Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Cardi B among Grammy nominees

Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards, with seven nods each.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga, HER, Maren Morris, Childish Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi all have five nominations each.

While male acts dominated the nominations in the main categories last year, five of this year’s best album nominees are women, with Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, HER, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves competing against Drake, Post Malone and the Black Panther soundtrack.

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Image: Drake is nominated for seven awards…

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Image: … while Cardi B is up for five

In the best new artist category, six of the eight nominees are also women, with British stars Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith nominated alongside HER, Chloe x Halle, Margo Price and Bebe Rexha, as well as Luke Combs and rock band Greta Van Fleet.

Six songs are up for both record and song of the year: Lamar and SZA’s All the Stars; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow, from the A Star Is Born soundtrack; Childish Gambino’s This Is America; Drake’s God’s Plan; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s The Middle; and Carlile’s The Joke.

Stars have been tweeting about their excitement at being nominated, with Dua Lipa, who is also nominated for best dance recording, for Electricity (with Mark Ronson and Diplo as Silk City), writing: “TWO NOMINATIONS TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS IM SO HAPPY BUT I CANT STOP CRYING I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!”

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Image: Dua Lipa says she 'can't stop crying' after finding out about her nominations

Chloe x Halle posted: “IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!?!?!? we are in SHOCK. can’t believe this. 2 GRAMMY NOMS so grateful, wow God is amazing.”

The Grammy winners will be announced out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on February 10.

Here are the main nominees:

Album of the year

Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B

By The Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile

Scorpion – Drake

HER – HER

Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post Malone

Dirty Computer – Janelle Monae

Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By – (Various Artists)

Record of the year

I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

The Joke – Brandi Carlile

This Is America – Childish Gambino

God’s Plan – Drake

Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar & SZA

Rockstar – Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Song of the year

All The Stars

Boo’d Up

God’s Plan

In My Blood

The Joke

The Middle

Shallow

This Is America

Best new artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet

H.E.R.

Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

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