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Here’s The Full List Of 2020 Grammy Nominees

The time has arrived. The night of nights for musicians – the Grammy Awards – is around the corner and the Recording Academy has finally revealed the extensive list of nominees for the big event.

Leading the nominations, unsurprisingly, is Lizzo who scored eight total nominations. She managed to earn a nomination in the four biggest categories of the night – Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for ‘Truth Hurts’, Album Of The Year for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) and Best New Artist.

For clarification, the Recording Academy have reportedly considered ‘Truth Hurts’ eligible because it rose to prominence this year, it was never submitted for consideration in the year of its release (2017) and it features on the deluxe version of Cuz I Love You.

Trailing behind her with six nominations apiece are Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X. Other big nominees include Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver and Ariana Grande – all of which are nominated for Album Of The Year.

There’s some decent Aussie representation too. Both Flume and RÜFÜS DU SOL are nominated for Best Electronic Album for Hi This Is Flume and Solace respectively. RÜFÜS DU SOL also picked up a nomination for Best Dance Recording for ‘Underwater’.

Bring Me The Horizon and Tool also earned a few nominations. BMTH are nominated for Best Rock Album, while Tool are nominated for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song for ‘7empest’ and ‘Fear Inoculum’ respectively.

Check some of the key nominees below, and the full list here.

Grammy Awards 2020 Nominees

Album of the Year

Bon Iver – i,i

Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

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 Hurts

Post Malone – Sunflower

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now

H.E.R. – Hard Place

Taylor Swift – Lover

Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking 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 Pop Solo 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 & the Social House – Boyfriend

The Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

Post Malone – Sunflower [ft. Swae Lee]

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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Andrea Bocelli –

Michael Bublé – Love (Deluxe Edition)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now

John Legend – A Legendary Christmas

Barbra Streisand – Walls


Best Rap Album

Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers III

Meek Mill – Championships

21 Savage – I Am > I Was

Tyler, the Creator – IGOR

YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy

Best Rap Song

YBN Cordae – Bad Idea [ft. Chance the Rapper]

Rick Ross – Gold Roses [ft. Drake]

21 Savage – A Lot [ft. J. Cole]

Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]

DaBaby – Suge

Best Rap Performance

J. Cole – Middle Child

DaBaby – Suge

Dreamville – Down Bad [ft. J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, Young Nudy]

Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]

Offset – Clout [ft. Cardi B]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

DJ Khaled – Higher [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]

Lil Baby and Gunna – Drip Too Hard

Lil Nas X – Panini

Mustard – Ballin [ft. Roddy Ricch]

Young Thug – The London [ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott]


Best Rock Performance

Bones UK – Pretty Waste

Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Brittany Howard – History Repeats

Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman

Rival Sons – Too Bad

Best Metal Performance

Candlemass – Astorolus – The Great Octopus [ft. Tony Iommi] Death Angel – Humanicide

I Prevail – Bow Down

Killswitch Engage – Unleashed

Tool – 7empest

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 R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar – Love Again [ft. Brandy]

H.E.R. – Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]

Lizzo – Exactly How I Feel [ft. Gucci Mane]

Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo

Anderson .Paak – Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Bj the Chicago Kid – Time Today

India.Arie- Steady Love

Lizzo – Jerome

Lucky Daye – Real Games

PJ Morton – Built for Love [ft. Jazmine Sullivan]

Best R&B Song

H.E.R. – Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]

Emily King – Look At Me Now

Chris Brown – No Guidance [ft. Drake]

Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo

PJ Morton – Say So [ft. JoJo]

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload

Nao – Saturn

Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public

Best R&B Album

BJ the Chicago Kid – 1123

Lucy Daye – Painted

Ella Mai – Ella Mai

PJ Morton – Paul

Anderson .Paak – Ventura


Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Bad Bunny – X 100Pre

J Balvin & Bad Bunny – Oasis

Flor De Toloache – Indestructible

iLe – Almadura

Rosalía – El Mal Querer


Best Dance Recording

Bonobo – Linked

The Chemical Brothers – Got to Keep On

Medusa – Piece of Your Heart [ft. Goodboys]

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Underwater

Skrillex and Boys Noize – Midnight Hour [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Apparat – LP5

The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

Flume – Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)


Tyco – Weather


Best Comedy Album

Jim Gaffigan – Quality Time

Ellen DeGeneres – Relatable

Aziz Ansari – Right Now

Trevor Noah – Son of Patricia

Dave Chapelle – Sticks and Stones

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Various Artists – Beastie Boys Book

Michelle Obama – Becoming

Eric Alexandrakis – I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor

John Waters – Mr. Know-It-All

Sekou Andrews & The String Theory – Sekou Andrews & The String Theory


Best Remixed Recording

Madonna – I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)

Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)

Jorja Smith – The One (High Contrast Remix)

Mild Minds – Swim (Ford. Remix)

Marie Davidson – Work It (Soulwax Remix)

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Various Artists – The Lion King: The Songs

Various Artists – Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Various Artists – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Alan Silvestri – Avengers: Endgame

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl

Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones: Season 8

Hans Zimmer – The Lion King

Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Chris Stapleton – The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy

Dolly Parton and Linda Perry – Girl in the Movies

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)

Beyoncé – Spirit

Thom Yorke – Suspirium


Best Recording Package

Voces Del Bullerengue – Anónimas & Resilientes

Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell

The Muddy Basin Ramblers – Hold That Tiger

Bon Iver – i,i

Intellexual – Intellexual

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Thom Yorke – Anima

David Gray – Gold in Brass Age

John Coltrane – 1963: New Directions

Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker – The Radio Recordings 1939-1945

Various Artists – Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary

Best Album Notes

The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions – Judy Cantor-Navas

The Gospel According to Malaco – Robert Maravich

Pedal Steel + Four Corners – Brendan Greaves

Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – Jeff Place

Stay ’68: A Memphis Story – Steve Greenberg


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

John Hill


Ricky Reed

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video

The Chemical Brothers – We’ve Got to Try

Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

FKA Twigs – Cellophane

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Official Movie)

Tove Lo – Glad He’s Gone

Best Music Film

Beyoncé – Homecoming

David Crosby – Remember My Name

Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

Various Artists – Shangri-La

Thom Yorke – Anima

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