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By Martha Konstandinidis 11/21/2019

One of music’s biggest events took place Wednesday as many anticipate music’s biggest night in a couple of months. Almost a week after the Latin Grammys, another award show revealed their top contenders for 2020.

 

The Grammys have unveiled their official nominations for their 62nd annual award show. Alicia Keys, who is set to host the Grammys, helped announce the nominees on CBS “This Morning” alongside host Gayle King and Bebe Rexha. The 15-time Grammy award winner is hosting the Grammys for the second year in a row making her the third female and first female music artist to host more than once. While there are 84 categories being awarded at the ceremony, Keys only announced a few of the most coveted awards and nominations.

 

It was a fantastic year for new and upcoming artists as Lizzo led the leaderboard with eight total nominations from her album “Cause I Love You,” including Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year. Following close behind her are Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X at six nominations and Ariana Grande at five. Other notable nominees include Beyonce, Lana Del Ray, Tyler the Creator and Vampire Weekend.

 

Bon Iver’s “Hey, Ma,” Billie Eillish’s “Bad Guy,” Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” H.E.R.’s “Hard Place,” Khalid’s “Talk,” Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” and Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” all received nods for the coveted Record of the Year award. Other coveted awards include Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

 

See a selection of major category nominations below. For a full list of nominations visit the Grammys’ website.

 

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 ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone and Swae Lee

 

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

 

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 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 Album:
“Amo” — Bring Me The Horizon
“Social Cues” — Cage The Elephant
“In The End” — The Cranberries
“Trauma” — I Prevail
“Feral Roots” — Rival Sons

 

Best R&B Performance:
“Love Again” — Daniel Ceasar & 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 Rap/Sung Performance
“Higher” — DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby and Gunna
“Panini” — Lil Nas X
“Ballin” — Mustard ft Roddy Ricch
“The London” — Young Thug ft 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” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose
“Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson
“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz

 

The 2020 Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Don’t forget to tune in for all the magic on January 26, 2020 on CBS.