Beyoncé is carrying her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem of devotion about Black pride scored numerous selections Tuesday, making her the main competitor with nine.
Beyoncé got tune and record of the year offers with “Black Parade,” which she delivered on Juneteenth, the occasion that honors when the last oppressed African Americans learned they were free. The tune, which arrived at the Top 40 on the pop graphs, is additionally selected for best R&B tune and best R&B execution.
Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” film that featured Black art, music, history and design is up for best music film while “Brown Skin Girl,” a melody committed to dark and brown-skinned ladies, is selected for best music video. The vocalist likewise procured three designations for her smooth visitor appearance on Megan Thee Stallion’s No. 1 hit “Savage,” including record of the year, best rap execution and best rap song.
A victor of 24 Grammys, Beyoncé turns into the second-most named act throughout the entire existence of the entertainment pageant with 79 nominations. She is attached with Paul McCartney, who procured a selection this year for best boxed or extraordinary restricted version bundle.
Beyoncé is just behind her significant other Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both procured 80 designations each. Jay-Z got three designations this year for his commitments to Beyoncé’s tunes: He co-stated “Dark Parade” and “Savage,” subsequently procuring assignments for melody of the year, best R&B tune and best rap tune. Jay-Z has won 22 Grammys all through his profession.
Beyoncé’s mastery this year came as a shock since the artist didn’t deliver another collection. Different shocks, well censures, incorporate pop star the Weeknd being totally closed out and acquiring zero assignments notwithstanding having a No. 1 collection, numerous hit singles and winning the desired Super Bowl halftime execution space. Luke Combs, who ruled the nation graphs and set precedents on real time features this year, was likewise shockingly closed out of selections.
At the point when Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording’s break president and CEO, was inquired as to whether he was astonished the Weeknd didn’t procure a solitary assignment, he disclosed to The Associated Press: “You know, there’s so many nominations and there’s only so many slots, it’s really tough to predict what the voters are going to vote for in any given year. I try not to be too surprised.”
All things being equal, various assignments went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each procured six designations and followed Beyoncé as the second-most nominated acts.
Lipa, who won two Grammys a year ago, procured offers for collection of the year with “Future Nostalgia” just as melody and record of the year for her hit “Don’t Start Now.” Swift, whose last two collections didn’t gather selections for collection of the year, is vieing for the top prize with her surprise album “folklore.” If she wins, she would turn into the primary female craftsman to win collection of the year multiple times.
Other album of the year candidates include: Post Malone’s multi-hit “Hollywood’s Bleeding”; Coldplay’s “Everyday Life,” which highlighted world music sounds and politically-charged verses; HAIM’s sophomore delivery “Women In Music Pt. III”; Jhené Aiko’s barometrical R&B venture “Chilombo”; English performer Jacob Collier’s multi-sort discharge “Djesse Vol. 3”; and the exclusive release of Black Pumas’ self-named debut album.
Tracks rivaling Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” and “Savage” for record of the year incorporate DaBaby and Ricch’s “Rockstar,” Malone’s “Circles,” Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted,” Black Pumas’ “Colors” and Doja Cat’s “Say So.” The latter track was produced by controversial music figure Dr. Luke, and he earns his first Grammy nominations since 2014, the year his former collaborator Kesha accused him of sexual assault. Dr. Luke, who used the moniker Tyson Trax on the credits for Doja Cat’s song, has vigorously denied the allegations.
“Black Parade,” “Don’t Start Now,” “Everything I Wanted” and “Circles” are also nominated for song of the year — a songwriter’s award — along with Swift’s “cardigan,” Ricch’s “The Box,” JP Saxe and Julia Michaels’ “If the World Was Ending” and H.E.R.’s “I Can’t Breathe,” her dissent song of devotion tending to police brutality.
A few tunes that arose following the passings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were named for Grammys, including Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture” (best rap tune, best rap execution), Anderson .Paak’s “Lockdown” (best melodic rap execution, best music video), Mickey Guyton’s “Black Like Me” (best nation solo execution) just as Beyoncé’s “Black Parade.”
“I think it’s meaningful. I think it’s reflective of what’s gone on in our world,” Mason Jr. said of different dissent tunes procuring selections this year. “Musicians and artists and writers and producers, they write about what’s going on in their lives. We tend to be fairly emotional people. When there’s things happening, it’s going to come out in our music and our art. It only makes sense that those types of songs would be nominated and celebrated by our voters. It really resonated with people. You listen to some of those songs and can’t help but be moved.”
Megan Thee Stallion, who delivered her exceptionally foreseen debut album a week ago subsequent to discovering accomplishment with hit singles and mixtapes since 2018, scored four assignments including best new craftsman. She will contend with rapper-vocalist Doja Cat, pop artist Noah Cyrus, nation artist Ingrid Andress, multi-classification DJ-maker Kaytranada, rappers Chika and D Smoke, and non mainstream rocker Phoebe Bridgers, who acquired four designations and helped female acts rule in the rock classifications.
Candidates for best rock performance and best stone tune incorporate Bridgers, Fiona Apple, HAIM, Grace Potter, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Big Thief, driven by Adrianne Lenker. Female entertainers likewise overwhelmed in best blue grass collection, including Andress, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark and Ashley McBryde. The foursome Little Big Town, which highlights two female singers, balance the five nominees.
Howard, who delivered her first independent album “Jaime” a year ago, acquired five selections, remembering offers for R&B and American Roots classifications. Eilish, DaBaby, John Beasley, David Frost and Justin Bieber — designated for three pop honors and a nation one for “10,000 Hours” with pair Dan + Shay — acquired four selections each.
K-pop kings BTS procured their first-since forever Grammy selection following quite a while of having accomplishment on the pop diagrams. They will seek best pop team/bunch execution with their No. 1 hit, “Dynamite.”
Other first-time chosen people incorporate the Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion, Michael Kiwanuka, Jay Electronica and Harry Styles, who turned into the first Direction part to procure a Grammy designation. He’s up for best pop vocal collection with his subsequent performance discharge “Fine Line,” best pop independent execution for “Watermelon Sugar” and best music video for “Adore You.”
A few demonstrations acquired after death designations, including John Prine (best American Roots execution, best American Roots tune), Nipsey Hussle (best rap execution), Leonard Cohen (best society collection) Pop Smoke (best rap execution) and lyricist LaShawn Daniels (best gospel performance/song).
What’s more, A-list performers planning to arrive at EGOT status are getting an opportunity to procure their Grammy Award, including Renée Zellweger, who is assigned for best conventional pop vocal collection for “Judy” — a presentation that won her a subsequent Academy Award — while Meryl Streep is designated for best spoken world collection for “Charlotte’s Web.” Streep’s opposition incorporates MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, writer Ronan Farrow and “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings, who is named for perusing “Alex Trebek — The Answer Is… ” Tiffany Haddish, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan and Bill Burr are selected for best comedy album.
Kanye West, who has won 21 Grammys, just scored a solitary designation this year — for contemporary Christian music collection for “Jesus Is King.” Others who were reprimanded incorporate nation entertainers the Chicks and Morgan Wallen, R&B vocalists Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, Chris Brown and Brandy, and late rapper Juice WRLD.
Tunes and albums delivered between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020 were qualified for assignments this year. Champs will be reported at the live show on Jan. 31.
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