Beyonce tops Grammy nominees with nine nominations

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 31, 2021 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The official list of nominees were announced via virtual streaming last November 24 by Chair, and Interim Recording Academy President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. along with Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Mickey Guyton, Lauren Daigle, Pepe Aguilar, Nicola Benedetti, Gayle King, Yemi Alade, Imogen Heap, and Sharon Osbourne.

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The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 31, 2021 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The official list of nominees were announced via virtual streaming last November 24 by Chair, and Interim Recording Academy President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. along with Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Mickey Guyton, Lauren Daigle, Pepe Aguilar, Nicola Benedetti, Gayle King, Yemi Alade, Imogen Heap, and Sharon Osbourne.

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 31, 2021 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

The official list of nominees were announced via virtual streaming last November 24 by Chair, and Interim Recording Academy President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. along with Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Mickey Guyton, Lauren Daigle, Pepe Aguilar, Nicola Benedetti, Gayle King, Yemi Alade, Imogen Heap, and Sharon Osbourne.

The Grammy recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020.

Garnering the most nominations with nine is Beyonce. Grabbing six nominations each are Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift

For the 2021 ceremony, the academy announced several changes for different categories and rules: 

The category Best Urban Contemporary Album has been renamed Best Progressive R&B Album.

The category Best Rap/Sung Performance has been renamed Best Melodic Rap Performance.

The category Best Latin Pop Album has been renamed Best Latin Pop Or Urban Album, and Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album has been renamed Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album.

The category Best World Music Album has been renamed Best Global Music Album.

The maximum number of releases has been removed from the category Best New Artist.

The category Best Musical Theater Album can now only award up to four principal vocalists (previously unlimited) in addition to the album producer and the lyricists/composers (if the album contains at least 51% new material). In the case of an ensemble driven piece, all vocalists will receive a winner's certificate.

Here is a partial list of the official nominees:

Record of the Year

“Black Parade" – Beyoncé

Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

 

"Colors" – Black Pumas

Adrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

 

"Rockstar" – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

SethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer

 

"Say So" – Doja Cat

Tyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

 

"Everything I Wanted" – Billie Eilish

Finneas O'Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O'Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer

 

"Don't Start Now" – Dua Lipa

Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

 

"Circles" – Post Malone

Louis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

 

"Savage" – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

 

Album of the Year

Chilombo – Jhené Aiko

Fisticuffs & Julian-Quán Việt Lê, producers

 

Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) – Black Pumas

Jon Kaplan & Adrian Quesada, producers

 

Everyday Life – Coldplay

Daniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers

 

Djesse Vol. 3 – Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier, producer.

 

Women in Music Pt. III – Haim

Rostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers

 

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

Koz, producer

 

Hollywood's Bleeding – Post Malone

Louis Bell & Frank Dukes, producers

 

Folklore – Taylor Swift

Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers;

 

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

Phoebe Bridgers

Ingrid Andress

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion

Noah Cyrus

Chika

D Smoke

Pop Edit

 

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 & Ariana Grande

Exile – Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Blue Umbrella – (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian

True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter – Harry Connick, Jr.

American Standard – James Taylor

Unfollow the Rules – Rufus Wainwright

Judy – Renée Zellweger

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

Changes – Justin Bieber

Chromatica – Lady Gaga

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

Fine Line – Harry Styles

Folklore – Taylor Swift

 

For the full list of nominees, go to www.grammy.com

 

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