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Drake and Childish Gambino lead the GRAMMY nominations charge!

Written by Jen Degnan / February 08, 2019

The music industry’s glitterati will gather on Sunday 10th February to celebrate the 61st GRAMMY Awards! The 2019 event will be hosted at the Staples Centre in LA.

At the GRAMMYs, we’ve come to expect a high calibre of talented nominees in each of the categories and memorable performances. Those listed to perform include Janelle Monae, J Balvin, Post Malone and Lady Gaga.

Drake’s up for a staggering ten awards! Childish Gambino has five nominations, while Lady Gaga and Post Malone are both shortlisted for four. Here’s how the competition’s looking in some of the most anticipated categories...

RECORD OF THE YEAR

THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (find tickets for his London shows happening in March!)
GOD’S PLAN – Drake (grab tickets for The Assassination Vacation Tour, happening March-April!)
ROCKSTAR – Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage (catch Post Malone in the UK this month!)
I LIKE IT – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin (Cardi B’s playing at Parklife Festival in 2019, and you can catch J Balvin at The Ends Festival!)
SHALLOW – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile
ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
THE MIDDLE – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

H.E.R. – H.E.R. (Catch H.E.R. supporting Post Malone at The O2 in March!)
DIRTY COMPUTER – Janelle Monáe (Janelle returns to the UK to play Wembley Arena in July!)
SCORPION – Drake
BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS – Post Malone
INVASION OF PRIVACY – Cardi B
BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU – Brandi Carlile
GOLDEN HOUR – Kacey Musgraves
BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY – Various Artists

BEST NEW ARTIST

GRETA VAN FLEET (grab one of the last remaining tickets for their shows in Glasgow and Newcastle)
H.E.R.
CHLOE X HALLE
LUKE COMBS
DUA LIPA
MARGO PRICE
BEBE REXHA
JORJA SMITH

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

GOD IS A WOMAN – Ariana Grande (have all the Arinators got their tickets for the Sweetener World Tour yet? Grab yours here.)
JOANNE (WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOIN’?) – Lady Gaga
BETTER NOW – Post Malone
COLOURS – Beck
HAVANA (LIVE) – Camila Cabello

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART - Backstreet Boys (we can’t wait until Backstreet’s back in the UK this summer. Got your ticket?)
SHALLOW - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
FALL IN LINE - Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
'S WONDERFUL - Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
GIRLS LIKE YOU - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
SAY SOMETHING - Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
THE MIDDLE - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

UNCOMFORTABLE – Halestorm (we are SO excited for their UK tour in November!)
HIGHWAY TUNE - Greta Van Fleet
FOUR OUT OF FIVE - Arctic Monkeys
WHEN BAD DOES GOOD - Chris Cornell
MADE AN AMERICA - THE FEVER 333

BEST ROCK SONG

JUMPSUIT – Twenty One Pilots (The Banditø Tour kicks off in February!)
BLACK SMOKE RISING – Greta Van Fleet
MANTRA – Bring Me The Horizon
MASSEDUCTION – St. Vincent
RATS – Ghost

BEST ROCK ALBUM

RAINIER FOG - Alice in Chains (catch their arena tour in May 🤘)
FROM THE FIRES – Greta Van Fleet
M A N I A – Fall Out Boy
PREQUELLE – Ghost
PACIFIC DAYDREAM – Weezer

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

BUBBLIN - Anderson .Paak (Andy’s Beach Club World Tour lands in the UK in March!)
BE CAREFUL - Cardi B
NICE FOR WHAT - Drake
KING'S DEAD - Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
SICKO MODE - Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) & Swae Lee

Check out the full list of nominations below!

FULL NOMINEES LIST
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