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2021 GRAMMY Award Nominations: The Complete List Of Nominees

Music's Biggest Night® isn't until Sunday, March 14, but the nominations are in!
Posted on Nov 24, 2020 | 10:00am
The date is set, the host is confirmed, and now the nominations are in!

Who are the talented artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers competing for a golden gramophone at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®, hosted by Trevor Noah, when it airs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on Sunday, March 14 on CBS and CBS All Access?

We've all heard the music, but let's do the math and see who snagged the most nominations this year.

Beyoncé slays with nine 2021 GRAMMY® nominations, while 2019 Best New Artist winner Dua Lipa, rapper Roddy Ricch, and 10-time GRAMMY® Award winner Taylor Swift garner six noms. Then, Brittany Howard, frontwoman for Alabama Shakes, earns five nominations for her solo album Jaime.

This year's nominees were selected from over 23,000 submissions—setting a record for the most entries in a single year!—so without further delay, here's a sampling of the top categories:

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:
"Black Parade" - Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"The Box" - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
"Cardigan" - Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
"Circles" - Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
"Don't Start Now" - Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
"Everything I Wanted" - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
"I Can't Breathe" - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
"If The World Was Ending" - Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

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

Best New Artist:
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Un Dia (One Day)" - J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & 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 Dance/Electronic Album:
Kick I - Arca
Planet's Mad - Baauer
Energy - Disclosure
Bubba - Kaytranada
Good Faith - Madeon

Best Rock Performance:
"Shameika" - Fiona Apple
"Not" - Big Thief
"Kyoto" - Phoebe Bridgers
"The Steps" - HAIM
"Stay High" - Brittany Howard
"Daylight" - Grace Potter

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 Rap Performance:
"Deep Reverence" - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
"Bop" - DaBaby
"What's Poppin" - Jack Harlow
"The Bigger Picture" - Lil Baby
"Savage" - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
"Dior" - Pop Smoke

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 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 Americana Album:
Old Flowers - Courtney Marie Andrews
Terms Of Surrender - Hiss Golden Messenger
World On The Ground - Sarah Jarosz
El Dorado - Marcus King
Good Souls Better Angels - Lucinda Williams

Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? - Fantastic Negrito
Live At The Paramount - Ruthie Foster Big Band
The Juice - G. Love
Blackbirds - Bettye LaVette
Up And Rolling - North Mississippi Allstars

Best Global Music Album:
Fu Chronicles - Antibalas
Twice As Tall - Burna Boy
Agora - Bebel Gilberto
Love Letters - Anoushka Shankar
Amadjar - Tinariwen

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
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 (& Full Cast)

Best Music Film:
Beastie Boys Story - Beastie Boys
Black Is King - Beyoncé
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme - Freestyle Love Supreme
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice - Linda Ronstadt
That Little Ol' Band From Texas - ZZ Top

To find out who's nominated across all 83 categories, check out the complete list of 2021 GRAMMY Awards nominees.

Watch the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, which will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on Sunday, March 14 on CBS and CBS All Access.