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  • Lizzo leads 2020 Grammy nominations, including the big three. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

    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
    Bon Iver – ‘i,i’
    Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell!’
    Billie Eilish – ‘When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go’
    H.E.R. – ‘I Used to Know Her’
    Lil Nas X – ‘7’
    Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’
    Vampire Weekend – ‘Father of the Bride’

    Record of the Year
    Bon Iver – ‘Hey, Ma’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’
    Ariana Grande – ‘7 Rings’
    H.E.R. – ‘Hard Place’
    Khalid – ‘Talk’
    Lil Nas X – ‘Old Town Road’
    Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts’
    Post Malone – ‘Sunflower’

    Song of the Year
    Lady Gaga – ‘Always Remember Us This Way’
    Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’
    Brandi Carlile – ‘Bring My Flowers Now’
    H.E.R. – ‘Hard Place’
    Taylor Swift – ‘Lover’
    Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’
    Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
    Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts’

    Best New Artist
    Black Pumas
    Billie Eilish
    Lil Nas X
    Maggie Rogers
    Tank and the Bangas

    Best Pop Solo Performance
    Beyoncé – “Spirit”
    Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
    Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”
    Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”
    Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Ariana Grande & the Social House – “Boyfriend”
    The Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
    Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]”
    Post Malone – “Sunflower [ft. Swae Lee]”
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Beyoncé – “The Lion King: The Gift”
    Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
    Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
    Ed Sheeran – “No.6 Collaborations Project”
    Taylor Swift – “Lover”

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    Andrea Bocelli – “Sì”
    Michael Bublé – “Love” (Deluxe Edition)
    Elvis Costello & The Imposters – “Look Now”
    John Legend – “A Legendary Christmas”
    Barbra Streisand – “Walls”

    Best Rap Album
    Dreamville – “Revenge of the Dreamers III”
    Meek Mill – “Championships”
    21 Savage – “I Am > I Was”
    Tyler, the Creator – “IGOR”
    YBN Cordae – “The Lost Boy”

    Best Rock Performance
    Bones UK – “Pretty Waste”
    Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”
    Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”

    Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”
    Rival Sons – “Too Bad”


    Best Metal Performance
    Candlemass – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus [ft. Tony Iommi]”
    Death Angel – “Humanicide”
    I Prevail – “Bow Down”
    Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed”
    Tool – “7empest”

    Best Rock Song
    Tool – “Fear Inoculum”
    The 1975 – “Give Yourself a Try”
    Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
    Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”
    Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

    Best Rock Album
    Bring Me the Horizon – “amo”
    Cage the Elephant – “Social Cues”
    The Cranberries – “In the End”
    I Prevail – “Trauma”
    Rival Sons – “Feral Roots”

    Best Alternative Music Album
    Big Thief – “U.F.O.F.”
    James Blake – “Assume Form”
    Bon Iver – “i,i”
    Vampire Weekend – “Father of the Bride”
    Thom Yorke – “Anima”

    Best R&B Performance
    Daniel Caesar – “Love Again [ft. Brandy]”
    H.E.R. – “Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]”
    Lizzo – “Exactly How I Feel [ft. Gucci Mane]”
    Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”
    Anderson .Paak – “Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]”

    Best Traditional R&B Performance
    Bj the Chicago Kid – “Time Today”
    India.Arie- “Steady Love”
    Lizzo – “Jerome”
    Lucky Daye – “Real Games”
    PJ Morton – “Built for Love [ft. Jazmine Sullivan]”

    Best R&B Song
    H.E.R. – “Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]”
    Emily King – “Look At Me Now”
    Chris Brown – “No Guidance [ft. Drake]”
    Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”
    PJ Morton – “Say So [ft. JoJo]”

    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    Steve Lacy – “Apollo XXI”
    Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”
    Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Overload”
    Nao – “Saturn”
    Jessie Reyez – “Being Human in Public”

    Best R&B Album
    BJ the Chicago Kid – “1123”
    Lucy Daye – “Painted”
    Ella Mai – “Ella Mai”
    PJ Morton – “Paul”
    Anderson .Paak – “Ventura”

    Best Dance Recording
    Bonobo – “Linked”
    The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”
    Medusa – “Piece of Your heart [ft. Goodboys]”
    RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Underwater”
    Skrillex and Boys Noize – “Midnight hour [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]’

    Best Dance/Electronic Album
    Apparat – “LP5”
    The Chemical Brothers – “No Geography”
    Flume – “Hi This is Flume (Mixtape)”
    RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Solace”
    Tyco – “Weather”

    Best Comedy Album
    Jim Gaffigan – “Quality Time”
    Ellen DeGeneres – “Relatable”
    Aziz Ansari – “Right Now”
    Trevor Noah – “Son of Patricia”