And the nominees are…
Yes, the much awaited and expected 62nd Grammy Awards is almost upon us, and the nominations are out in preparation for the grand event.
The nominations which were announced by Bebe Rexha, host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy president Deborah Dugan, and chair of the board of trustees Harvey Mason Jr. already have a lot of surprises and have heightened the anticipation for the award winners in the various categories outlined.
For her album Cuz I Love You as well as her single “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo received eight nominations, while Billie Eilish received six nominations for her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and her single “Bad Guy.” Also, Right Now got Aziz Ansari nominated for best comedy album.
For the album of the year category, the nominees included Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., and Vampire Weekend. While the best new artist category includes Black Pumas, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank and the Bangas, and Yola.
The song of the year category also included “Always Remember Us This Way” from the the A Star Is Born, and also Tanya Tucker’s “Bring My Flowers Now,” H.E.R. “Hard Place,” Taylor Swift’s “Lover,” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.” Whereas the record of the year category had Post Malone & Swae Lee, Bon Iver, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Khalid, Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, and Lizzo.
For best pop solo performance for “Spirit” and best pop vocal album for The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé got her nominations. While “Señorita” got Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello nominated for the best pop duo/group performance. And we have “Panini” getting Lil Nas X nominated for best rap/sung performance, and in the same category, we have DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, Lil Baby and Gunna, Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch, and Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott.
On the categories of best Latin rock, urban, or alternative album, nominees were Big Thief, James Blake, Vampire Weekend, Thom Yorke, and Bon Iver were nominated, and Rosalía and Bad Bunny
And on the side of shocking and surprising nominations, we have Michelle Obama nominated for best spoken word album for the audio version of her memoir, Becoming.
Talk about a very strong nomination list… Now we all are definitely anticipating with our fingers crossed and attention tuned to the high in the upcoming Grammy awards.