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Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the Grammy Award nominations 2020

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the pack in the nominations at the upcoming 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which will take place in January 2020.

Lizzo

2019 has been an immaculate year for Lizzo. The rapper has garnered EIGHT nominations, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Cuz I Love You” and Record of the Year for her viral smash hit “Truth Hurts”!

Billie Eilish

And it’s fair to say, it looks like Lizzo has some competition in the form of Billie Eilish – who has seven nominations. Billie’s debut studio album, “when we all fall asleep, where do we go?”, has been nominated in both Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, while “bad guy” is up for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She’s also been nominated for Best New Artist.

Up for six awards is Lil Nas X, who had a massive 2019 in the form of his hit single “Old Town Road”, which featured vocals from Billy Ray Cyrus. The song has been nominated for Record of the Year, while its music video is up for Best Music Video. The rapper is also nominated for Best New Artist, and his debut EP, “7”, has been nominated for Album of the Year.

Ariana Grande - "thank u, next" album cover
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After winning her first Grammy award back in February for her fourth studio album, “sweetener”, many fans were anticipating that Ariana Grande would be nominated for the 2020 ceremony following the success and critical acclaim of her fifth studio album, “thank u, next”. And you’ll be pleased to hear that Ari has achieved five nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year for hit single “7 rings”!

Beyonce - "The Lion King: The Gift" album artwork

The queen B herself, Beyonce, has also been nominated for four awards for her efforts for her soundtrack for the live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King. The soundtrack, “The Lion King: The Gift” is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, while its lead single, “Spirit” has been nominated in both Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media. And Beyonce’s highly successful documentary, “Homecoming”, is up for Best Music Film.

Taylor Swift - "Lover" album artwork

Taylor Swift has been recognised through three nominations: her seventh studio album, “Lover” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, while the album’s title track was nominated for Song of the Year. Meanwhile, the album’s second single, “You Need To Calm Down” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in "A Star Is Born"

Also garnering three nominations was Lady Gaga. The soundtrack for her Oscar-winning movie, “A Star Is Born”, was nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – also giving her co-star, Bradley Cooper, his third Grammy nomination! “Always Remember Us This Way” was also nominated for Song of the Year, while the tear-jerking ballad “I’ll Never Love Again” was nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media.

Rounding off the Best New Artist category is Rosalia, Black Pumas, Maggie Rogers, Tank and the Bangas and Yola. While Bon Iver, H.E.R., Post Malone and Khalid are also up against each other for Record of the Year. The upcoming Grammys are shaping up to be pretty competitive!

You can check out the list of the 2020 Grammy nominations below:

Record of the Year

Ariana Grande – “7 rings”

Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

Bon Iver – “Hey Ma”

H.E.R. – “Hard Place”

Khalid – “Talk”

Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) – “Old Town Road”

Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Post Malone (featuring Swae Lee) – “Sunflower”

Album of the Year

Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”

Bon Iver – “I, I”

Billie Eilish – “when we all fall asleep, where do we go?”

H.E.R. – “I Used To Know Her”

Lana Del Rey – “Norman F*****g Rockwell!”

Lil Nas X – “7”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

Vampire Weekend – “Father of the Bride”

Song of the Year

Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

H.E.R. – “Hard Place”

Lady Gaga – “Always Remember Us This Way”

Lana Del Rey – “Norman F*****g Rockwell”

Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved”

Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Maggie Rogers

Rosalia

Tank and the Bangas

Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance

Ariana Grande – “7 rings”

Beyonce – “Spirit”

Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Ariana Grande & Social House – “boyfriend”

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) – “Old Town Road”

Post Malone (featuring Swae Lee) – “Sunflower”

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Senorita”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”

Beyonce – “The Lion King: The Gift”

Billie Eilish – “when we all fall asleep, where do we go?”

Ed Sheeran – “No.6 Collaborations Project”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Andrea Bocelli – “Si”

Barbra Streisand – “Walls”

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – “Look Now”

John Legend – “A Legendary Christmas”

Michael Buble – “Love”

Best Dance Recording

Bonobo – “Linked”

The Chemical Brothers – “Got To Keep On”

Meduza (featuring Goodboys) – “Piece Of Your Heart”

Rufus Du Sol – “Underwater”

Skrillex & Boys Noize (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) – “Midnight Hour”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Appart – “LP5”

The Chemical Brothers – “No Geography”

Flume – “Hi This Is Flume”

Rufus Du Sol – “Solace”

Tycho – “Weather”

Best Rock Performance

Bones UK – “Pretty Waste”

Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”

Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”

Rival Sons – “Too Bad”

Best Rock Song

Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”

Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

The 1975 – “Give Yourself a Try”

Tool – “Fear Inoculum”

Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”

Best Rock Album

Bring Me the Horizon – “Amo”

Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues”

The Cranberries – “In the End”

I Prevail – “Trauma”

Rival Songs – “Feral Roots”

Best Alternative Music Album

Big Thief – “U.F.O.F.”

Bon Iver – “I, I”

James Blake – “Assume Form”

Thom Yorke – “Anima”

Vampire Weekend – “Father of the Bride”

Best R&B Performance

Anderson .Paak (featuring Andre 3000) – “Come Home”

Daniel Caesar & Brandy – “Love Again”

H.E.R. (featuring Bryson Tiller) – “Could’ve Been”

Lizzo (featuring Gucci Mane) – “Exactly How I Feel”

Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Time Today”

India.Arie – “Steady Love”

Lizzo – “Jerome”

Lucky Daye – “Real Games”

PJ Morton (featuring Jazmine Sullivan) – “Built For Love”

Best R&B Song

Chris Brown (featuring Drake) – “No Guidance”

Emily King – “Look At Me Now”

H.E.R. (featuring Bryson Tiller) – “Could’ve Been”

Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”

PJ Morton (featuring Jojo) – “Say So”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Overload”

Jessie Reyez – “Being Human In Public”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

Nao – “Saturn”

Steve Lacy – “Apollo XXI”

Best R&B Album

Anderson .Paak – “Ventura”

BJ the Chicago Kid – “1123”

Ella Mai – “Ella Mai”

Lucky Daye – “Painted”

PJ Morton – “Paul”

Best Rap Performance

DaBaby – “Suge”

Dramville (featuring J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy) – “Down Bad”

J. Cole – “Middle Child”

Nipsey Hussle (featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit Boy) – “Racks in the Middle”

Offset (featuring Cardi B) – “Clout”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

DJ Khaled (featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend) – “Higher”

Lil Baby & Gunna – “Drip Too Hard”

Lil Nas X – “Panini”

Mustard (featuring Roddy Ricch) – “Ballin”

Young Thug (featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott) – “The London”

Best Rap Song

21 Savage (featuring J. Cole) – “A Lot”

DaBaby – “Suge”

Nispey Hussle (featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit Boy) – “Racks in the Middle”

Rick Ross (featuring Drake) – “Gold Roses”

YBN Cordae (featuring Chance the Rapper) – “Bad Idea”

Best Rap Album

21 Savage – “I Am > I Was”

Dreamville – “Revenge of the Dramers III”

Meek Mill – “Championships”

Tyler, The Creator – “Igor”

YBN Cordae – “The Lost Boy”

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

“A Star Is Born”

“The Lion King: The Songs”

“Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”

“Rocketman”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

“Avengers: Endgame”

“Chernobyl”

“Game of Thrones: Season 8”

“The Lion King”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“I’ll Never Love Again” (“A Star Is Born”)

“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)

“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)

“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” (“Toy Story 4”)

“Suspirium” (“Suspriria”)

Best Music Video

The Chemical Brothers – “We’ve Got To Try”

FKA Twigs – “Cellophane”

Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) – “Old Town Road”

Tove Lo – “Glad He’s Gone”

Best Music Film

Beyonce – “Homecoming”

David Crosby – “Remember My Name”

“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”

“Shangri-La”

Thom Yorke – “Anima”

For the full list of nominations, then refer to the Recording Academy’s website here.

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will take place on 26 January 2020, and will be hosted by Alicia Keys.

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