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Published December 7, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg, and 'Black Panther: The Album’ Soundtrack Lead Grammy Nominations

Nominations include Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Song From a Film and more!

The 2019 Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning, and Kendrick Lamar leads the pack for "Black Panther: The Album" with 8 Grammy nominations including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Song From a Film!


Grammy Award-winning artist Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith curated and produced “Black Panther: The Album” with music from and inspired by the Marvel Studios film “Black Panther.” 

Lamar and Tiffith collaborated with critically-acclaimed director Ryan Coogler directly in the creation of music specific to the needs of the film. This marked the first time that Lamar wrote, produced, performed and curated for a major motion picture. This collaboration represents the first time in MCU history that Marvel integrated multiple original recordings created specifically for the film.

In addition, the ‘Black Panther’ Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack was composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson. “Black Panther” marked Göransson’s third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”). 

Grammy nominations for "Black Panther" include:

  • Record of the Year: Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
  • Album of the Year: Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album 
  • Song of the Year: Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
  • Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - King’s Dead
  • Best Rap/Sung Performance: Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
  • Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - King’s Dead
  • Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
  • Best Song Written For Visual Media: Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars

Congrats to all the nominees!

The “Black Panther” digital album is available HERE.  The soundtrack can be streamed HERE .

Take Wakanda home -- Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" is available on digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and more now! For more on Black Panther, follow @theblackpanther on Twitter and like Black Panther’s official Facebook page!

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