• Jason Leal

Grammy Nominations for 2021 are listed, as Beyonce leads with the most nominations.

Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, as Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch follow behind with six.

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner, taking place on January 31st, 2021. The annual award show will be broadcast by CBS from Los Angeles, CA. To qualify for consideration for the most coveted award in music, artists must have released their music between September 2019 and August 2020.


Beyoncé took the lead this year with a total of nine nominations. Bey's record "Black Parade," released on Juneteenth, has been nominated in four different categories, including song and record of the year, as well as nominated for best R&B song and best R&B performance. Additionally, Beyoncé's film Black Is King was nominated for best music film, and the best music video for "Brown Skin Girl." Beyoncé has also secured three nominations on her feature with fellow nominee Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix. Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich followed Queen Bey with six nominations each


The Recording Academy announced a few updates to the annual show, including a renaming of the best urban contemporary album" to best "progressive R&B album."


"This change includes a more accurate definition to describe the merit or characteristics of music compositions or performances themselves within the genre of R&B," a statement from the Recording Academy said.


Best rap/sung performance will now be best melodic rap performance, as well as the best Latin pop album, changed to best Latin pop or urban album. Consequently, the best Latin rock, urban, or alternative album is now the best Latin rock or alternative album. Further, the best world music album category is now known as the best global music album. Additionally, there has been an update in the best new artist category, which is that artists are "no longer restricted" by releasing a certain number of albums before being considered, opening up the category to a plethora of new artists.

Below is a list of nominees in several major categories. The full list of 83 categories is available here.


Record of the Year

  • "Black Parade" - Beyoncé

  • "Colors" - Black Pumas

  • "Rockstar" - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

  • "Say So" - Doja Cat

  • "Everything I Wanted" - Billie Eilish

  • "Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa

  • "Circles" - Post Malone

  • "Savage" - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Album of the Year

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)

  • "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

  • Chika

  • Noah Cyrus

  • D Smoke

  • Doja Cat

  • Kaytranada

  • Megan Thee Stallion

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

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 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 Vocal Album

  • Changes — Justin Bieber

  • Chromatica — Lady Gaga

  • Future Nostalgia — Dua Lipa

  • Fine Line — Harry Styles

  • Folklore — 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 Dance/Electronic Album

  • Kick I — Arca

  • Planet's Mad — Baauer

  • Energy — Disclosure

  • Bubba — Kaytranada

  • Good Faith — Madeon

Best Rock Album

  • A Hero’s Death — Fontaines D.C.

  • Kiwanuka — Michael Kiwanuka

  • Daylight — Grace Potter

  • Sound & Fury — Sturgill Simpson

  • The New Abnormal — The Strokes

Best Rock Performance

  • "Shameika" — Fiona Apple

  • "Not" — Big Thief

  • "Kyoto" — Phoebe Bridgers

  • "The Steps" — HAIM

  • "Stay High" — Brittany Howard

  • "Daylight" — Grace Potter

Best R&B Performance

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters — Fiona Apple

  • Hyperspace — Beck

  • Punisher — Phoebe Bridgers

  • Jaime — Brittany Howard

  • The Slow Rush — Tame Impala

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 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 Jazz Vocal Album

  • Ona — Thana Alexa

  • Secrets Are The Best Stories — Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

  • Modern Ancestors — Carmen Lundy

  • Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper — Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band

  • What's The Hurry — Kenny Washington

Best Comedy Album

  • Black Mitzvah — Tiffany Haddish

  • I Love Everything — Patton Oswalt

  • The Pale Tourist — Jim Gaffigan

  • Paper Tiger — Bill Burr

  • 23 Hours to Kill — Jerry Seinfeld

Best Country Album

  • Lady Like — Ingrid Andress

  • Your Life Is A Record — Brandy Clark

  • Wildcard — Miranda Lambert

  • Nightfall — Little Big Town

  • Never Will — Ashley McBryde

Best Country Song

  • “Bluebird” — Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

  • “The Bones” — Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)

  • “Crowded Table” — Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)

  • “More Hearts Than Mine” — Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)

  • “Some People Do” — Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

Best Country Solo Performance

  • "Stick That in Your Country Song" - Eric Church

  • "Who You Thought I was" - Brandy Clark

  • "When My Amy Prays" - Vince Gill

  • "Black Like Me" - Mickey Guyton

  • "Bluebird" - Miranda Lambert

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

  • YHLQMDLG — Bad Bunny

  • Por Primera Vez — Camilo

  • Mesa Para Dos — Kany García

  • Pausa — Ricky Martin

  • 3:33 — Debi Nova

Best Americana Album

  • Old Flowers — Courtney Marie Andrews

  • Terms Of Surrender — Hiss Golden Messenger

  • World On The Ground — Sarah Jarosz

  • El Dorado — Marcus King

  • Good Souls Better Angels — Lucinda Williams

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

  • Acid For The Children: A Memoir — Flea

  • Alex Trebek – The Answer Is… — Ken Jennings

  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth — Rachel Maddow

  • Catch And Kill — Ronan Farrow

  • Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) — Meryl Streep (& Full Cast)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff

  • Dan Auerbach

  • Dave Cobb

  • Flying Lotus

  • Andrew Watt

Best Music Video

  • Brown Skin Girl - Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, video directors; Lauren Baker,

Astrid Edwards, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, video producers

  • Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Julien Christian Lutz, video director; Harv Glazer, video producer

  • Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

Dave Meyers, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer

  • Adore you - Harry Styles

Dave Meyers, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer

  • Goliath - Woodkid

Yoann Lemoine, video director

Best Music Film

  • Beastie Boys Story — Beastie Boys

  • Black Is King — Beyoncé

  • We Are Freestyle Love Supreme — Freestyle Love Supreme

  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt

  • That Little Ol' Band From Texas — ZZ Top

Best Global Music Album

  • Fu Chronicles - Antibalas

  • Twice as Tall - Burna Boy

  • Agora - Bebel Gilberto

  • Love Letters - Anoushka Shankar

  • Amadjar - Tinariwen

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