By Natalie Daniels 12/11/2018 

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The Grammys revealed their 2019 nominations on Friday with plenty of surprises and triumphs for different artists. CBS This Morning hosted a live talk show with performers Alessia Cara, Zedd, Janelle Monae, Shawn Mendes, and Apple Music host Zane Lowe where they announced a few nominees while the rest released shortly after on the Grammy website.

This year the Grammys expanded categories, increasing the nominations in each from five to eight.

Kendrick Lamar leads the Grammys at eight nominations with Drake following close behind with seven. Lamar’s nominations include record of the year and song of the year for “All the Stars,” and album of the year for Black Panther which is a collection of various artists.

Other album of the year nominees include Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy), Brandi Carlile (By The Way, I Forgive You), Drake (Scorpion), H.E.R. (H.E.R.), Post Malone (Beerbongs and Bentleys), Janelle Monae (Dirty Computer), and Kacey Musgraves (Golden Hour).

Dua Lipa, Chloe X Halle, and Bebe Rexha are some of the performers nominated for best new artist.

Taylor Swift, who usually sweeps album of the year nominations only received one for best pop vocal album for Reputation. Other nominees include Camila Cabello (Camila), Kelly Clarkson (Meaning of Life), Ariana Grande (Sweetener), and P!nk (Beautiful Trauma)

Although there is speculation that last year’s Grammy host James Corden will return to the stage again, there has been no confirmation.

A full list of nominations is on the Grammy website

The show will air on CBS Feb. 10, 2019, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


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