2020 Grammy Nominees Announced, New Wave of Pop Artists Lead the Field

Grammy Standouts from left to right: Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish. Photo Credits to Andy Moran, Lil Nas X, and Lars Crommelinck.

The nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday morning. The award show will be held January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

It’s been a solid year for pop music, so it’s unsurprising that Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish are up for the Big Four awards: the general field categories that include Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Lizzo is leading with eight total nominations, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X each have six nominations.

The Recording Academy has also tapped a few artists who have been around for some time but never quite got the Grammy nod. First-time nominees include Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, The Cranberries, and the Pistol Annies.

Check out the list of general field nominees below:

  1. Record Of The Year
    Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.
    • HEY, MA – Bon Iver
      BJ Burton, Brad Cook, Chris Messina & Justin Vernon, producers; BJ Burton, Zach Hansen & Chris Messina, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
    • BAD GUY – Billie Eilish
      Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer
    • 7 RINGS – Ariana Grande
      Charles Anderson, Tommy Brown, Michael Foster &
      Victoria Monet, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes,
      Billy Hickey & Brendan Morawski, engineers/mixers;
      Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
    • HARD PLACE – H.E.R.
      Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, producer; Joseph Hurtado, Jaycen Joshua, Derek Keota & Miki Tsutsumi, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
    • TALK – Khalid
      Disclosure & Denis Kosiak, producers; Ingmar Carlson, Jon Castelli, Josh Deguzman, John Kercy, Denis Kosiak, Guy Lawrence & Michael Romero, engineers/mixers; Dale Becker, mastering engineer
    • OLD TOWN ROAD – Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
      Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki & YoungKio, producers; Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki & Cinco, engineers/mixers; Eric Lagg, mastering engineer
    • TRUTH HURTS – Lizzo
      Ricky Reed & Tele, producers; Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin & Ethan Shumaker, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
    • SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee
      Louis Bell & Carter Lang, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers
  1. Album Of The Year
    Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.
    • I,I – Bon Iver
      Brad Cook, Chris Messina & Justin Vernon, producers; Zach Hansen & Chris Messina, engineers/mixers; BJ Burton, Brad Cook & Justin Vernon, songwriters; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
    • NORMAN F***ING ROCKWELL! – Lana Del Rey
      Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, producers; Jack Antonoff & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
    • WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
      Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters; John Greenham, mastering engineer
    • THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande
      Tommy Brown, Ilya, Max Martin & Victoria Monet, producers; Serban Ghenea & Brendan Morawski, engineers/mixers; Tommy Brown, Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Victoria Monet, Tayla Parx & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
    • I USED TO KNOW HER – H.E.R.
      David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R., Walter Jones & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Sam Ashworth, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris & H.E.R., songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
    • 7 – Lil Nas X
      Montero Lamar Hill, songwriter; Eric Lagg, mastering engineer
    • CUZ I LOVE YOU (DELUXE) – Lizzo
      Ricky Reed, producer; Manny Marroquin & Ethan Shumaker, engineers/mixers; Eric Frederic & Melissa Jefferson, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
    • FATHER OF THE BRIDE – Vampire Weekend
      Ezra Koenig & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; John DeBold, Chris Kasych, Takemasa Kosaka, Ariel Rechtshaid & Hiroya Takayama, engineers/mixers; Ezra Koenig, songwriter; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
  1. Song Of The Year
    A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
    • ALWAYS REMEMBER US THIS WAY – Lady Gaga
      Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters
    • BAD GUY – Billie Eilish
      Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters
    • BRING MY FLOWERS NOW – Tanya Tucker
      Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters
    • HARD PLACE – H.E.R.
      Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters
    • LOVER – Taylor Swift
      Taylor Swift, songwriter
    • NORMAN F***ING ROCKWELL – Lana Del Rey
      Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters
    • SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi
      Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters
    • TRUTH HURTS – Lizzo
      Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters
  1. Best New Artist
    An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.
    • BLACK PUMAS
    • BILLIE EILISH
    • LIL NAS X
    • LIZZO
    • MAGGIE ROGERS
    • ROSALÍA
    • TANK AND THE BANGAS
    • YOLA

Read the full list, including all 84 categories, here.

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