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2020 Grammy Award Nominees Announced

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The full list of the 2020 Grammy Award nominees has been released.

    Album of the Year

    Bon Iver – i,i
    Lana Del Rey – Norman F*cking 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
    Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

    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 – “Old Town Road”
    Lizzo – “Truth Hearts”
    Post Malone feat. Swae Lee – “Sunflower”

    Song of the Year

    Lady Gaga – “Always Remember Us This Way”
    Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
    Brandi Carlie – “Bring My Flowers Now”
    H.E.R. – “Hard Place”
    Taylor Swift – “Lover”
    Lana Del Rey – “Norman F*cking Rockwell”
    Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved”
    Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

    Best New Artist

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

    Best Solo Pop Performance

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

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    Ariana Grande & Social House – “Boyfriend”
    Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
    Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”
    Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower”
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Beyoncé – 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 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. Tay 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 Rock Performance

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

    Best Rock Song

    Tool – “Fear Inoculum”
    The 1975 – “Give Yourself a Try”
    Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
    Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”
    Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

    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 Metal Performance

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

    Best R&B Performance

    Daniel Caesar feat. Brandy – “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 R&B Song

    H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
    Emily King – “Look At Me Now”
    Chris Brown feat. Drake – “No Guidance”
    Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”
    PJ Morton – “Say So”

    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 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”
    Rick Ross feat. Drake – “Gold Roses”
    21 Savage feat. J. Cole – “A Lot”
    Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy – “Racks in the Middle”
    DaBaby – “Suge”

    Best Rap Album

    J. Cole feat. Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers III
    Meek Mill – Championships
    Tyler the Creator – IGOR
    21 Savage – I Am > I Was
    YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy

    Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

    Various Artists – The Lion King The Songs
    Various Artists – 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 Comedy Album

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

    Best Song Written For Visual Media

    Randy Newman – “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy”
    Dolly Parton – “Girl in the Movies”
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “I’ll Never Love Again”
    Beyoncé – “Spirit”
    Thom Yorke – “Suspirium”

    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

    Jack Antonoff
    Dan Auerbach
    John Hill
    Finneas O’Connell
    Ricky Reed

    Best Music Video

    The Chemical Brothers – “We’ve Got to Try”
    Gary Clark Jr. “This Land”
    FKA twigs – “Cellophane”
    Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”
    Tove Lo – “Glad He’s Gone”

  2. CMilliken


    Meh. Cool to see BMTH nominated but won’t be watching this.
  3. theasteriskera

    Regular Supporter

    I Prevail is nominated for 2 Grammy's... wow.
    justin. and All Systems Goku like this.
  4. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    Apparently I'm way out of touch with popular modern music
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  5. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Maybe the most shocking nominations I've ever heard. Literally.
  6. Cool to see Yola get a nom
  7. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Also is this The 1975's first Grammy nom? Feels overdue.
  8. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    My only Grammy take is that Billie eilish should sweep the major four categories

    And that big thief should win best alt album
  9. theasteriskera

    Regular Supporter

    Unfortunately I'm gonna have to agree with you on this one
  10. Ska Senanake


    The fact Sir isn't nominated for anything R&B is a travesty. Dude is the most underrated R&B singer of the last 3 years no doubt. I think Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Billie will all get something which would be rad. New Vampire Weekend is trash wtf. Also hoping Tycho and Anderson Paak get some wins. Grammy's once again disappoint.
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  11. Vs.


    Why does Cage the Elephant keep getting Grammy recognition? The last couple of albums have not been very good. Hell, the album didn’t even crack the top 20 on the billboard chart.
  12. serotonin

    who told you this room exists?

    I thought Social Cues and Tell Me I'm Pretty were good for what they were, but I wouldn't ever consider them being Grammy worthy, although there's a lot of stuff that gets nominated that I would say the same thing about.

    Edit: I guess Tell Me I'm Pretty won Best Rock Album in 2017.
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  14. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Big mood 4 Big Thief
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  15. mad Nov 20, 2019
    (Last edited: Nov 20, 2019)

    I was right. Prestigious

    I'm expecting Billie to clean up
    would be cool if Big Thief and twigs won their awards
  16. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    I have no idea how I, Prevail was nominated....twice.
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  17. ARo24

    Regular Supporter

    Surprised Taylor isn’t up for AOTY. Also, I would include Clairo as Best New Artist.
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  18. musicguy87


    I thought Slipknot would have been nominated for something. New album was awesome.

    Happy to see Vampire Weekend get their due too. Their album was AOTY worthy for me.
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  19. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    This is their second, the first was for the vinyl packaging in association with the box set for ILIWYS
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