December 07, 2018 11:45 PM

The 2019 Grammy Awards nominations have been announced and music’s biggest stars couldn’t be more excited!

On Friday, the nominations were revealed across CBS This Morning, Apple Music and the Grammys website. While this year’s crop of nominees see Kendrick Lamar and Drake leading the pack with the most total nominations (8 and 7 respectively), female artists are flooding the nomination pool across genres.

Demi Lovato, who is slowly returning to the public eye after an overdose, was surprised by her joint nomination with Christina Aguilera for their duet “Fall in Line.”

Demi Lovato; Shawn Mendes; Maren Morris
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“Woke up filled with hope. Dreams come true y’all… thank you Christina. I love you so much,” she tweeted. “I grew up in Texas, singing to Christina every day, DESPERATELY trying to hit her high notes.. if you would’ve told me I’d have a Grammy nod with her I would’ve laughed in your face!! This is so surreal.”

Aguilera soon replied, “You deserve it all and getting to work with you was its own award for me @ddlovato. There’s no one I’d rather share this with!! 💞”

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Maren Morris celebrated her five nominations with her fans on social media Friday. The country star, who had a breakthrough year with her crossover collaboration “The Middle,” previously took home the prize for best country solo performance in 2017. Morris’ Grammy noms are cherries on top of a memorable 2018, including her March wedding to husband Ryan Hurd.

“What … the hell,” the musician tweeted upon learning of her nods, teasing her tune “The Middle.” “WHY DON’T YOU JUST MEET ME AT THE GRAMMYS! I am so honored.”

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First-time nominee Shawn Mendes — up for song of the year and best pop/vocal album — was at a loss for words. “Unbelievable, speechless right now. I LOVE YOU,” he tweeted, followed by a car selfie posted to his Instagram Story which read, “So happy I can’t breathe.”

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Shawn Mendes Instagram Story

Four-time nominee Kacey Musgraves joked she “can’t deal” with the honors. “I’ve been so inspired by the creative climate this year has generated, and I’m SO thankful to be nominated alongside some truly brilliant & innovative artists,” she tweeted. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Xx”

Janelle Monáe was brought to tears as her album of the year nomination was announced in her presence live on CBS This Morning.

Meanwhile Kelsea Ballerini, a surprise nominee for best country album for her sophomore album Unapologetically, shared a tearful FaceTime video with her mom Carla.

“This woman moved me to Nashville to pursue music when I was 15 years old. Today I got to call her and tell her about my 2nd Grammy nom for an album that she watched me live,” the singer wrote. “Her face says it all. I love you mom.”

Late rapper Mac Miller‘s mom Karen Meyers celebrated her son’s posthumous nomination with an array of emojis.

Lady Gaga will be vying for her seventh trophy following her five nominations for both her solo work and the Oscar-contending A Star Is Born. The lead single “Shallow,” which was co-written by five-time Grammy winner Mark Ronson, garnered nominations for both record and song of the year, among others.

The nominations come a day after A Star Is Born scored five Golden Globe nominations. Gaga picked up one for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama, while leading man Bradley Cooper landed best director. “Shallow” also earned a nod for best original song.

“I am so deeply moved I’ve been in tears all morning. Thank you to the Recording Academy for recognizing our song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born in four categories including Record and Song of the Year! And thank you deeply for nominating my piano version of “Joanne,” a song I sang while I was recovering from many issues, a moment that revived me, a song about family and loss,” she wrote.

“I love you and I love my fans so so very much. Thank you for this honor. God Bless.”

Another major contender? Cardi B could be a big winner with five nominations in many of the major categories. Since the April release of her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, the rapper has amassed much success on the charts thanks to hit songs such as “I Like It” and “Be Careful.” Fresh from Friday morning’s court date, the moment Cardi B learned of her nominations is an instant classic.

“Hard to put the gratitude for this Grammy nomination into words,” Pete Wentz wrote on Instagram after his band Fall Out Boy was nominated for best rock album for their latest, Mania. “This truly is a dream. This record was not a ‘radio’ or a ‘marketing’ album. It was you, the kids. So thank you. This is yours too.”

After 25 years as a group, the Backstreet Boys were thrilled with their nomination for best pop group/duo group performance for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

See more nominee reactions below!

 

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The 61st annual Grammy Awards air Feb. 10 on CBS.

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