Keith Urban, Drake shine while Taylor Swift snubbed by Grammy nominations

09 December, 2018, 06:11 | Author: Conrad Doyle
  • Can 2019 Grammy Award nominations avoid last year's #GrammysSoMale criticisms

Pianists Fred Hersch and Brad Mehldau, saxophonists Tia Fuller and Miguel Zenón, and vocalists Gregory Porter and Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards.

Six of the eight best new artist nominees are women, including H.E.R.

Beyonce and Jay-Z, billed as The Carters, as well Ariana Grande, didn't earn any of the big nominations. Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer. Drake was the most streamed artist on Spotify and Apple Music in 2018 and "Scorpion" has dominated the Billboard charts since it came out this past summer. "This is a welcomed recognition of her many years of hard work and excellent music", said Grange., p The minister also offered special congratulations to Protoje who was receiving his first nomination. The soundtrack for "A Star Is Born" was released after Grammy eligibility, though "Shallow" was released in time and also earned Cooper two nominations.

Two months later, however, Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for DAMN. Giving "Rockstar" a "Record of the Year" nomination makes ideal sense; it's a flawless song.

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Cardi B, Gaga, H.E.R., Morris, Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi scored five nominations each.

After receiving two Grammy nominations for her breakthrough "Bodak Yellow" last year, Cardi B continues her hot streak with five nods, including Record of the Year for her hit "I Like It".

Additionally, rapper Mac Miller, who died in September from an accidental overdose at age 26, earned a posthumous nomination for his album Swimming, marking his first Grammy nomination for best rap album.

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Bebe Rexha is out of place in the "Best New Artist" category.

Having secured four Grammy nominations, Greta Van Fleet is officially overhyped.


Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow was criticized earlier this year when he blamed women for their lack of representation at the Grammys.

In the biggest snub, Swift, one of the world's most successful singers, was shut out of the major awards, getting just one nomination in the pop category for her best-selling album Reputation. The ceremony will be broadcast live.

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Colleyville-bred Demi Lovato received one nomination, for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Fall in Line", a collaboration with Christina Aguilera.



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