January 26, 2021

News: 63rd Annual GRAMMY Award Nominations

This year has been a crazy one and the music industry has felt the strain. Nonetheless, The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The awards are set to air on Sunday, January 31st live on CBS. Beyonce leads all artist with a whopping nine nominations while Roddy Ricch is up for six noms.

Jhené Aiko’s album Chilombo is up for Album of the Year along with Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and Doja Cat are all up for Record of The Year. There has been a lot of controversy since the nomination announcement of artists who were left or snubbed. The Weeknd received zero noms for his After Hours project and the Best Rap Album category is said to have been missing some notable projects. Regardless, whether some artists missed the deadline or not, take a look at some of the nominations below and view the full list here.

Album of the Year

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

Record of the Year

Beyoncé, “Black Parade”
Black Pumas, “Colors”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Doja Cat, “Say So”
Billie Eilish, “Everything I Wanted”
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone, “Circles”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”

Best Rap Album

D Smoke, Black Habits
Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist, Alfredo
Jay Electronica (& Jay-Z), A Written Testimony
Nas (& Hit-Boy), King’s Disease
Royce 5’9, The Allegory

Best Rap Song

Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
Drake ft. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now, Cry Later”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”

Best Rap Performance

Big Sean ft. Nipsey Hussle, “Deep Reverence”
DaBaby, “Bop”
Jack Harlow, “What’s Poppin”
Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”
Pop Smoke, “Dior”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Drake ft. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now, Cry Later”
Anderson .Paak, “Lockdown”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
Travis Scott, “Highest in the Room”

Best R&B Album

Ant Clemons, Happy 2 Be Here
Giveon, Take Time
Luke James, To Feel Love/D
John Legend, Bigger Love
Gregory Porter, All Rise

Best Progressive R&B Album

Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
Chloe x Halle, Ungodly Hour
Free Nationals, Free Nationals
Robert Glasper, F*ck Yo Feelings
Thundercat, It Is What It Is

Best R&B Song

Robert Glasper ft. H.E.R & Meshell Ndegeocello, “Better Than I Imagine”
Beyoncé, “Black Parade”
Tiana Major9 ft. EarthGang, “Collide”
Chloe x Halle, “Do It”
Skip Marley & H.E.R, “Slow Down”

Best R&B Performance

Jhené Aiko ft. John Legend, “Lighting & Thunder”
Beyoncé, “Black Parade”
Jacob Collier ft. Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign, “All I Need”
Brittany Howard, “Goat Head”
Emily King, “See Me”

Best Music Video

Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl”
Future & Drake, “Life Is Good”
Anderson .Paak, “Lockdown”
Woodkid, “Goliath”
Harry Styles, “Adore You”

Best New Artist

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