New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish lead in nominations

The Grammys are screaming Cuz I Love You to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, together with bids for the highest 4 awards, making her the present’s top-nominated act.

Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the 12 months together with her major-label debut, Cuz I Love You; music and document of the 12 months together with her anthemic No. 1 hit,Fact Hurts; and finest new artiste.

Like Lizzo, different new artistes dominated with Grammy nominations on Wednesday: Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X earned six nominations apiece.

Eilish additionally scored nominations within the prime 4 classes, making the 17-year-old the youngest artiste within the historical past of the Grammys to realize the feat. Lil Nas X, 20, is up for 3 of the highest 4 awards, together with album and document of the 12 months for Outdated City Highway, that includes Billy Ray Cyrus.

Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You, Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go? and Lil Nas X’s 7 – an 8-song EP – will compete for album of the 12 months together with Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Subsequent, Bon Iver’s I, I, Vampire Weekend’s Father Of The Bride, H.E.R.’s I Used To Know Her and Lana Del Rey’s Norman (Expletive) Rockwell!.

Nominees for document of the 12 months embrace songs that hit No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart this 12 months, together with Outdated City Highway, Fact Hurts, Eilish’s Dangerous Man, Grande’s 7 Rings and Publish Malone and Swae Lee’s Sunflower. H.E.R.’s Onerous Place, Bon Iver’s Hey, Ma and Khalid’s Speak, which peaked at No. Three on the Scorching 100, spherical out the eight nominees.

Billie Eilish scored six Grammy Award nominations, making the 17-year-old the youngest artist in the history of the Grammys to achieve the feat. Photo: APBillie Eilish scored six Grammy Award nominations, making the 17-year-old the youngest artist within the historical past of the Grammys to realize the feat. Picture: AP

Whereas Taylor Swift was shut out of album of the 12 months with Lover, the album’s title monitor earned a nomination for music of the 12 months, a songwriter’s award. It is going to compete with Fact Hurts, Dangerous Man, Onerous Place, Woman Gaga’s At all times Keep in mind Us This Method from A Star Is Born, Lewis Capaldi’s Somebody You Cherished, Lana Del Rey’s Norman (Expletive) Rockwell and Tanya Tucker’s Convey My Flowers Now, co-written by Brandi Carlile.

Total, feminine acts out-performed their male counterparts within the prime 4 classes: 5 of the eight album-of-the-year contenders are girls, whereas seven of the eight song-of-the-year nominees are by girls. Feminine musicians additionally rule in one of the best new artiste class, although document of the 12 months is evenly cut up.

Grande, who gained her first Grammy earlier this 12 months, scored 5 nominations, as did H.E.R. and Finneas, Eilish’s older brother who co-wrote, co-produced and engineered her debut album. Finneas’ nominations embrace producer of the 12 months (non-classical) and finest engineered album (non-classical).

Lizzo earned eight Grammy Award nominations, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Photo: APLizzo earned eight Grammy Award nominations, making her the present’s top-nominated act. Picture: AP

Lizzo’s different nominations embrace finest city modern album, finest pop solo efficiency for Fact Hurts, finest conventional R&B efficiency for Jerome and finest R&B efficiency for Precisely How I Am, which options Gucci Mane and marks the rapper’s first Grammy nomination.

Nipsey Hussle, who died in March and was nominated for finest rap album earlier this 12 months, scored three nominations: His music Racks In The Center is up for finest rap efficiency and finest rap music, whereas Larger – a collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend that was one of many final songs Hussle recorded – is nominated for finest rap/sung efficiency.

The Cranberries picked up a nomination for finest rock album for his or her eighth and remaining album, Within the Finish, which the surviving members of the Irish band created utilizing unfinished vocals from singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died final 12 months.

The 2020 Grammys will hand out awards in its 84 classes dwell from the Staples Middle in Los Angeles on January 26. – AP

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