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Were Your Favourite Artistes Nominated For The 2020 Grammys?

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The nominations for the 2020 Grammys are officially in, and some of our favourite entertainers scored big.


First-timers, including Lizzo and Lil Nas X, landed multiple nominations across several categories, while previous winners such as Beyoncé, H.E.R., John Legend, Brandy and Ella Mai returned to the nominees list yet again. African Giant Burna Boy also got a nod. Even forever first lady Michelle Obama made the cut!


Alicia Keys will host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, set to hold on 26th January 2020 in Los Angeles.


Alicia Keys with her Grammy award. Photo: Alicia Keys


Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 2020 Grammys. Did your favourite artistes make the cut?


Album of the Year

  • Bon Iver, “i, i”
  • Lana Del Rey, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!”
  • Billie Eilish, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
  • Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”
  • H.E.R., “I Used To Know Her”
  • Lil Nas X, “7”
  • Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)”
  • Vampire Weekend, “Father Of The Bride”


Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song

  • Bon Iver, “Hey, Ma”
  • Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
  • Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
  • H.E.R., “Hard Place”
  • Khalid, “Talk”
  • Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
  • Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
  • Post Malone and Swae Lee, “Sunflower”


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Song of the Year, recognising songwriting

  • Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, “Always Remember Us This Way” (from “A Star Is Born”)
  • Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “Bad Guy”
  • Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, “Bring My Flowers Now”
  • H.E.R., Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris and Rodney Jerkins, “Hard Place”
  • Taylor Swift, “Lover”
  • Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!”
  • Lewis Capaldi, Tom Barnes, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Sam Roman, “Someone You Loved”
  • Lizzo, Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic and Jesse Saint John, “Truth Hurts”


PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 01: Lizzo performs onstage during Made In America – Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 01, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation


Best New Artist

  • Black Pumas
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalia
  • Tank And The Bangas
  • Yola


Best Music Video

  • The Chemical Brothers, “We’ve Got to Try”
  • Gary Clark Jr, “This Land”
  • FKA twigs, “Cellophane”
  • Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
  • Tove Lo, “Glad He’s Gone”


Best Rap Album

  • Dreamville, “Revenge Of The Dreamers III”
  • Meek Mill, “Championships”
  • 21 Savage, “I Am > I Was”
  • Tyler, The Creator, “Igor”
  • YBN Cordae, “The Lost Boy”


Best Rock Album

  • Bring Me The Horizon, “Amo”
  • Cage The Elephant, “Social Cues”
  • The Cranberries, “In The End”
  • I Prevail, “Trauma”
  • Rival Sons, “Feral Roots”


Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Beyonce, “The Lion King: The Gift”
  • Billie Eilish, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
  • Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”
  • Ed Sheeran, “No. 6 Collaborations Project”
  • Taylor Swift, “Lover”


Best Alternative Music Album

  • Big Thief, “U.F.O.F.”
  • James Blake, “Assume Form”
  • Bon Iver, “i, i”
  • Vampire Weekend, “Father of the Bride”
  • Thom Yorke, “Anima”


Burna Boy “African Giant” album art. Photo: Burna Boy


Best World Music Album

  • Altin Gun, “Gece”
  • Bokante & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, “What Heat”
  • Burna Boy, “African Giant”
  • Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, “Fanm D’Ayiti”
  • Angelique Kidjo, “Celia”


Meanwhile, to see a full list of all nominees and categories, visit the official Grammy website here. Congratulations to the 2020 Grammy nominees!

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