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NEW YORK – Beyoncé brings her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black Pride was nominated several times on Tuesday, making it the leading contender at nine.

Beyoncé took part in « Black Parade »,. June released, the holiday commemorating the holidays when the last of the enslaved African Americans learned they were free. The song, which reached the top 40 in the pop charts, is also nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.

Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” film, which highlighted black art, music, history and fashion, is the best music film, while “Brown Skin Girl,” a song for dark and brown skinned women, is the best Music nominated is video. The singer also received three nominations for her sophisticated guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallions No.. 1 hit « Savage, » including Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song.

Beyoncé is a 24 Grammys winner and the second most nominated act in awards history with 79 nominations. She is linked to Paul McCartney, who this year received a nomination for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

Beyoncé only stands behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who each received 80 nominations. Jay-Z received three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote “Black Parade” and “Savage” and received nominations for Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Rap Song. Jay-Z has won 22 Grammys over the course of his career.

Beyoncé’s dominance that year came as a surprise as the singer didn’t release a new album. Other surprises, including snubs, are pop star the Weeknd, who is completely excluded and despite being a No.. 1 does not receive any nominations. 1 album, several hit singles and winning the coveted Super Bowl halftime performance slot. Luke Combs, who dominated the country charts that year and set records for streaming services, was also surprisingly banned from nominations.

When Harvey Mason Jr. . The interim president and CEO of the recording was asked if he was surprised that the Weeknd did not receive a single nomination. He told The Associated Press, “You know, there are so many nominations and so many slots that it’s really hard to predict what voters will be voting for in any given year. I’m trying not to be too surprised. ”


Instead, multiple nominations went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each received six nominations, with Beyoncé as the second most popular nomination.

Lipa, who won two Grammys last year, received bids for album of the year with “Future Nostalgia” and song and album of the year for her hit “Don’t Start Now”. « Swift, whose last two albums did not receive any album of the year nominations, are fighting for the grand prize with their surprise album » Folklore « . If she wins, she will be the first artist to win album of the year three times.

Other album of the year nominations include: Post Malone’s multi-hit « Hollywood’s Bleeding »; Coldplay’s « Everyday Life » with world music sounds and politically charged lyrics; HAIM’s second publication “Women In Music Pt. III ”; Jhené Aiko’s atmospheric R&B project “Chilombo”; The cross-genre release of the English musician Jacob Collier “Djesse Vol. 3 « ; and the deluxe edition of Black Pumas’ self-titled debut album.

Tracks competing for the record of the year with Beyoncé’s « Black Parade » and « Savage » include DaBaby and Ricch’s « Rockstar », Malone’s « Circles », Lipa’s « Don’t Start Now » and Billie Eilish’s  » Everything I Wanted « Black Pumas' » Colors « and Doja Cat’s » Say So « . The latter title was suggested by the controversial musical figure Dr. . Luke, and he earned his first Grammy nominations since 2014, the year his former associate Kesha accused him of sexual assault. DR. Luke, who used the nickname Tyson Trax for the credits to Doja Cat’s song, has vigorously denied the allegations.

« Black Parade », « Don’t Start Now », « Everything I Wanted » and « Circles » have also been nominated for Song of the Year – a songwriter award – along with Swift’s « Cardigan » and Ricch’s « The Box ». JP Saxe and Julia Michaels « If the world would end » and H. . E.. . R.. . “I can’t breathe,” their protest anthem about the brutality of the police.

Several songs written after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have been nominated for Grammys, including Lil Baby’s « The Bigger Picture, » Anderson . Paak’s « Lockdown » (best melodic rap performance, best music video), Mickey Guyton’s « Black Like Me » (best country solo performance) and Beyoncé’s « Black Parade ». ”

« I think it makes sense. I think it reflects what is going on in our world, ”said Mason Jr. . said of several protest songs that received nominations this year. “Musicians and artists as well as writers and producers write about what is going on in their lives. We tend to be pretty emotional people. If something happens, it will be expressed in our music and our art. It only makes sense that these types of songs would be nominated and celebrated by our voters. It really got a response from people. You hear some of these songs and you can’t help but be moved. ”

Megan Thee Stallion, who released her highly anticipated debut album last week after having enjoyed hit singles and mixtapes since 2018, garnered four nominations, including Best New Artist. She will compete with rapper singer Doja Cat, pop singer Noah Cyrus, country singer Ingrid Andress, multi-genre DJ producer Kaytranada, rappers Chika and D Smoke, and indie rocker Phoebe Bridgers, who have four nominations received and helped female acts in dominating the rock categories.

The nominees for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song include Bridgers, Fiona Apple, HAIM, Grace Potter, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, and Big Thief, conducted by Adrianne Lenker. The best country album also dominated female actors, including Andress, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark and Ashley McBryde. The four-member Little Big Town with two singers rounds off the five nominees.

Howard, who released her first solo album “Jaime” last year, received five nominations, including bids in the R&B and American Roots categories. Eilish, DaBaby, John Beasley, David Frost and Justin Bieber – nominated for three Pop Awards and a Country One for “10. 000 hours « with the duo Dan Shay – each received four nominations.

K-pop kings BTS received their first Grammy nomination in years of success on the pop charts. They are assigned their no. 1 fight for the best performance of a pop duo / group. 1 result: “Dynamite. ”

Other first-time nominations include Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion, Michael Kiwanuka, Jay Electronica and Harry Styles, who were the first One Direction to receive a Grammy nomination. With his second solo release « Fine Line », the best pop solo performance for « Watermelon Sugar » and the best music video for « Adore You », he’s ready for the best pop vocal album. ”

Several acts were nominated posthumously, including John Prine (best American Roots performance, best American Roots song), Nipsey Hussle (best rap performance), Leonard Cohen (best folk album), Pop Smoke (best rap Performance) and songwriter LaShawn Daniels (best gospel performance / song).

And A-list entertainers looking to achieve EGOT status will have a chance to win their Grammy Award, including Renée Zellweger, who is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for « Judy » – one A performance that earned her a second Oscar while Meryl Streep for “Charlotte’s Web. Streep’s contest includes MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, journalist Ronan Farrow, and Jeopardy! Record holder Ken Jennings, who was known for reading “Alex Trebek – The Answer Is. . . Tiffany Haddish, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan and Bill Burr are nominated for best comedy album.

Kanye West, who won 21 Grammys, received only one nomination this year – for the album of contemporary Christian music for « Jesus Is King. Others who have been caught include country performers Chicks and Morgan Wallen, R&B singers Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, Chris Brown and Brandy, and the late rapper Juice WRLD.

Songs and albums released between Sept.. . 1, 2019 and Aug. . 31, 2020 were eligible for nomination this year. The winners will be announced at the live show in January. 31.

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