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Who Had The Best Music of The Year? Here Are The 2021 Grammy Nominations

Has your favourite artist/song made the cut?

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Since its inception in 1959, the Grammy awards has become, arguably, the biggest celebration of music in the industry. Winning a Grammy can be seen as the epitome of making it in the industry. The annual ceremony is lavish to say the least, almost always featuring spectacular performances by the hottest artists of the time. The upcoming 63rd Grammy Awards is to be hosted by ‘The Daily Show’ host and comedian Trevor Noah and will air on the 31st of January in 2021. Now, who can we expect to take away the coveted golden gramophone in some of the highlights of the 83 different categories?

 

The nominees are…..

 

Best New Artist

• INGRID ANDRESS

• PHOEBE BRIDGERS

• CHIKA

• NOAH CYRUS

• D SMOKE

• DOJA CAT

• KAYTRANADA

• MEGAN THEE STALLION

 

 

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 Music Video

• ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ – Beyoncé

• ‘ADORE YOU’ – Harry Styles

• ‘GOLIATH’ – Woodkid

• ‘LIFE IS GOOD’ – Future feat. Drake

• ‘LOCKDOWN’ – Anderson.Paak

 

 

Record Of The Year

• ‘BLACK PARADE’ – Beyoncé

• ‘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 Beyoncé

 

 

 

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

 

 

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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 R&B Performance

• ‘LIGHTNING & THUNDER’ – Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend

• ‘BLACK PARADE’ – Beyoncé

• ‘ALL I NEED’ – Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign

• ‘GOAT HEAD’ – Brittany Howard

• ‘SEE ME’ – Emily King

 

 

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 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 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 Latin Pop or Urban Album

• ‘YHLQMDLG’ – Bad Bunny

• ‘POR PRIMERA VEZ’ – Camilo

• ‘MESA PARA DOS’ – Kany García

• ‘PAUSA’ – Ricky Martin

• ‘3:33’ – Debi Nova

 

 

 

*Cover image credits: @recordingacademy / Anderson .Paak Youtube / @ingridandress / @johnlegend / @tameimpala / @jheneaiko / @dsmoke / @graciepotter / @debinova

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