Shawn Mendes, 2018 American Music Awards, AMAs, Candid

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Ah, the sweet sound of a Grammy nomination. 

For Hollywood's hand-picked group of Friday morning honorees, the week ended on a serious high note as Shawn MendesAlessia CaraJanelle Monáeand Zane Lowe announced the 2019 Grammys nominees. Monáe and Mendes made the cut (for the first time!), as did Kendrick LamarCardi BChildish Gambino, DrakeLady Gaga and any more of the year's most beloved artists. 

Ariana GrandeTaylor SwiftCamila CabelloKelly ClarksonPinkChristina Aguilera and Demi Lovatowere some of the pop powerhouses that were recognized while country songstresses Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves were recognized in the "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" categories. Needless to say, it has been a good year for women in music. 

On the heels of the exciting news, the musical stars took to social media to address their newfound recognition from the Recording Academy. 

Check out E!'s gallery below for the stars' touching reactions!

Demi Lovato, 2015 American Music Awards

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Dan Smyer, Shay Mooney, Dan + Shay, 2017 CMT Music Awards

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Chloe X Halle

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Dua Lipa

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Shawn Mendes

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Janelle Monae, 2018 Global Citizen Festival

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Watch E! this Sunday starting at 9 p.m. for our Live From the Red Carpet 2019 Grammy Awards coverage! After the ceremony, tune in to E!'s After Party: The 2019 Grammy Awards special!

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