2020 Grammy Nominations Announced!

The much anticipated Grammy nominations were announced this morning ahead of the official award show scheduled to air January 26th, on CBS. The list of nominees is headlined by artists like Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, and Lizzo who have all garnered multiple Grammy nods.

Some personal nominations I liked include:

Dreamville nominated for best rap album with Revenge of the Dreamers III. This nomination includes several deserving artists from Smino, to J.I.D. as well as Young Nudy.

IGOR by Tyler the Creator was also nominated for the same category

Dreamville & Earthgang are nominated for best rap performance with their rendition of the energetic track Down Bad.

View the full list below:

Song of the Year

  • Lady Gaga, “Always Remember Us This Way”
  • Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
  • Brandi Carlile, “Bring My Flowers Now”
  • H.E.R., “Hard Place”
  • Taylor Swift, “Lover”
  • Lana Del Rey, “Norman Fucking Rockwell”
  • Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Love”
  • Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”

Record of the Year

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

Album of the Year

  • Bon Iver, i,i
  • Ariana Grande, thank u, next
  • H.E.R., I Used to Know Her
  • Lil Nas X, 7
  • Lizzo, Cuz I Love You
  • Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride

Best New Artist

  • Black Pumas
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Beyonce, “Spirit”
  • Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
  • Ariana Grande, “7 rings”
  • Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
  • Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Andrea Bocelli, 
  • Michael Bublé, Love
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Look Now
  • John Legend, A Legendary Christmas
  • Barbra Streisand Walls

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Beyoncé, The Lion King: The Gift
  • Ariana Grande, thank u, next
  • Ed Sheeran, No.6 Collaborations Project
  • Taylor Swift, Lover

Best Dance Recording

  • Bonobo, “Linked”
  • The Chemical Brothers, “Got to Keep On”
  • Meduza feat. Goodboys, “Piece of Your Heart”
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL, “Underwater”
  • Skrillex & Boys Noize feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Midnight Hour”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Apparat, LP5
  • The Chemical Brothers, No Geography
  • Flume, Hi This is Flume
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL, Solace
  • Tycho, Weather

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 Rap Performance

  • J. Cole, “MIDDLE CHILD”
  • DaBaby, “Suge”
  • Dreamville feat. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy, “Down Bad”
  • Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy, “Racks in the Middle”
  • Offset feat. Cardi B, “Clout”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”
  • Lil Baby & Gunna, “Drip Too Hard”
  • Lil Nas X, “Panini”
  • Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch, “Ballin”
  • Young Thug feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott, “The London”

Best Rap Song

  • YBN Cordae feat. Chance the Rapper, “Bad Idea” (Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett)
  • Rick Ross feat. Drake, “Gold Roses” (Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim)
  • 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot” (Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White)
  • Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy, “Racks in the Middle (Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore)
  • DaBaby, “Suge” (Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz)

Best R&B Performance

  • Daniel Caesar, “Love Again”
  • H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”
  • Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane, “Exactly How I Feel”
  • Lucky Daye, “Roll Some Mo”
  • Anderson .Paak feat. André 3000, “Come Home”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • BJ The Chicago Kid, “Time Today”
  • India.Arie, “Steady Love”
  • Lizzo, “Jerome”
  • Lucky Daye, “Real Games”
  • PJ Morton feat. Jazmine Sullivan, “Built For Love”

Best R&B Song

  • H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been” (Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother)
  • Emily King, “Look At Me Now” (Emily King & Jeremy Most)
  • Chris Brown feat. Drake, “No Guidance” (Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton)
  • Lucky Daye, “Roll Some Mo” (David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson)
  • PJ Morton feat. JoJo, “Say So” (PJ Morton)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Steve Lacy, Apollo XXI
  • Lizzo, Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow, Overload
  • NAO, Saturn
  • Jessie Reyez, Being Human in Public

Best R&B Album

  • BJ The Chicago Kid, 1123
  • Lucky Daye, Painted
  • Ella Mai, Ella Mai
  • PJ Morton, PAUL
  • Anderson .Paak, Ventura

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Luis Fonsi, VIDA
  • Maluma, 11:11
  • Ricardo Montaner, Montaner
  • Alejandro Sanz, #ELDISCO
  • Sebastián Yatra, FANTASÍA

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • Bad Bunny, X 100PRE
  • J Balvin & Bad Bunny, OASIS
  • Flor De Toloache, Indestructible
  • iLe, Almadura

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Joss Favela, Caminando
  • Intocable, Percepión
  • La Energia Norteña, Poco a Poco
  • Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, 20 Aniversario
  • Mariachi Los Camperos, De Ayer para Siempre

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Marc Anthony, OPUS
  • Luis Enrique + C4 Trio, Tiempo Al Tiempo
  • Vicente García, Candela
  • Juan Luis Guerra 4.40, Literal
  • Aymée Nuviola, A Journey Through Cuban Music

Best Rock Performance

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

Best Metal Performance

  • Candlemass feat. Tony Iommi, “Astorolus – The Great Octopus”
  • Death Angel, “Humanicide”
  • I Prevail, “Bow Down”
  • Killswitch Engage, “Unleashed”
  • Tool, “7empest”

Best Rock Song

  • Tool, “Fear Inoculum” (Tool)
  • The 1975, “Give Yourself a Try” (George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald)
  • Vampire Weekend, “Harmony Hall” (Ezra Koenig)
  • Brittany Howard, “History Repeats” (Brittany Howard)
  • Gary Clark Jr., “This Land” (Gary Clark Jr.)

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 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

Best Country Solo Performance

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

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs, “Brand New Man”
  • Brothers Osborne, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
  • Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
  • Little Big Town, “The Daughters”
  • Maren Morris feat. Brandi Carlile, “Common”

Best Country Song

  • Tanya Tucker, “Bring My Flowers Now” (Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker)
  • Ashley McBryde, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” (Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde)
  • Miranda Lambert, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” (Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)
  • Eric Church, “Some of It” (Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson)
  • Dan + Shay, “Speechless” (Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters)

Best Country Album

  • Eric Church, Desperate Man
  • Reba McEntire, Stronger Than the Truth
  • Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel
  • Thomas Rhett, Center Point Road
  • Tanya Tucker, While I’m Livin’

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory” (Kirk Franklin)
  • Gloria Gaynor feat. Yolanda Adams, “Talkin’ Bout Jesus” (Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens)
  • Travis Greene feat. Jekalyn Carr, “See the Light”
  • Koryn Hawthorne feat. Natalie Grant, “Speak the Name”
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, “This Is A Move (Live)” (Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • Casting Crowns, “Only Jesus” (Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West)
  • for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton, “God Only Knows” (Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom)
  • Danny Gokey, Haven’t Seen It Yet (Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth)
  • Tauren Wells, “God’s Not Done With You (Single Version)”
  • Zach Williams, “Rescue Story” (Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams)

Best Gospel Album

  • Kirk Franklin, Long Live Love
  • Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri -City Singers, Goshen
  • Gene Moore, Tunnel Vision
  • William Murphy, Settle Here
  • CeCe Winans, Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Crowder, I Know A Ghost
  • for KING & COUNTRY, Burn The Ships
  • Danny Gokey, Haven’t Seen It Yet
  • TobyMac, The Elements
  • Chris Tomlin, Holy Roar

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Steven Curtis Chapman, Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows
  • Gloria Gaynor, Testimony
  • Joseph Habedank, Deeper Oceans
  • Tim Menzies, His Name Is Jesus
  • Various Artists, Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout(Jerry Salley, Producer)

Best American Roots Performance

  • Sara Bareilles, “Saint Honesty”
  • Calexico and Iron & Wine, “Father Mountain”
  • Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, “I’m On My Way”
  • I’m With Her, “Call My Name”
  • Yola, “Faraway Look”

Best American Roots Song

  • Our Native Daughters, “Black Myself” (Amythyst Kiah)
  • I’m With Her, “Call My Name” (Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins)
  • Rosanne Cash, “Crossing To Jerusalem” (Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal)
  • Yola, “Faraway Look” (Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin)
  • Vince Gill, “I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More” (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album

  • Calexico and Iron & Wine, Years To Burn
  • Madison Cunningham, Who Are You Now
  • Keb’ Mo’, Oklahoma
  • J.S. Ondara, Tales Of America
  • Yola, Walk Through Fire

Best Folk Album

  • Andrew Bird, My Finest Work Yet
  • Che Apalache, Rearrange My Heart
  • Patty Griffin, Patty Griffin
  • Gregory Alan Isakov, Evening Machines
  • Joy Williams, Front Porch

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Amy Hānaiali’i, Kalawai’anui
  • Northern Cree, When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs
  • Ranky Tanky, Good Time
  • Rebirth Brass Band, Recorded Live At The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Various Artists, Hawaiian Lullaby (Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers)

Best Reggae Album

  • Koffee, Rapture
  • Julian Marley, As I Am
  • Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics, The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics
  • Steel Pulse, Mass Manipulation
  • Third World, More Work To Be Done

Best World Music Album

  • Altin Gün, Gece
  • Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley, What Heat
  • Burna Boy, African Giant
  • Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet, Fanm D’ayiti
  • Angelique Kidjo, Celia

Best Comedy Album

  • Jim Gaffigan, Quality Time
  • Ellen DeGeneres, Relatable
  • Aziz Ansari, Right Now
  • Trevor Noah, Son Of Patricia
  • Dave Chappelle, Sticks & Stones

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Various Artists, The Lion King: The Songs
  • Various Artists, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Various Artists, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • Chris Stapleton, “The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” (Randy Newman)
  • Dolly Parton, “Girl In The Movies” (Dolly Parton & Linda Perry)
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” (Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere)
  • Beyoncé, “Spirit” (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh)
  • Thom Yorke, “Suspirium” (Thom Yorke)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff
  • Dan Auerbach
  • John Hill
  • Ricky Reed

Best Music Video

  • The Chemical Brothers, “We’ve Got To Try” (Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer)
  • Gary Clark Jr., “This Land” (Savanah Leaf, video director; Jason Cole, Danielle Hinde & Alicia Martinez, video producers)
  • FKA twigs, “Cellophane” (Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer)
  • Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Official Movie)” (Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers)
  • Tove Lo, “Glad He’s Gone” (Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Nathan Schottenfels, video producer)

Best Music Film

  • Beyoncé, Homecoming (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Dora Melissa Vargas, video producer)
  • David Crosby, Remember My Name (A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers)
  • Miles Davis, Birth Of The Cool (Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer)
  • Various Artists, Shangri-La (Morgan Neville, video director; Emma Baiada, video producer)
  • Thom Yorke, ANIMA (Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers)

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