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Grammys: Kendrick Lamar Tops Nominees With 'Black Panther' Soundtrack

Friday - 07/12/2018 14:25
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper earned four noms for their 'A Star Is Born' song "Shallow"; Drake, Cardi B and Childish Gambino also are among the top nominees.
From left: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, Childish Gambino and Lady Gaga / Getty Images (5)
From left: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, Childish Gambino and Lady Gaga / Getty Images (5)

Kendrick Lamar leads the Grammy nominations for the 61st annual show, unveiled Friday morning.

He earned a total of eight Grammy nominations, including album of the year for the Black Panther soundtrack. That album's song "All the Stars," written by Lamar and SZA, also is up for record of the year, song of the year, best rap/sung performance and best song written for visual media. Lamar also is nominated for "King's Dead," for best rap performance and best rap song, alongside Jay Rock, Future and James Blake. He earned a second nom for best rap song for co-writng "Win," as K. Duckworth (his real last name).

Whlle the A Star Is Born soundtrack as a whole wasn't eligible for any Grammy nominations, the song "Shallow," by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper was — it earned a total of four nominations, including record of the year, song of the year, best pop duo/group performance and best song written for visual media. Gaga earned an additional nom, for best pop solo performance, for "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)."

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