The Grammy nominations were just released and Cardi B and Drake are up against each other for Album of the Year.
Cardi B is nominated for her Invasion of Privacy album while Drake is up for his album Scorpion. They are also competing against Post Malone for his Beerbongs & Bentleys album, Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Compter and the Black Panther soundtrack.
Drake is also nominated for God’s Plan for Song of The Year, as is Donald Glover for This is America.
Drake is competing against himself in the Best Rap Performance category for his song Nice For What and for being featured on Travis Scott’s Sicko Mode. Big Hawke and Swae Lee are also nominated. The competition in the category is still stiff with Cardi B nominated for Be Careful, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Black nominated for King’s Dead and Anderson .Paak nominated for Bubblin.
God’s Plan, King’s Dead, Lucky You, Sicko Mode and WIN are all up for Best Rap Song of the year while Like I Do by Christina Aguilera featuring Goldlink, Pretty Little Fears by 6lack featuring J. Cole, This is America by Childish Gambino, All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA and Rockstar by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage are all nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
It’s been a big year in rap with Invasion of Privacy, Victory Lap, Daytona and Astroworld all nominated for Best Rap Album.
Mac Miller also received a posthumous nomination for Best Rap Album for Swimming. It’s the first Grammy nomination from the artist, who died from an accidental overdose in September at age 26.
Miller’s nomination has caused a stir with fans, as some are upset that the Recording Academy is just now recognizing the artist, only after his death.
But Miller’s mom, Karen Meyers, is ignoring all of the public backlash, and instead took to Instagram to post a congratulations to her deceased son based off a Twitter post made from the Recording Academy. She also posted a note about her heartache over his death.
“Grief never ends,” she said. “But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.”
The 2019 Grammys will air 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 on CBS.