Full List of 2021 Grammy Nominations & Winners

The biggest awards ceremony in music, The Grammy Awards, is just around the corner, and the Recording Academy announced their list of nominees for every award category for their 63rd annual Grammy Awards.

Although artists such as Eminem, The Weeknd, and most recently Zayn, have spoken out about the biases in the nomination and awarding process of the ceremony, The Grammys remains to be one of the most recognized and revered awards in music. The Weeknd went on to announce that he will no longer allow his record label to submit his music for Grammys in the future.

The 2021 Grammy Awards was held on March 14, 2021, with special COVID-19 restrictions. The awards night is to be decorated with live performances from artists such as Cardi B, Doja Cat, BTS, Taylor Swift, HAIM, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles, Chris Martin, and the sneak addition Silk Sonic.

Most nominations were received by Beyonce with 9.

Complete List of 2021 Grammy Awards Nominees

General field

Record of the Year

  • Black Parade” – Beyoncé
  • “Colors” – Black Pumas
  • “Rockstar” – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Say So” – Doja Cat
  • Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish [WINNER]
  • Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  • Circles” – Post Malone
  • Savage” – 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 [WINNER]

Song of the Year

  • “Black Parade” – Beyoncé
  • “The Box” – Roddy Ricch
  • Cardigan” – Taylor Swift
  • “Circles” – Post Malone
  • “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  • “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
  • “I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R. [WINNER]
  • If the World Was Ending” – JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels

Best New Artist

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Chika
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada
  • Megan Thee Stallion [WINNER]

Pop

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Yummy” – Justin Bieber
  • “Say So” – Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  • Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles [WINNER]
  • “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Un Dia (One Day)” – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
  • Intentions” – Justin Bieber featuring Quavo
  • Dynamite” – BTS
  • Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande [WINNER]
  • Exile” – Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Blue Umbrella – (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian
  • True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter – Harry Connick Jr.
  • American Standard – James Taylor [WINNER]
  • Unfollow the Rules – Rufus Wainwright
  • Judy – Renée Zellweger

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Changes – Justin Bieber
  • Chromatica – Lady Gaga
  • Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa [WINNER]
  • Fine Line – Harry Styles
  • Folklore – Taylor Swift

Dance/electronic music

Best Dance Recording

  • “On My Mind” – Diplo & Sidepiece
    • Diplo & Sidepiece, producers; Luca Pretolesi, mixer
  • “My High” – Disclosure, Aminé and Slowthai
    • Guy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; G. Lawrence, mixer
  • “The Difference” – Flume featuring Toro y Moi
    • Flume, producer; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer
  • “Both of Us” – Jayda G
    • Fred Again & G, producers; Again & G, mixers
  • “10%” – Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis [WINNER]
    • Kaytranada, producer; Neal H. Pogue, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Kick I – Arca
  • Energy – Disclosure
  • Planet’s Mad – Baauer
  • Bubba – Kaytranada [WINNER]
  • Good Faith – Madeon

Contemporary instrumental music

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Axiom – Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
  • Chronology of a Dream: Live at The Village Vanguard – Jon Batiste
  • Take the Stairs – Black Violin
  • Americana – Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell
  • Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Snarky Puppy [WINNER]

Rock

Best Rock Performance

  • “The Steps” – HAIM
  • “Stay High” – Brittany Howard
  • “Not” – Big Thief
  • “Shameika” – Fiona Apple [WINNER]
  • “Kyoto” – Phoebe Bridgers
  • “Daylight” – Grace Potter

Best Metal Performance

  • “Bum-Rush” – Body Count [WINNER]
  • “Underneath” – Code Orange
  • “The In-Between” – In This Moment
  • “Bloodmoney” – Poppy
  • “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” – Power Trip

Best Rock Song

  • “Kyoto”
    • Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore (Bridgers)
  • “Lost in Yesterday”
    • Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)
  • “Not”
    • Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)
  • “Shameika”
    • Fiona Apple, songwriter (Apple)
  • “Stay High” [WINNER]
    • Brittany Howard, songwriter (Howard)

Best Rock Album

  • A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
  • Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka
  • Daylight – Grace Potter
  • Sound & Fury – Sturgill Simpson
  • The New Abnormal – The Strokes [WINNER]

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple [WINNER]
  • Hyperspace – Beck
  • Punisher – Phoebe Bridgers
  • Jaime – Brittany Howard
  • The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

R&B

Best R&B Performance

  • “Lightning & Thunder” – Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend
  • “Black Parade” – Beyoncé [WINNER]
  • “All I Need” – Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Goat Head” – Brittany Howard
  • “See Me” – Emily King

Best 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 [WINNER]
  • “Distance” – Yebba

Best R&B Song

  • “Better Than I Imagine” [WINNER]
    • 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, Scott Storch, Victoria Monét, 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.)

Best Progressive R&B Album

  • Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
  • Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle
  • Free Nationals – Free Nationals
  • F*ck Yo Feelings – Robert Glasper
  • It Is What It Is – Thundercat [WINNER]

Best R&B Album

  • Happy 2 Be Here – Ant Clemons
  • Take Time – Giveon
  • To Feel Love/D – Luke James
  • Bigger Love – John Legend [WINNER]
  • All Rise – Gregory Porter

Rap

Best Rap Performance

  • Deep Reverence” – Big Sean featuring Nipsey Hussle
  • “Bop” – DaBaby
  • “Whats Poppin” – Jack Harlow
  • “The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
  • “Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé [WINNER]
  • “Dior” – Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Best Rap Song

  • “The Bigger Picture”
    • Dominique Jones, Rai’Shaun Williams, Noah Pettigrew, songwriters (Lil Baby)
  • “The Box”
    • Rodrick Moore, Samuel Gloade, 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” [WINNER]
    • 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)

Best Rap Album

  • Black Habits – D Smoke
  • Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
  • A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica
  • King’s Disease – Nas [WINNER]
  • The Allegory – Royce da 5’9″

Country

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Stick That in Your Country Song” – Eric Church
  • “Who You Thought I Was” – Brandy Clark
  • “When My Amy Prays” – Vince Gill [WINNER]
  • “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Black Like Me” – Mickey Guyton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “All Night” – Brothers Osborne
  • 10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber [WINNER]
  • “Ocean” – Lady A
  • “Sugar Coat” – Little Big Town
  • “Some People Do” – Old Dominion

Best Country Song

  • “Bluebird”
    • Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • “The Bones”
    • Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • “Crowded Table” [WINNER]
    • Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
  • “More Hearts Than Mine”
    • Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
  • “Some People Do”
    • Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

Best Country Album

  • Nightfall – Little Big Town
  • Wildcard – Miranda Lambert [WINNER]
  • Never Will – Ashley McBryde
  • Lady Like – Ingrid Andress
  • Your Life Is a Record – Brandy Clark

Best Folk Album

  • Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman
  • Thanks for the Dance – Leonard Cohen
  • Song for Our Daughter – Laura Marling
  • Saturn Return – The Secret Sisters
  • All the Good Times – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings [WINNER]

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

  • Upside Down 2020 – Buju Banton
  • Higher Place – Skip Marley
  • It All Comes Black to Love – Maxi Priest
  • Got to Be Tough – Toots & The Maytals [WINNER]
  • One World – The Wailers

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

  • Black Mitzvah – Tiffany Haddish [WINNER]
  • I Love Everything – Patton Oswalt
  • The Pale Tourist – Jim Gaffigan
  • Paper Tiger – Bill Burr
  • 23 Hours to Kill – Jerry Seinfeld

Beyonce is now the leading Grammy winning artist in the history with 28 wins!

[Source: Grammys]

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