The Recording Academy has announced nominees for its 63rd annual Grammy Awards with women showing up in a big way in multiple categories including the organization’s two most prestigious awards, record and album of the year.
Beyoncé topped 2021’s Grammy Award nomination list with nine categories. Should she take home at least four trophies to add to the 24 (20 as a solo artist) already decorating her mantles, she will surpass bluegrass music creative Alison Kraus who has won 27 awards, more than any other woman since the award show was launched in 1959.
Following Beyoncé, artists Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift claimed six nominations each. Meanwhile, Megan thee Stallion and Billie Eilish garnered three nominations.
For record of the year, five of the eight nominees are women with the field including: Beyoncé: “Black Parade,” Black Pumas: “Colors,” DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch: “Rockstar,” Doja Cat: “Say So,” Billie Eilish: “Everything I Wanted,” Dua Lipa: “Don’t Start Now,” Post Malone: “Circles” and Megan thee Stallion: “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé.
For album of the year, women claim four of eight nominees: Jhené Aiko: Chilombo, Black Pumas: Black Pumas, Coldplay: Everyday Life, Jacob Collier: Djesse Volume 3; Haim: Women in Music Part III, Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia, Post Malone: Hollywood’s Bleeding and Taylor Swift: Folklore.
Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will not include an audience but will feature in-person appearances and performances. The event is scheduled to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2020. Find the complete list of nominees here.
The Recording Academy tapped multiple artists to announce the nominees. Check out Megan reading nominees for multiple categories below.