61st Annual Grammy Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards have been announced. Leading the pack is rapper Kendrick Lamar who picked up 8 nominations for his work as part of the Black Panther soundtrack. He earned nods in big categories such as Record of the Year (“All The Stars”), Song of the Year (“All The Stars”) and Album of the Year (Black Panther: The Album, Music from and Inspired By).

Hip-hop continues to dominate as Drake picks up 7 nominations for his album Scorpion, including nods also for Record of the Year (“God’s Plan”), Song of the Year (“God’s Plan”), and Album of the Year (Scorpion).

Newcomer H.E.R. made a massive splash with her first year of Grammy eligibility, picking up five nominations including Album of the Year (H.E.R.), Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance (“Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar), and Best R&B Song (“FOCUS”).

Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, and Childish Gambino each picked up five nominations.

In the R&B category, PJ Morton continues to ride an incredible wave of momentum as he adds four nominations to his resume. He picks up nods in the categories of Best R&B Album (Gumbo Unplugged (Live)), Best R&B Performance (“First Began”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“How Deep Is Your Love”) and Best Pop/Group Duo Performance (“Girls Like You”) for his work as part of the group Maroon 5.

In the Gospel categories, Jonathan McReynolds, Tori Kelly, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Jekalyn Carr each picked up two nominations in the categories of Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song. Rounding out those categories are The Walls Group for the their release The Other Side and Koryn Hawthorne for her chart topping hit “Won’t He Do It”.

On the Christian Contemporary Music side of things Lauren Daigle leads the pack with two nominations as her huge album Look Up Child pulls the nod for Best Christian Contemporary Music Album and “You Say” earns the nod for Best Christian Contemporary Performance/Song. Other nominees in those categories include Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture, Michael W. Smith, and Zach Williams for Best Christian Contemporary Music Album while Cory Asbury, Tauren Wells, for KING and COUNTRY, and MercyMe round out the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song categories.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will emanate live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday February 10. They will air live on CBS beginning 8p ET/5p PT.

For a complete listing of this year’s nominees head to the Grammy.com website.



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