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Beyoncé leads, The Weeknd calls out ‘corruption’

The official nomination record for the 63rd annual Grammy awards has been launched. The prestigious awards ceremony might be held on Sunday 31 January 2021, hosted by our very personal, home-grown comic and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah.

The Grammy award ceremony is about to be held stay with none pre-recorded performances. 

BEYONCE LEADS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Queen Bey leads the record of nominees with a complete of 9 nominations for 2021, this brings her whole Grammy nominations to 79 and 24 Grammy wins. 



Beyoncé was nominated for:

  1. Record Of The Year – Black Parade
  2. Record Of The Year – Savage – Megan Thee Stallion that includes Beyonce
  3. Song Of The Year – Black Parade
  4. Best R&B Performance – Black Parade
  5. Best R&B Song – Black Parade
  6. Best Rap Performance – Savage Megan Thee Stallion that includes Beyonce
  7. Best Rap Song – Savage Megan Thee Stallion that includes Beyonce
  8. Best Music Video – Brown Skin Girl
  9. Best Music Film – Black is King 

Beyoncé has had an eventful yr with profitable the BET Humanitarian award, releasing her Black is King visible album and the discharge of her new Ivy Park vogue assortment.

Read extra Beyoncé information right here: Vogue buzz: Queen Bey’s ‘un-bee-lievable’ revelation

TAYLOR SWIFT: NOMINATIONS AND ‘FOLKLORE’ MYSTERY SOLVED

Taylor Swift obtained the second-most nominations – totalling six – with 5 for her Folklore album. Swift revealed the identification of her “mystery co-writer” on the album as her British boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.

Released in July, Folklore got here as a shock to Swift followers after being recorded in isolation on the top of the pandemic.

In an Instagram submit on the time of Folklore’s launch, Swift thanked somebody named “William Bowery” — resulting in hypothesis about his identification as he didn’t look like a registered songwriter or producer.

The 30-year-old singer-songwriter revealed throughout Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions on Disney+, on Wednesday 25 November. that Bowery is actually her boyfriend, who co-wrote two of the songs.

OTHER HIGH-RANKED NOMINATIONS

Dua Lipa and American musician Brittany Howard each obtained 5 nominations; and Billie Eilish, DaBaby, Phoebe Bridges, Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber every obtained 4. 

THE WEEKND CALLS OUT ‘CORRUPTION’

The Weeknd. Image: Supplied

The Weeknd dominated the music business this yr together with his After Hours album.

The eccentric Canadian singer, songwriter and report producer opened the Video Music Awards (VMAs) together with his hit Blinding Lights which received him Video of the Year, in addition to Best R&B and Best Cinematography.

He additionally received a number of awards on the latest American Music Awards (AMA’s) together with Favourite Soul/R&B male artist, album and tune…so, it got here as fairly a shock when he didn’t obtain any Grammy nominations. 

The Starboy hitmaker took to social media calling out the Grammys, tweeting: “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.” 

JUSTIN BIEBER WANTS TO BE RECOGNISED AS AN R&B ARTIST

Justin Bieber was additionally nominated for 4 Grammys:

  1. Best Pop Solo Performance – Yummy
  2. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Intentions that includes Quavo
  3. Best Pop Vocal Album – Changes
  4. Best Country Duo/Group Performance – 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber. Image through Instagram @justinbieber

Apart from The Weeknd’s frustration with the Grammys, Justin Bieber additionally had a bone to select. The singer set out to make an R&B album, however was not recognised in any of the R&B classes — solely in pop. 

In a social media submit, he politely acknowledged his nominations, however said that he’s “intentional” about his music and this was not meant to be a pop album. 

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