February 08, 2019
From Lady Gaga to Drake, we compiled our favorite Grammy nominees into one must-hear playlist.
The Grammys are right around the corner. "Music's Biggest Night" airs Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. Hosted by superstar Alicia Keys, the 61st annual awards ceremony promises big names and even bigger performances. But with hundreds of nominees spanning 84 categories, it's hard to keep up. Plus, the big four categories—Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist—have increased from five to eight nominees each.
Don't worry. We've got you covered with our ultimate must-hear playlist. For more Grammy nominated music, say "Youtube 2019 Grammy nominees" into your Contour voice remote.
Disclaimer: some of these songs and music videos aren't exactly "kid-friendly," so we recommend watching and listening to the clean versions if there are innocent eyes and ears in your home.
Drake: "God's Plan"
It was a good year to be Drake. Following his popular Scorpion album, a string of Billboard hits and a successful tour with Migos, the rapper snagged seven nominations, including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Expect his feel-good "God's Plan" to take home an award or two.
Kendrick Lamar: "All The Stars"
Kendrick Lamar is the King of the Grammys with eight nominations. His "All the Stars" is up for both Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories. The duet with SZA is from the Black Panther soundtrack and could also pick up an Oscar for Best Original Song, making the Cali rapper a Grammy and Oscar winner.
Brandi Carlile: "The Joke"
Among familiar Grammy names, Brandi Carlile may seem like a relative newcomer, but she's a vet in songwriter circles. The folk singer has received critical acclaim for her ballad "The Joke" from her sixth album, By The Way, I Forgive You. Could critical love turn into award hardware for Carlile? Tune in to find out!
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin: "I Like It"
With a new album, new baby and Super Bowl commercial—all in the same year—Cardi B continues her domination of pop culture. The reality star-turned-rapper joins forces with Bad Bunny and J Balvin for the exuberant latin hip-hop explosion "I Like It." Cardi is expected to take the stage on Grammy night, and if her previous performances are any indication, she'll give us all something to talk about.
Lady Gaga: "Shallow"
Lady Gaga is undeniably one of the hardest working women in show business. Following the breakout success of her role in A Star is Born, Gaga has swept award season, picking up Oscar and Emmy nominations, and a Golden Globes win. Her duet "Shallow," with costar Bradley Cooper, is a critical and fan favorite, and many expect it could win in one of the general categories like Song Of The Year. You absolutely have our vote, Gaga!
Dua Lipa: "New Rules"
Best New Artist is one of the most coveted Grammy awards, with past winners including vocal legends like Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. This year's group of nominees is fiercely competitive. Dua Lipa has proven to be a viral sensation over 1 billion views on YouTube for her "New Rules."
H.E.R.: "Best Part"
If you haven't heard of H.E.R., now's the time. The R&B newcomer is nominated for five categories including Best New Artist. Her smooth vocals and clandestine persona have won hearts with tracks like "Best Part" (featuring Daniel Caesar) and "Focus."
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