, Brandi Carlile
and hit producer Boi-1Da
led the nominees list for the 2019 Grammy Awards, which were announced this morning. Lamar leads with 8, Drake follows with 7, and Carlile and Drake/Cardi B
/Jay-Z & Beyonce producer Boi-1Da have six each. While three of those nominees are not surprising, singer-songwriter Carlile is a left-field leader: She has nominations in the Roots and Americana categories, but is also up for three of the big four categories.
Not far behind with five are Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga
, Maren Morris
, and surprise multi-nominee H.E.R.
, who is up for both Album of the Year and Best New Artist, along with several R&B nominations; Kendrick Lamar/”Black Panther
” producer Sounwave
and mastering engineer Mike Bozzi
also have five nominations.
This is also the first year in which the Grammys have expanded the number of nominees in the main categories from five to eight.