HOLLYWOOD─The nominees for the biggest accolade in the music industry were announced on Wednesday, November 20. That’s right the nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards were unveiled and leading the pack of all contenders for the ceremony was Lizzo earning a total of 8 nominations including Album, Record and Song of the Year. Followed close behind is Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X. Lizzo will compete alongside Eilish and Lil Nas X in the Album of the Year category with other contenders Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, H.E.R. and Vampire Weekend.

There were some notable snubs though people. No love was shown to Taylor Swift for Album of the Year for “Lover.” She was also left out of the Record of the Year race. However, Swift did pick up a nomination for Song of the Year for “Lover.” I was also surprised that the Jonas Bros. did pick up nominations in Record or Song of the Year for “Sucker” that was an inescapable hit America.

I seriously hate that the Grammys have expanded their number of contenders in the Big Four. It just opens the door to way too many nominees in my opinion, where we know a select few have no chance of victory. A partial list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below:

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

Record of the Year

-“Hey, Ma” Bon Iver

-“Bad Guy” “Billie Eilish”

-“Hard Place” H.E.R.

-“Talk” Khalid

-“Old Town Road” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

-“Truth Hurts” Lizzo

-“Sunflower” Post Malone & Swae Lee

Song of the Year

-“Always Remember Us This Way” Lady Gaga

-“Bad Guy” Billie Eilish

-“Bring My Flowers Now” Tanya Tucker

-“Hard Place” H.E.R.

-“Lover” Taylor Swift

-“Norman F***ing Rockwell!” Lana Del Rey

-“Someone You Loved” Lewis Capadldi

-“Truth Hurts” Lizzo

Best New Artist

-Black Pumas

-Billie Eilish

-Lil Nas X


-Maggie Rogers


-Tank and the Bangas


Best Pop Solo Performance

-Beyonce “Spirit”

-Billie Eilish “Bad Guy”

-Ariana Grande “7 Rings”

-Lizzo “Truth Hurts”

-Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Pop Vocal Album

-Beyonce “The Lion King; The Gift”

-Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

-Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”

-Ed Sheeran “No. 6 Collaborations Project”

-Taylor Swift “Lover”

Best Rock Album

-Bring Me the Horizon “Amo”

-Cage the Elephant “Social Cues”

-The Cranberries “In the End”

-I Prevail “Trauma”

-Rival Sons “Feral Roots”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

-Steve Lacy “Apollo XXI”

-Lizzo “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)”

-Georiga Anne Muldrow “Overload”

-NAO “Saturn”

-Jessie Reyez “Being Human in Public”

Best Rap Album

-Dreamville “Revenge of the Dreamers III”

-Championships “Meek Mill”

-21 Savage “I Am > I Was”

-Tyler, The Creator “Igor”

-YBN Cordae “The Lost Boy”

Best Country Album

-Eric Church “Desperate Man”

-Reba McEntire “Strong Than the Truth”

-Pistol Annies “Interstate Gospel”

-Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”

-Tanya Tucker “While I’m Livin’”

I would argue based on contenders next year’s ceremony will be a competitive race between Lizzo and Billie Eilish. The 2020 Grammy Awards will be handed out a bit early this year on January 26, 2020 live from the Los Angeles Staples Center. The telecast will air on CBS and singer Alicia Keys is returning to host the festivities.