'Grammy' Nominations: Cardi B's Courthouse Reaction, and the Big Surprises

The Grammy Award nominations have been announced, and rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the list for 2019, though it’s the ladies who are dominating the main categories.

Cardi B, country singer Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga, R&B singer H.E.R.,Brandi Carlile, and Janelle Monáe all got a lot of Grammy lovin’.

“Thru Your Phone” star Cardi, 26, found out she’d been nominated for five awards as she left a New York courthouse.

The rapper avoided arrest by showing up for an arraignment on misdemeanor charges relating to an August incident in which she allegedly ordered an assault on sisters Jade and Baddie G.

As she was leaving court, a reporter asked how she felt about being nominated.

“How many nominations?” Cardi asked, then let out a little celebratory squeal when she heard it was five.

The rapper even tweeted a link to the clip herself and wrote, “This is not how I expected to find out I’m nominated for a Grammy. I need a do over.”

Meanwhile, a number of major artists were totally snubbed this year.

Ariana Grande’s "Sweetener" album is up for Best Pop Record and the single "God Is a Woman" is up for Best Pop Vocal, but she’s missing from the four main categories.

Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift were also left out in the cold.


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