While there is still a global pandemic, it doesn’t mean Music’s Biggest Night is coming to a standstill. The 2021 Grammy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday. As with many events this year, nominations were read virtually. However, stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Sharon Osbourne, Gayle King, Dua Lipa, Yemi Alade and a few others were on board for the live stream as they announced the latest nominees.

With a total of 83 categories spanning various musical genres, big names like Beyoncé, Jhené Aiko, Da Baby, Roddy Ricch, Drake, Lil Baby, Justin Bieber, Chloe X Halle and many others are recognized for their amazing artistry over the past year.

Beyoncé leads with the most nominations as she received a total of nine nominations for both her solo work and her collaboration. She received not one but two nominations for the record of the year. Her song “Black Parade” and her work with Megan Thee Stallion on the “Savage” remix are recognized. It has received nominations in other categories such as Song of the Year, Best R&B Achievement, Best Rap Achievement, and others.

Jhené Aiko will also get her flowers after the nominations are published. Her latest album “Chilombo” was nominated for Album of the Year and she also received a nomination for Best R&B Performance.

Lil Baby, Da Baby and Roddy Ricch were also recognized for all of their solo hits.

Album of the year

“The Beast”, 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 with Roddy Ricch

“Say it,” Doja Cat

“Anything I wanted,” Billie Eilish

“Don’t start now,” said Dua Lipa

“Circles,” Post Malone

“Savage”, Megan Thee stallion

Song of the year

“Black Parade” (performed by Beyoncé)

“The Box” (performed by Roddy Ricch)

“Cardigan” (performed by Taylor Swift)

“Circles” (performed by Post Malone)

“Don’t start now” (performed by Dua Lipa)

“All I Wanted” (performed by Billie Eilish)

“I can’t breathe” (performed by HER)

“If the world would end” (performed by JP Saxe with Julia Michaels)

Best new artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee stallion

Best progressive R&B album

“The Beast”, Jhené Aiko

“Ungodly hour”, Chloe X Halle

“Free Nationals”, Free Nationals

“____ Yo feelings”, Robert Glasper

“It is what it is,” Thundercat

Best rap album

“Black Habits”, D Smoke

“Alfredo”, Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist

“A Written Testimonial,” Jay Electronica

“King’s Disease,” Nas

“The Allegory”, Royce Da 5’9 “

Best R&B performance
Jhené Aiko With John Legend – Lightning & Thunder
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Jacob Collier With Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ ign – All I need
Brittany Howard – goat head
Emily King – See me

Best traditional R&B performance
The Baylor Project with Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor – Sit down
Chloe x Halle – Wonder what she thinks of me
Mykal Kilgore – let me go
Ledisi – everything for you
Yebba – removal

Best R&B song
Robert Glasper With HER & Meshell Ndegeocello – Better than I imagine
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG – collide
Chloe x Halle – Do it
Skip Marley & HER – Slow Down

Best rap performance
Big Sean with Nipsey Hussle – Deep Reverence
DaBaby – Bop
Jack Harlow – What is Poppin?
Lil Baby – The bigger picture
Megan Thee stallion with Beyoncé – Savage
Pop Smoke – Dior

Best melodic rap performance
DaBaby with Roddy Ricch – rock star
Drake with Lil Durk – laugh now, cry later
Anderson .Paak – Lockdown
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Travis Scott – tallest in space

Best rap song
Lil Baby – The bigger picture
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Drake with Lil Durk – laugh now, cry later
DaBaby with Roddy Ricch – rock star
Megan Thee stallion with Beyoncé – Savage

Check out a full list of nominees Here.

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