Grammys 2019: Africans dominate World Music category

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Grammys 2019: Africans dominate World Music category

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The Recording Academy announced on Friday the nominees for the 61th edition of the Grammy Awards ahead of the big night at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on 10 February.

The Soweto Gospel Choir is one of four African acts nominated in the Best World Music Album category.

Four African acts are nominated in the Best World Music Album category. The nominees include the Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa), Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) and Bombino (Niger). Russian group Yiddish Glory is the only act outside Africa nominated in the same category.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations. He is followed by Drake who was nominated seven times. Boi-1da and Brandi Carlile received six nominations each. Carlile becomes the most nominated woman at the 2019 awards.

Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, Sounwave and Mike Bozzi also earned six nominations each.

 

Below is a partial list of the 2019 Grammy nominees. See the full list on the Grammy Awards official website.

Best World Music Album

  • Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom
  • Bombino – Deran
  • Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times
  • Yiddish Glory – The Lost Songs of World War II

Album of the year

  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • Brandie Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You
  • Drake – Scorpion
  • Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album
  • Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
  • Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
  • Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
  • Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

Record of the Year

  • Cardi B – ‘I Like It’
  • Brandi Carlile – ‘The Joke’
  • Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – ‘Shallow’
  • Drake – ‘God’s Plan’
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ‘All the Stars’
  • Post Malone & 21 Savage – ‘Rockstar’
  • Zedd & Maren Morris – ‘The Middle’

Song of the Year

  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ‘All the Stars’
  • Ella Mai – ‘Boo’d Up’
  • Drake – ‘God’s Plan’
  • Shawn Mendes – ‘In My Blood’
  • Brandy Carlile – ‘The Joke’
  • Zedd & Maren Morris – ‘The Middle’
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – ‘Shallow’
  • Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’

Best R&B Album

  • Toni Braxton – Sex and Cigarettes
  • Leon Bridges – Good Thing
  • Lalah Hathaway – Honestly
  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • PJ Morton – Gumbo

Best New Artist

  • Chloe x Halle
  • Luke Combs
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • H.E.R.
  • Dua Lipa
  • Margo Price
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Beck – ‘Colors’
  • Camila Cabello – ‘Havana (Live)’
  • Ariana Grande – ‘God Is a Woman’
  • Lady Gaga – ‘Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)’
  • Post Malone – ‘Better Now’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato – ‘Fall In Line’
  • Backstreet Boys – ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’
  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – ‘Shallow’
  • Maroon 5 and Cardi B – ‘Girls Like You’
  • Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton – ‘Say Something’
  • Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey – ‘The Middle’

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Camila Cabello – Camila
  • Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life
  • Ariana Grande – Sweetener
  • Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
  • Pink – Beautiful Trauma
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay
  • Willie Nelson – My Way
  • Gregory Porter – Nat “King” Cole & Me
  • Seal – Standards (Deluxe)
  • Barbra Streisand – The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!

Best Rap Performance

  • Cardi B – ‘Be Careful’
  • Drake – ‘Nice for What’
  • Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake – ‘King’s Dead’
  • Anderson .Paak – ‘Bubblin’
  • Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee – ‘Sicko Mode’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Christina Aguilera ft. Goldlink – ‘Like I Do’
  • 6LACK ft. J. Cole – ‘Pretty Little Fears’
  • Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ‘All the Stars’
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – ‘Rockstar’

Best Rap Song

  • Drake – ‘God’s Plan’
  • Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake – ‘King’s Dead’
  • Eminem – ‘Lucky You’
  • Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee – ‘Sicko Mode’
  • Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Win’

Best Rap Album

  • Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
  • Mac Miller – Swimming
  • Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap
  • Pusha-T – Daytona
  • Travis Scott – Astroworld

source: Musicinafrica

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