The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Performances And Nominees

All eyes will be on the Staples Center stage in Los Angeles when the 62nd annual Grammy Awards premieres on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. on CBS. Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will be returning as this year’s host and on the nomination side, newcomer Lizzo received the most Grammy award nominations of any artist with eight, followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X who have six Grammy award nominations each.

Set to take the Grammy stage this year are Aerosmith, who will perform a medley of some of their greatest hits, first-time nominee breakout stars Eilish and Lizzo, and powerhouse artists and couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Shelton is nominated this year for Best Country Solo Performance for his song “God’s Country.” Aerosmith, who has won four Grammy awards, is also the recipient of MusiCares Person of the Year 2020 award in recognition of the band’s philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history.

Eilish is nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Bad Guy,” Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and Best New Artist.

Lizzo is nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Truth Hurts,” Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for her album Cuz I Love You, Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance for her song “Exactly How I Feel” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for her song “Jerome.”

This year’s nominees were selected from more than 20,000 submissions across 84 categories and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music from Oct. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019. Here are the nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.

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 featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
□ “Truth Hurts”—Lizzo
□ “Sunflower”—Post Malone & 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 (Deluxe)—Lizzo
Father of the Bride—Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year:

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

Best New Artist:

□ Black Pumas
□ Billie Eilish
□ Lil Nas X
□ Lizzo
□ Maggie Rogers
□ Rosalía
□ Tank and the Bangas
□ Yola

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 Dance Recording:

□ “Linked”—Bonobo
□ “Got to Keep On”—The Chemical Brothers
□ “Piece of Your Heart”—Meduza Featuring Goodboys
□ “Underwater”—RÜFÜS DU SOL
□ “Midnight Hour”—Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

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 Caesar & 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 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”—Songwriters Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker (Tanya Tucker)
□ “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”—Songwriters Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde (Ashley McBryde)
□ “It All Comes Out in the Wash”—Songwriters Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (Miranda Lambert)
□ “Some of It”—Songwriters Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Bobby Pinson (Eric Church)
□ “Speechless”—Songwriters Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers and Laura Veltz (Dan + Shay)

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

Thirsty Ghost—Sara Gazarek
Love & Liberation—Jazzmeia Horn
Alone Together—Catherine Russell
12 Little Spells—Esperanza Spalding
Screenplay—The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Gospel Album:

Long Live Love—Kirk Franklin
Goshen—Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
Tunnel Vision—Gene Moore
Settle Here—William Murphy
Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album—CeCe Winans

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album:

X 100PRE—Bad Bunny
Oasis—J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible—Flor De Toloache
Almadura—iLe
El Mal Querer—Rosalía

Best Americana Album:

Years to Burn—Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now—Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma—Keb’ Mo’
Tales of America—J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire—Yola

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

Beastie Boys Book—(Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt and Dan Zitt, producers
Becoming—Michelle Obama
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor—Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All—John Waters
Sekou Andrews & The String Theory—Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

□ “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy”—Songwriter Randy Newman (Chris Stapleton). Track from: Toy Story 4
□ “Girl in the Movies”—Songwriters Dolly Parton and Linda Perry (Dolly Parton). Track from: Dumplin’
□ “I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version)—Songwriters Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Aaron Raitiere (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper). Track from: A Star Is Born
□ “Spirit”—Songwriters Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh (Beyoncé). Track from: The Lion King
□ “Suspirium”—Songwriter Thom Yorke (Thom Yorke), Track from: Suspiria

Best Music Film:

□ “Homecoming”—Beyoncé
□ “Remember My Name”—David Crosby
□ “Birth of the Cool”—Miles Davis
□ “Shangri-La”—Various Artists
□ “Anima”—Thom Yorke

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Anthony Murray
Anthony Murray is a co-managing editor of Anton Media Group and is also the editor of Long Island Weekly, the Mineola American and New Hyde Park Illustrated News.

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