The 2019 Grammy Nominee's Are In And Hip-Hop Dominates

Grammy nominations are due Friday. Here are three story lines to follow

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The music from the film Black Panther - and its artist Kendrick Lamar - received more 2019 Grammy Award nominations than anyone else. Fellow Black Panther song "King's Dead" was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Rap Song.

"This is a welcomed recognition of her many years of hard work and excellent music", Grange added. 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.

Two more veteran artists with North Texas backgrounds scored nominations: Burleson-raised Kelly Clarkson received a nod for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Meaning of Life", and Kirk Franklin, whose background includes Fort Worth and Arlington, received a nomination for Best Gospel Performance/Song for "Never Alone", a collaboration with Tori Kelly.

The Recording Academy shared the full list on their website, Grammy. Her debut LP Invasion of Privacy was nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album. However, like every other year, there are still some surprises, as well as major snubs.

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- Best pop solo performance: "Colors", Beck; "Havana (Live)", Camila Cabello; "God Is A Woman", Ariana Grande; "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)", Lady Gaga; "Better Now", Post Malone. Brandi Carlile, Cardi B, H.E.R., Post Malone, Janelle Monáe and Kacey Musgraves joined the hip-hop stars in the album of the year category.

Perry will compete with Pharrell Williams, Boi-1Da, Larry Klein and Kanye West, the only nomination he earned.

Ella Mai was also nominated in the Song of the Year category for her heavily rotated hit "Boo'd Up".

Ten-time Grammy victor Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello were among the biggest snubs in top categories that were dominated by hip-hop and R&B.

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The Recording Academy delayed unveiling the nominees by two days because former President George H.W. Bush's funeral and public viewing this week in Washington.

"Dirty Computer", Monae's third full-length album, features the singer and guitarist working behind-the-scenes to craft the right songs and style: "I did produce and engineer a lot of this record".

The 2018 Grammys will take place on February 10th in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Of course, Beck succeeds here in many respects, but nominating the single "Colours" for "Best Pop Solo Performance" seems like a stretch.

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Kendrick Lamar has won 12 Grammy Awards during his career.

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