What you may not know about 2021 GRAMMY nominees

Published November 25, 2020, 7:39 AM

by Robert Requintina

With the 2021 Grammy nominees already out, let’s check out some of this year’s nominees who are making history in music’s biggest night. The 63rd Grammy Awards will be held on January 31, 2021!

  • As for Queen Bey, her nine 63rd GRAMMY Awards nods bring her total number of career nominations to 79, making her the most-nominated female in GRAMMY history.
  • Beyonce is now tied with Paul McCartney as the second most-nominated artist of all time, only behind her husband JAY-Z (who received three nods himself this year) and legendary producer Quincy Jones, who both have 80 career nominations.
  • The pop//R&B superstar has won 24 GRAMMYs to date, and if she wins at least four of her nine nominations, she will become the female artist with the most GRAMMY wins. If she wins eight or nine, she will be the highest number of GRAMMY wins of all time.
  • Notably, all nominees in the Best New Artist category are female and/or people of color—Stallion and Bridgers fellow talented contenders are Ingrid Andress, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and KAYTRANADA. All of them are also first-time nominees, with x also in the running in other categories
  • For the first time in the history of the GRAMMY Awards, every nominee for both Best Rock Performance and Best Country Album is a woman or a group fronted by a woman.
  • The nominees for Best Country Album are Andress, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and the group Little Big Town.
  • For Best Rock Performance, the contenders are Fiona Apple, Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Grace Potter, sister trio HAIM and group Big Thief.
  • Oscar awardees Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger are nominated this year: Meryl got a nomination in the spoken-word category for her recording of “Charlotte’s Web,” written by E.B. White while Renee, for traditional pop vocal album for her role as Judy Garland in that 2019 biopic.
    Source: grammy.com