Grammy Awards 2020 Nominations

The nominees for this year’s GRAMMY Awards include, from left: Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift. Sources: Huge Comte; Chris Parsons; Beth Garrabrant

By Eileen Wang and Dasang Dolma 

The 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards are almost here! Music artists, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, picked up the most nominations while the Weeknd and Luke Combs were two of the most surprising nominees on the list. 

For this year’s GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy has announced that “The Daily Show” host and GRAMMY- nominated comedian, Trevor Noah, will be hosting the award ceremony. This marks the first time Noah will host “Music’s Biggest Night”. In a statement on his Twitter account, Noah wrote, “Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for Best Pop Album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event.” There’s no doubt that Noah will easily keep viewers engaged and entertained throughout the award ceremony. 

Following Beyoncé, Taylor Swift ties with Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch for a total of six GRAMMY nominations. Swift earned 5 nominations for her 8th studio album, folklore: Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for “cardigan”, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “exile” with Bon Iver, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for folklore. She was also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media alongside Andrew Lloyd Weber for “Beautiful Ghosts” from the film Cats. As many fans know, the singer recorded her latest album alone amid the coronavirus pandemic and, much to everyone’s surprise, released it this past July, less than a year after the release of her previous record, Lover. However, unlike her past tracks, Swift sheds her ultra-pop image and opts for a more indie sound in folklore that truly highlights her artistic and songwriting abilities. The nominations come just days before the album was named the Best Album of 2020 by Rolling Stone and Swift’s concert film, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, was released on Disney+. 

The ceremony will be broadcasted by CBS from Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31st at 8 P.M. ET. The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be livestreamed on at 3:00 P.M. ET. Needless to say, this award season will be an exciting one! 

A list of nominees for several major categories can be found below. The full list is available here

Record of the Year:

  • “Black Parade,” Beyoncé
  • “Colors,” Black Pumas
  • “Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Say So,” Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish 
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
  • “Circles,” Post Malone
  • “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion

Album of the Year:

  • Chilombo, Jhené Aiko
  • Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition), Black Pumas
  • Everyday Life, Coldplay
  • Djesse Vol. 3, Jacob Collier
  • Women In Music Pt. III, Haim
  • Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
  • Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone
  • folklore, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:

  • “Black Parade,” Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • “The Box,” Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
  • “cardigan,” Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • “Circles,” Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • “I Can’t Breathe,” Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • “If The World Was Ending,” Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe

Featuring Julia Michaels)

Best New Artist:

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Chika
  • Noah Cyrus
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance:

  • “Yummy,” Justin Bieber
  • “Say So,” Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
  • “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles
  • “cardigan,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

  • “Un Dia (One Day),” J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
  • “Intentions,” Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo
  • “Dynamite,” BTS
  • “Rain On Me,” Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
  • “exile,” Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

Best Pop Vocal Album:

  • Changes, Justin Bieber
  • Chromatica, Lady Gaga
  • Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
  • Fine Line, Harry Styles
  • folklore, Taylor Swift