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24 Nov 2020
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UPDATE: Beyonce leads 2021 Grammy nominations, here’s the full list


Women scored big gains across all genres ahead of the 63rd annual Grammys, set to take place on January 31, with comedian Trevor Noah as host.

Picture for illustration. Singer Beyonce in 2016 won Best Urban Contemporary album for 'Lemonade'. AFP/File/Robyn BECK

Pop queen Beyonce’s Black Is King musical film propelled her to the front of this year’s Grammy pack with nine nominations, organizers said on Tuesday ahead of the annual awards show.

Fellow pop stars Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift each snagged six nominations for second place, as did rapper Roddy Ricch.

As the music industry attempts to weather one of its most tumultuous years in modern history due to the coronavirus pandemic, pop made a comeback in the Recording Academy’s top categories.

Women scored big gains across all genres ahead of the 63rd annual Grammys, set to take place on January 31, with comedian Trevor Noah as host.

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on January 31, 2021.

Album of the Year

Jhene Aiko, “Chilombo”
Black Pumas, “Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)”
Coldplay, “Everyday Life”
Jacob Collier, “Djesse Vol. 3”
Haim, “Women In Music Pt. III”
Dua Lipa, “Future Nostalgia”
Post Malone, “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song

Beyonce, “Black Parade”
Black Pumas, “Colors”
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Doja Cat, “Say So”
Billie Eilish, “Everything I Wanted”
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone, “Circles”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce, “Savage”

Song of the Year, recognizing songwriting

Beyonce, Denisia Andrews, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Rickie “Caso” Tice, “Black Parade”
Roddy Ricch and Samuel Gloade, “The Box”
Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner, “Cardigan”
Post Malone, Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk and Billy Walsh, “Circles”
Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa and Emily Warren, “Don’t Start Now”
Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “Everything I Wanted”
H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas, “I Can’t Breathe”
Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, “If The World Was Ending”

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Music Video

Beyonce, “Brown Skin Girl”
Future featuring Drake, “Life Is Good”
Anderson .Paak, “Lockdown”
Harry Styles, “Adore You”
Woodkid, “Goliath”

Best Rap Album

D Smoke, “Black Habits”
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, “Alfredo”
Jay Electronica, “A Written Testimony”
Nas, “King’s Disease”
Royce Da 5’9″, “The Allegory”

Best Rock Album

Fontaines DC, “A Hero’s Death”
Michael Kiwanuka, “Kiwanuka”
Grace Potter, “Daylight”
Sturgill Simpson, “Sound & Fury”
The Strokes, “The New Abnormal”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justin Bieber, “Changes”
Lady Gaga, “Chromatica”
Dua Lipa, “Future Nostalgia”
Harry Styles, “Fine Line”
Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

Best Alternative Music Album

Fiona Apple, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”
Beck, “Hyperspace”
Phoebe Bridgers, “Punisher”
Brittany Howard, “Jaime”
Tame Impala, “The Slow Rush”

Best Global Music Album

Antibalas, “Fu Chronicles”
Burna Boy, “Twice as Tall”
Bebel Gilberto, “Agora”
Anoushka Shankar, “Love Letters”
Tinariwen, “Amadjar”

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