2020 GRAMMYs Nominee List

The results are in!

The 2020 GRAMMYs Nominee List was released Wednesday morning November 20, 2019.

2020 GRAMMY Award nominees were announced this morning. The announcement was made by President and CEO Deborah Dugan, Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. alongside hosts Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha.

Last year some notable winners were Childish Gambino, who won both Song and Record of the Year, and Dua Lipa who won Best New Artist.

This year’s leading nominees include Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Beyonce, Billie Eilish and more. Billie Eilish is also the youngest artist ever to be nominated in all four categories: Album of The Year, Song of The Year, Record of The Year, and Best New Artist. Beyonce racked in many nominations including Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media for her song “Spirit”. She is also nominated for Best Music Film for her project Homecoming. The Lion King: The Gift, one of her latest projects, is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

The GRAMMYs will take place on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Some of this year’s nominees are:


Album of the Year

Bon Iver – i,i

Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

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 – Old Town Road

Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Post Malone – Sunflower

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now

H.E.R. – Hard Place

Taylor Swift – Lover

Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell

Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank and the Bangas


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 Rap Song

YBN Cordae – Bad Idea [ft. Chance the Rapper]

Rick Ross – Gold Roses [ft. Drake]

21 Savage – A Lot [ft. J. Cole]

Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]

DaBaby – Suge

Best Rap Performance

J Cole – Middle Child

DaBaby – Suge

Dreamville – Down Bad [ft. J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, Young Nudy]

Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]

Offset – Clout [ft. Cardi B]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

DJ Khaled – Higher [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]

Lil Baby and Gunna – Drip Too Hard

Lil Nas X – Panini

Mustard – Ballin [ft. Roddy Ricch]

Young Thug – The London [ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott]

Other mentionable nominees are Burna Boy, FKA Twigs, Jorja Smith, Michelle Obama, Aziz Ansari, and Trevor Noah.




Natalia Barreau is a Digital Intern at Black News Alerts.