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Recording Academy announces nominees for 62nd Annual Grammy Awards


Wed, Nov 20th 2019 05:55 pm

First-time nominees Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X are this year's most nominated artists

Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan, alongside Academy chairman of the board of trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., Grammy Awards host Alicia Keys and past two-time Grammy nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards in select categories.

A press release said, “This year's nominees reflect a melting pot of artistic innovation that defined the year in music, showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of established artists and the industry-shifting impact of rising music creators. Leading nominees Lizzo (8), Billie Eilish (6) and Lil Nas X (6) not only topped the charts, but ignited a cultural conversation around their genre-bending hits.”

As the only peer-selected music award, the Grammy Awards are voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers.

"I am in complete awe of the inspiring nominees who have poured their hearts and souls into their craft and, in turn, have provided fans worldwide a year of music that changed us, stirred our emotions and inspired us to do more," Dugan said. "Today's announcement reflects a new era for the Recording Academy – an army of engaged members that welcomes diversity, embraces creativity and champions young musicians on the rise. It's shaping up to be a year of firsts, and I can promise that the 62nd Grammy Awards will pack the same punch as this year's nominees. I am proud to march forward alongside our members and nominated artists."

This year's nominees were selected from more than 20,000 submissions across 84 categories, and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music (Oct. 1, 2018–Aug. 31, 2019). The final round of Grammy voting is Dec. 9 through Jan. 3, 2020. The Recording Academy will present the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, live from Los Angeles' STAPLES Center and broadcast on the CBS Television Network (8 p.m. ET).

The following is a sampling of nominations from the Grammy Awards' 30 fields and 84 categories.

For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

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" — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo
  • "Sunflower" — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year:

  • “i,i" — Bon Iver
  • “Norman F***ing 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.
  • “7” — Lil Nas X
  • “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” — Lizzo
  • “Father Of The Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year:

  • "Always Remember Us This Way" — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • "Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • "Hard Place" — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • "Lover" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • "Norman F***ing Rockwell" — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • "Someone You Loved" — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • "Truth Hurts" — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist:

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

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 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 Dance Recording:

  • "Linked" — Bonobo
  • "Got To Keep On" — The Chemical Brothers
  • "Piece Of Your Heart" — Meduza Featuring Goodboys
  • "Underwater" — RÜFÜS DU SOL
  • "Midnight Hour" — Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

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 R&B Performance:

  • "Love Again" — Daniel Caesar & Brandy
  • "Could've Been" — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
  • "Exactly How I Feel" — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane
  • "Roll Some Mo" — Lucky Daye
  • "Come Home" — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

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

Best Country Song:

  • "Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • "Girl Goin' Nowhere" — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
  • "It All Comes Out In The Wash" — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • "Some Of It" — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
  • "Speechless" — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

  • “Thirsty Ghost” — Sara Gazarek
  • “Love & Liberation” — Jazzmeia Horn
  • “Alone Together” — Catherine Russell
  • “12 Little Spells” — Esperanza Spalding
  • “Screenplay” — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Gospel Album:

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

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album:

  • “X 100PRE” — Bad Bunny
  • “Oasis” — J Balvin & Bad Bunny
  • “Indestructible” — Flor De Toloache
  • “Almadura” — iLe
  • “El Mal Querer” — Rosalía

Best Americana Album:

  • “Years To Burn” — Calexico And Iron & Wine
  • “Who Are You Now” — Madison Cunningham
  • “Oklahoma” — Keb' Mo'
  • “Tales Of America” — J.S. Ondara
  • “Walk Through Fire” — Yola

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

  • “Beastie Boys Book” — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
  • “Becoming” — Michelle Obama
  • “I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor” — Eric Alexandrakis
  • “Mr. Know-It-All” — John Waters
  • “Sekou Andrews & The String Theory” — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

  • "The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy" — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton), track from “Toy Story 4”
  • "Girl In The Movies" — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton), track from “Dumplin’ ”
  • "I'll Never Love Again" (Film Version) — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), track from “A Star Is Born”
  • "Spirit" — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé), track from “The Lion King”
  • "Suspirium" — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke), track from “Suspiria”

Best Music Film:

  • “Homecoming” — Beyoncé
  • “Remember My Name” — David Crosby
  • “Birth Of The Cool” — (Miles Davis)
  • “Shangri-La” — (Various Artists)
  • “Anima” — Thom Yorke

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