Grammy 2021 Nominations Are Revealed



Beyoncé was honoured with an incredible nine nominations, with Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch all following with six.

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Beyoncé’s mammoth run was capped off with Best Music Video/Film (a sure-fire win for Black Is King) and Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl”. With 79 nominations throughout her career, Beyoncé is now the most nominated female artist in Grammy history, and tied with Paul McCartney for second-most nominations ever. Her husband Jay-Z is in top spot with just one more (80), tied with Quincy Jones.

Dua Lipa made good on her 2019 Best New Artist win with a clean run of the night’s three biggest categories: Record, Song and Album of the Year for “Don’t Start Now” and the album Future Nostalgia. For Song of the Year, she’ll also be up against H.E.R.’s powerful protest song, “I Can’t Breathe”, as well as Doja Cat’s “Say So, Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Ever Wanted” and Black Pumas’ “Colors”.

Taylor Swift is up for Song of the Year (“Cardigan”) and Album of the Year for Folklore. The surprise-released album earned her three other nominations, as well as a surprise nod for her song “Beautiful Ghosts”, from Cats, for Best Song Written For Visual Media. She’s up against Brandi Carlile, who earned a nod for for her Onwardtrack “Carried Me With You”.

Bisexual singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers is up for Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance and Song, and Best Alternative Music Album.

The Grammy 2021 nominations will come as a disappointment to Lady Gaga, who was overlooked for all the top categories. Her duet with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”, is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, with Chromatica up for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Trans artist Arca, a frequent collaborator of Bjork’s, who was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Kick I. She follows SOPHIE, who was the first trans woman to be nominated in the category in 2018.

Harry Styles was nominated for three awards: Best Pop Vocal Album and Solo Performance, as well as Best Music Video/Film.

Journalist Ronan Farrow won his first nomination for the audiobook of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, his book recounting his experiences investigating Harvey Weinstein.

R&B ALBUM:

  • Happy 2 Be Here — Ant Clemons

  • Take Time — Giveon

  • To Feel Loved — Luke James

  • Bigger Love — John Legend

  • All Rise — Gregory Porter

PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM:

  • Chilombo — Jhené Aiko

  • Ungodly Hour — Chloe X Halle

  • Free Nationals — Free Nationals

  • F*** Yo Feelings — Robert Glasper

  • It Is What It Is — Thundercat

TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE:

  • “Sit On Down” — The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

  • “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me” — Chloe X Halle

  • ”Let Me Go” — Mykal Kilgore

  • “Anything For You” — Ledisi

  • “Distance” — Yebba

R&B PERFORMANCE:

  • “Lightning & Thunder“ — Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend

  • “Black Parade“ — Beyoncé

  • “All I Need“ — Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign

  • “Goat Head“ — Brittany Howard

  • “See Me“ — Emily King

R&B SONG:

  • “Better Than I Imagine” — Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, Songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)

  • “Black Parade” — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, Songwriters (Beyoncé)

  • “Collide” — Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, Songwriters (Tiana Major9 & Earthgang)

  • “Do It” — Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch & Vincent Van Den Ende, Songwriters (Chloe X Halle)

  • “Slow Down” — Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & H.E.R.)

TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE:

  • “Sit On Down” — The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

  • “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me” — Chloe X Halle

  • ”Let Me Go” — Mykal Kilgore

  • “Anything For You” — Ledisi

  • “Distance” — Yebba

RAP ALBUM:

  • Black Habits — D Smoke

  • Alfredo — Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

  • A Written Testimony — Jay Electronica

  • King’s Disease — Nas

  • The Allegory — Royce Da 5’9”

RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE:

  • “Deep Reverence” — Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

  • “Bop” — DaBaby

  • “What’s Poppin” — Jack Harlow

  • “The Bigger Picture” — Lil Baby

  • “Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

  • “Dior” — Pop Smoke

MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE:

  • “Rockstar” — DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

  • “Laugh now, Cry Later” — Drake Featuring Lil Durk

  • “Lockdown” — Anderson .Paak

  • “The Box” — Roddy Ricch

  • “Highest in the Room” — Travis Scott

RAP SONG:

  • “The Bigger Picture” — Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai’shaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby)

  • “The Box” — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

  • “Laugh Now, Cry Later” — Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour & Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)

  • “Rockstar” — Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)

  • “Savage” — Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)


ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

  • “Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko

  • “Black Pumas” (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas

  • “Everyday Life” — Coldplay

  • “Djesse Vol. 3" — Jacob Collier

  • “Women in Music Pt. III” — Haim

  • “Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa

  • “Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone

  • “Folklore” — Taylor Swift

RECORD OF THE YEAR:

  • “Black Parade” — Beyoncé

  • “Colors” — Black Pumas

  • “Rockstar” — DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

  • “Say So” — Doja Cat

  • “Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish

  • “Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa

  • “Circles” — Post Malone

  • “Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Beyoncé was honoured with an incredible nine nominations, with Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch all following with six.

SONG OF THE YEAR:

  • “Black Parade” — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

  • “The Box” — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

  • “Cardigan” — Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

  • “Circles” — Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

  • “Don’t Start Now” — Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

  • “Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

  • “I Can’t Breathe” — Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

  • “If The World Was Ending” — Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

NEW ARTIST:

  • Ingrid Andress

  • Phoebe Bridgers

  • Chika

  • Noah Cyrus

  • D Smoke

  • Doja Cat

  • Kaytranada

  • Megan Thee Stallion

 
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