2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories


This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, left, and Dua Lipa at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch each earned six Grammy nominations on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo)

(AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy.

— Album of the year: “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko; “Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition),” Black Pumas; “Everyday Life,” Coldplay; “Djesse Vol. 3,” Jacob Collier; “Women In Music Pt. III,” HAIM; “Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa; “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” Post Malone; “folklore,” Taylor Swift.

— Record of the year: “Black Parade,” Beyoncé; “Colors,” Black Pumas; “Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch; “Say So,” Doja Cat; “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish; “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa; “Circles,” Post Malone; “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé.

— Song of the year (songwriter’s award): “Black Parade,” Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Derek Dixie, Denisia Andrews, Stephen Bray, Brittany Coney, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Rickie “Caso” Tice; “The Box,” Roddy Ricch and Samuel Gloade; “cardigan,” Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner; “Circles,” Post Malone, Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk and Billy Walsh; “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick and Emily Warren; “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish and Finneas; “I Can’t Breathe,” H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas; “If the World Was Ending,” Julia Michaels and JP Saxe.

— Best new artist: Ingrid Andress; Phoebe Bridgers; Chika; Noah Cyrus; D Smoke; Doja Cat; Kaytranada; Megan Thee Stallion.

— Best pop solo performance: “Yummy,” Justin Bieber; “Say So,” Doja Cat; “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish; “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa; “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles; “cardigan,” Taylor Swift.

— Best pop duo/group performance: “UN DIA (ONE DAY),” J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy; “Intentions,” Justin Bieber featuring Quavo; “Dynamite,” BTS; “Rain on Me,” Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande; “Exile,” Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver.

— Best pop vocal album: “Changes,” Justin Bieber; “Chromatica,” Lady Gaga; “Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa; “Fine Line,” Harry Styles; “folklore,” Taylor Swift.

— Best traditional pop vocal album: “Blue Umbrella,” Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian; “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter,” Harry Connick, Jr.; “American Standard,” James Taylor; “Unfollow the Rules,” Rufus Wainwright; “Judy,” Renée Zellweger.

— Best dance/electronic album: “Kick I,” Arca; “Planet’s Mad,” Baauer; “Energy,” Disclosure; “Bubba,” Kaytranada; “Good Faith,” Madeon.

— Best rock album: “A Hero’s Death,” Fontaines D.C.; “Kiwanuka,” Michael Kiwanuka; “Daylight,” Grace Potter; “Sound & Fury,” Sturgill Simpson; “The New Abnormal,” the Strokes.

— Best alternative music album: “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” Fiona Apple; “Hyperspace,” Beck; “Punisher,” Phoebe Bridgers; “Jaime,” Brittany Howard; “The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala.

— Best progressive R&B album: “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko; “Ungodly Hour,” Chloe x Halle; “Free Nationals,” Free Nationals; “F— Yo Feelings,” Robert Glasper; “It Is What It Is,” Thundercat.

— Best R&B album: “Happy 2 Be Here,” Ant Clemons; “Take Time,” Giveon; “To Feel Loved,” Luke James; “Bigger Love,” John Legend; “All Rise,” Gregory Porter.

— Best rap album: “Black Habits,” D Smoke; “Alfredo,” Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist; “A Written Testimony,” Jay Electronica; “King’s Disease,” Nas; “The Allegory,” Royce Da 5’9”.

— Best country album: “Lady Like,” Ingrid Andress; “Your Life Is a Record,” Brandy Clark; “Wildcard,” Miranda Lambert; “Nightfall,” Little Big Town; “Never Will,” Ashley McBryde.

— Best jazz vocal album: “ONA,” Thana Alexa; “Secrets Are the Best Stories,” Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez; “Modern Ancestors,” Carmen Lundy; “Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper,” Somi with Frankfurt Radio Big Band; “What’s the Hurry,” Kenny Washington.

— Best jazz instrumental album: “On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment,” Ambrose Akinmusire; “Waiting Game,” Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science; “Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard,” Gerald Clayton; “Trilogy 2,” Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade; “RoundAgain,” Redman Mehldau McBride Blade.

— Best gospel album: “2econd Wind: Ready,” Anthony Brown & group therAPy; “My Tribute,” Myron Butler; “Choirmaster,” Ricky Dillard; “Gospel According to PJ,” PJ Morton; “Kierra,” Kierra Sheard.

— Best contemporary Christian music album: “Run to the Father,” Cody Carnes; “All of My Best Friends,” Hillsong Young & Free; “Holy Water,” We the Kingdom; “Citizen of Heaven,” Tauren Wells; “Jesus Is King,” Kanye West.

— Best Latin pop or urban album: “YHLQMDLG,” Bad Bunny; “Por Primera Vez,” Camilo; “Mesa Para Dos,” Kany García; “Pausa,” Ricky Martin; “3:33,” Debi Nova.

— Best Latin rock or alternative album: “Aura,” Bajofondo; “Monstruo,” Cami; “Sobrevolando,” Cultura Profética; “La Conquista del Espacio,” Fito Páez; “Miss Colombia,” Lido Pimienta.

— Best reggae album: “Upside Down 2020,” Buju Banton; “Higher Place,” Skip Marley; “It All Comes Back to Love,” Maxi Priest; “Got to Be Tough,” Toots and the Maytals; “One World,” The Wailers.

— Best spoken word album: “Acid for the Children: A Memoir,” Flea; “Alex Trebek — The Answer Is…,” Ken Jennings; “Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,” Rachel Maddow; “Catch and Kill,” Ronan Farrow; “Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White),” Meryl Streep (and full cast).

— Best comedy album: “Black Mitzvah,” Tiffany Haddish; “I Love Everything,” Patton Oswalt; “The Pale Tourist,” Jim Gaffigan; “Paper Tiger,” Bill Burr; “23 Hours to Kill,” Jerry Seinfeld.

— Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”; “Bill & Ted Face the Music”; “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”; “Frozen 2”; “Jojo Rabbit.”

— Best score soundtrack for visual media: “Ad Astra,” Max Richter; “Becoming,” Kamasi Washington; “Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir; “1917,” Thomas Newman; “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams.

— Producer of the year, non-classical: Jack Antonoff; Dan Auerbach; Dave Cobb; Flying Lotus; Andrew Watt.

— Best music video: “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé; “Life Is Good,” Future featuring Drake; “Lockdown,” Anderson .Paak; “Adore You,” Harry Styles; “Goliath,” Woodkid.

— Best music film: “Beastie Boys Story,” Beastie Boys; “Black Is King,” Beyoncé; “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme,” Freestyle Love Supreme (including Lin-Manuel Miranda); “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” Linda Ronstadt; “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” ZZ Top.

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