Grammy nominations 2019: 'Black Panther' music by Kendrick Lamar dominates

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The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Film-centric award shows like the Oscars aren't the only way Black Panther could get recognized in 2019. The Grammy nominations were announced on Friday, and the soundtrack from the mega-popular superhero flick led Kendrick Lamar to score the most nominations of anyone.

Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By earned Lamar seven of his eight nominations, including Album of the Year.

Black Panther isn't the only Golden Globe nominee to also score a Grammy nomination. "Shallow" was the only song released in time to be eligible for this year's Grammys from the A Star Is Born soundtrack, and it scored four nominations.

The nominees for the 2019 Grammys mark a departure from the 2018 show, where women were underrepresented in the top four categories. Of the eight best new artist nominees, six are women. (For the first time, the four major categories have room for eight nominees rather than five.)

This year some artists could be honored posthumously. Mac Miller, who died in September, earned a nomination for best rap album with Swimming. Chris Cornell, who died last year, is up for best rock performance with "When Bad Does Good."

The Grammys will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019.

Here are highlights of the nominees. See the full list on the Grammys 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 Featuring 21 Savage

"The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album Of The Year

Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B
By The Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile
Scorpion, Drake
H.E.R., H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone
Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, Various artists

Song Of The Year

"All The Stars," Kendrick Lamar and SZA
"Boo'd Up," Ella Mai
"God's Plan," Drake
"In My Blood," Shawn Mendes
"The Joke," Brandi Carlile
"The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
"Shallow," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
"This Is America," Childish Gambino

Best New Artist

Chloe X Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Colors," Beck
"Havana (Live)," Camila Cabello
"God Is A Woman," Ariana Grande
"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)," Lady Gaga
"Better Now," Post Malone

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Fall In Line," Christina Aguilera Featuring 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 Featuring Cardi B
"Say Something," Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
"The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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