brandi Carlile was honoured with six nominations. Only Kendrick Lame and Drake received more. Picture: AP

 

Brandi Carlile was honoured with six nominations. Only Kendrick Lame and Drake received more. Picture: APSource:AP

 

 

Best R & B Album

 

Toni Braxton — Sex & Cigarettes

 

Leon Bridges — Good Thing

 

Lalah Hathaway — Honestly

 

H.E.R. — H.E.R.

 

PJ Morton — Gumbo Unplugged

 

 

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 Pop Duo/Group Performance

 

Fall In Line, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato

 

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Backstreet Boys

 

S Wonderful, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

 

Shallow, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

 

Girls Like You, Maroon 5 and Cardi B

 

Say Something, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton

 

The Middle, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

 

Camila, Camila Cabello

 

Meaning of Life, Kelly Clarkson

 

Sweetener, Ariana Grande

 

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

 

Beautiful Trauma, Pink

 

Reputation, Taylor Swift

 

 

Beyonce and Jay-Z, billed together as The Carters, received three nominations, including Best Music Video for Apesh**t, although they were shut out of the main categories. Pic: Supplied

 

Beyonce and Jay-Z, billed together as The Carters, received three nominations, including Best Music Video for Apesh**t, although they were shut out of the main categories. Pic: SuppliedSource:Supplied

 

 

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

 

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

 

Mania, Fall Out Boy

 

Prequelle, Ghost

 

From the Fires, Greta Van Fleet

 

Pacific Daydream, Weezer

 

Best Music Video

 

Apes — t, The Carters

 

This Is America, Childish Gambino

 

I’m Not Racist, Joyner Lucas

 

PYNK, Janelle Monae

 

MUMBO JUMBO, Tierra Whack.

 

Best Alternative Music Album

 

Tranquillity Base Hotel + Casino, Arctic Monkeys

 

Colors, Beck
Utopia, Bjork

 

American Utopia, David Byrne

 

Masseduction, St. Vincent

 

 

Drake earned a whopping seven nominations. He’s in the running for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Picture: AP

 

Drake earned a whopping seven nominations. He’s in the running for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Picture: APSource:AP

 

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

 

Everything Is Love, The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z)

 

The Kids Are Alright, Chloe x Halle

 

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

 

War & Leisure, Miguel

 

Ventriloquism, Meshell Ndegeocello

 

Best Rap Album

 

Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B

 

Swimming, Mac Miller

 

Victory Lap, Nipsey Hussle

 

Daytona, Pusha T

 

Astroworld, Travis Scott

 

Best Country Album

 

Unapologetically, Kelsea Ballerini

 

Port Saint Joe, Brothers Osborne

 

Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde

 

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

 

From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton

 

Best Country Solo Performance

 

Wouldn’t It Be Great, Loretta Lynn

 

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Maren Morris

 

Butterflies, Kacey Musgraves

 

Millionaire, Chris Stapleton

 

Parallel Line, Keith Urban

 

 

Keith Urban is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance. Picture: Getty Images

 

Keith Urban is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

 

 

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

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

 

Diamond Cut, Tia Fuller

 

Live In Europe, Fred Hersch Trio

 

Seymour Reads The Constitution!, Brad Mehldau Trio

 

Still Dreaming, Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

 

Emanon, The Wayne Shorter Quartet

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

 

Call Me By Your Name

 

Deadpool 2

 

The Greatest Showman

 

Lady Bird

 

Stranger Things

 

 

 

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