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Gaga, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile lead LGBTI talent among Grammy nominees

Gaga, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile lead LGBTI talent among Grammy nominees

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile and Cardi B lead the LGBTI talent among this year’s Grammy Award nominations.

Gaga gets a nod in the Record of the Year category for her track Shallow with Bradley Cooper, from the A Star is Born soundtrack. She gets a nod for the same track on the Song of the Year category.

Record of the Year is more aimed at performers, singers and producers of individual tracks, while Song of the Year is for songwriters.

Lesbian country and alt-folk singer Brandi Carlile’s song The Joke is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best American Roots Performance. Her album By The Way, I Forgive You, gets nominated for Album of The Year and Americana album of the Year.

Brandi Carlile
Brandi Carlile (Photo: Brandi Carlile/Facebook)

Songwriter Ben Pasek was nominated alongside songwriting partner Justin Paul for This Is Me from the Greatest Showman. The track is nominated for the Best Song Written For Visual Media Grammy.

Straight ally Kacey Musgraves gets a node for Country Album of the Year and Album of the Year for Golden Hours. Meanwhile, although nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album with Reputation, Taylor Swift missed out on an Album of the Year nomination.

The 61st annual Grammy music awards show takes place in February 2019. Check out the nominees in the major categories below. The full list of 84 categories can be viewed at the Grammy’s website.

Record of the Year

I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
The Joke – Brandi Carlile
This Is America – Childish Gambino
God’s Plan – Drake
Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar and SZA
Rockstar – Post Malone, 21 Savage
The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris

Song of the Year

The Joke – Brandi Carlile
The Middle – Zedd
This is America – Childish Gambino
Shallow – Lady Gaga
All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Boo’d Up – Ella Mai
In My Blood – Shawn Mendes
God’s Plan – Drake

Album of the Year

Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
Drake – Scorpion
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Post Malone – Beerbongs and Bentleys
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Brandi Carlile – By The Way I Forgive You
Kendrick Lamar, various artists – Black Panther

Best Country Album

Unapologetically – Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe – Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton

Best R&B Album

Sex & Cigarettes – Toni Braxton
Good Thing – Leon Bridges
Honestly – Lalah Hathaway
H.E.R – H.E.R.
Gumbo unplugged (live) – PJ Morton

Best New Artist

Chloe X Halle
Luke Combs
Dua Lipa
Margot Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith
Greta Van Fleet

Best Pop Vocal Album

Camila – Camila Cabello
Meaning Of Life – Kelly Clarkson
Sweetener – Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
Beautiful Trauma – P!nk
Reputation – Taylor Swift

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Singularity – Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide – Justice
Treehouse – Sofi Tukker
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides – Sophie
Lune Rouge – TOKiMONSTA

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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

Best R&B Song

Boo’d Up – Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
Come Through and Chill – Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
Feels Like Summer – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Focus – Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Long As I Live – Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Best Rock Song

Black Smoke Rising – Greta Van Fleet
Jumpsuit – Twenty One Pilots
Mantra – Bring Me The Horizon
Masseducation – St. Vincent
Rats – Ghost

Best Rock Album

Rainier Fog – Alice In Chains
Mania – Fall Out Boy
Prequelle – Ghost
From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet
Pacific Daydream – Weezer

Rap song

God’s Plan – Drake
King’s Dead – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
Lucky You – Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
Sicko Mode – Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee
Win – Jay Rock

Best Rap Album

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

Best Alternative Music Album Vocal or Instrumental.

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino – Arctic Monkeys
Colors – Beck
Utopia – Björk
American Utopia – David Byrne
Masseducation – St. Vincent

Best Country Album

Unapologetically – Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe – Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
Blade Runner 2049 – Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer
Coco – Michael Giacchino
The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams

Best Music Video

Apes*** – The Carters
This Is America – Childish Gambino
I’m Not Racist – Joyner Lucas
Pynk – Janelle Monáe
Mumbo Jumbo – Tierra Whack

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