2020 Grammys Nominations: The Complete List

Best New Artist competition also features Lil Nas X, who went from TikTok fame to an unstoppable musical sensation with his genre-bending earworm “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, which racked up a record-breaking 19 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Despite her album “Reputation” being nearly snubbed at last year’s ceremony, Taylor Swift is practically a Grammys veteran at just 29 years old, with 32 nominations and 10 wins over her career. She’s expected to fare better this time around with her seventh studio album “Lover” ― the first to be owned by Swift herself after she departed from Big Machine Records. The record spawned hit singles like “ME” and “You Need To Calm Down.”

But don’t count out Ariana Grande, who’s had her most successful year yet. Mere months after dropping the R&B-infused “Sweetener,” which ended up scoring the singer her first Grammy for Best Pop Album, Grande surprised fans with her chart-topping fifth studio album “Thank U, Next.” Grande skipped the Grammys ceremony last year over a dispute with producers for “lying” about why she backed out of performing, which could impact her chances this time around.

And while enthusiasm for a “Star Is Born” has waned since it was released in October 2018, its full soundtrack wasn’t eligible until this year due to the recording academy rules. “Always Remember Us This Way” scored a Song of the Year nomination. 

Last year’s nominations were dominated by women, including Cardi B and Kacey Musgraves, who went on to become the big winner of the night. Despite being a no-show at the ceremony, Childish Gambino also took home top prizes for his song “This Is America,” which won in all four of its nominated categories.

The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center Jan. 26 on CBS.

Check out the list of nominees below. 

Album of the Year

“i,i” ― Bon Iver

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” ― Lana Del Rey

“Thank U, Next” ― Ariana Grande

“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” ― Billie Eilish

I Used To Know Her” ― H.E.R. 

“7” ― Lil Nas X

“Cuz I Love You” ― Lizzo

“Father Of The Bride” ― Vampire Weekend

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  

“Truth Hurts” ― Lizzo 

“Sunflower” ― Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Maggie Rogers

Rosalia 

Tank And The Bangas

Yola

Song of The Year

“Always Remember Us This Way” ― Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Bad Guy” ― Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“Bring My Flowers Now” ―Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Hard Place” ― Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Lover” ― Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” ― Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

“Someone You Love” ―Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)

“Truth Hurts” ― Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

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 & Billy Ray Cyrus

“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

“Sì” — Andrea Bocelli

“Love (Deluxe Edition)” — Michael Bublé

“Look Now” — Elvis Costello & The Imposters

“A Legendary Christmas” — John Legend

“Walls” — Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album:

“The Lion King: The Gift” — Beyoncé

“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” — Billie Eilish

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“No. 6 Collaborations Project” — Ed Sheeran

“Lover” — Taylor Swift

Best R&B Performance

“Love Again” ― Daniel Caesar & Brandy 

“Could’ve Been” ― H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller

“Exactly How I Feel” ― Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane

“Roll Some Mo” ― Lucky Daye

“Come Home” ― Anderson Paak featuring 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 & Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song:

“Could’ve Been” — Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, Songwriters (H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller)

“Look At Me Now” — Emily King & Jeremy Most, Songwriters (Emily King)

“No Guidance” — Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, Songwriters (Chris Brown Ft. Drake)

“Roll Some Mo” — David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, Songwriters (Lucky Daye)

“Say So” — Pj Morton, Songwriter (Pj Morton Ft. Jojo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

“Apollo XXI” — Steve Lacy

”Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” — 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

“Venture” — Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance:

“Middle Child” — J.Cole

“Suge” — DaBaby

“Down Bad” — Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy

“Racks In The Middle” — Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy

“Clout” — Offset ft. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

“Higher” — DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Funna

“Panini” — Lil Nas X

“Ballin” — Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch

“The London” — Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song:

“Bad Idea” — Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (Ybn Cordae ft. Chance The Rapper)

“Gold Roses” — Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-tynes, William Leonard Roberts Ii, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas Iii & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross ft. Drake)

“A Lot” — Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage ft. J. Cole)

“Racks In The Middle” — Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy)

“Suge” — Dababy, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (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:

“Brand 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 ft. Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song:

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)

“It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)

“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (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 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 ft. Tony Iommi

“Humanicide” — Death Angel

“Bow Down” — I Prevail

“Unleashed” — Killswitch Engage

“7empest” — Tool

Best Rock Song

“Fear Inoculum” — Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, Songwriters (Tool)

“Give Yourself A Try” — George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross Macdonald, Songwriters (The 1975)

“Harmony Hall” — Ezra Koenig, Songwriter (Vampire Weekend)

“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard, Songwriter (Brittany Howard)

“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

  

Best Rock Album:

“Amo” — Bring Me The Horizon

“Social Cues” — Cage The Elephant

“In The End” — The Cranberries

“Trauma” — I Prevail

“Feral Roots” — Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album

“U.F.O.F.” — Big Theif

”Assume Form” — James Blake

“i,i” — Bon Iver

“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend]

“Anima” — Thom Yorke

Best Dance Recording

“Linked” — Bonobo

“Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers

“Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza & Goodboys

“Underwater” — Rüfüs Du Sol

“Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize With Ty Dolla $ign

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

“LP5” — Apparat

“No Geography” — The Chemical Brothers

“Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)” — Flume

“Solace” — Rüfüs Du Sol

“Weather” — Tycho

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:

“Ancestral Recall” — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

”Star People Nation” — Theo Croker

”Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!” — Mark Guiliana

”Elevate” — Lettuce

”Mettavolution” — Rodrigo y Gabriela

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