/  11.23.2021


Nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards have been revealed.

The Recording Academy announced its full list of nominees on Tuesday (Nov. 23), which included the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, J. Cole, H.E.R., Cardi B, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Drake, Lil Baby and more. Several first-timer nominees were announced, including YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Saweetie.

Jon Batiste is this year’s most-nominated artist with a whopping 11 nominations. Doja Cat and H.E.R. are the most nominated female artists for the 2022 Grammys, each snagging eight nods. For Album of the Year, Kanye West’s newest project will face off against Lil Nas X’s Montero, Doja’s Planet Her and several other artists. The Donda rapper is now a 75-time Grammy nominee.

Last year, the Grammys faced heavy criticism from many artists over the nominations for the 2021 Grammys. The Weeknd called the Recording Academy out for being “corrupt.” He also vowed to no longer submit his music and said he would boycott the awards moving forward.

Teyana Taylor also called out the awards for not having any female artists nominated in the R&B album category. “Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category,” she previously tweeted.

However, the Recording Academy looked to rectify the constant backlash by updating some of its rules and guidelines and removing its secret committee.

“This is a new academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, previously said. “While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the Grammy Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the awards process.”

The Grammy Awards are set to take place on Jan. 31. Check out some of the nominees below.

Record of the Year: 

“Montero” (Call Me By Your Name) — Lil Nas X

“drivers license” — Olivia Rodrigo

“I Still Have Faith In You” — ABBA

“Freedom” — Jon Batiste

“I Get A Kick Out Of You” — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time” — Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat feat. SZA

“Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic.

Album of the Year:

Evermore — Taylor Swift

Sour — Olivia Rodrigo

Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish

Back Of My Mind — H.E.R.

Montero — Lil Nas X

Donda — Kanye West

We Are — Jon Batiste

Love For Sale — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Justice — Justin Bieber

Planet Her — Doja Cat

Song of the Year: 

“Bad Habits” — Ed Sheeran

“A Beautiful Noise” — Alicia Keys feat. Brandi Carlile

“drivers license” — Olivia Rodrigo

“Fight For You” — H.E.R.

“Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish

“Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat feat. SZA

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — Lil Nas X

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time” — Brandi Carlile

Best New Artist: 

Olivia Rodrigo,

Saweetie

FINNEAS

The Kid Laroi

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

Arlo Parks

Best Rap Song: 

“Bath Salts” — DMX feat. JAY-Z & Nas

“Best Friend” — Saweetie feat. Doja Cat

“Family Ties” — Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar

“Jail” — Kanye West feat. JAY-Z

“My Life” — J. Cole feat. 21 Savage & Morray

Best Rap Performance:

“Thot Shit” — Megan Thee Stallion

“Up” — Cardi B

“Way 2 Sexy” — Drake feat. Future & Young Thug

“Family Ties” — Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar

“M Y . L I F E” — J. Cole feat. 21 Savage & Morray

Best Rap Album: 

The Off Season — J. Cole

Certified Lover BoyDrake

King’s Disease II — Nas

Call Me If You Get Lost — Tyler, The Creator

Donda — Kanye West

Best Melodic Rap Performance: 

“Pride is the Devil” — J. Cole Featuring Lil Baby

“Need to Know” — Doja Cat

“Industry Baby” — Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow

“Wusyaname” — Tyler, the Creator feat. Youngboy NBA & Ty Dolla $ign

“Hurricane” — Kanye West feat. The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Best R&B Performance: 

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Lost You” — Snoh Aalegra

“Damage” — H.E.R.

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings” — Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Album: 

Temporary Highs in the Violet SkiesSnoh Aalegra

We Are — Jon Batiste

Gold-Diggers Sound — Leon Bridges

Back of My Mind — H.E.R.

Heaux Tales — Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song:

“Damage”H.E.R.

“Good Days” — SZA

“Heartbreak Anniversary” — Giveon

“Leave the Door Open” — Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings” — Jazmine Sullivan

Best Global Music Album: 

Voice of Bunbon, Vol.1 — Rocky Dawuni

East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert — Daniel Ho & Friends

Mother Nature — Angelique Kidjo

Legacy — Femi Kuti And Made Kuti

Made in Lagos: Deluxe EditionWizKid

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: 

Jack Antonoff

Roget Chahayed

Mike Elizondo

Hit-Boy

Ricky Reed.

Best Music Video: 

“Good 4 U” — Olivia Rodrigo

“Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — Lil Nas X

“I Get A Kick Out Of You” — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Shot In The Dark” — AC/DC

“Freedom” — Jon Batiste

To see the full list, click here.

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