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Grammy 2020 nominations: Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo & more for AOTY

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The nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced this morning. It’s a very “indie” Album Of the Year list this year, with (past Best New Artist winner) Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Billie Eilish (and not really “indie” but definitely ground-up success story Lil Nas X). Will any of them actually win though, or will Ariana Grande sweep? H.E.R., who was a star of last year’s Grammy Awards Ceremony, was also nominated.

Lizzo leads with the most nominations with eight, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are right behind with six each.

Bon Iver, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, H.E.R. Lizzo, and Lil Nas X are also up for Record of the Year, alongside Post Malone/Swae Lee and Khalid. Song of the Year nominees are Lady Gaga, Tanya Tucker, Taylor Swift, Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo, and H.E.R.

Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo are all up for Best New Artist, alongside Black Pumas, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank and the Bangas, and Yola.

Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend are also both up for Best Alternative Album (so presumably one of them would win this category), alongside Big Thief, James Blake, and Thom Yorke.

Karen O and Danger Mouse are up for Best Rock Performance for “Woman” off their collaborative album Lux Prima.

Tyler the Creator, Meek Mill, YBN Cordae, 21 Savage, and Dreamville are up for Best Rap Album.

Best Rap Performance nominees are the late Nipsey Hussle, Dreamville, J Cole on his own (for “Middle Child”), DaBaby, and Offset & Cardi B (for “Clout”).

DaBaby, J Cole, and Nipsey are also up for Best Rap Song, alongside Chance the Rapper and Rick Ross & Drake (for “Gold Roses”).

Tool is up for Best Metal Performance (alongside Candlemass, Death Angel, I Prevail, and Killswitch Engage) and Best Rock Song (alongside Vampire Weekend, The 1975, Brittany Howard, and Gary Clark Jr). Gary Clark Jr is also up for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

The Cranberries are up for Best Rock Album, alongside Bring Me the Horizon, Cage the Elephant, I Prevail, and Rival Sons.

Anderson. Paak & Andre 3000‘s “Come Home” is up for Best R&B Performance, along with Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Lizzo, and Lucky Daye.

The nominees for Best Urban Contemporary Album are Steve Lacy, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Nao, Liz, and Jesse Reyez. Up for Best R&B Album are Anderson .Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ella Mai, Lucky Daye, and PJ Morton.

Best Dance Recording nominees are Bonobo, The Chemical Brothers, Medusa, RUFUS DU SOL, and Skrillex & Boys Noize. Best Dance/Electronic Album nominees are Apparat, Flume, Tycho, The Chemical Brothers, and RUFUS DU SOL.

Pistol Annies, Tanya Tucker, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Thomas Rhett are up for Best Country Album. Tanya Tucker and Eric Church are also up for Best Country Song, alonng with Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, and Dan + Shay. Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile‘s “Common” is among the nominees for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

The rising Tyler Childers and the legendary Willie Nelson are up for Best Country Solo Performance, alongside Tanya Tucker, Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton.

Calexico + Iron & Wine, J.S. Ondara, Madison Cunningham, Keb’ Mo’ and Yola are up for Best Americana Album.

Andrew Bird, Patty Griffin, Gregory Alan Isakov, Joy Williams and Che Apaalache are up for Best Folk Album.

Bad Bunny is up for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for both his album X 100PRE and his collaborative album with J Balvin. Rosalía is also up for that category, as is Flor De Toloache and iLe.

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album nominees are Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Theo Croker, Mark Guiliana, Lettuce, and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The fast-rising Koffee is up for Best Reggae Album, against Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie & Roots Raadics, Steel Pulse, and Third World.

Burna Boy and Angelique Kidjo are up for Best World Music Album, alongside Altin Gun, Bokante & Metropole Orkest, and Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet.

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical nominees are Jack Antonoff, Dan Auerbach, John Hill, Finneas (Billie Eilish’s brother/producer), and Ricky Reed.

Best Comedy Album nominees are Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ellen DeGeneres, and Trevor Noah.

And don’t worry, Beyonce picked up some noms too.

See the full list HERE and view some of the key categories below.

Record of the Year

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone and Swae Lee

Album of the Year

“i,i” — Bon Iver
“Norman ______ Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish
“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande
“I Used To Know Her” — H.E.R.
“7” — Lil Nas X
“Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” — Lizzo
“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Song of the Year

“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. and Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman ______ Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff and Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson and Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Spirit” — Beyoncé
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“You Need to Calm Down” — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande and Social House
“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sunflower” — Post Malone and Swae Lee
“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Best Pop Vocal Album

“The Lion King: The Gift” — Beyoncé
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish
“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande
“No.6 Collaborations Project” — Ed Sheeran
“Lover” — Taylor Swift

Best Rock Performance

“Pretty Waste” — Bones UK
“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.
“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard
“Woman” — Karen O and Danger Mouse
“Too Bad” — Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best R&B Performance

“Love Again” — Daniel Caesar and Brandy
“Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo” — Lucky Daye
“Come Home” — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

Best R&B Album

“1123” — BJ the Chicago Kid
“Painted” — Lucky Daye
“Ella Mai” — Ella Mai
“Paul” — PJ Morton
“Ventura” — Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance

“Middle Child” — J. Cole
“Suge” — DaBaby
“Down Bad” — Dreamville featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG and Young Nudy
“Racks in the Middle” — Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy
“Clout” — Offset featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Higher” — DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby and Gunna
“Panini” — Lil Nas X
“Ballin” — Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
“The London” — Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott

Best Rap Album

“Revenge of the Dreamers III” — Dreamville
“Championships” — Meek Mill
“I Am > I Was” — 21 Savage
“Igor” — Tyler, the Creator
“The Lost Boy” — YBN Cordae

Best Country Song

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey and Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
“It All Comes Out in the Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Some of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers and Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album

“Desperate Man” — Eric Church
“Stronger Than the Truth” — Reba McEntire
“Interstate Gospel” — Pistol Annies
“Center Point Road” — Thomas Rhett
“While I’m Livin’” — Tanya Tucker

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“In the Key of the Universe” — Joey DeFrancesco
“The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul” — Branford Marsalis Quartet
“Christian McBride’s New Jawn” — Christian McBride
“Finding Gabriel” — Brad Mehldau
“Come What May” — Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“X 100PRE” — Bad Bunny
“Oasis” — J Balvin and Bad Bunny
“Indestructible” — Flor De Toloache
“Almadura” — iLe
“El Mal Querer” — Rosalía

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“The Lion King: The Songs” — Various Artists
“Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — Various Artists
“Rocketman” — Taron Egerton
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — Various Artists
“A Star Is Born” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas
Ricky Reed

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