Melissa Viviane Jefferson, also known as Lizzo is ushering in a new generation of Grammy 2020 nominees with a leading eight award nods, but Taylor Swift remains a force with three nominations. She’s one of several first-time Grammy nominees.
Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X have six nominations each, while Ariana Grande, Finneas O’Connell and H.E.R. follow closely behind with five.
Eilish and Nas are also first-time nominees.
Lizzo scored a breakthrough with her album Cuz I Love You, which is up for album of the year.
Other nominees include Bon Iver for i,i, Lana Del Rey for Norman F***ing Rockwell!, Billie Eilish for When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go, H.E.R for I Used to Know Her, Lil Nas X for 7 and Vampire Weekend for Father of the Bride.
The 31-year-old’s hit single “Truth Hurts” is also in the running for the prestigious record of the year. Eilish (“Bad Guy”), Khalid (“Talk”), Bon Iver (“Hey, Ma”) and Ariana Grande (“7 Rings”).
Rounding off the nominees in that category are “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, “Hard Place” by H.E.R. and “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.
The track has earned Lizzo a lot of recognition this year, with further nods in song of the year and best pop solo performance categories.
Her Gucci Mane collaboration ‘Exactly How I Feel’ puts her in the running for best R&B performance, while ‘Jerome’ is listed for the traditional R&B performance prize.
Alicia Keys will be back to host the prestigious ceremony on Jan. 26, making her the third woman and first female musician to host twice.
Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, Board of Trustees Chairman and record producer Harvey Mason Jr., host Alicia Keys and two-time Grammy nominee Bebe Rexha, today, revealed nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards in select categories.
“I am in complete awe of the inspiring nominees who have poured their hearts and souls into their craft, and in turn, have provided fans worldwide a year of music that changed us, stirred our emotions and inspired us to do more,” said Dugan in a statement.
This year’s nominees were selected from more than 20,000 submissions across 84 categories, and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music from Oct. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019.
CBS Television Network will provide coverage.
Here is the full list of the major Grammy 2020 nominations:
|Major 62nd Grammy 2020 Award Nominations|
Album of the Year
Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Rap Album
Best Rock Performance
| Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”|
Rival Sons – “Too Bad”
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Alternative Music Album
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album
Best Dance Recording
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Best Comedy Album