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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...


Wednesday morning, the Recording Academy rolled out its list of nominations for the 2020 Grammys, via CBS This Morning and Grammy.com. Without further ado, let's dig in. 

 

THE BIG FOUR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I, I – Bon Iver
Norman Fucking 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 

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 

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 Fucking Rockwell" – Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
"Someone You Loved" – Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere 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

 

POP

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 featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Sunflower" – Post Malone & Swae Lee
"Señorita" – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

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 TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Sí – Andrea Bocelli
Love (Deluxe Edition) – Michael Bublé
Look Now – Elvis Costello & the Imposters
A Legendary Christmas – John Legend
Walls – Barbra Streisand

 

ROCK

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 ROCK SONG
"Fear Inoculum" – Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (TOOL)
"Give Yourself a Try" – George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
"Harmony Hall" – Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
"History Repeats" – Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
"This Land" – Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

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 

 

ALTERNATIVE

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM 
U.F.O.F. – Big Thief
Assume Form – James Blake
I,I – Bon Iver
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
Anima – Thom Yorke

 

R&B

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

BEST R&B ALBUM
1123 – BJ the Chicago Kid
Painted – Lucky Daye
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Paul – PJ Morton
Ventura – Anderson .Paak

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 TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
"Time Today" – BJ the Chicago Kid
"Steady Love" – India.Arie
"Jerome" – Lizzo
"Real Games" – Lucky Daye
"Built For Love" – PJ Morton featuring Jazmine Sullivan

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Apollo XXI – Steve Lacy
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) – Lizzo
Overload – Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn – NAO
Being Human in Public – Jessie Reyez

 

RAP

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
"Middle Child" – J. Cole
"Suge" – DaBaby
"Down Bad" – Dreamville featuring J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
"Racks in the Middle" – Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
"Clout" – Offset featuring Cardi B

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE
"Higher" – DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
"Drip Too Hard" – Lil Baby & Gunna
"Panini" – Lil Nas X
"Ballin" – Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
"The London" – Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

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

 

DANCE/ELECTRONIC

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
LP5 – Apparat
No Geography – The Chemical Brothers
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) – Flume
Solace – RÜFÜS DU SOL
Weather – Tycho

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 

 

COUNTRY

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 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 featuring Brandi Carlile

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
"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)

 

LATIN

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
Vida – Luis Fonsi
11:11 – Maluma
Montaner – Ricardo Montaner
#ElDisco – Alejandro Sanz
Fantasia – Sebastian Yatra

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

 

AMERICAN ROOTS

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
"Saint Honesty" – Sara Bareilles
"Father Mountain" – Calexico and Iron & Wine
"I'm on My Way" – Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
"Call My Name" – I'm With Her
"Faraway Look" – Yola

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
"Black Myself" – Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
"Call My Name" – Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I'm With Her)
"Crossing to Jerusalem" – Roseanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Roseanne Cash)
"Faraway Look" – Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
"I Don't Wanna Ride the Rails No More" – Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

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 

 

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA 
The Lion King: The Songs – Various Artists
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Various Artists
Rocketman – Taron Egerton
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Various Artists
A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

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

 

MUSICAL THEATER

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations – Original Broadway Cast
Hadestown – Original Broadway Cast
Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Original Broadway Cast
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: In Four Contemporary Suites – Imogen Heap
Oklahoma! – Rodgers & Hammerstein; 2019 Broadway Cast

 

PRODUCTION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
FINNEAS
Ricky Reed 

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM
All These Things – Tchad Blake, Adam Greenspan & Rodney Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, master engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
Ella Mai – Chris "Shaggy" Asher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai)
Run Home Slow – Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers)
Scenery – Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King)
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Rob Kinelski & Finneas O'Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)

 

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
"We've Got to Try" – The Chemical Brothers
"This Land" – Gary Clark Jr.
"Cellophane" – FKA twigs
"Old Town Road" – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Glad He's Gone" – Tove Lo

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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