Billie Eilish & Lizzo Score Grammy Nominations In All “Big Four” Categories

Billie Eilish and Lizzo are up for each of the night’s big awards.

Billie Eilish - bad guy | Darkroom/Interscope

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:

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank and the Bangas


Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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