The 2021 Grammy Award Nominations Are Here

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The 2021 Grammy Award nominations arrived on Tuesday (November 24) during a live announcement hosted on the official Grammy website. CBS is expected to air the annual ceremony from Los Angeles on January 31, although the the format of the show has yet to be announced.

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an audience will be unlikely. In a September interview with Variety, Recording Academy interim president Harvey Mason Jr. said the awards show was “looking toward a completely live event at the Staples Center with a limited number of attendees.” But with the recent explosion in coronavirus cases, Mason said the show would consider adding “virtual elements and live performances” from various locations.

Megan Thee Stallion, who’s already having a stellar year, reeled in four Grammy nods in the Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best New Artist and Record of the Year categories. Meanwhile, Roddy Ricch grabbed nominations for “The Box” in Best Rap Song, Song of the Year and Best Melodic Rap Performance categories.

The late Pop Smoke, Doja Cat, Chika, D Smoke, Kaytranada, Post Malone, DaBaby, H.E.R. and Thundercat are among the many other artists who might be taking a gilded trophy home next year. Check out the list of nominees below.

Best New Artist

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

Record of The Year

Black Parade — Beyoncé
Colors — Black Pumas
Rockstar — DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch
Say So — Doja Cat
Everything I Wanted — Billie Eilish
Don’t Start Now”— Dua Lipa
Circles — Post Malone
Savage — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Album of the Year

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

Song of the Year

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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

Andrew Watt

 

Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl  — Beyoncé — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, Video Directors; Lauren Baker, Astrid Edwards, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, Video Producers

Life Is Good — Future Featuring Drake — Julien Christian Lutz, Video Director; Harv Glazer, Video Producer

Lockdown — Anderson .Paak — Dave Meyers, Video Director; Nathan Scherrer, Video Producer

Adore You — Harry Styles — Dave Meyers, Video Director; Nathan Scherrer, Video Producer

Goliath — Woodkid — Yoann Lemoine, video director

 

Best Music Film

Beastie Boys Story — Beastie Boys — Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers

Black Is King — Beyoncé

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme — Freestyle Love Supreme — Andrew Fried, Video Director; Andrew Fried, Jill Furman, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarina Roma, Jenny Steingart & Jon Steingart, video producers

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt — Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas — ZZ Top — Sam Dunn, video director; Scot McFadyen, video producer

 

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder — Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade — Beyoncé

All I Need — Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

Goat Head — Brittany Howard

See Me — Emily King

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Sit On Down — The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

Wonder What She Thinks of Me — Chloe X Halle

Let Me Go — Mykal Kilgore

Anything for You — Ledisi

Distance” — Yebba

 

Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine — Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)

Black Parade — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Collide — Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 & Earthgang)

Do It — Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch & Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe X Halle)

Slow Down — Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & H.E.R.)

 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo — Jhené Aiko

Ungodly Hour — Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals — Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings — Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is — Thundercat

 

Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here — Ant Clemons

Take Time — Giveon

To Feel Love/D — Luke James

Bigger Love — John Legend

All Rise — Gregory Porter

 

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence — Big Sean f. Nipsey Hussle

Bop — Dababy

What’s Poppin — Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture — Lil Baby

Savage — Megan Thee Stallion f. Beyoncé

Dior — Pop Smoke

 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar — DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later — Drake f. Lil Durk

Lockdown — Anderson .Paak

The Box — Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room” — Travis Scott

 

Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture — Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai’shaun Williams, Songwriters (Lil Baby)

The Box — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

Laugh Now, Cry Later — Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron Latour & Ryan Martinez, Songwriters (Drake f. Lil Durk)

Rockstar — Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro Iv & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)

Savage — Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion f. Beyoncé)

 

Best Rap Album

Black Habits — D Smoke

Alfredo — Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

A Written Testimony — Jay Electronica

King’s Disease — Nas

The Allegory — Royce Da 5’9

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Yummy — Justin Bieber

Say So — Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish

Don’t Start Now — Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar — Harry Styles

Cardigan — Taylor Swift

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Un Dia (One Day)” — J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy

Intentions — Justin Bieber f. Quavo

Dynamite — BTS

Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande

Exile — Taylor Swift f. Bon Iver

 

Best Reggae Album

Upside Down 2020 — Buju Banton

Higher Place — Skip Marley

It All Comes Back to Love — Maxi Priest

Got to Be Tough — Toots & the Maytals

One World — The Wailers

 

Best Global Music Album

Fu Chronicles — Antibalas

Twice As Tall — Burna Boy

Agora — Bebel Gilberto

Love Letters — Anoushka Shankar

Amadjar — Tinariwen