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Just as quickly as the awards season arrived this year, it departed only leaving remnants of rhinestones and controversy. With less than six weeks until the turn of the decade, the annual buzz of events circuit has arrived again and first up on the nominations announcements is the 62nd Grammy Awards. Set to be held in Los Angeles on January 26, the world’s most popular artists and music from the past year will be celebrated.

In no surprise, Lizzo smashed the nominations list for 2020 with eight nods as the body-positive trailblazer continues to dominate the charts as we close out the year. Also in the spotlight, 17-year-old sensation Billie Eilish received six nominations as did 20-year-old country-cross-rap star Lil Nas X – his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus, ‘Old Town Road’ topping the Billboard singles chart for 19 weeks in a row. Ariana Grande followed close behind with five nominations. Taylor Swift missed out on nominations for Album of the Year and Record of the Year, however nabbed three recognitions for Song of the Year for ‘Lover’, Best Pop Vocal Album and Pop Solo Performance. Australian music fans woke up excited this morning to find out that electronic music mogul Flume, as well as dance group RUFUS DU SOL also received nominations.

But like any nominations, there are snubs – and this year saw some disappointing outcomes. K-Pop band and global movement BTS received no nominations despite their huge presence in the US. Breakout star Lewis Capaldi as well a reinvented Sam Smith both missed out as did Madonna who is currently touring to promote a new album. Newly-reunited brother trio, the Jonas Brothers only received one nomination for single, ‘Sucker’.

Scroll below to see the key nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards.

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?
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
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 featuring Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower

Song of the Year

Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Lana Del Rey – Norman F***ing Rockwell
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Taylor Swift – Lover
Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now

Best new Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X (above)
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalia
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Best pop solo performance

Beyonce – 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 & Social House – Boyfriend
Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita

Best traditional pop vocal album

Andrea Bocelli – Si
Michael Buble – Love
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now
John Legend – A Legendary Christmas
Barbra Streisand – Walls

Best pop vocal album

Beyonce – The Lion King: The Gift
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande (pictured) – Thank U, Next
Ed Sheeran – No. 6 Collaborations Project
Taylor Swift – Lover

Best dance recording

Bonobo – Linked
The Chemical Brothers – Got To Keep On
Meduza featuring Goodboys – Piece Of Your Heart
Rufus Du Sol – Underwater
Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Midnight Hour

Best dance/electronic album

Apparat – LP5
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography
Flume – Hi This Is Flume
Rufus Du Sol – Solace
Weather – Tycho

Best rock performance

Bones UK – Pretty Waste
Gary Clark Jr (pictured) – This Land
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman
Rival Sons – Too Bad

Best metal performance

Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi – Astorolus The Great Octopus
Death Angel – Humanicide
I Prevail – Bow Down
Killswitch Engage Unleashed
Tool – 7Empest

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 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 & Brandy – Love Again
H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller – Could’ve Been
Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane – Exactly How I Feel
Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo
Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000 – Come Home

Best urban contemporary album

Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI
Lizzo (above) – Cuz I Love You
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload
NAO – Saturn
Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public

Best rap song

YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper – Bad Idea
Rick Ross featuring Drake – Gold Roses
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – A Lot
Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy – Racks In The Middle
DaBaby – Suge

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 country album

Eric Church – Desperate Man
Reba McEntire – Stronger Than The Truth
Pistol Annies – Interstate Gospel
Thomas Rhett – Center Point Road
Tanya Tucker (pictured) – While I’m Livin’

Best musical theatre album

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations
Hadestown
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Oklahoma!

Producer of the year, non-classical

Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Finneas
John Hill
Ricky Reed

Best music video

The Chemical Brothers – We’ve Got To Try
Gary Clark Jr – This Land
FKA Twigs – Cellophane
Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Tove Lo – Glad He’s Gone

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