Women dominate 2020 Grammy nominations

The nominations for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday.

Five of the eight album of the year nominees are women, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey among the front-runners.

Meanwhile, Lizzo and Billie Eilish are shortlisted in all of the ceremony’s “big four” categories: best new artist, best song, best record and best album.

Only one artist, Christopher Cross, has won all four awards in a single year.

Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X scored six nominations each.

Alicia Keys is set to host the ceremony and was on hand to announce some of the nominations on “CBS This Morning.” She was joined by singer Bebe Rexha and CBS’s Gayle King.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, 26 January 2020.

The 2020 honours are based on a shortened, 11-month eligibility period.

Female artists are dominating the 2020 nominations, two years after The Grammys were mired in controversy in 2018, after only one woman, Alessia Cara, won an award during the televised ceremony.

Album of the year:

I, I – Bon Iver
Norman Rockwell – Lana Del Rey
Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
I Used To Know Her – HER
7 – Lil Nas X
Father Of The Bride – Vampire Weekend

Song of the year:

Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Bring My Flowers Now – Tanya Tucker
Hard Place – HER
Lover – Taylor Swift
Norman Rockwell – Lana Del Rey
Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
Truth Hurts – Lizzo

Record of the year:

Hey Ma – Bon Iver
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
7 Rings – Ariana Grande
Hard Place – HER
Talk – Khalid
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
Truth Hurts – Lizzo
Sunflower – Post Malone and Swae Lee

Best new artist:

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas

The entire list of the Grammy nominees can be looked up here.