Kendrick Lamar heads into the ceremony with eight nominations, followed by Drake has seven, and Brandi Carlile and producer Boi-1da follow with six nods apiece.
Drake, Carlile and Lamar were all recognized in the three biggest categories — Album, Song and Record of the Year — for their most recent albums, “Scorpion,” “By the Way, I Forgive You” and the “Black Panther” soundtrack, respectively.
In addition to the four nominations for his work with frequent collaborator Drake, Boi-1da, a.k.a. Matthew Samuels, earned two additional nods in the rap categories for serving as a writer on Eminem and Jay Rock singles. He also received a nomination for Non-Classical Producer of the Year.
Alicia Keys is hosting this year’s ceremony,