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Women dominate as H.E.R, Lizzo, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish receive prestigious Grammy nominations

The Grammy Awards nomination list has finally been released.

The prestigious nominations list was released yesterday (20.11.2019) and several Africans made the list indicating a more inclusive listing for the 2020 Grammy Awards as earlier reported by The Sauce.

According to OkayAfrica, “South African funnyman Trevor Noah, who recently became the first African artist to sell-out NYC’s Madison Square Garden, also earned a nomination in the Best Comedy Album category for “Sticks and Stones.”

But the listing indicates not only is it a great time to be African, but it is also great to be a woman, as various female acts lead the way with the highest number of nods from the RCA Committee.

The ‘Bad Guy’ hitmaker Billie Eilish huge single is in the running for Record of the Year, where she will be competing with the likes of Lizzo (‘Truth Hurts’), Khalid (‘Talk’), Bon Iver (‘Hey, Ma’) and Ariana Grande (‘7 Rings’).

The chart-topper is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year, while Billie debut full length ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ has earned the Best New Artist nominee further recognition in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Overall Album of the Year categories.

For the latter, she faces stiff competition from Bon Iver (‘I, I’), Lana Del Rey (‘Norman F***ing Rockwell!’), Ariana Grande (‘thank u, next’), Lizzo (‘Cuz I Love You’ (deluxe)), Vampire Weekend (‘Father of the Bride’), Lil Nas X (‘7’) and H.E.R. (‘I Used To Know Her’).

Alicia Keys will be back to host the prestigious ceremony on January 26, making her the third woman and first female musician to host twice.

Elsewhere, Lil Nas X also has six nominations with Lizzo leading the way on eight, while Ariana Grande, Finneas O’Connell, and H.E.R. follow closely behind with five.

Grammy Awards 2020 full nominations:

Album of the Year

Bon Iver – ‘i,i’

Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell!’

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

H.E.R. – ‘I Used to Know Her’

Lil Nas X – ‘7’

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’

Vampire Weekend – ‘Father of the Bride’

Record of the Year

Bon Iver – ‘Hey, Ma’

Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’

Ariana Grande – ‘7 Rings’

H.E.R. – ‘Hard Place’

Khalid – ‘Talk’

Lil Nas X – ‘Old Town Road’

Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts’

Post Malone – ‘Sunflower’

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga – ‘Always Remember Us This Way’

Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’

Brandi Carlile – ‘Bring My Flowers Now’

H.E.R. – ‘Hard Place’

Taylor Swift – ‘Lover’

Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’

Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts’

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank and the Bangas


Best Pop Solo Performance

Beyoncé – ‘Spirit’

Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’

Ariana Grande – ‘7 Rings’

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

Beyoncé – ‘The Lion King: The Gift’

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

Ariana Grande – ‘thank u, next’

Ed Sheeran – ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’

Taylor Swift – ‘Lover’

Best Reggae Album

Koffee – Rapture

Julian Marley – As I Am

Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics – The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs Roots Radics

Steel Pulse – Mass Manipulation

 Third World – More Work To Be Done

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Andrea Bocelli – ‘Sì’

Michael Bublé – ‘Love’ (Deluxe Edition)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – ‘Look Now’

John Legend – ‘A Legendary Christmas’

Barbra Streisand – ‘Walls’

Best Rap Album

Dreamville – ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III’

Meek Mill – ‘Championships’

21 Savage – ‘I Am > I Was’

Tyler, the Creator – ‘IGOR’

YBN Cordae – ‘The Lost Boy’

Best Rock Performance

Bones UK – ‘Pretty Waste’

Gary Clark Jr. – ‘This Land’

Brittany Howard – ‘History Repeats’

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

Tool – ‘Fear Inoculum’

The 1975 – ‘Give Yourself a Try’

Vampire Weekend – ‘Harmony Hall’

Brittany Howard – ‘History Repeats’

Gary Clark Jr. – ‘This Land’

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.’

James Blake – ‘Assume Form’

Bon Iver – ‘i,i’

Vampire Weekend – ‘Father of the Bride’

Thom Yorke – ‘Anima’

Best R&B Performance

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’

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

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

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

Emily King – ‘Look At Me Now’

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

Lucky Daye – ‘Roll Some Mo’

PJ Morton – ‘Say So [ft. JoJo]’

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Steve Lacy – ‘Apollo XXI’

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’

Georgia Anne Muldrow – ‘Overload’

Nao – ‘Saturn’

Jessie Reyez – ‘Being Human in Public’

Best R&B Album

BJ the Chicago Kid – ‘1123’

Lucy Daye – ‘Painted’

Ella Mai – ‘Ella Mai’

PJ Morton – ‘Paul’

Anderson.Paak – ‘Ventura’

Best Dance Recording

Bonobo – ‘Linked’

The Chemical Brothers – ‘Got to Keep On’

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

RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘Underwater’

Skrillex 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’

Tyco – ‘Weather’

Best Comedy Album

Jim Gaffigan – ‘Quality Time’

Ellen DeGeneres – ‘Relatable’

Aziz Ansari – ‘Right Now’

Trevor Noah – ‘Son of Patricia’

Dave Chapelle – ‘Sticks and Stones’

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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