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The 2021 Grammys ceremony will take place on January 31, 2021. The 63rd annual Grammys will be broadcast by CBS from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. with Trevor Noah of The Daily Show hosting. The event, as with the 2020 Emmys, will have COVID-19-related restrictions.
Last Tuesday, the Grammys announced the 2021 nominees, with several big artists getting multiple nominations. Below, find the leading names among the pack of nominees.
With a successful career for over 20 years, Beyoncé leads the pack of nominees with nine nominations. Beyoncé is nominated for Record of the Year with her song “Black Parade” and her feature on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix. She is also nominated for Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song.
Additionally, Beyoncé’s musical film Black Is King – which she directed, wrote, and executive produced in conjunction with her 2019 appearance in The Lion King – was nominated for Best Music Film. A music video from that album, “Brown Skin Girl,” is nominated for Best Music Video.
Taylor Swift’s July 2020 album folklore is nominated for Album of the Year. Her song “cardigan” is up for Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Swift’s song “exile,” which features 2020 Grammy nominee and 2012 Grammy winner Bon Iver, is also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Additionally, Swift’s song “Beautiful Ghosts”, written for the 2019 movie Cats, is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Dua Lipa, who won two Grammys in 2019 for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording, has multiple Grammy nominations again this year. Her newest album, Future Nostalgia, is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Lipa’s song “Don’t Start Now” is also nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. Her feature on J Balvin’s song “Un Dia (One Day)” featuring Bad Bunny and Tainy was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
In 2020, Roddy Ricch was nominated for his feature on Mustard’s “Ballin” and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance for his feature on the late Nipsey Hussle’s song “Racks in the Middle.” Roddy Ricch’s popular song “The Box” from his 2019 debut album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial has received three 2021 Grammy nominations: Song of the Year, Best Melodic Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. Roddy Rich’s feature on DaBaby’s song “Rockstar” was also nominated for Record of the Year, Best Melodic Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song.
Phoebe Bridgers is up for four nominations for her first-ever Grammys. She has been nominated for Best New Artist, and her most recent album, June’s Punisher, is nominated for Alternative Music Album. Album single “Kyoto” is also nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance.
Who do you hope wins in the major Grammy categories? Sound off in the comments, and find a complete list of all the 2021 nominees here.