Six of the eight 2019 nominees for Best New Artist are women.
His song from the Marvel superhero movie's soundtrack, "All the Stars", is also in the running for both Record of the Year, which recognizes the overall performance of a song, and Song of the Year, which awards songwriting. 21 Savage - "Rockstar" Best Rap SongDrake - "God's Plan" Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King's Dead" Eminem - "Lucky You" Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode" Jay Rock ft. In 2017, his wife, Beyoncé received nine Grammy nominations, but when she only won best urban contemporary album and best music video, Adele asked during her acceptance speech, "What does Beyoncé have to do to win album of the year?".
After last year's show sparked a major backlash, the Recording Academy created a diversity task force responding to criticism that the show was consistently too male and too white, and ultimately expanded four of the top categories from five nominees to eight.
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Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was criticised earlier this year at the Grammys when he said women need to "step up" when asked about the lack of women in the top categories, which he later acknowledged was a "poor choice of words".
But women will also lead in a variety of categories this year. The pop singer, raised in Pickering, Ont., was named in two categories - song of the year for In My Blood and best pop vocal album.
Mac Miller, who died in September, earned a nomination for best rap album with "Swimming".
The Grammy Awards are scheduled for February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS.