Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead The Grammy 2020 Nominees

By kmvq on November 20, 2019

The 2020 Grammy Award nominations were announced Wednesday morning, with three of out favorite 2019’s breakout stars racking up the most nods. Rolling Stone reports that Lizzo received a pack-leading eight nominations, while both Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish walked away with six nods apiece. All three of them received nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. For the second year in a row, five of the eight Album of the Year nominees are female solo artists or female-fronted acts, including Ariana Grande for Thank U, Next, Lana Del Rey for Norman F**king Rockwell and H.E.R. for I Used to Know Her. Bon Iver’s i,i and Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride round out the Album of the Year category. Among the biggest snubs, Taylor Swift’s Lover was shut out of Album of the Year, although it is up for Best Pop Vocal Album. Lover‘s title track is also up for Song of the Year (which is awarded to songwriters) and Swift’s single “You Need to Calm Down” is up for Best Pop Solo performance. The 2020 Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on January 26 on CBS.


Here are the 2020 Grammy nominees in the several major categories:

Album of the Year

I, I – Bon Iver
Norman F**king Rockwell – Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
– Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
Record of the Year
“Hey Ma” – Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” – H.E.R.
“Talk” – Khalid
“Old Town Road (Remix)” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee
Song of the Year (awarded to songwriters)
“Always Remember Us This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“Bring My Flowers Now” – Tanya Tucker
“Hard Place” – H.E.R.
“Lover” – Taylor Swift
“Norman F**king Rockwell” – Lana Del Rey
“Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas
Best Pop Vocal Album
The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran
Lover — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Spirit” – Beyoncé
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Country Album

Desperate Man — Eric Church
Stronger Than The Truth — Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel — Pistol Annies
Center Point Road — Thomas Rhett
While I’m Livin’ — Tanya Tucker
Best Country Song (awarded to songwriters)
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert
“Some Of It” — Eric Church
“Speechless” — Dan + Shay

Best Country Solo Performance
“All Your’n” — Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde
“Ride Me Back Home” — Willie Nelson
“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Brand New Man” — Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” — Brothers Osborne
“Speechless” — Dan & Shay
“The Daughters” — Little Big Town
“Common” — Maren Morris ft. Brandi Carlile
Best Rock Album
Amo — Bring Me The Horizon
Social Cues — Cage The Elephant
In The End — The Cranberries
Trauma — I Prevail
Feral Roots — Rival Sons
Best Rock Performance

“Pretty Waste” — Bones UK
“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.
“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard
“Woman” — Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad” — Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album
U.F.O.F. — Big Theif
Assume Form — James Blake
i,i — Bon Iver
Father of the Bride — Vampire Weekend
Anima — Thom Yorke
Best Rap Album
Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville
Championships — Meek Mill
i am > i was — 21 Savage
IGOR — Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae

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