As there were some surprising and non-mainstream picks, it is doubtful many Grammy Awards prognosticators came close to correctly predicting all of this year’s nominees.
Most did, however, successfully forecast that Billie Eilish and Lizzo would be in the mix for all the big races.
The artists are each nominated in the “Big Four” categories: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Eilish scored the album nomination for “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” and track nominations for “bad guy.” Lizzo grabbed the album nomination for “Cuz I Love You” and track nominations for “Truth Hurts.”
Eilish and Lizzo also have other nominations — the former for Pop Solo Performance and Pop Vocal Album, the latter for Pop Solo Performance, Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance and Best Traditional R&B Song.
As for the “big four,” the full list follows:
Record Of The Year:
“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee
Album Of The Year:
I, I — Bon Iver
Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
I Used to Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
Father of the Bride — Vampire Weekend
Song Of The Year:
“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)
Best New Artist:
Lil Nas X
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