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Burna Boy, Beyoncé and more: See the full list of 2021 Grammy nominations

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice As Tall’ album is officially Grammy nominated in the Best Global Music Album category.

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Nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are here. The Recording Academy revealed its full list of nominees on Tuesday (Nov. 24), which included the likes of Beyoncé, DaBaby and first-timer Megan Thee Stallion, who is nominated for Best New Artist, Record of the Year and more. Freddie Gibbs also earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album with his Alchemist-produced effort, Alfredo.

Bey’s single “Black Parade” spawned nine nominations, making her the front-runner for the upcoming award ceremony. The 39-year-old star now has a career total of 79 nominations, making her the most-nominated female artist in Grammys history. Bey is followed by Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch, who are tied at six nods each.

Fans were surprised to see The Weeknd’s absence on the nominations list, as his album After Hours has dominated the year’s award shows and Billboard charts. Other honorable mentions include Pop Smoke, Kanye West, and DaBaby, who received three noms for his and Roddy Ricch’s “Rockstar.” The Charlotte native was also acknowledged in the Best Rap Performance category for “Bop.”

Burna Boy also snagged a number for his latest album, Twice As Tall, in the Best Global Music Album category. Released back in August, Sean “Diddy” Combs” executive produced it free of charge. “I wanted this [album] to build a stronger bridge between, basically, all people of color,” Burna said in a previous interview about the LP. “... The album was already about 80 percent done before I got Diddy involved. Getting Diddy involved — first of all — me and Diddy are now one bridge. Then, it’s like a tree; it just keeps going.”

Trevor Noah will host the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast by CBS on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST.

See the full list of nominations below.

Album of the Year:

Jhené Aiko – Chilombo

Black Pumas – Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)

Coldplay – Everyday Life

Jacob Collier — Djesse Vol. 3

HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding

Taylor Swift – Folklore

Record of the Year:

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Black Pumas – “Colors”

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Post Malone – “Circles”

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage”

Song of the Year:

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”

Post Malone – “Circles”

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”

JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels – “If the World Was Ending”

Best New Artist:

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranda

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Music Video:

Beyoncé – “Brown Skin Girl”

Future featuring Drake – “Life Is Good”

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

Harry Styles – “Adore You”

Woodkid – “Goliath”

Best Rap Song:

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now, Cry Later”

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage”

Best Rap Album:

D Smoke – Black Habits

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Alfredo

Jay Electronica – A Written Testimony

Nas – King’s Disease

Royce Da 5’9” – The Allegory

Best Rap Performance:

Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle – “Deep Reverence”

DaBaby – “Bop”

Jack Harlow – “What’s Poppin”

Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage”

Pop Smoke – “Dior”

Best Melodic Rap Performance:

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now, Cry Later”

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room”

Best R&B Song:

Rober Glasper feat. H.E.R. – “Better Than I Imagine”

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Tiana Major9 & Earthgang – “Collide”

Chloe x Halle – “Do It”

Skip Marley & H.E.R. – “Slow Down”

Best Progressive R&B Album:

Jhené Aiko – Chilombo

Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour

Free Nationals – Free Nationals

Robert Grasper – Fuck Yo Feelings

Thundercat – It Is What It Is

Best R&B Performance:

Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend – “Lighting & Thunder”

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Jacob Collier feat. Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign – “All I Need”

Brittany Howard – “Goat Head”

Emily King – “See Me”

Best R&B Album:

Ant Clemons — Happy 2 Be Here

Giveon — Take Time

Luke James — To Feel Love/d

John Legend — Bigger Love

Gregory Porter — All Rise

Best Solo Pop Performance:

Justin Bieber – “Yummy”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”

Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy – “Un Dia (One Day)”

Justin Bieber feat. Quavo – “Intentions”

BTS – “Dynamite”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”

Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver – “Exile”

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Justin Bieber – Changes

Lady Gaga – Chromatic

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

Harry Styles – Fine Line

Taylor Swift – Folklore

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian — Blue Umbrella

Harry Connick, Jr. — True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter

James Taylor — American Standard

Rufus Wainwright — Unfollow the Rules

Renée Zellweger — Judy

Best Dance Recording:

Diplo & Sidepiece – “On My Mind”

Disclosure feat. Aminé & slowthai – “My High”

Flume feat. Toro y Moi – “The Difference”

Jayda G – “Both of Us”

Kaytranda feat. Kali Uchis – “10%”

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Arca – KiCk i

Baauer – Planet’s Mad

Disclosure – Energy

Kaytranda – Bubba

Madeon – Good Faith

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah — Axiom

Jon Batiste — Chronology of a Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard

Black Violin — Take the Stairs

Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell — Americana Grégoire

Snarky Puppy — Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Best Rock Performance:

Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Big Thief – “Not”

Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”

HAIM – “The Steps”

Brittany Howard – “Stay High”

Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Rock Song:

Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”

Tame Impala – “Lost in Yesterday”

Big Thief – “Not”

Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Brittany Howard – “Stay High”

Best Rock Album:

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

Michal Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Grace Potter – Daylight

Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury

The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Best Alternative Music Album:

Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Beck – Hyperspace

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Brittany Howard – Jaime

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

Best Metal Performance:

Body Count – “Bum-Rush”

Cod Orange – “Underneath”

In This Moment – “The In-Between”

Poppy – “Bloodmoney”

Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live”

Best Country Album:

Ingrid Andress — Lady Like

Brandy Clark — Your Life Is a Record

Miranda Lambert — Wildcard

Little Big Town — Nightfall

Ashley McBryde — Never Will

Best Country Solo Performance:

Eric Church — “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Brandy Clark — “Who You Thought I Was”

Vince Gill — “When My Amy Prays”

Mickey Guyton — “Black Like Me”

Miranda Lambert — “Bluebird”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

Brothers Osborne — “All Night”

Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber — “10,000 Hours”

Lady A — “Ocean”

Little Big Town — “Sugar Coat”

Old Dominion — “Some People Do”

Best Country Song:

Miranda Lambert — “Bluebird”

Maren Morris — “The Bones”

The Highwomen — “Crowded Table”

Ingrid Andress — “More Hearts Than Mine”

Old Dominion — “Some People Do”

Best New Age Album

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the Bardo

Priya Darshini — Periphery

Superposition — Form//Less

Jim “Kimo” West — More Guitar Stories

Cory Wong & Jon Batiste — Meditations

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Thana Alexa — Ona

Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez — Secrets Are the Best Stories

Carmen Lundy — Modern Ancestors

Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band — Holy Room: Live at Alte Opera

Kenny Washington — What’s the Hurry

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Soloist Track From: Axiom — “Guinevere”

Regina Carter, Soloist Track From: Ona (Thana Alexa) — “Pachamama”

Celia Gerald Clayton, Soloist

Chick Corea, Soloist Track From: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade) — “All Blues”

Joshua Redman, soloist Track from: RoundAgain (Redman Mehldau McBride Blade) — “Moe Honk”

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Ambrose Akinmusire — On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment

Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science — Waiting Game

Gerald Clayton — Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard

Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade — Trilogy 2

Redman Mehldau McBride Blade — Roundagain

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Gregg August — Dialogues on Race

John Beasley — Monk’estra Plays John Beasley

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band — The Intangible Between

John Hollenbeck with Theo Bleckmann, Kate Mcgarry, Gary Versace and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band — Songs You Like A Lot

Maria Schneider Orchestra — Data Lords

Best Latin Jazz Album

Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra — Tradiciones

Arturo O’farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra — Four Questions

Chico Pinheiro — City of Dreams

Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola — Viento Y Tiempo – Live At Blue Note Tokyo

Poncho Sanchez — Trane’s Delight

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Melvin Crispell III — “Wonderful Is Your Name”

Ricky Dillard — “Release (Live)”

Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon — “Come Together”

Travis Greene — “Won’t Let Go”

“Movin’ On” — Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

— Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship — “The Blessing (Live)”

Lecrae, Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery & Nathanael Saint-Fleur — “Sunday Morning”

We The Kingdom — “Holy Water”

Tauren Wells, Jenn Johnson — “Famous For (I Believe)”

Zach Williams & Dolly Parton — “There Was Jesus”

Best Gospel Album

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy — 2econd Wind: Ready

Myron Butler — My Tribute

Ricky Dillard — Choirmaster

PJ Morton — Gospel According to PJ

Kierra Sheard — Kierra

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Cody Carnes — Run to the Father

Hillsong Young & Free — All of My Best Friends

We the Kingdom — Holy Water

Tauren Wells — Citizen of Heaven

Kanye West — Jesus Is King

Best Roots Gospel Album

Mark Bishop — Beautiful Day

The Crabb Family — 20/20

The Erwins — What Christmas Really Means

Fisk Jubilee Singers — Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound — Something Beautiful

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album:

Bad Bunny — YHLQMDLG

Camilo — Por Primera Vez

Kany García — Mesa Para Dos

Ricky Martin — Pausa

Debi Nova — 3:33

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album:

Bajofondo — Aura

Cami — Monstruo

Cultura Profética — Sobrevolando

Fito Paez — La Conquista del Espacio

Lido Pimienta — Miss Colombia

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Alejandro Fernández — Hecho En México

Lupita Infante — La Serenata

Natalia Lafourcade — Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1

Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez — Bailando Sones Y Huapangos Con Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

Christian Nodal — Ayayay!

Best Tropical Latin Album

José Alberto “El Ruiseñor” — Mi Tumbao

Edwin Bonilla — Infinito

Jorge Celedon & Sergio Luis — Sigo Cantando Al Amor (Deluxe)

Grupo Niche — 40

Víctor Manuelle — Memorias De Navidad

Best American Roots Performance:

Black Pumas – “Colors”

Bonny Light Horseman – “Deep in Love”

Brittany Howard – “Short and Sweet”

Norah Jones and Mavis Staples – “I’ll Be Gone”

John Prine – “I Remember Everything”

Best American Roots Song

Laura Rogers & Lydia Rogers — “Cabin”

Sierra Hull & Kai Welch — “Ceiling to the Floor”

Sarah Jarosz — “Hometown”

Pat McLaughlin & John Prine — “I Remember Everything”

Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams — “Man Without a Soul”

Best Folk Album:

Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman

Leonard Cohen – Thanks For the Dance

Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

The Secret Sisters – Saturn Return

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – All the Good Times

Best Americana Album:

Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers

Hiss Holden Messenger – Terms of Surrender

Sarah Jarosz – World on the Ground

Marcus King – El Dorado

Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels

Best Regional Roots Music Album:

Black Lodge Singers — My Relatives “Nikso Kowaiks”

Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours — Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours

Nā Wai ʽEhā — Lovely Sunrise

New Orleans Nightcrawlers — Atmosphere

Sweet Cecilia — A Tribute to Al Berard

Best Bluegrass Album:

Danny Barnes — Man on Fire

Thomm Jutz — To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1

Steep Canyon Rangers — North Carolina Songbook

Billy Strings —Home

Various Artists — The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1

Best Traditional Blues Album:

Frank Bey — All My Dues Are Paid

Don Bryant — You Make Me Feel

Robert Cray Band — That’s What I Heard

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes — Cypress Grove

Bobby Rush —Rawer Than Raw

Best Contemporary Blues Album:

Fantastic Negrito — Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?

Ruthie Foster Big Band — Live at the Paramount

Love — The Juice G.

Bettye LaVette — Blackbirds

North Mississippi Allstars — Up and Rolling

Best Reggae Album:

Buju Banton— Upside Down 2020

Skip Marley — Higher Place

Maxi Priest — It All Comes Back to Love

Toots and the Maytals — Got to Be Tough

The Wailers — One World

Best Global Music Album

Antibalas — Fu Chronicles

Burna Boy — Twice As Tall

Bebel Gilberto — Agora

Anoushka Shankar — Love Letters

Tinariwen — Amadjar

Best Children’s Music Album

Joanie Leeds — All the Ladies

Alastair Moock And Friends — Be a Pain: An Album for Young (and Old) Leaders

Dog On Fleas — I’m An Optimist

The Okee Dokee Brothers — Songs for Singin’

Justin Roberts — Wild Life

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling) :

Flea — Acid for the Children: A Memoir

Ken Jennings — Alex Trebek – The Answer Is …

Rachel Maddow — Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest Destructive Industry on Earth

Ronan Farrow — Catch and Kill

Meryl Streep — Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

Best Comedy Album:

Tiffany Haddish – Black Mitzvah

Patton Oswalt – I Love Everything

Jim Gaffigan – The Pale Tourist

Bill Burr – Paper Tiger

Jerry Seinfeld – 23 Hours to Kill

Best Musical Theater Album

Audrey Brisson, Chris Jared, Caolan McCarthy & Jez Unwin, principal soloists; Michael Fentiman, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Barnaby Race & Nathan Tysen, producers; Nathan Tysen, lyricist; Daniel Messe, composer & lyricist (Original London Cast) — Amélie

David Byrne, principal soloist; David Byrne, producer (David Byrne, composer & lyricist) (Original Cast) — American Utopia on Broadway

Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists; Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker, Craig Rosen & Vivek J. Tiwary, producers (Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast) — Jagged Little Pill

Tammy Blanchard, Jonathan Groff & Tom Alan Robbins, principal soloists; Will Van Dyke, Michael Mayer, Alan Menken & Frank Wolf, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, lyricist) (The New Off-Broadway Cast) — Little Shop of Horrors

Christine Allado, Luke Brady, Alexia Khadime & Liam Tamne, principal soloists; Dominick Amendum & Stephen Schwartz, producers; Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist (Original Cast) — The Prince of Egypt

Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Alyse Alan Louis & Conrad Ricamora, principal soloists; Matt Stine, producer; David Henry Hwang, lyricist; Jeanine Tesori, composer & lyricist (Original Cast) — Soft Power

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Max Richter – Ad Astra

Kamasi Washington – Becoming

Hildur Guonadóttir – Joker

Thomas Newman – 1917

John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

Taylor Swift – “Beautiful Ghosts”

Brandi Carlile – “Carried Me With You”

Idina Menzel & Aurora – “Into the Unknown”

Billie Eilish – “No Time to Die”

Cynthia Erivo – “Stand Up”

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Frozen 2

JoJo Rabbit

Best Music Film:

Beastie Boys – Beastie Boys Story

Beyoncé – Black Is King

Freestyle Love Supreme – We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

Linda Ronstadt – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

ZZ Top – That Little Ol’ Band From Texas

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

Andrew Wyatt

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