Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

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Thanks to the blockbuster film "Black Panther", Lamar - whose album "DAMN." made him the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for music - once again has a chance to win the coveted Album of the Year prize after three prior losses.

Image: Drake is nominated for seven awards.

But a few of the more public snubs are getting attention, including Grammy heavyweights Beyonce and Jay Z for their long-awaited joint album, Everything Is Love. Most notably, Scorpion was nominated for Album Of The Year, while "God's Plan" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. In 2017, his wife, Beyoncé received nine Grammy nominations, but when she only won best urban contemporary album and best music video, Adele asked during her acceptance speech, "What does Beyoncé have to do to win album of the year?". She will go up against fellow nominees Cardi B and Janelle Monae in the Album of the Year category.

Six of the eight 2019 nominees for Best New Artist are women. While she's having a more hard week than Lamar after announcing her separation from husband Offset, hopefully the Grammy news will continue to lift her spirits.

In the best new artist category, six of the eight nominees are also women, with British stars Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith nominated alongside HER, Chloe x Halle, Margo Price and Bebe Rexha, as well as Luke Combs and rock band Greta Van Fleet.

For song of the year, the nominees included Carlile, plus the songwriters for Lamar and SZA's "All Stars"; Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up"; Drake's "God's Plan"; Shawn Mendes' "In My Blood"; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle"; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow"; and Childish Gambino's "This is America". Kanye West and Taylor Swift received just one nomination each in the Best Producer and Best Pop Vocal Album categories, respectively. His album "Ye" did not receive any nods. It's doubtful that Cardi B is complaining, though, considering she is nominated for five awards, including record of the year and album of the year. And "Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson" - an album by CSO assistant principal clarinet John Bruce Yeh - was nominated for best engineered album, classical (engineered by Bill Maylone and Mary Mazurek).

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