Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B & Drake Lead the 2019 Grammy Nominations

Shawn Mendes is a first-time Grammy contender with his latest self-titled album

Shawn Mendes is a first-time Grammy contender with his latest self-titled album

The nominations for the 2019 Grammys were officially released Friday morning, and with the news comes both snubs and surprises.

Nominees from select GRAMMY categories will be revealed live from New York City on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT. Lamar's "All the Stars" is up for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Chris Stapleton - "Say Something" Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey - "The Middle" Best Pop Vocal AlbumCamila Cabello - CamilaKelly Clarkson - Meaning of LifeAriana Grande - SweetenerShawn Mendes - Shawn MendesPink - Beautiful TraumaTaylor Swift - ReputationBest Rap PerformanceCardi B - "Be Careful" Drake - "Nice for What" Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King's Dead" Anderson.Paak - "Bubblin" Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode" Best Rap/Sung CollaborationChristina Aguilera ft.

For Best R&B Performance, the couple's song Summer will be competing against Long As I Live by Toni Braxton, Y O Y by Lalah Hathaway, Best Part by H.E.R.

The Black Panther soundtrack, which he was heavily involved in, was nominated for Album Of The Year, while the score was nominated for Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. While the duo did secure three nominations including, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance, and Best Music Video for "APESHIT", folks are big mad that they were not nominated in some of the major categories, specifically Album Of The Year.

Another milestone for women is in the non-classical producer of the year category, where songwriting extraordinaire Linda Perry earned a nomination. But Swift was snubbed this year, earning just one nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2017 album "Reputation" - narrowing her chances for another win.

Diana Krall's work with Tony Bennett picked up two Grammy nominations on Friday
Diana Krall's work with Tony Bennett picked up two Grammy nominations on Friday

Rapper Kanye West has received 69 Grammys nominations to-date, some of which were in coveted categories such as Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Minaj completely shut out this year after the release of her last album, Queen.

The boy band the Backstreet Boys, which first saw fame in the 1990s, is making a comeback with their first nomination in 17 years, People also reported. Daniel Caesar)"PJ Morton - "First Bega" Best R&B SongElla Mai - "Boo'd Up" Miguel - "Come Through and Chill (ft".

Other famous faces outside of music to earn nominations include Tiffany Haddish and former USA president Jimmy Carter, both up for best spoken word album. Instead, country singer Kacey Musgraves beat him to the punch with a nomination for album of the year. Tack on Cardi's nomination alongside Maroon 5 for "Girls Like You" for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance bring her total nominations this year to five.

The cover is for her album "Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin".

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