The 2020 Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed and Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Lizzo are among the artists receiving multiple nods.
Lizzo is the most nominated artist for the 2020 Grammys with eight nominations, including nods in all of the big four categories — record of the year (‘Truth Hurts’), album of the year (Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)), song of the year (‘Truth Hurts’) and best new artist.
Following closesly behind are both Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, who each have six nominations. For the first time in Grammy history, two artists are nominated in each of the “Big Four” categories (album, record and song of the year, plus best new artist) in the same year. Lizzo is nominated for the deluxe edition of her third album, Cuz I Love You, and for her smash ‘Truth Hurts.’ Eilish is nominated for her first-full length album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and her smash hit ‘bad guy.’
Other notable nods include five for Ariana Grande, who earned her first album of the year nod for Thank U, Next, and 5 for H.E.R., also nominated in the album of the year category for I Used to Know Her.
H.E.R. and Finneas each received nominations for album, record and song of the year. H.E.R. scored with her compilation I Used to Know Her and soul ballad ‘Hard Place’ (which she performed on last year’s Grammy telecast). Finneas scored with Eilish’s album, which he produced, and her hit ‘bad guy,’ which he produced and co-wrote.
Eilish, 17, is the youngest artist to be nominated in each of the Big Four categories in the same year. That record was formerly held by Mariah Carey, who was 20 when was nominated in all four categories in 1990. Eilish set other age-related records. She is the youngest artist in Grammy history to receive an album of the year nomination. The old record was held by Taylor Swift, who was 19 when the nominations for the 2009 awards were announced. Eilish is the youngest best new artist nominee since Justin Bieber, who was 16 when he was a 2010 nominee.
Women did exceptionally well in the 2020 Grammy Award nominations. Female solo artists grabbed five of the eight slots for album of the year for the second year in a row. They also took five of the eight slots for best new artist for the second year in a row.
The 2020 Annual Grammy Awards will air on 26 January 2020 with Alicia Keys hosting.For the full list of the 2020 Grammy Awards nominees, visit the event’s official website.