Lizzo Is The Queen Of The 2020 Grammy Nominations

November 20, 2019 / Posted by:

This also means that it will probably be 3-2-1 seconds before someone shady on Twitter congratulates CeCe Peniston. But until that happens, we’ve got all the Grammy nominations that were announced this morning. And eight – including the big four – went to 100% That Bitch (patent pending), Lizzo.

The nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced by 2020 Grammy host Alicia Keys, along with some music industry types. If there’s anything I know about the Grammys, it’s that they’re both extremely predictable and a total guessing game at the same time. For example, Lizzo had a huge year. It feels like you can’t step into a public space without hearing the piano chords from the beginning of “Truth Hurts” (it was literally playing as my middle-aged dentist fitted me for a mouth guard last week). So it’s no surprise she’s been nominated for eight awards, including Album Of The Year (for Cuz I Love You), Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance (for “Truth Hurts“), Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Sadly, not a single nomination for the hardest working collaborator, her flute. But I guess it’s not a nomination reveal day without some snubs.

The next most-nominated artists are Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, both with six nominations each (both were nominated for Album, Record, and Best New Artist, with Billie also getting a nom for Song Of The Year). With Lil Nas X getting a nomination for “Old Town Road,” that means Billy Ray Cyrus also got a nomination (he’s featured on “Old Town Road“). The last time he was nominated was back in 1994, so obviously I hope he returns to the Grammys with his signature mullet.

USA Today points out that Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the Grammy nominations signals a new era in which popularity is measured in streams, rather than traditional album sales. That’s kind of true. There used to be a time that if Taylor Swift or Beyoncé put out an album, it would sell a billion copies, which would lead to a 100% chance of every Grammy nomination possible. But that didn’t really happen last year, and it didn’t happen again this year. 3 of Beyoncé’s 4 nominations came from The Gift, the album she released in conjunction with the live-action The Lion King.

Taylor Swift is probably a little bummed because she poured so much blood, sweat, and “Yaaas kweens” into the making of Lover, which got her 3 nominations. But she was shut out of the big three awards of Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year. Although I’m sure she tried really hard to qualify for Best New Artist by arguing that she is a new artist. You know, because Scooter Braun and Big Machine are holding the Old Taylor hostage.

The entire Grammys nominations list here. But below is a condensed version of who is up for an award on January 26, 2020:

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
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
Brandi Carlile – Bring My Flowers Now
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Taylor Swift – Lover
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Love
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 – Sì
Michael Bublé – Love
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 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


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