The Grammy Nominations Are In & Millennial’s Are Taking Over

Grammy nominations for the 62nd annual Awards have finally been announced. And much to the surprise of many, millennial artists are taking over with other young artists.

Lizzo is leading the pack with a whopping 8 nominations, which isn’t too bad for someone who released her song two years ago and re-released it this year to find success. Meanwhile, Billie Eillish and Lil Nas X follow with six. Ariana Grande, H.E.R. and Finneas O’Connell are all tied with five nods.

Most notably almost all of the nominees in major categories are either a millennial (like Taylor Swift, H.E.R, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, Jonas Brothers and Lizzo) or slightly younger (like Khalid, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and Shawn Mendes). This means that some of the strongest talent in the game are young people! Look at us taking over the world!

Here are some notable awards and their respective Grammy nominations:

Record Of The Year

  • “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
  • “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
  • “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
  • “Hard Place” — H.E.R.
  • “Talk” — Khalid
  • “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
  • “Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year

  • “I, I” — Bon Iver
  • “Norman F—ing Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey
  • “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish
  • “Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande
  • “I Used To Know Her” — H.E.R.
  • “7” — Lil Nas X
  • “Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo
  • “Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year

  • “Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • “Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • “Norman F—ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • “Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • “Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist

  • Black Pumas
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalía
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Spirit” — Beyoncé
  • “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
  • “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
  • “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
  • “You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House
  • “Sucker” — Jonas Brothers
  • “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go — Billie Eilish
  • Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
  • No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran
  • Lover — Taylor Swift

Best R&B Performance

  • “Love Again” — Daniel Caesar & Brandy
  • “Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller
  • “Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo & Gucci Mane
  • “Roll Some Mo” — Lucky Daye
  • “Come Home” — Anderson .Paak & André 300

Best Rap Performance

  • “Middle Child” — J.Cole
  • “Suge” — DaBaby
  • “Down Bad” — Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy
  • “Racks In The Middle” — Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy
  • “Clout” — Offset ft. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • “Higher” — DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
  • “Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Funna
  • “Panini” — Lil Nas X
  • “Ballin” — Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch
  • “The London” — Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Album

  • Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville
  • Championships — Meek Mill
  • i am > i was — 21 Savage
  • IGOR — Tyler, The Creator
  • The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae

For a full list of nominees, click here.

In addition to the list of nominees, the academy also announced that this year’s host will be Alicia Keys. This is the second year in a row for the songstress, making her the third woman and the first female musician to host the show twice.

All in all, I think it’s great that albums, artists, and songs that truly dominated the charts this year are getting the recognition they deserve. Ariana, Lizzo, Billie Eillish, and Lil Nas X absolutely deserved their Grammy nominations. I also love that young artists are taking over almost every category, proving they are becoming change makers in the industry. Heck, if the Jonas Brothers can get their first ever nomination after how many years, just about anyone can at any age.

The Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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