The road to music’s biggest night starts now as the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are revealed. Leading the way for the 2019 GRAMMYs is Kendrick Lamar. Despite not releasing a solo album, the Pulitzer Prize winner landed the most nominations (8) for the Black Panther soundtrack, where he served as lead artist and curator. Lamar is up for “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Best Rap Song.” For “Album of the Year,” Kendrick faces off against Cardi B (Invasion Of Privacy), Drake (Scorpion), H.E.R. (H.E.R.), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys) and Janelle Monáe (Dirty Computer). Drake follows the TDE MC with seven nods, while Folk singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile earns six nominations making her the most nominated woman at the 2019 Grammys.

Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, and Maren Morris all follow next with five nominations each. On Friday (Dec. 7), Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for the four major categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year).

The 2019 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. See the full nominations list in all 84 categories below.

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Ice Cube’s 10th studio album, Everythangs Corrupt, dropped everywhere on Friday (Dec. 7). The artist/actor/mogul appeared as musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in celebration of his new project. Backed by The Roots, the West Coast rap legend performed the song “That New Funkadelic” for the first-time live. Featuring an appearance from Too $hort, buy the album on iTunes and watch the performance below.

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With some help from behind bars, Lil’ Durk is quickly on the move in his new video “I Know.” In support of last month’s Signed to the Streets 3 LP, the OTF general is on the feds’ radar. A locked up associate is being persuaded to snitch on Durk, when that fails the authorities are focused on shutting down Durkio. After a tip from his jailed friend, the Chicago star quickly changes up his street operation so there’s no trail.

SS3 features by Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Kodak Black, Kevin Gates, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and more. Watch the video for “I Know” below.

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Despite his albums REVIVAL and Kamikaze being shut out from the 2019 GRAMMY nominations, Eminem’s “Lucky You” with Joyner Lucas still received a nod for “Best Rap Song.” Hours after that made the news, Slim Shady debuts the music video for “Good Guy.” Co-starring Jessie Reyez, the Toronto singer rises from the ground after being buried alive by her on-screen lover. As expected, Eminem is shocked his lover is still alive and the pair gets into a violent fight that includes a stabbing, crashing through windows, and someone dying.

Watch the story unfold and the final burial below.

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Making one of the most impressive introductions in years, TDE’s Reason continues the campaign for his debut project There You Have It. Today, he issues the official video for one of the album’s many stand-out cuts, “Colored Dreams.” Directed by Marcos Jay Teno and Jessica Lorenzo, Reason’s vivid storytelling is perfectly brought to screen.

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Being how substantial Instagram and social media has become in almost everyone’s day-to-day, it’s fairly common for an artist to blow up off the strength of a viral meme. The latest to experience this new come-up is Jackson, MS native and self-described hip-hop trumpeter Dear Silas, whose record “Skrr Skrr” has amassed much attention over the past few weeks after being heard in a recent Dexter’s Laboratory meme.

“Skrr Skrr” appeared on Silas’ latest album The Last Cherry Blossom, which released in October.

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As promised, Marvel Studios premiered a new trailer for their upcoming film Captain Marvel during this week’s Monday Night Football game. A teaser trailer was released back in September, but now we finally have an idea of the film’s plot.

Taking place in 1995 — two decades prior to the MCU’s present state, post Avengers 3: Infinity War — Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson) is found piecing together her past on Earth with the help of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). It’s been reported that the female hero has a huge role in taking down Thanos, so I’m sure we can also expect it to end with leads into Marvel’s next movie, Avengers 4.

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With the band finally back together, Dipset is currently on the press run for their first album in 14 years, Diplomatic Ties. Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey recently sat down with men’s fashion magazine GQ to show off their insanely-priced jewelry collection and tell the origins of the group.

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Odd Future may be a thing of the past, but Domo Genesis has stayed low and kept firing. After teaming up with Evidence for the Aren’t U Glad You’re U? mixtape back in January, the West Coast MC closes out the year strong by dropping this new EP, Facade Records. The six-track project finds Domo joining forces with production duo Mike & Keys (who produced the bulk of Nipsey Hussle and Buddy’s albums this year) while sharing the mic with Buddy, IDK, Cozz and King Chip.

“It was a thing [Mike & Keys] always used to say and I thought it was funny,” Domo says of the EP’s title. “They pointed out the fact that reality is a facade now. Everybody’s all glitched in the matrix, so reality looks like everyone’s faking it now.”

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Fresh off earning a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist, Jorja Smith shares a new video for “The One,” taken from her debut album Lost & Found. The Hector Dockrill-directed clip finds the British songstress holed up in a motel nursing a broken heart.

“The One” is the fifth video in support of Lost & Found following “On Your Own,” “Blue Lights” and “Teenage Fantasy” and “Where Did I Go?

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XXXTentacion’s first posthumous album — and second album this year following March’s ?Skins hit streaming services today, and already the album’s head-banging collaboration with Kanye West, “One Minute,” has received a graphic visual makeover courtesy of King Star King creator JJ Villard.

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