Grammys 2021: Beyoncé to Taylor Swift and first-time contender BTS, here are artistes who lead nominations

Beyoncé tops the list with a record-breaking nine nominations across the categories, followed by Taylor Swift with six nominations

                            Grammys 2021: Beyoncé to Taylor Swift and first-time contender BTS, here are artistes who lead nominations
Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and BTS (Getty Images)

Artistes who lead nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards, slated to be held on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, are Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Dua Lipa. Besides, global K-pop sensation BTS has got their first-ever Grammy nomination with their English single ‘Dynamite’ in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

The Recording Academy has released a complete list of the nominations for 83 categories where Beyoncé tops the chart with a record-breaking nine nods across the categories, followed by Taylor Swift with six nominations. Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish and Beyoncé are all nominated for Record Of The Year, while Swift’s ‘Folklore’ is one of the contenders for Album Of The Year.

Grammys 2021 will be hosted by ‘The Daily Show’ host, actor and comedian Trevor Noah. Now let's take a look at all the major nominations list for the 63rd Grammy Awards.

Record Of The Year

‘Black Parade’- Beyoncé

‘Colors’- Black Pumas

‘Rockstar’- Dababy Featuring Roddy Ricch

'Say So’- Doja Cat

‘Everything I Wanted’- Billie Eilish

‘Don't Start Now’- Dua Lipa

‘Circles’- Post Malone

‘Savage’ - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Album Of The Year

‘Chilombo’ - Jhené Aiko

‘Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)’ - Black Pumas

‘Everyday Life’ - Coldplay

‘Djesse Vol 3’ - Jacob Collier

‘Women in Music Pt III’ - Haim

‘Future Nostalgia’ - Dua Lipa

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ - Post Malone

‘Folklore’ - Taylor Swift

Song Of The Year

‘Black Parade’ – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

'The Box' – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

‘Cardigan’ – Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

‘Circles’ – Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

‘Don’t Start Now’ – Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

‘I Can’t Breathe’ – Dernst Emile II, HER & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (HER)

‘If the World Was Ending’ – Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers


Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat


Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Yummy’ – Justin Bieber

‘Say So’ – Doja Cat

‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish

‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa

‘Watermelon Sugar’ – Harry Styles

‘Cardigan’ – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

‘UN DIA (ONE DAY)’ – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy

‘Intentions’ – Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo

‘Dynamite’ – BTS

‘Rain On Me’ – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

‘Exile’ – Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

‘Blue Umbrella’ – (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian

‘True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter’ – Harry Connick, Jr

‘American Standard’ – James Taylor

‘Unfollow the Rules’ – Rufus Wainwright

‘Judy’ – Renée Zellweger

Best Pop Vocal Album

‘Changes’ – Justin Bieber

‘Chromatica’ – Lady Gaga

‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa

‘Fine Line’ – Harry Styles

‘Folklore’ – Taylor Swift

Best Rock Song

‘Kyoto’ – Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)

‘Lost In Yesterday’ – Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)

‘Not’ – Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)

‘Shameika’ – Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)

‘Stay High’ – Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album

‘A Hero’s Death’ – Fontaines DC

‘Kiwanuka’ – Michael Kiwanuka

‘Daylight’ – Grace Potter

‘Sound & Fury’ – Sturgill Simpson

‘The New Abnormal’ – The Strokes

Best R&B Performance

‘Lightning & Thunder’ – Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend

‘Black Parade’ – Beyoncé

‘All I Need’ – Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign

‘Goat Head’ – Brittany Howard

‘See Me’ – Emily King

Best Traditional R&B Performance

‘Sit On Down’ – The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

‘Wonder What She Thinks of Me’ – Chloe X Halle

‘Let Me Go’ – Mykal Kilgore

‘Anything For You’ – Ledisi

‘Distance’ – Yebba

Best R&B Song

‘Better Than I Imagine’ – Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring HER & Meshell Ndegeocello)

‘Black Parade’ – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

‘Collide’ – Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG)

‘Do It’ – Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch & Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe X Halle)

‘Slow Down’ – Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & HER)

Best Progressive R&B Album

‘Chilombo’ – Jhené Aiko

‘Ungodly Hour’ – Chloe X Halle

‘Free Nationals’ – Free Nationals

‘F*** Yo Feelings’ – Robert Glasper

‘It Is What It Is’ – Thundercat

Best R&B Album

‘Happy 2 Be Here’ – Ant Clemons

‘Take Time’ – Giveon

‘To Feel Love/D’ – Luke James

‘Bigger Love’ – John Legend

‘All Rise’ – Gregory Porter

Best Rap Performance

‘Deep Reverence’ – Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

‘Bop’ – DaBaby

‘What’s Poppin’ – Jack Harlow

‘The Bigger Picture’ – Lil Baby

‘Savage’ – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

‘Dior’ – Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

‘Rockstar’ – DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ – Drake Featuring Lil Durk

‘Lockdown’ – Anderson .Paak

‘The Box’ – Roddy Ricch

‘Highest in the Room’ – Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

‘The Bigger Picture’ – Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai'shaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby)

‘The Box’ – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

‘Laugh Now, Cry Later’ – Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour & Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)

‘Rockstar’ – Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)

‘Savage’ – Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr, Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)

 Best Rap Album

‘Black Habits’ – D Smoke

‘Alfredo’  – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

‘A Written Testimony’ – Jay Electronica

‘King’s Disease’ – Nas

‘The Allegory’ – Royce Da 5’9"

Best Dance Recording

‘On My Mind’ - Diplo & SIDEPIECE Diplo & SIDEPIECE, producers; Luca Pretolesi, mixer

‘My High’- Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai Guy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; Guy Lawrence, mixer

‘The Difference’- Flume Featuring Toro y Moi Flume, producer; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer

‘Both Of Us’- Jayda G Fred Again.. & Jayda G, producers; Fred Again.. & Jayda G, mixers

‘10%’ - Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis Kaytranada, producer; Neal H Pogue, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

‘Kick I’- Arca

‘planet's Mad’- Baauer

‘Energy’- Disclosure

‘Bubba’- Kaytranada

‘Good Faith’- Madeon

Best Metal Performance

‘Bum-Rush’ - Body Count

‘Underneath’ - Code Orange

‘The In-between’ -In This Moment

‘Bloodmoney’- Poppy

‘Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live’- Power Trip

Best Alternative Music Album

‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ - Fiona Apple

‘Hyperspace’ - Beck

‘Punisher’ - Phoebe Bridgers

‘Jaime’ - Brittany Howard

‘The Slow Rush’ - Tame Impala

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

‘All Night’- Brothers Osborne

‘10,000 Hours’ - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

‘Ocean’ - Lady A

‘Sugar Coat’ - Little Big Town

‘Some People Do’ - Old Dominion

Best Country Song

‘Bluebird’ - Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, Songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

‘The Bones’ - Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, Songwriters (Maren Morris)

‘Crowded Table’ - Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori Mckenna, Songwriters (The Highwomen)

‘More Hearts Than Mine’ - Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, Songwriters (Ingrid Andress)

‘Some People Do’  - Jesse Frasure, Shane Mcanally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, Songwriters (Old Dominion)

Best Country Album

‘Lady Like’ - Ingrid Andress

‘Your Life Is A Record’- Brandy Clark

‘Wildcard’ - Miranda Lambert

‘Nightfall’  - Little Big Town

‘Never Will’  - Ashley Mcbryde

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

‘Guinevere’  - Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Soloist/Track From: Axiom

‘Pachamama’ - Regina Carter, Soloist/Track From: Ona (Thana Alexa)

‘Celia’ - Gerald Clayton, Soloist

‘All Blues’ - Chick Corea, Soloist/ Track From: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade)

‘Moe Honk’ - Joshua Redman, Soloist/Track From: Roundagain (Redman Mehldau Mcbride Blade)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Ona’ - Thana Alexa

‘Secrets Are The Best Stories’ - Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

‘Modern Ancestors’ - Carmen Lundy

‘Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper’  - Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band

‘What's The Hurry’  - Kenny Washington

Best New Age Album

‘Songs From The Bardo’ - Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith

‘Periphery’  - Priya Darshini

‘Form//Less’  - Superposition

‘More Guitar Stories’  - Jim "Kimo" West

‘Meditations’ - Cory Wong & Jon Batiste

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