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Rappers Kendrick Lamar, Drake lead Grammy award nominations

LOS ANGELES: Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, with eight and seven nods, respectively. Canadian artist Drake, the most-streamed artist of 2018, was nominated in the top category - album of the year - along with rappers Cardi B and Post Malone, R&B singer Janelle Monae, folk singer Brandi Carlile, country star Kacey Musgraves, newcomer H.E.R. and the “Black Panther” movie soundtrack, which Lamar produced. Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for music, Drake, and…