2020 Grammy Awards: Nominations & Winners List

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards is scheduled to be held in January 2020 and all the nominations have been announced. It comes as little surprise that female musicians lead the list of nominations for 2020 Grammy Awards. Even more so, last year’s awards ceremony host Alicia Keys will return to host this year’s ceremony as well.

Lizzo received the most number of nominations for the upcoming awards show with a total of 8, surpassing any other artist. Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X received the second-highest count of individual nominations of 6 each. During the eligibility period of October 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019, Lizzo had her third studio album ‘Cuz I Love You’ released, Billie Eilish had her debut studio album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ released and Lil Nas X had her new album ‘7’ released.

However, 2020 Grammy awards nominations aren’t without surprises and snubs. According to NYTimes, Taylor Swift’s 2019 album ‘Lover,’ that had the biggest opening week sales, is not nominated for ‘Album of the Year.’ That being said, Lil Nas X’s new album ‘7’ is an extended play (EP) with 8 tracks, and it is nominated in the above category, most likely built around the success “Old Town Road (Remix)” single had. Another notable snub is of Halsey who had one of the biggest singles “Without Me” in the world in 2019.

Below is the complete list of nominations for 2020 Grammy Awards and we will have the list updated with winners once they are announced on January 26, 2020.

2020 Grammy Awards: Complete List of Nominees

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

Song of the Year
“Always Remember Us This Way,” Lady Gaga
Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
Lover,” Taylor Swift
“Norman F—king Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey
Someone You Loved,” Lewis Capaldi
Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

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, 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,”
Talk,” Khalid
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
Sunflower,” Post Malone feat. Swae Lee

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
Señorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
“Boyfriend,” Ariana Granda & Social House
“Sunflower,” Post Malone feat. Swae Lee
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Sucker,” Jonas Brothers

Best Pop Vocal Album
The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
Lover, Taylor Swift
No. 6 Collaborations Album, Ed Sheeran

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
A Legendary Christmas, John Legend
Walls, Barbra Streisand
Look Now, Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Love, Michael Bublé
Si, Andrea Bocelli

Best Dance Recording
“Linked,” Bonobo
“Piece of Your Heart,” Meduza feat. Goodboys
“Got to Keep On,” Chemical Brothers
“Underwater,” Rufus Du Sol
“Midnight Hour,” Skrillex & Boys Noize feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Best Dance/Electronic Album
LP5, Apparat
No Geography, Chemical Brothers
Hi, This Is Flume, Flume
Solace, Rufus Du Sol
Weather, Tyco

Contemporary Instrumental
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Ancestral Recall, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Star People Nation, Theo Croker
Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!, Mark Guiliana
Elevate, Lettuce
Mettavolution, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Best Rock Performance
“Pretty Waste,” Bones UK
“This Land,” Gary Clark, Jr.
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
“Woman,” Karen O. and Dangermouse
“Too Bad,” Rival Sons

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

Best Rock Song
“Fear Inoculum,” Tool
“Give Yourself a Try,” The 1975
“Harmony Hall,” Vampire Weekend
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
“This Land,” 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

Best Alternative Music Album
U.F.O.F., Big Thief
I, I, Bon Iver
Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend
Anima, Thom Yorke
Assume Form, James Blake

Best R&B Performance
“Love Again,” Daniel Caesar and Brandy
“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye
“Come Home,” Anderson .Paak feat. 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 feat. Jazmine Sullivan

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

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

Best Rap Performance
“Middle Child,” J. Cole
“Suge,” DaBaby
“Downbad,” Dreamville feat. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG and Young Nudy
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Rich and Hit-Boy
“Clout,” Offset feat. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“Higher,” DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby and Gunna
Panini,” Lil Nas X
“Ballin,” Mustard feat. Roddy Rich
The London,” Young Thug feat. J Cole and Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“Bad Idea,” YBN Cordae feat. Chance the Rapper
“Gold Roses,” Rick Ross feat. Drake
“A Lot,” 21 Savage feat. J. Cole
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Rich and Hit-Boy
“Suge,” DaBaby

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

Best Country Song
“Bring Me My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
“It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert
“Some of It,” Eric Church
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay

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

Best Latin Pop Album
Vida, Luis Fonsi
11:11, Maluma
Montaner, Ricardo Montaner
Eldisco, Alejandro Sanz
Fantasia, Sebastián Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
X 100 PRE, Bad Bunny
Oasis, J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible, Flor De Toloache
Almadura, iLe
El Mal Querer, Rosalía

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Caminando, Joss Favela
Percepcion, Intocable
Poco a Poco, La Energia Norteña
20 Aniversario, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
De Ayer Para Siempre, Mariachi Los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album
Opus, Marc Anthony
Tiempo al Tiempo, Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
Candela, Vicente García
Literal, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
A Journey Through Cuban Music, Aymée Nuviola

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,” Native Daughters
“Call My Name,” I’m With Her
“Crossing to Jerusalem,” Rosanne Cash
“Faraway Look,” Yola
“I Don’t Wanna Ride the Rails No More,” 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

Best Bluegrass Album
Tall Fiddler, Michael Cleveland
Live in Prague, Czech Republic, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Toil, Tears & Trouble, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Royal Traveller, Missy Raines
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Contemporary Blues Album
This Land, Gary Clark, Jr.
Venom & Faith, Larkin Poe
Brighter Days, Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Somebody Save Me, Sugaray Rayford
Keep On, Southern Avenue

Best Traditional Blues Album
Kingfish, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Tall, Dark & Handsome, Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men
Sitting on Top of the Blues, Bobby Rush
Baby, Please Come Home, Jimmie Vaughan
Spectacular Class, Jontavious Willis

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

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Kalawai’anui, Amy Hānaiali’i
When It’s Cold — Cree Round Dance Songs, Northern Cree
Good Time, Ranky Tanky
Recorded Live at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rebirth Brass Band
Hawaii Lullaby, Various Artists

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

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

Spoken Word
Best Spoken Word Album
Beastie Boys Book, Various
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 Comedy Album
Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan
Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres
Right Now, Aziz Ansari
Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah
Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle

Musical Theatre
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!, 2019 Broadway Cast

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 and Bradley Cooper

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Avengers: Endgame, Alan Silvestri
Chernobyl, Hildur Guðnadóttir
Game of Thrones: Season 8, Ramin Djawadi
The Lion King, Hans Zimmer
Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” Chris Stapleton, Toy Story 4
“Girl in the Movies,” Dolly Parton, Dumplin’
“I’ll Never Love Again,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Spirit,” Beyoncé, The Lion King
“Suspirium,” Thom Yorke, Suspiria

Best Music Video/Film
Best Music Video
“We’ve Got to Try,” Chemical Brothers
“This Land,” Gary Clark, Jr.
“Cellophane,” FKA Twigs
Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Lil Nas X and 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

MusiCares Person of the Year Award

(source: parade.com)

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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