Kendrick Lamar and Drake rack up most Grammy nominations

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      Two hip-hop kingpins and plenty of female artists are generating lots of media attention this morning.

      That's because they've received a bunch of Grammy nominations.

      Leading the pack is Kendrick Lamar, who's in the running for eight awards. In second place is Toronto's Drake, with seven nominations.

      Drake's Scorpion is up against the Lamar-produced Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By for Album of the Year.

      Other nominees in this category are Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, Brandi Carlile's By the Way, I Forgive You, H.E.R.'s H.E.R., Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys, Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer, and Kacy Musgraves's Golden Hour.

      Drake's "God's Plan" is up for Record of the Year against Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars", which was the lead single from the Black Panther disc.

      Wath Drake's video for "God's Plan"

      Others in this category are "This Is America" by Childish Gambino; "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin; "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile", and "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

      "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin.

      The Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper song was a centrepiece of their recent film, A Star Is Born, and is up for Song of the Year against the aforementioned hits by Childish Gambino and Drake.

      Watch the video for "Shallow" by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

      Nanaimo-born Diana Krall is nominated with Tony Bennett for Pop Duo/Group Performance for "S Wonderful'. Among their competitors in this category are Lady Gaga and Cooper for "Shallow".

      Krall and Bennett are also in the running for Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Love Is Here to Stay.

      Watch the video for Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars".

      Another Canadian who was nominated is Daniel Caesar with H.E.R. for R&B Performance for "Best Part".

      Childish Gambino's "This Is America" was one of the most memorable videos of 2018.

      The Grammys will be handed out on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.