Grammys 2020: Top nominees for the 62nd music awards show

Key Points
  • The Recording Academy's annual Grammy Awards will be presented Jan. 26, 2020.
  • Nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday.
  • Alicia Keys will host the awards ceremony next year.
Lady Gaga won 3 awards at the 61st Annual Grammys
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Did your favorite musician show nab an Grammy nomination? It's time to find out.

The Recording Academy's annual Grammy Awards will be presented Jan. 26, but who will be in the running?

On Wednesday, Bebe Rexha, Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. unveiled the nominees. Top nominated artists included Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Talyor Swift, Ariane Grande and Beyonce.

Lizzo, a pop and R&B star with hits like "Truth Hurts," "Juice" and "Good as Hell," was nominated for eight awards while the "Bad Guy" singer Eilish is up for six prizes. Lil Nas X, the rapper behind "Old Town Road" also received six nods on Wednesday.

Beyonce received recognition for her "Lion King" song "Spirit" as well as for her album "The Lion King: The Gift."

Swift's "Lover" is up for best pop vocal album, the title track to her most recent album is up for song of the year and she's earned a nomination for best pop solo performance for "You Need to Calm Down."

As for Grande, she garnered five nominations for "7 Rings" and "Thank U, Next," which is in the running for album of the year.

Additionally, The Cranberries "In The End," an album the band released as a tribute to their late singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died in 2018, was nominated for best rock album.

Here are the nominees in the top categories:

Record of the Year

"Hey, Ma" - Bon Iver.
"Bad Guy" - Billie Eilish.
"7 Rings" - Ariana Grande.
"Hard Place" - H.E.R. 
"Talk" - Khalid.
"Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus.
"Truth Hurts" - Lizzo.
"Sunflower" - Post Malone & Swae Lee.

Album Of The Year

"i,i "— Bon Iver.
"Norman F----- Rockwell!" — Lana Del Rey.
"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" — Billie Eilish.
"thank u, next" — Ariana Grande.
"I Used To Know Her" — H.E.R.
"7" — Lil Nas X.
"Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)" — Lizzo.
"Father Of The Bride" — Vampire Weekend.

Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas

Billie Eilish performs onstage during the 7th Annual We Can Survive, presented by AT&T, a RADIO.COM event, at The Hollywood Bowl on October 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Song of the Year

"Always Remember Us This Way" — Lady Gaga.
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish.
"Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandi Carlile.
"Hard Place" — H.E.R."Lover" — Taylor Swift.
"Norman F------ Rockwell" — Lana Del Rey.
"Someone You Love" — Lewis Capaldi.
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo.

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Spirit" — Beyonce.
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish.
"7 Rings" — Ariana Grande.
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo.
"You Need to Calm Down" — Taylor Swift.

Best R&B Performance

"Could Have Been" — Daniel Caesar featuring Brandy.
"Could've Been" — H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller.
"Exactly How I Feel" — Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane.
"Roll Some Mo" — Lucky Daye.
"Come Home" — Anderson Park featuring Andre 3000.

Singer Lizzo performs live on stage during a concert at the Columbiahalle on November 14, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
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Best Country Song

"Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker).
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde).
"It All Comes Out In The Wash" — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert).
"Some Of It" — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church).
"Speechless" — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay).

Best Rap Album

"Revenge of the Dreamers III" — Dreamville.
"Championships" — Meek Mill.
"I AM > I Was" — 21 Savage.
"IGOR" — Tyler, the Creator.
"The Lost Boy" — YBN Cordae.

Best Pop Vocal Album

"The Lion King: The Gift" — Beyonce.
"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" — Billie Eilish.
"thank u, next" — Ariana Grande.
"No. 6 Collaborations Project" — Ed Sheeran.
"Lover" — Taylor Swift.

Singer Taylor Swift performs on the stage during the gala of 2019 Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China.
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Best Rock Album

"Amo" — Bring Me The Horizon.
"Social Cues" — Cage The Elephant.
"In The End" — The Cranberries.
"Trauma" — I Prevail.
"Feral Roots" — Rival Sons.

Best Dance Recording

"Linked" — Bonobo.
"Got To Keep On" — The Chemical Brothers.
"Piece Of Your Heart" — Meduza featuring Goodboys.
"Underwater" — Rufus Du Sol.
"Midnight Hour" — Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Best Jazz Vocal Album

"Thirsty Ghost" — Sara Gazarek.
"Love & Liberation" — Jazzmeia Horn.
"Alone Together" — Catherine Russell.
"12 Little Spells" — Esperanza Spalding.
"Screenplay" — The Tierney Sutton Band.

Best Gospel Album

"Long Live Love" — Kirk Franklin.
"Goshen" — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers.
"Tunnel Vision" — Gene Moore.
"Settle Here" — William Murphy.
"Something's Happening! A Christmas Album" — CeCe Winans.

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album

"X 100PRE" — Bad Bunny.
"Oasis" — J Balvin & Bad Bunny.
"Indestructible" — Flor De Toloache.
"Almadura" — iLe.
"El Mal Querer" — Rosalia.

Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at T-Mobile Arena on September 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Best Americana Album:

"Years To Burn" — Calexico And Iron & Wine.
"Who Are You Now" — Madison Cunningham.
"Oklahoma" — Keb' Mo'.
"Tales Of America" — J.S. Ondara.
"Walk Through Fire" — Yola.

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

"Beastie Boys Book" — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers.
"Becoming" — Michelle Obama.
"I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor" — Eric Alexandrakis.
"Mr. Know-It-All" — John Waters.
"Sekou Andrews & The String Theory" — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory.

Best Music Film:

"Homecoming" — Beyonce.
"Remember My Name" — David Crosby.
"Birth Of The Cool" — Miles Davis.
"Shangri-La" — Various Artists.
"Anima" — Thom Yorke.