The 2019 Grammy Nominations Have Been Announced

The 2019 Grammy nominations have been revealed, and while a lot of familiar names round out the categories, there’s also some noteworthy first time nominees.

Kendrick Lamar (8) & Drake (7) head into next years’ awards as the most-nominated artists, meanwhile Nipsey Hussle & the late-great Mac Miller have both been nominated for the first time.

Check out the nominees for all the rap-related categories below.

Best Rap Performance
For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.

  • BE CAREFUL
    Cardi B
  • NICE FOR WHAT
    Drake
  • KING’S DEAD
    Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
  • BUBBLIN
    Anderson .Paak
  • SICKO MODE
    Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance
For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.

  • LIKE I DO
    Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
  • PRETTY LITTLE FEARS
    6lack Featuring J. Cole
  • THIS IS AMERICA
    Childish Gambino
  • ALL THE STARS
    Kendrick Lamar & SZA
  • ROCKSTAR
    Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • GOD’S PLAN
    Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • KING’S DEAD
    Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
  • LUCKY YOU
    R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
  • SICKO MODE
    Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
  • WIN
    K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best Rap Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.

  • INVASION OF PRIVACY
    Cardi B
  • SWIMMING
    Mac Miller
  • VICTORY LAP
    Nipsey Hussle
  • DAYTONA
    Pusha T
  • ASTROWORLD
    Travis Scott

In addition to those categories, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B & Childish Gambino are all in the running for Record Of The Year as well as Album Of The Year.


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