2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

In the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé leads all nominees with nine

Music-Grammy Nominations
Music-Grammy Nominations

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 world 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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