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Who are the nominees for the 2021 Grammys?

The 63rd Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, 31 January on CBS. Below you can see the full list of nominees in the biggest categories.

The 63rd Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, 31 January on CBS. Below you can see the full list of nominees in the biggest categories.
Chris PizzelloChris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The full list of nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards have been released, with Beyonce topping the charts by earning two nominations in the record of the year category, as well as nominations for Song of the Year and Best R&B performance.

The former Destiny’s Child singer now has 79 nominations in total and extends her record as the most-nominated female artist of all time.

Taylor Swift has received six nominations, including song and album of the year, as well as for her contribution to the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats with the song Beautiful Ghosts.

Taylor Swift has six nominations.
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Taylor Swift has six nominations.Evan AgostiniEvan Agostini/Invision/AP

Nominees for best rock performance are all female or female-fronted for the first time since the award’s inception in 2021, with Fiona Apple, Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, Haim, Brittany Howard and Grace Potter making up the category’s five nominees. The same can be said for the country music album category, with Little Big Town, Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde all being female or female-led.

Among the best new artist nominations is Noah Cyrus, younger sister of Miley Cyrus. The 20-year-old indie pop singer dropped her sophomore EP, The End of Everything, in May. She will battle with fellow newcomers Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, D Smoke and Doja Cat in this category.

Meanwhile, the category for the best pop vocal album is made up of long-standing industry heavyweights Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, as well as the relatively more recent phenomenon, UK R&B singer Dua Lippa, who also has nominations for record, song and album of the year.

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will air on Sunday, 31 January on CBS. Below you can see the full list of nominees in the biggest categories.

Dua Lipa has four Grammy nominations.
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Dua Lipa has four Grammy nominations.ALBERTO PIZZOLIAFP

Grammy 2021 nominations

Record of the year

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

Album of the year

Jhené Aiko – Chilombo
Black Pumas – Black Pumas (deluxe edition)
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

Song of the year

Beyonce – Black Parade
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Taylor Swift – Cardigan
Post Malone – Circles
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
HER – I Can’t Breathe
JP Saxe – If the World Was Ending (feat Julia Michaels)

Best new artist

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

Best pop solo performance

Justin Bieber – Yummy
Doja Cat – Say So
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Taylor Swift – Cardigan

Best Pop duo/group performance

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy – Un Dia (One Day)
Justin Bieber – Intentions (feat Quavo)
BTS – Dynamite
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – Rain on Me
Taylor Swift – Exile (feat Bon Iver)

Best pop vocal album

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

Best rock performance

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

Best rock album

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

Best alternative music album

Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Beck – Hyperspace
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Brittany Howard – Jaime
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

Best R&B performance

Jhené Aiko – Lightning and Thunder (feat John Legend)
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Jacob Collier – All I Need (feat Mahalia & Ty Dolla Sign)
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Emily King – See Me

Best rap performance

Big Sean – Deep Reverence (feat Nipsey Hussle)
DaBaby – Bop
Jack Harlow – What’s Poppin
Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture
Megan Thee Stallion – Savage (remix feat Beyoncé)
Pop Smoke – Dior

Best rap album

D Smoke – Black Habits
Freddie Gibbs & the Alchemist – Alfredo
Jay Electronica – A Written Testimony
Nas – King’s Disease
Royce Da 5’9” – The Allegory

Best country solo performance

Eric Church – Stick That in Your Country Song
Brandy Clark – Who You Thought I Was
Vince Gill – When My Amy Prays
Mickey Guyton – Black Like Me
Miranda Lambert – Bluebird

Best country album

Ingrid Andress – Lady Like
Brandy Clark – Your Life is a Record
Miranda Lambert – Wildcard
Little Big Town – Nightfall
Ashley McBryde – Never Will

Best Latin pop or urban album

Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
Camilo – Por Primera Vez
Kany García – Mesa Para Dos
Ricky Martin – Pausa
Debi Nova – 3:33

Best global music album

Antibalas – Fu Chronicles
Burna Boy – Twice as Tall
Bebel Gilberto – Agora
Anoushka Shankar – Love Letters
Tinariwen – Amadjar

Producer of the year, non-classical

Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus
Andrew Watt


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