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Grammy Awards 2020

Posted on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 12:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

The Grammys are just around the corner – the world's biggest shindig celebrating the past years very best music takes place on Monday 27th of January and we can’t wait to discover who will be named Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist!

There’s been a whole load of young hopefuls changing the sound of streaming plus tonnes of modern classic singles and records dropped. The nominees have been announced so with not further ado, let’s take a look at who could be taking home a golden gramophone trophy next week.




Album Of The Year


Ariana Grande – ‘thank u, next

Billie Eilish – ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Bon Iver – ‘i,i

H.E.R. – ‘I Used To Know Her

Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Lili Nas Z – ‘7

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You

Vampire Weekend – ‘Father of the Bride



Song of the Year


Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy

Lady Gaga – ‘Always Remember Us This Way

H.E.R. – ‘Hard Place

Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved

Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts

Tanya Tucker – ‘Bring My Flowers Now

Taylor Swift – ‘Lover



Best New Artist


Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank and the Bangas




Best Pop Solo Performance


Ariana Grande – ‘7 rings

Beyoncé – ‘Spirit

Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy

Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts

Taylor Swift – ‘You Need to Calm Down



Best Pop Duo/Group Performance


Ariana Grande & the Social House – ‘Boyfriend

The Jonas Brothers – ‘Sucker

Lil Nas X – ‘Old Town Road’ [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

Post Malone – ‘Sunflower’ [ft. Swae Lee]

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – ‘Señorita



Best Pop Vocal Album


Ariana Grande – ‘thank u, next

Beyoncé – ‘The Lion King: The Gift

Billie Eilish – ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Ed Sheeran – ‘No.6 Collaborations Project

Taylor Swift – ‘Lover



Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Barbra Streisand – ‘Walls

Andrea Bocelli – ‘Sì Michael

Bublé – ‘Love

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – ‘Look Now

John Legend – ‘A Legendary Christmas



Best Rap Album


21 Savage – ‘I Am > I Was

Dreamville – ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III

Meek Mill – ‘Championships

Tyler, the Creator – ‘IGOR

YBN Cordae – ‘The Lost Boy



Best Rap Song


21 Savage – ‘A Lot’ [ft. J. Cole]

DaBaby – ‘Suge

Nipsey Hussle – ‘Racks in the Middle’ [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]

Rick Ross – ‘Gold Roses’ [ft. Drake]

YBN Cordae – ‘Bad Idea’ [ft. Chance the Rapper]



Best Rap Performance


DaBaby – ‘Suge

Dreamville – ‘Down Bad’ [ft. J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, Young Nudy]

Cole – ‘Middle Child

Nipsey Hussle – ‘Racks in the Middle’ [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]

Offset – ‘Clout’ [ft. Cardi B]



Best Rap/Sung Collaboration


DJ Khaled – ‘Higher’ [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]

Lil Baby and Gunna – ‘Drip Too Hard

Lil Nas X – ‘Panini

Mustard – ‘Ballin’ [ft. Roddy Ricch]

Young Thug – ‘The London’ [ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott]



Best Rock Performance


Bones UK – ‘Pretty Waste

Brittany Howard – ‘History Repeats

Gary Clark Jr. – ‘This Land

Karen O & Danger Mouse – ‘Woman

Rival Sons – ‘Too Bad



Best Metal Performance


Candlemass – ‘Astorolus - The Great Octopus’ [ft. Tony Iommi]

Death Angel – ‘Humanicide

I Prevail – ‘Bow Down

Killswitch Engage – ‘Unleashed

Tool – ‘7empest



Best Rock Song


Brittany Howard – ‘History Repeats

Gary Clark Jr. – ‘This Land

The 1975 – ‘Give Yourself a Try

Tool – ‘Fear Inoculum

Vampire Weekend – ‘Harmony Hall



Best Rock Album


Bring Me the Horizon – ‘amo

Cage the Elephant – ‘Social Cues

The Cranberries – ‘In the End

I Prevail – ‘Trauma

Rival Sons – ‘Feral Roots



Best Alternative Music Album


Big Thief – ‘U.F.O.F.

Bon Iver – ‘i,i

James Blake – ‘Assume Form

Thom Yorke – ‘ANIMA

Vampire Weekend – ‘Father of the Bride



Best R&B Performance


Anderson .Paak – ‘Come Home’ [ft. Andre 3000]

Daniel Caesar – ‘Love Again’ [ft. Brandy]

H.E.R. – ‘Could’ve Been’ [ft. Bryson Tiller]

Lizzo – ‘Exactly How I Feel’ [ft. Gucci Mane]

Lucky Daye – ‘Roll Some Mo



Best Traditional R&B Performance


Bj the Chicago Kid – ‘Time Today

India.Arie- ‘Steady Love

Lizzo – ‘Jerome

Lucky Daye – ‘Real Games

PJ Morton – ‘Built for Love’ [ft. Jazmine Sullivan]



Best R&B Song


Chris Brown – ‘No Guidance’ [ft. Drake]

Emily King – ‘Look At Me Now

H.E.R. – ‘Could’ve Been’ [ft. Bryson Tiller]

Lucky Daye – ‘Roll Some

Mo PJ Morton – ‘Say So’ [ft. JoJo]



Best R&B Album


Anderson .Paak – ‘Ventura

BJ the Chicago Kid – ‘1123

Ella Mai – ‘Ella Mai’

Lucy Daye – ‘Painted’

PJ Morton – ‘Paul’



Best Urban Contemporary Album


Georgia Anne Muldrow – ‘Overload

Jessie Reyez – ‘Being Human in Public

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You

Nao – ‘Saturn

Steve Lacy – ‘Apollo XXI



Latin Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album


Bad Bunny – ‘X 100Pre

J Balvin & Bad Bunny – ‘Oasis

Flor De Toloache – ‘Indestructible

iLe – ‘Almadura

Rosalía – ‘El Mal Querer



Best Dance Recording


Bonobo – ‘Linked

The Chemical Brothers – ‘Got to Keep On

Medusa – ‘Piece of Your Heart’ [ft. Goodboys]

RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘Underwater S

krillex and Boys Noize – ‘Midnight Hour’ [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]



Best Dance/Electronic Album


Apparat – ‘LP5

The Chemical Brothers – ‘No Geography

Flume – ‘Hi This Is Flume’ (Mixtape)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘Solace

Tycho – ‘Weather



Best Comedy Album


Aziz Ansari – ‘Right Now

Dave Chapelle – ‘Sticks and Stones

Ellen DeGeneres – ‘Relatable

Jim Gaffigan – ‘Quality Time

Trevor Noah – ‘Son of Patricia



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


Eric Alexandrakis – ‘I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor

John Waters – ‘Mr. Know-It-All

Michelle Obama – ‘Becoming

Sekou Andrews & The String Theory – ‘Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Various Artists – ‘Beastie Boys Book



Best Remixed Recording


Jorja Smith – ‘The One’ (High Contrast Remix)

Madonna – ‘I Rise’ (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)

Marie Davidson – ‘Work It’ (Soulwax Remix)

Mild Minds – ‘Swim’ (Ford. Remix)

Miley Cyrus – ‘Mother’s Daughter’ (Wuki Remix)



Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media


Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – ‘A Star Is Born

Taron Egerton – ‘Rocketman

Various Artists – ‘The Lion King: The Songs

Various Artists – ‘Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Various Artists – ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse



Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media


Alan Silvestri – ‘Avengers: Endgame

Hans Zimmer – ‘The Lion King

Hildur Guðnadóttir – ‘Chernobyl

Marc Shaiman – ‘Mary Poppins Returns

Ramin Djawadi – ‘Game of Thrones: Season 8



Best Song Written for Visual Media


Beyoncé – ‘Spirit

Chris Stapleton – ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy

Dolly Parton and Linda Perry – ‘Girl in the Movies

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – ‘I’ll Never Love Again

Thom Yorke – ‘Suspirium



Best Recording Package


Bon Iver – ‘i,i

Chris Cornell – ‘Chris Cornell

Intellexual – ‘Intellexual

The Muddy Basin Ramblers – ‘Hold That Tiger

Voces Del Bullerengue – ‘Anónimas & Resilientes



Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package


David Gray – ‘Gold in Brass Age

John Coltrane – ‘1963: New Directions

Thom Yorke – ‘ANIMA

Various Artists – ‘Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary

Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker – ‘The Radio Recordings 1939-1945



Best Album Notes


The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions – ‘Judy Cantor-Navas

The Gospel According to Malaco – ‘Robert Maravich

Pedal Steel + Four Corners – ‘Brendan Greaves

Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – ‘Jeff Place

Stay ’68: A Memphis Story – ‘Steve Greenber



Producer of the Year, Non-Classical


Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach


John Hill

Ricky Reed



Best Music Video


The Chemical Brothers – ‘We’ve Got to Try

FKA Twigs – ‘Cellophane

Gary Clark Jr. – ‘This Land

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Old Town Road

Tove Lo – ‘Glad He’s Gone



Best Music Film


Beyoncé – ‘Homecoming

David Crosby – ‘Remember My Name

Miles Davis – ‘Birth of the Cool

Thom Yorke – ‘ANIMA

Various Artists – ‘Shangri-La

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