Pulitzer winner, Kendrick Lamar, on Friday, led the pack of nominated artistes in 2019 Grammy Awards.
The American artiste was announced as the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical composition for the Marvel Studio’s Black Panther.
According to the Recording Academy, “Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By” is up for Album of the Year.”
Other categories Lamar got nominated include, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and others.
Trailing Lamar in the nominations stakes are Drake with seven, and Carlile and producer Boi-1da with six apiece.
After receiving two Grammy nominations for her breakthrough “Bodak Yellow” last year, Cardi B continues her hot streak with five nods, including Record of the Year for her hit “I Like It”.
The Recording Academy shared the full list on their website, Grammy.
Meanwhile, the four major categories (Album, Record, Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artiste) have all been newly expanded from five to eight nominees, making room for a broader range of artists and genres to get acknowledged.