Grammys 2020 Nominations Revealed: Lizzo, Billie Eilish And Lil Nas X Dominate

Past winners Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga have also received nods.

The contenders for next year’s Grammys have been unveiled, and it’s first-time nominees Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo that are dominating the shortlist.

Lizzo is up for a total of eight awards, including both Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for Truth Hurts (which is pretty mad, considering it was released in 2017), while her major debut Cuz I Love You is also up for Album Of The Year.

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Meanwhile, Billie and Lil Nas X are both up for six awards, with the latter’s hit Old Town Road also up for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, as is Billie’s Bad Guy.

All three of them will also face off in the Best New Artist category, opposite Maggie Rogers, Black Pumas and Rosalía.

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish
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Aside from those three, Ariana Grande has secured four nominations, following her win last year, while the Beyoncé-curated Lion King soundtrack has secured three nods, with an additional nomination for her Netflix documentary Homecoming.

As ever, the Grammys have about 100 categories in total, but here are the artists in the running for the main 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

Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X
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Song Of The Year

Always Remember Us This Way — Lady Gaga

Bad Guy — Billie Eilish

Bring My Flowers Now — Tanya Tucker

Hard Place — H.E.R.

Lover – Taylor Swift

Norman F***ing Rockwell — Lana Del Rey

Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi

Truth Hurts – Lizzo

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank And The Bangas


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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

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
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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 Song Written For Visual Media

The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy — Randy Newman, from Toy Story 4

Girl In The Movies — Dolly Parton, from Dumplin’

I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version) — Lady Gaga, from A Star Is Born

Spirit — Beyoncé, from The Lion King

Suspirium — Thom Yorke, from: Suspiria

Next year’s Grammys will take place on Sunday 26 January next year, and will be hosted by Alicia Keys once again.

Last year’s big winners were rapper Childish Gambino and country star Kacey Musgraves, who picked up Album Of The Year for her latest effort, Golden Hour.

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