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Grammys 2021: The full list of nominees


The full list of nominees has been announced for The Grammy’s in 2021 and, unsurprisingly, the collection of names has caused controversy.

The Weeknd has already vented frustration at the award’s ceremony, claiming corruption after the ‘Blinding Lights’ singer found himself being snubbed despite having the biggest song of the year and the highest-selling album in America for 2020. In a message posted to social media, the musician blasted that the Grammys “remain corrupt” and that the organisation “owe me, my fans and the industry transparency”. The Grammys have since diplomatically responded: “His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration. Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists.”

The nominations for the 2021 Grammys have seen Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish receive the most inclusions. Meanwhile, Phoebe Bridgers had a night to remember as she was nominated for four awards. Fontaines D.C. will undoubtedly have woken up with sore heads this morning as they celebrated their much-deserved nomination for Best Rock Album with A Hero’s Death.

Check out the full list, below.

2021 Grammys Full List Of Nominees:

Record of the Year

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

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)
‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
‘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)

Best New Artist

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

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 Featuring Quavo
‘Dynamite’ – BTS
‘Rain On Me’ – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
‘Exile’ – Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Blue Umbrella – (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian
True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter – Harry Connick, Jr
American Standard – James Taylor
Unfollow the Rules – Rufus Wainwright
Judy – Renée Zellweger

Best Pop Vocal Album

Changes – Justin Bieber
Chromatica – Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Fine Line – Harry Styles
Folklore – Taylor Swift

Best Rock Performance

‘Shameika’ – Fiona Apple
‘Not’ – Big Thief
‘Kyoto’ – Phoebe Bridgers
‘The Steps’ – Haim
‘Stay High’ – Brittany Howard
‘Daylight’ – Grace Potter

Best Rock Song

‘Kyoto’ – Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)
‘Lost In Yesterday’ – Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)
‘Not’ – Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)
‘Shameika’ – Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)
‘Stay High’ – Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album

A Hero’s Death – Fontaines DC
Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka
Daylight – Grace Potter
Sound & Fury – Sturgill Simpson
The New Abnormal – The Strokes

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 Featuring Nipsey Hussle
‘Bop’ – DaBaby
‘What’s Poppin’ – Jack Harlow
‘The Bigger Picture’ – Lil Baby
‘Savage’ – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
‘Dior’ – Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

‘Rockstar’ – DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ – Drake Featuring 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 Featuring 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 Featuring Beyoncé)

Best Rap Album

Black Habits – D Smoke
Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica
King’s Disease – Nas