From Billie Eilish & Ariana Grande To Beyoncé: The 2020 Grammy Nominations

Mike Nied | November 20, 2019 9:47 am

The nominations are in for the 2020 Grammys, and there are some expected faces and a couple surprises in the mix. Every year, it’s a tight race to see who gets a nod during the biggest night in music. And this has been no exception. That really shows with a passing glance at the night’s Big Four awards (Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year). Breakout stars Lizzo and Billie Eilish landed nominations in all four of the above-listed categories. Other notable entries include Rosalía and Lil Nas X in Best New Artist.

Meanwhile Lana Del Rey was recognized in both Song and Album Of The Year. Others in Song Of The Year include Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way,” Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” and Taylor Swift’s “Lover.” Speaking of Taylor, the Grammy darling is shockingly missing from some of the other big categories. The same could be said for Gaga. I expected the soundtrack for A Star Is Born to pick up a nod in Album Of The Year, however it was relegated to Best Compilation For Visual Media.

Other notable entries in Album of The Year include Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X and H.E.R.. Another particularly stacked category this year is Best Pop Solo Performance. That one is a who’s who of some of the industry’s most recognizable female voices. Who made the cut? Beyoncé with her The Lion King original “Spirit,” Billie with “Bad Guy,” Ari with “7 rings,” Lizzo with “Truth Hurts” and Taylor with “You Need To Calm Down.” Of course, no year is complete without some snubs. Keep an eye peeled for an article of those later today (UPDATE: It’s HERE).

Who will take home a trophy during the 2020 Grammys? We’ll find out January 26, 2020. In the meantime scroll through a selection of nominations below. You can see the rest here.

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank And The Bangas


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 Fucking Rockwell” – Lana Del Rey

“Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

Record Of The Year

“Hey, Ma” – Bon Iver

“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” – Ariana Grande

“Hard Place” – H.E.R.

“Talk” – Khalid

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year

I, I – Bon Iver

Norman Fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey


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

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

“Boyfriend” – Ariana Grande & Social House

“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee

“Senorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Si – Andrea Bocelli

Love – Michael Buble

Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters

A Legendary Christmas – John Legend

WALLS – Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album

The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé


Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande

No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran

Lover – Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording

Linked – Bonobo

Got To Keep On – The Chemical Brothers

Piece Of Your Heart – Meduza feat. Boodboys

Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL

Midnight Hour – Skrillex & Boys Noize feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Best Dance/Electronic Album

LP5 – Apparat

No Geography – The Chemical Brothers

Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) – Flume


Weather – Tycho

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Ancestral Recall – Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Star People Nation – The 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 & Danger Mouse

“Too Bad” – Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance

“Astorolus – The Great Octopus” – Candlemass Featuring Tony 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 Clues – 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

Assume Form – James Blake

I,I – Bon Iver

Father Of The Bride – Vampire Weekend

Anima – Thom Yorke

Best R&B Performance

“Love Again” – Daniel Caesar & Brandy

“Could Have 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. Andre 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 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 Album

Apollo XXI – Steve Lacy

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

Overload – Georgia Anne Muldrow

Saturn – NAO

Being Human In Public – Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album

1123 – BJ The Chicago Kid

Painted – Lucky Daye

Ella Mai – Ella Mai

Paul – PJ Morton

Ventura – Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance

“Middle Child” – J. Cole

“Suge” – DaBaby

“Down Bad” – Dreamville feat. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy

“Racks In The Middle” – Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy

“Clout” – Offset feat. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Higher” – DJ Khaled feat. Nispey Hussle & John Legend

“Drip Too Hard” – Lil Baby & Gunna

“Panini” – Lil Nas X

“Ballin” Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch

“The London” – Young Thug feat. J. Cole & 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 Ricch & 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

“Brad New Man” – Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs

“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” – Brothers Osborne

“Speechless” – Dan + Shay

“The Daughters” – Little Big Town

“Common” – Maren Morris feat. Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song

“Bring 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

Stronger Than The Truth – Reba McEntire

Interstate Gospel – Pistol Annies

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett

While I’m Livin’ – Tanya Tucker

Best New Age Album

Fair Dreams – David Arkenstone

Homage To Kindness – David Darling

Wings – Peter Kater

Verve – Sebastian Plano

Deva – Deva Premal

Best Improvised Solo Jazz

Elsewhere – Melissa Aldana, soloist

Dozinho – Randy Brecker, solist

Tomorrow Is The Question – Julian Lage, soloist

The Windup – Branford Marsalis, soloist

Sightseeing – Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Thirsty Ghost – Sara Gazarek

Love & Liberation – Jazzmeia Horn

Alone Together – Catherine Russel

12 Little Spells – Esperanza Spalding

Screenplay – The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

In The Key Of The Universe – Joey DeFrancesco

The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul – Branford Marsalis Quartet

Christian McBride’s New Jawn

Christian McBride

Finding Gabriel – Brad Mehldau

Come What May – Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Triple Helix – Anat Cohen Tentet

Dancer In Nowhere – Miho Hazama

Hiding Out – Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra

The Omni-American Book Club – Brian Lynch Big Band

One Day Wonder – Terraza Big And

Best Latin Jazz Album

Antitode – Chich Corea & The Spanish Heart Band

Sorte!: Music By John Finbury – Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca

Una Noche Con Rubén Blades – Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades

Carib – David Sánchez

Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera – Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin

“Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” – Gloria Gaynor feat. Yolanda Adams

“See The Light” – Travis Greene feat. Jekalyn Carr

“Speak The Name” – Koryn Hawthorne feat. Natalie Grant

“This Is A Move (LIVE)” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns

“God Only Knows” – for KINGS & COUNTRY feat. Dolly Parton

“Haven’t Seen It Yet” – Danny Gokey

“God’s Not Done With You (Single Version)” – Tauren Wells

“Rescue Story” – Zach Williams

Best Gospel Album

Long Live Love – Kirk Franklin

Goshen – Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri -City Singers

Tunnel Vision – Gene Moore

Settle Here – William Murphy

Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album – CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

I Know A Ghost – Crowder

Burn The Ships – for KING & COUNTRY

Haven’t Seen It Yet – Danny Gokey

The Elements – TobyMac

Holy Roar – Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album

Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows – Steven Curtis Chapman

Testimony – Gloria Gaynor

Deeper Oceans – Joseph Habedank

His Name Is Jesus – Tim Menzies

Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Various Artists

Best Latin Pop Album

Vida – Luis Fonsi

11:11 – Maluma

Montaner – Ricardo Montaner

#Eldisco – Alejandro Sanza

Fantasia – Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

X 100PRE – 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

Perception – 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 – Vicent Garcia

Literal – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

A Journey Through Cuban Music – Aymée Nuviola

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 & Bradley Cooper

Best Score For Visual Media

Avengers: Endgame – Alan Silvestri

Chernobyl – Hildur Guðnadóttir

Game Of Thrones – 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

“Girl In The Movies” – Dolly Parton

“I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Spirit” – Beyonce

“Suspirium” – Thom Yorke

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

John Hill


Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recordings

“I Rise” (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix” – Madonna & Tracy Young

“Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)” – Miley Cyrus & Wuki

“The One (High Contrast Remix)” – Jorja Smith & Lincoln Barrett

“Swim (Ford. Remix)” – Mild Minds & Luc Bradford

“Work It (Soulwax Remix)” – Marie Davidson & David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele

Best Music Video

“We’ve Got To Try” – The Chemical Brothers

“This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.

“Cellophane” – FKA Twigs

“Old Town Road (Official Movie)” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

“Glad He’s Gone” – Tove Lo

Best Music Film


Remember My Name – David Crosby

Birth Of The Cool – Miles Davis

Shangri-La – Various Artists

Anima – Thom Yorke

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