Janelle Monae, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga score Grammy Award nominations

Janelle Monáe, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga are among the nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The nominations were announced earlier today and sees a number of our favourite pop girls scoring nods for their work over the past 12 months.

Janelle Monáe has been nominated for the much-coveted Album of the Year award for her latest collection Dirty Computer.

She will face competition from Drake’s Scorpion, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Brandi Carlile’s By The Way, I Forgive You, H.E.R.’s self-titled album, Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, and the original soundtrack of Marvel’s Black Panther.

Lady Gaga, meanwhile, as been nominated alongside Bradley Cooper for their A Star Is Born hit Shallow, scoring nods in both the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories.

Ariana Grande will compete for Best Pop Solo Performance for God Is A Woman, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener.

In that category she goes up against Taylor Swift’s Reputation, Camila Cabello’s Camila, Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life, Shawn Mendes set-titled collection, and Pink’s Beautiful Trauma.

Elsewhere, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato have been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their duet Fall In Line, St. Vincent is up for Best Alternative Music Album for Masseducation, and Beyoncé and Jay Z will compete for Best Urban Contemporary Album for their joint album Everything Is Love.

The list of nominees for the main categories are as follows:

Record of the Year

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Drake – God’s Plan
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – Rockstar
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

Album of the Year

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

Song of the Year

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

Best New Artist

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

To see the full list of nominations for the Grammy Awards 2019, click here.

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