Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande

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Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande could possibly be among the many nominees

Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande are anticipated to be among the many contenders for this yr’s Grammys.

The nominations for the most important awards in music can be introduced later.

4 of the most important classes are being expanded this yr, which might imply extra recognition for ladies and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) artists.

Track and album of the yr are among the many classes which can now have eight nominees, as a substitute of 5.

The change comes after the Recording Academy created a variety job pressure in response to criticism that the winners are often disproportionately white and male.

The classes which have been expanded are album of the yr, document of the yr (for greatest general tune), tune of the yr (which is particularly for songwriting) and greatest new artist.

The opposite classes will proceed to incorporate 5 nominees.

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Bruno Mars walked away from this yr’s Grammys with six awards

Bruno Mars swept last year’s awards and brought on one thing of an upset when he gained the album of the yr prize over Kendrick Lamar.

Jay-Z and Beyonce might get a nod within the album of the yr class this yr for his or her joint album, The whole lot is Love.

Drake is one other doubtless nominee for his 25-track double album Scorpion, whereas Grande’s fourth album Sweetener and Cardi B’s debut Invasion of Privateness is also recognised.

Due to the qualification dates, Taylor Swift might snag nominations for Repute regardless of it being launched greater than a yr in the past.

The 2019 ceremony takes place on 10 February on the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

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