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Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B and Lady Gaga lead Grammys nominations

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

nominations were announced on Friday with Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Post Malone and leading the list with maximum nods.

2018's Best New winner Alessia Cara, Apple host Zane Lowe, and Mendes announced nominations in select categories on "This Morning". The full list was shortly uploaded on com.

The announcement was pushed back from December 5 due to George H W Bush's funeral.

Lamar topped the list with eight nods, followed by (seven), (six), Carlile (six), (five) and Childish Gambino (five).

Lamar's "All the Stars" is up for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year, among six others.

Drake's 'Scorpion' and Carlile's 'By the Way, I Forgive You' got Album of the Year nods alongside Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, H.E.R.'s eponymous album, Post Malone's' 'Beerbongs' and Bentleys, Janelle Monae's 'Dirty Computer', Kacey Musgraves' 'Golden Hour' and the "Black Panther" soundtrack.

has received five nominations.

This is also the first year in which the has expanded its Field (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist) to eight nominees each, meaning that the competition is fiercer.

The period of eligibility this time ran from October 1, 2017 to September 30,


"Reflection, reevaluation, and implementation have been the driving forces at the over the past year.

"From convening our and launching our new community-driven membership model, to increasing the number of nominees in the Field, and to playing a leadership role in the successful passage of the landmark Modernization Act, the has reaffirmed its commitment to creators across all facets of our industry," Neil Portnow, the Recording Academy's and CEO said in a statement.

Recording Academy members will be voting through January 2019.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:45 IST