Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and All the Nominees for the 2020 GRAMMY Awards

Alicia Keys returns to host music’s biggest night on January 26, 2020

Michael Cerio
November 20, 2019 - 6:45 am

It’s been an amazing year in music. "Duh."

Artists like Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Lil Nas X helped change the game in 2019, shattering genre lines and leading the empowering charge for the next generation of artists. Taylor Swift brought back the love while Ariana Grande turned self-care and retail therapy into a set of smash hits. At the same time Beyoncé delivered another ambitious and inspiring project, and Vampire Weekend shared a double dose of maturity after 6 years away. From Rock to Hip Hop, from Luke Combs to Lana Del Rey, the list goes on. To say it has been a big and exciting year would be an understatement.

Now with the horses secured in the back and the “Juice” fully stocked, it’s time to start handing out some hardware for all of the achievements. We now know who will be nominated for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, hosted once again by Alicia Keys on January 26.

It is time to get real as the race for GRAMMY gold has officially begun. Lizzo leads the way with nominations for 2020, with Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X close behind. Check out the list of nominees below for music’s biggest night.

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 R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar and Brandy - "Love Again"
H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller - "Could've Been"
Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane - "Exactly How I Feel"
Lucky Daye - "Rool Some Mo"
Anderson .Paak featuring Andre 3000 - "Come Home"

Best Country Song

Tanya Tucker - “Bring My Flowers Now”
Ashley McBryde - “Girls Going Nowhere”
Miranda Lambert - “it All Comes Out in the Wash”
Eric Church - “Some of It” (Eric Church)
Dan + Shay - “Speechless”

Best Rap Album

Meek Mill - Championships
21 Savage - I Am > I Was
Tyler the Creator - Igor
YBN Cordae - The Lost Boy
Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers III

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 featuring Billy Ray Cyrus - “Old Town Road”
Lizzo - “Truth Hurts”
Post Malone and Swae Lee - “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 F***ing Rockwell”
Lewis Capaldi - “Someone You Loved”
Lizzo - “Truth Hurts”

Best New Artist

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

Album of the Year

Bon Iver - i, i
Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing 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

Best Pop/Duo Group Performance

Ariana Grande and Social House - "Boyfriend"
Jonas Brothers -"Sucker"
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road"
Post Malone and Swae Lee - "Sunflower"
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - "Señorita"

Best Traditional Pop Album

Andrea Bocelli - Sì
Michael Bublé - Love (Deluxe Edition)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now
John Legend - A Legendary Christmas
Barbra Streisand - Walls

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 Featuring Goodboys - "Piece Of Your Heart"
Rüfüs Du Sol - "Underwater"
Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign - "Midnight Hour"

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Apparat - LP5
The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
Flume - Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)
Rüfüs Du Sol - SOLACE
Tycho - Weather

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall
Theo Croker - Star People Nation
Mark Guiliana - Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!
Lettuce - Elevate
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mettavolution

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 Featuring Tony Iommi - Astorolus - "The Great Octopus"
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

Amo — Bring Me The Horizon
Cage The Elephant - Social Cues
The Cranberries - In The End
I Prevail - Trauma
Rival Sons - Feral Roots

Best Alternative 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 Traditional R&B Performance

BJ The Chicago Kid - “Time Today”
India.Arie - “Steady Love”
Lizzo - “Jerome”
Lucky Daye - “Real Games”
PJ Morton & Jazmine Sullivan - “Built For Love”

Best R&B Song

H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller - “Could’ve Been”
Emily King - “Look At Me Now”
Chris Brown Ft. Drake - “No Guidance”
Lucky Daye - “Roll Some Mo”
PJ Morton Ft. Jojo“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 ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy - “Down Bad”
Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy - “Racks In The Middle”
Offset ft. Cardi B - “Clout”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - “Higher”
Lil Baby & Gunna - “Drip Too Hard”
Lil Nas X - “Panini”
Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch - “Ballin”
Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott - “The London”

Best Rap Song

YBN Cordae ft. Chance The Rapper - “Bad Idea”
Rick Ross ft. Drake - “Gold Roses”
21 Savage ft. J. Cole - “A Lot”
Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy - “Racks In The Middle”
DaBaby - “Suge”

Best Country Solo Performance

Tyler Childers - “All Your’n”
Ashley McBryde - “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”
Willie Nelson - “Ride Me Back Home”
Blake Shelton - “God’s Country”
Tanya Tucker - “Bring My Flowers Now”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

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

Best Country Album

Eric Church - Desperate Man
Reba McEntire - Stronger Than The Truth
Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel
Thomas Rhett - Center Point Road
Tanya Tucker - While I’m Livin’

Best Reggae Album

Koffee - Rapture
Julian Marley - As I Am
Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics - The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics
Steel Pulse - Mass Manipulation
Third World - More Work To Be Done

Best Comedy Album

Quality Time — Jim Gaffigan
Relatable — Ellen Degeneres
Right Now — Aziz Ansari
Son Of Patricia — Trevor Noah
Sticks & Stones — Dave Chappelle

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton); Track from: “Toy Story 4”
“Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton); Track from: “Dumplin’”
“I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Track from: A Star Is Born
“Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé); Track from: “The Lion King”
“Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke); Track from: “Suspiria”

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas
Ricky Reed

For more nominations check out GRAMMY.COM.

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