The Grammy nominations were just announced, with Kendrick Lamar leading the pack with eight nods, followed by Drake with seven and Brandi Carlile with six. Also receiving multiple nods are Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, and H.E.R., which each got five.
With the major categories expanding to eight nominees, this year saw more diversity, as well as more women than in the past. While last year only one of the Album of the Year nominees was a woman (Lorde), this year, five of the seven nominees are female. In addition, six of the eight Best New Artist nominees are female, while five of he eight Song of the Year nominees are by or feature female artists.
- There were also some major snubs this year, namely GRAMMY favorite Taylor Swift, who only received one nominations for her album “Reputation,” and it didn’t come in a major category. Other snubs include Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who received no love in the major categories; Ariana Grande was also shut out from the major categories; Justin Timberlake’s only “Man of the Woods” nomination came for his collaboration with Chris Stapleton; Nicki Minaj received nothing for her album “Queen,” and Sam Smith also received no love for “The Thrill of it All,” despite his past GRAMMY success.
The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards air February 10th on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check out some of the nominees below and click here for the complete list. Also, click here to check out some of the star’s reactions to their nominations.