Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and this involves the Grammy Nominations for 2021.
The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the Grammys Tuesday afternoon a list led by Beyoncé, who topped this year’s crop with nine nods total. This puts her at 79 career nominations, the most of any female artist. Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa are up for multiple pop awards and landed two of eight slots for album of the year. Another mix joins them in the prestigious category: Jhené Aiko, Black Pumas, Coldplay, Jacob Collier, Haim and Post Malone.) Rapper Roddy Ricch earned six nominations, as did Swift and Lipa, while Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and the last ceremony’s big winner, Billie Eilish, landed four each.
The most notable snub might be the Weeknd, who failed to earn any nominations for his R&B album “After Hours” or its omnipresent hit “Blinding Lights.” Experts predicted he would earn at least as many genre nods as Harry Styles, whose debut album was snubbed in 2018 but who landed three nominations for his sophomore effort “Fine Line.”
The academy’s president Harvey Mason Jr. announced several changes including changing the names of best urban contemporary album to best progressive R&B album, and best rap/sung performance to best melodic rap performance. The maximum number of releases was also removed from the best new artist category, potentially leading to more familiar faces popping up in the category.
This year’s nominees are competing across 83 categories, with eligible release dates spanning from the start of September 2019 through August 2020. The 63rd Grammy Awards, hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, will air Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
To view a complete list of the nominees, click here.
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
Record of the year
“Black Parade,” Beyoncé
“Colors,” Black Pumas
“Rockstar,” DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
“Circles,” Post Malone
“Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
Song of the year
“Black Parade,” Beyoncé, Denisia Andrews, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Rickie “Caso” Tice (Beyoncé)
“The Box,” Samuel Gloade and Rodrick Moore (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan,” Aaron Dessner and Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)
“Circles,” Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post and Billy Walsh (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now,” Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa and Emily Warren (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe,” Dernst Emile II, H.E.R., Tiara Thomas (H.E.R.)
“If the World Was Ending,” Julia Michaels and JP Saxe (JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels)
Best new artist
Megan Thee Stallion