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Beyonce's nine new Grammy nods make her most-nominated female artist in history

Beyonce's nine new Grammy nods make her most-nominated female artist in history
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Beyonce is going for gold at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards after leading all artists with nine nominations, including two for Record of the Year.

Black Parade and Savage Remix with Megan Thee Stallion has landed Beyonce a double mention in the top category, while the former will also compete for Song of the Year, as well as Best R&B Performance and Song.

Black Is King, the visual accompaniment to The Lion King: The Gift - the superstar's soundtrack for her 2019 Disney remake, is shortlisted for Best Music Film, and Brown Skin Girl is up for Best Music Video.

Additionally, the Savage Remix is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song.

The nine new nods make Beyonce the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history with 79 over the course of her career, during which she has won 24.

She is the second-most nominated artist of all time, now tied with Sir Paul McCartney, with the duo trailing Beyonce's rap mogul husband JAY-Z and Quincy Jones, who both boast 80 total nominations.

JAY-Z's career total, of which he has so far won 22, includes three mentions for 2021's ceremony, all for helping to co-write Black Parade and Savage Remix.

The 2021 Grammys look set to be a big night for the ladies with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Jhene Aiko, and Billie Eilish among the multiple nominees, while there are also nods for late stars John Prine, Toots Hibbert and Leonard Cohen.

Comedian Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards on 31 January (21).


Here is the full list of nominees:


Album of the Year

Chilombo - Jhene 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, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim 'Kaydence' Krysiuk & Rickie 'Caso' Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

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


Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat


Megan Thee Stallion


Record of the Year

Black Parade - Beyonce

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 Featuring Beyonce


Best Rock Performance

Shameika - Fiona Apple

Not - Big Thief

Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers

The Steps - HAIM

Stay High - Brittany Howard

Daylight - Grace Potter


Best Metal Performance

Bum-Rush - Body Count

Underneath - Code Orange

The In-Between - In This Moment

Bloodmoney - Poppy

Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe) - Live - Power Trip


Best Rock Song

Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, Songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)

Lost in Yesterday - Kevin Parker, Songwriter (Tame Impala)

Not - Adrianne Lenker, Songwriter (Big Thief)

Shameika - Fiona Apple, Songwriter (Fiona Apple)

Stay High - Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)


Best Rock Album

A Hero's Death - Fontaines D.C.

Kiwanuka - Michael Kiwanuka

Daylight - Grace Potter

Sound & Fury - Sturgill Simpson

The New Abnormal - The Strokes


Best Alternative Music Album

Fetch the Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple

Hyperspace - Beck

Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers

Jaime - Brittany Howard

The Slow Rush - Tame Impala


Best Recording Package

Everyday Life - Pilar Zeta, art director (Coldplay)

Funeral - Kyle Goen, art director (Lil Wayne)

Healer - Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors (Grouplove)

On Circles - Jordan Butcher, art director (Caspian)

Vols. 11 & 12 - Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions)


Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Flaming Pie (Collector's Edition) - Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)

Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 - Lisa Glines & Doran Tyson, art directors (Grateful Dead)

Mode - Jeff Schulz, art director (Depeche Mode)

Ode to Joy - Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco)

The Story of Ghostly International - Michael Cina & Molly Smith, art directors (Various Artists)


Best Album Notes

At the Minstrel Show: Minstrel Routines From the Studio, 1894-1926 - Tim Brooks, album notes writer (Various Artists)

The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital of the West, 1940-1974 - Scott B. Bomar, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Dead Man's Pop - Bob Mehr, album notes writer (The Replacements)

The Missing Link: How Gus Haenschen Got Us From Joplin to Jazz and Shaped the Music Business - Colin Hancock, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Out of a Clear Blue Sky - David Sager, album notes writer (Nat Brusiloff)


Best New Age Album

Songs From the Bardo - Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith

Periphery - Priya Darshini

Form//Less - Superposition

More Guitar Stories - Jim 'Kimo' West

Meditations - Cory Wong & Jon Batiste


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Guinevere - Christian Scott, Atunde Adjuah, Soloist Track From: Axiom

Pachamama - Regina Carter, Soloist Track From: Ona (Thana Alexa)

Celia - Gerald Clayton, Soloist

All Blues - Chick Corea, Soloist Track From: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade)

Moe Honk - Joshua Redman, soloist Track from: RoundAgain (Redman Mehldau McBride Blade)


Best Jazz Vocal Album

Ona - Thana Alexa

Secrets Are the Best Stories - Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

Modern Ancestors - Carmen Lundy

Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper - Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band

What's the Hurry - Kenny Washington


Best Jazz Instrumental Album

On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment - Ambrose Akinmusire

Waiting Game - Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science

Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard - Gerald Clayton

Trilogy 2 - Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

Roundagain - Redman Mehldau McBride Blade


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Dialogues on Race - Gregg August

Monk'estra Plays John Beasley - John Beasley

The Intangible Between - Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band

Songs You Like a Lot - John Hollenbeck with Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Data Lords - Maria Schneider Orchestra


Best Latin Jazz Album

Tradiciones - Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra

Four Questions - Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

City of Dreams - Chico Pinheiro

Viento Y Tiempo - Live at Blue Note Tokyo - Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola

Trane's Delight - Poncho Sanchez


Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

YHLQMDLG - Bad Bunny

Por Primera Vez - Camilo

Mesa Para Dos - Kany García

Pausa - Ricky Martin

3:33 - Debi Nova


Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Aura - Bajofondo

Monstruo - Cami

Sobrevolando - Cultura Profética

La Conquista Del Espacio - Fito Paez

Miss Colombia - Lido Pimienta


Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Hecho En México - Alejandro Fernández

La Serenata - Lupita Infante

Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1 - Natalia Lafourcade

Bailando Sones Y Huapangos Con Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez - Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

Ayayay! - Christian Nodal


Best Tropical Latin Album

Mi Tumbao - José Alberto 'El Ruiseñor'

Infinito - Edwin Bonilla

Sigo Cantando Al Amor (Deluxe) - Jorge Celedon & Sergio Luis

40 - Grupo Niche

Memorias De Navidad - Víctor Manuelle


Best Instrumental Composition

Baby Jack - Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)

Be Water II - Christian Sands, composer (Christian Sands)

Plumfield - Alexandre Desplat, composer (Alexandre Desplat)

Sputnik - Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider)

Strata - Remy Le Boeuf, composer (Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly Of Shadows Featuring Anna Webber & Eric Miller)


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Bathroom Dance - Hildur Guðnadóttir, arranger (Hildur Guðnadóttir)

Donna Lee - John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

Honeymooners - Remy Le Boeuf, arranger (Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows)

Lift Every Voice and Sing - Alvin Chea & Jarrett Johnson, Arrangers (Jarrett Johnson Featuring Alvin Chea)

Uranus: The Magician - Jeremy Levy, arranger (Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra)


Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Asas Fechadas - John Beasley & Maria Mendes, arrangers (Maria Mendes Featuring John Beasley & Orkest Metropole)

Desert Song - Erin Bentlage, Sara Gazarek, Johnaye Kendrick & Amanda Taylor, arrangers (Säje)

From This Place - Alan Broadbent & Pat Metheny, arrangers (Pat Metheny Featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)

He Won't Hold You - Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Rapsody)

Slow Burn - Talia Billig, Nic Hard & Becca Stevens, arrangers (Becca Stevens Featuring Jacob Collier, Mark Lettieri, Justin Stanton, Jordan Perlson, Nic Hard, Keita Ogawa, Marcelo Woloski & Nate Werth)


Best American Roots Performance

Colors - Black Pumas

Deep in Love - Bonny Light Horseman

Short and Sweet - Brittany Howard

I'll Be Gone - Norah Jones & Mavis Staples

I Remember Everything - John Prine


Best American Roots Song

Cabin - Laura Rogers & Lydia Rogers, songwriters (The Secret Sisters)

Ceiling to the Floor - Sierra Hull & Kai Welch, songwriters (Sierra Hull)

Hometown - Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)

I Remember Everything - Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)

Man Without a Soul - Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams, songwriters (Lucinda Williams)


Best Americana Album

Old Flowers - Courtney Marie Andrews

Terms of Surrender - Hiss Golden Messenger

World on the Ground - Sarah Jarosz

El Dorado - Marcus King

Good Souls Better Angels - Lucinda Williams


Best Bluegrass Album

Man On Fire - Danny Barnes

To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1 - Thomm Jutz

North Carolina Songbook - Steep Canyon Rangers

Home - Billy Strings

The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1 - Various Artists


Best Traditional Blues Album

All My Dues Are Paid - Frank Bey

You Make Me Feel - Don Bryant

That's What I Heard - Robert Cray Band

Cypress Grove - Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes

Rawer Than Raw - Bobby Rush


Best Contemporary Blues Album

Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? - Fantastic Negrito

Live at the Paramount - Ruthie Foster Big Band

The Juice - G. Love

Blackbirds - Bettye LaVette

Up and Rolling - North Mississippi Allstars


Best Folk Album

Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman

Thanks for the Dance - Leonard Cohen

Song for Our Daughter - Laura Marling

Saturn Return - The Secret Sisters

All the Good Times - Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


Best Regional Roots Music Album

My Relatives - Nikso Kowaiks Black Lodge Singers

Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours - Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours

Lovely Sunrise - Nā Wai ʽehā

Atmosphere - New Orleans Nightcrawlers

A Tribute to Al Berard - Sweet Cecilia


Best Comedy Album

Black Mitzvah - Tiffany Haddish

I Love Everything - Patton Oswalt

The Pale Tourist - Jim Gaffigan

Paper Tiger - Bill Burr

23 Hours to Kill - Jerry Seinfeld


Best Musical Theater Album

Amélie (Original London Cast)

American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast)

Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast)

Little Shop of Horrors (The New Off-Broadway Cast)

The Prince of Egypt (Original Cast)

Soft Power (Original Cast)


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Various Artists)

Bill & Ted Face the Music (Various Artists)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Various Artists)

Frozen 2 (Various Artists)

Jojo Rabbit (Various Artists)


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Ad Astra - Max Richter, composer

Becoming - Kamasi Washington, composer

Joker - Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer

1917 - Thomas Newman, composer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - John Williams, composer


Best Song Written for Visual Media

Beautiful Ghosts From Cats - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Carried Me With You From Onward - Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Into the Unknown From Frozen 2 - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel & Aurora)

No Time to Die From No Time To Die - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas Baird O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Stand Up From Harriet - Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo, songwriters (Cynthia Erivo)


Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce

Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

Adore You - Harry Styles

Goliath - Woodkid


Best Music Film

Beastie Boys Story - Beastie Boys

Black Is King - Beyonce

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme - Freestyle Love Supreme

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice - Linda Ronstadt

That Little Ol' Band From Texas - ZZ Top


Best Orchestral Performance

Aspects Of America - Pulitzer Edition" Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony)

Concurrence - Daníel Bjarnason, conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra)

Copland: Symphony No. 3 - Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

Ives: Complete Symphonies - Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 - Hannu Lintu, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)


Best Opera Recording

Dello Joio: The Trial At Rouen - Gil Rose, conductor; Heather Buck & Stephen Powell; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Odyssey Opera Chorus)

Floyd, C.: Prince Of Players - William Boggs, conductor; Keith Phares & Kate Royal; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Florentine Opera Chorus)

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess - David Robertson, conductor; Angel Blue & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Handel: Agrippina - Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor; Joyce DiDonato; Daniel Zalay, producer (Il Pomo D'Oro)

Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg - Donald Runnicles, conductor; David Butt Philip & Elena Tsallagova; Peter Ghirardini & Erwin Stürzer, producers (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)


Best Choral Performance

Carthage - Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua - JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass & Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J'Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers)

Kastalsky: Requiem - Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Charles Bruffy, Steven Fox & Benedict Sheehan, chorus masters (Joseph Charles Beutel & Anna Dennis; Orchestra Of St. Luke's; Cathedral Choral Society, The Clarion Choir, Kansas City Chorale & The Saint Tikhon Choir)

Moravec: Sanctuary Road - Kent Tritle, conductor (Joshua Blue, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Dashon Burton, Malcolm J. Merriweather & Laquita Mitchell; Oratorio Society Of New York Orchestra; Oratorio Society Of New York Chorus)

Once Upon A Time - Matthew Guard, conductor (Sarah Walker; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)


Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Contemporary Voices - Pacifica Quartet

Healing Modes - Brooklyn Rider

Hearne, T.: Place - Ted Hearne, Steven Bradshaw, Sophia Byrd, Josephine Lee, Isaiah Robinson, Sol Ruiz, Ayanna Woods & Place Orchestra

Hynes: Fields - Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion

The Schumann Quartets - Dover Quartet


Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - Kirill Gerstein; Thomas Adès, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas - Igor Levit

Bohemian Tales - Augustin Hadelich; Jakub Hrůša, conductor (Charles Owen; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

"Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival - Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra - Richard O'Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

American Composers At Play - William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto Stephen Powell (Attacca Quartet, William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto, Charles Neidich & Jason Vieaux)

Clairières - Songs By Lili & Nadia Boulanger - Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist

Farinelli - Cecilia Bartoli; Giovanni Antonini, conductor (Il Giardino Armonico)

A Lad's Love - Brian Giebler; Steven McGhee, accompanist (Katie Hyun, Michael Katz, Jessica Meyer, Reginald Mobley & Ben Russell)

Smyth: The Prison - Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra)


Best Classical Compendium

Adès Conducts Adès - Mark Stone & Christianne Stotijn; Thomas Adès, conductor; Nick Squire, producer

Saariaho: Graal Théâtre; Circle Map; Neiges; Vers Toi Qui Es Si Loin - Clément Mao-Takacs, conductor; Hans Kipfer, producer

Serebrier: Symphonic Bach Variations; Laments And Hallelujahs; Flute Concerto - José Serebrier, conductor; Jens Braun, producer

Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke - Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer

Woolf, L.P.: Fire And Flood - Matt Haimovitz; Julian Wachner, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - Thomas Adès, composer (Kirill Gerstein, Thomas Adès & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua - Richard Danielpour, composer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)

Floyd, C.: Prince Of Players - Carlisle Floyd, composer (William Boggs, Kate Royal, Keith Phares, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

Hearne, T.: Place - Ted Hearne, composer (Ted Hearne, Steven Bradshaw, Sophia Byrd, Josephine Lee, Isaiah Robinson, Sol Ruiz, Ayanna Woods & Place Orchestra)

Rouse: Symphony No. 5 - Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)


Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder - Jhene Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade - Beyonce

All I Need - Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

Goat Head - Brittany Howard

See Me - Emily King


Best Traditional R&B Performance

Sit On Down - The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

Wonder What She Thinks of Me - Chloe X Halle

Let Me Go - Mykal Kilgore

Anything for You - Ledisi

Distance - Yebba


Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine - Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)

Black Parade - Denisia Andrews, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie 'Caso' Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

Collide - Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 & Earthgang)

Do It - Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch & Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe X Halle)

Slow Down - Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & H.E.R.)


Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals - Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings - Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is - Thundercat


Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here - Ant Clemons

Take Time - Giveon

To Feel Love/D - Luke James

Bigger Love - John Legend

All Rise - Gregory Porter


Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

Bop - Dababy

What's Poppin - Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce

Dior - Pop Smoke


Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later - Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room - Travis Scott


Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture - Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai'shaun Williams, Songwriters (Lil Baby)

The Box - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

Laugh Now, Cry Later - Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron Latour & Ryan Martinez, Songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)

Rockstar - Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro Iv & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)

Savage - Beyonce, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce)


Best Rap Album

Black Habits - D Smoke

Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

King's Disease - Nas

The Allegory Royce - Da 5'9


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 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 - Renee Zellweger


Best Pop Vocal Album

Changes - Justin Bieber

Chromatica - Lady Gaga

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Fine Line - Harry Styles

Folklore - Taylor Swift


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Axiom - Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

Chronology of a Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard - Jon Batiste

Take the Stairs - Black Violin

Americana - Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell

Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Snarky Puppy


Best Reggae Album

Upside Down 2020 - Buju Banton

Higher Place - Skip Marley

It All Comes Back to Love - Maxi Priest

Got to Be Tough - Toots & the Maytals

One World - The Wailers


Best Global Music Album

Fu Chronicles - Antibalas

Twice As Tall - Burna Boy

Agora - Bebel Gilberto

Love Letters - Anoushka Shankar

Amadjar - Tinariwen


Best Dance Recording

On My Mind - Diplo & Sidepiece

My High - Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai

The Difference - Flume Featuring Toro Y Moi

Both of Us - Jayda G

10% - Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis


Best Dance/Electronic Album

Kick I - Arca

Planet's Mad - Baauer

Energy - Disclosure

Bubba - Kaytranada

Good Faith - Madeon


Best Country Solo Performance

Stick That In Your Country Song - Eric Church

Who You Thought I Was - Brandy Clark

When My Amy Prays - Vince Gill

Black Like Me - Mickey Guyton

Bluebird - Miranda Lambert


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

All Night - Brothers Osborne

10,000 Hours - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Ocean - Lady A

Sugar Coat - Little Big Town

Some People Do - Old Dominion


Best Country Song

Bluebird - Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, Songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

The Bones - Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, Songwriters (Maren Morris)

Crowded Table - Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori Mckenna, Songwriters (The Highwomen)

More Hearts Than Mine - Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, Songwriters (Ingrid Andress)

Some People Do - Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)


Best Country Album

Lady Like - Ingrid Andress

Your Life Is a Record - Brandy Clark

Wildcard - Miranda Lambert

Nightfall - Little Big Town

Never Will - Ashley McBryde


Best Children's Music Album

All the Ladies - Joanie Leeds

Be a Pain: An Album for Young (and Old) Leaders - Alastair Moock And Friends

I'm An Optimist - Dog On Fleas

Songs for Singin' - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Wild Life - Justin Roberts


Best Historical Album

Celebrated, 1895-1896 - Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Unique Quartette)

"Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936 - 1943)" - Zev Feldman, Will Friedwald & George Klabin, compilation producers; Matthew Lutthans, mastering engineer (Nat King Cole)

It's Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers - Lee Lodyga & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Mister Rogers)

1999 Super Deluxe Edition - Michael Howe, compilation producer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Prince)

Souvenir - Carolyn Agger, compilation producer; Miles Showell, mastering engineer (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions - Béla Fleck, compilation producer; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer (Béla Fleck)


Best Gospel Album

2econd Wind: Ready - Anthony Brown & Group Therapy

My Tribute - Myron Butler

Choirmaster - Ricky Dillard

Gospel According to PJ - PJ Morton

Kierra - Kierra Sheard


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Run to the Father - Cody Carnes

All of My Best Friends - Hillsong Young & Free

Holy Water - We the Kingdom

"Citizen of Heaven" - Tauren Wells

Jesus Is King - Kanye West


Best Roots Gospel Album

Beautiful Day - Mark Bishop

20/20 - The Crabb Family

What Christmas Really Means - The Erwins

Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) - Fisk Jubilee Singers

Something Beautiful - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound


Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Acid for the Children: A Memoir - Flea

Alex Trebek - The Answer Is... - Ken Jennings

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth - Rachel Maddow

Catch and Kill - Ronan Farrow

Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) - Meryl Streep (& Full cast)


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Black Hole Rainbow - Shawn Everett & Ivan Wayman, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Devon Gilfillian)

Expectations- Gary Paczosa & Mike Robinson, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Katie Pruitt)

Hyperspace - Drew Brown, Andrew Coleman, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, Jaycen Joshua & Mike Larson, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck)

Jaime - Shawn Everett, engineer; Shawn Everett, mastering engineer (Brittany Howard)

25 Trips - Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Adam Grover, mastering engineer (Sierra Hull)


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

Andrew Watt


Best Remixed Recording

Do You Ever (Rac Mix) - Rac, Remixer (Phil Good)

Imaginary Friends (Morgan Page Remix) - Morgan Page, Remixer (Deadmau5)

Praying for You (Louie Vega Main Remix) - Louie Vega, Remixer (Jasper Street Co.)

Roses (Imanbek Remix) - Imanbek Zeikenov, Remixer (Saint Jhn)

Young & Alive (Bazzi Vs. Haywyre Remix) - Haywyre, remixer (Bazzi)



Best Engineered Album, Classical

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua - Bernd Gottinger, engineer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess - David Frost & John Kerswell, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (David Robertson, Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)

Hynes: Fields - Kyle Pyke, engineer; Jesse Lewis & Kyle Pyke, mastering engineers (Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion)

Ives: Complete Symphonies - Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, 'Babi Yar' - David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)


Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

David Frost

Jesse Lewis

Dmitriy Lipay

Elaine Martone


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