Drake, Kendrick Lamar Top 61st Grammy Award Nominations
/ CBS San Francisco
NEW YORK (CBS News) -- The 61st Grammy Award nominations were announced Friday morning with Drake and Kendrick Lamar leading the way in the biggest categories, both earning nods for record, album and song of the year. Those two aside, this year's top awards are dominated by women.
After backlash over the lack of female nominees last year, 2019 sees a number of young women in the best new artist category and four women competing against four men for album of the year.
There were also some notable snubs. Beyoncé and Jay-Z -- typically a favorite of the academy -- didn't get any love in the main categories for their collaborative album, "Everything Is Love." Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande were all shut out of the major categories as well.
Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara and Apple Music's Zane Lowe joined "CBS This Morning" to announce the nominees in the top categories Friday morning. Mendes and Monáe walked away with their own nominations while Cara, a four-time Grammy nominee and last year's best new artist, was not eligible.
A tearful Monáe dedicated her album "Dirty Computer," which was nominated for album of the year, to all the "marginalized voices" or "dirty computers" who may not feel heard.
"This album is so much bigger than me. You know, it's not -- I'm sorry. It's not about me, it's about a community of dirty computers, of marginalized voices. Being a young, black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say and there was a group of people that I wanted to celebrate. And I just -- I'm happy to be representing them. I hope they feel seen, I hope they feel heard and I hope they feel loved," Monáe said.
The Grammy Awards are set to air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10 and marks the show's return to the West Coast.