Rappers Kendrick Lamar, Drake lead Grammy award nominations

FILE PHOTO: Drake performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday with eight and seven nods respectively.

Drake was also nominated in the top category – album of the year – along with Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and the “Black Panther” movie soundtrack.

The Grammy Awards, chosen by members of the Recording Academy, will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

(This story corrects second paragraph to show Lamar not nominated for album of the year)

Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Editing by Franklin Paul

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