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

Kurt Krieger- Corbis

The 61st Grammy Awards nominations announcement will be taking place on Friday and you can catch all the action live right here. Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer.

Kanye West's latest effort Ye was also snubbed, but he did receive a nod for Producer of the Year, following his run of executive producing a total of five albums over the course of the last six months. Carlile may be the biggest surprise, with her nominations in three major categories including album of the year as well as song and record of the year ("The Joke"). (Keep in mind that the eligibility period for submissions was October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018.) This year, Cardi B is holding it down in five categories while Kendrick Lamar reigns supreme with eight nominations followed by Drake with seven to his name.

Their music video for Apes**t will go up against This Is America from Childish Gambino, I'm Not Racist from Joyner Lucas, PYNK from Janelle Monae, and MUMBO JUMBO from Tierra Whack. That's because her two Grammy nods past year disqualify her from a best new artist award.

Eels stuck in endangered monk seals’ noses turning into unusual trend
The Hawaiian monk seal has become endangered due to a range of threats, from fishing net entanglements to disease. Researchers recorded a record number of seal pups born on the main Hawaiian islands this year.

No one is an indisputable starter - Solari quizzed on Isco role again
It remains to be seen if Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric will be rested, but Solari was full of praise for the Croatia midfielder. Vinicius and Marco Asensio would play alongside each other when they take on Melilla on Thursday.

North Korea expands long-range missile base as Trump seeks second summit
But National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that there should be another summit with Kim. The State Department declined to comment to the news outlet.

In the best new artist category, six of the eight nominees are also women, with British stars Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith nominated alongside HER, Chloe x Halle, Margo Price and Bebe Rexha, as well as Luke Combs and rock band Greta Van Fleet.

Women performers also made their mark in the top categories after being largely snubbed a year ago, with rapper Cardi B, pop diva Lady Gaga and folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile all nabbing key nominations for music's top awards.

He'll face competition at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, from fellow rappers Drake, Cardi B and Childish Gambino - as well as Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who snared nominations in both of those top categories for their hit "Shallow" from the film "A Star is Born". And "Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson" - an album by CSO assistant principal clarinet John Bruce Yeh - was nominated for best engineered album, classical (engineered by Bill Maylone and Mary Mazurek). And former Chicagoan Kurt Elling was nominated for best jazz vocal album for "The Questions".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Nations to Vote on Haley's Last Stand: Condemning Hamas
Dec 07, 2018 - 22:03
But before the vote on the USA draft resolution, Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Llorenty Soliz withdrew the amendment. Both the United States and European Union have classified Hamas as a terrorist group.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Zealand captain Kane Williamson savours ‘special’ series win against Pakistan
Dec 07, 2018 - 20:07
Nicholls took a sharp single to complete his third Test hundred and finished with 12 hits to the ropes during his 266-ball knock. On Day four in Abu Dhabi, Yasir has been extremely consistent with his lines, attacking the stumps in the 3rd innings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Watch series 4 gets ECG app, detects irregular heart beats
Dec 07, 2018 - 19:37
You must have the Watch placed on its charger, connected to Wi-Fi or LTE, with at least 50-percent battery to download the update. Basically, that means it's a novel device unlikely to cause harm, and not the equivalent of a hospital-grade medical device.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top End of an era: Merkel passes torch to new party leader
Dec 07, 2018 - 19:27
More generous family leave, an exit from nuclear power and an end to military conscription are among her signature policies. Now the head of Germany's largest party, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, could become the next German chancellor.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Joker from ‘Persona 5’ Announced as First DLC
Dec 07, 2018 - 18:56
The game's first Challenger Pack will also include a new stage and various music tracks. The addition of Joker from Persona 5 brings the confirmed roster for Super Smash Bros .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Says He'll Nominate William Barr To Return As Attorney General
Dec 07, 2018 - 18:26
Wade decision and viewed abortion as an issue best left to the states, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time . While studying law at George Washington University, he worked at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973-1977.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Nominates New Attorney General
Dec 07, 2018 - 18:24
Barr would also oversee Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. A month after Jeff Session's resignation , Donald Trump may have a top choice for his next attorney general.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Lashes Out at Mueller Ahead of Potentially Damaging Court Filings
Dec 07, 2018 - 17:46
Mueller's investigation has produced dozens of criminal charges and four guilty pleas from Trump associates. Department of Justice could not be immediately reached for comment on Trump's tweets .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay interns $15 an hour
Dec 07, 2018 - 16:29
Most interns go unpaid in the nation's capital; unsurprisingly, more Republicans now offer paid internships than Democrats. "This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New CAPTAIN MARVEL Poster Portends New Trailer MONDAY Night
Dec 07, 2018 - 16:15
Fans would have to wait a few more weeks after that to see Avengers 4 as well. The film is scheduled to open in theaters on March 8, 2019 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pelosi: House Could Take 'Extraordinary Step' on NC Election
Dec 07, 2018 - 15:42
Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by about 900 votes, according to unofficial results in the 9th District . Dan McCready, the Democrat running for Congress in the disputed 9th District, has renounced his concession.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United have time to get back into top four - Jesse Lingard
Dec 07, 2018 - 15:42
Manchester United face Fulham this weekend as they look to end a four-game winless run in the Premier League. But the United boss admitted "we need answers" ahead of playing Fulham on Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Body found in Costa Rica identified as that of Hallandale Beach woman
Dec 07, 2018 - 14:14
Authorities found Stefaniak's body around noon Monday in a wooded area of the San Jose neighborhood of San Antonio de Escazu. Martinez was reportedly staying in the room next to Stefaniak and gave contradictory statements when questioned by police.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top To boost sluggish iPhone XR sales, Apple announces limited-time trade-in offer
Dec 07, 2018 - 13:52
When the iPhone XR went on sale in October this year, Apple didn't have any official case for consumers to purchase. Newer iPhone models like the iPhone X and XS are unlikely to see any major battery-related issue right now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft confirms Edge switch to Chromium, Windows 7, 8 and macOS support
Dec 07, 2018 - 13:28
In addition, Edge has been powered by Chromium on Android already, so the team is at least somewhat familiar with what it can do. Microsoft invites developers to join Microsoft Edge Insider to test preview builds of the new Edge when they become available.