From first-timers like Harry Styles to veterans like Taylor Swift, the 2021 Grammy Award show is clearly catering to the Gen Z with it’s nominees.
Grammy Record Breakers
Leading the nominations this year with nine is Beyoncé, including Record of the Year for the Juneteenth released “Black Parade.” Maintaining the girl power of top Grammy Award nominees are Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift. Each pop star has six nominations under their belt, however, four of which are against each other.
For the third year in a row, Post Malone has a song up for Record of the Year. From “Rockstar” to “Sunflower” and now “Circles,” the rapper’s streak is impressive. (The 25-year-old’s “Circles” is only a year old and already certified 4x platinum in the U.S.).
Women in Music
Dua Lipa posted an emotional video of herself finding out about her Grammy Award nominations that fans adored. Similarly, first-time nominee Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus’ youngest sibling, did the same when finding out she was nominated for Best New Artist.
With four nominations this year, Billie Eilish is a frontrunner. Just last year Eilish won four Grammy Awards at 17-years-old out of her five nominations. Her nominations for 2021 include Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted” and Song Written for Visual Media for “No Time to Die,” the most recent James Bond theme song. In spite of her fear of winning last year, many believe this year will be another Grammy sweep for the young star.
Lighting up social media with praise were Harry Styles‘ fans who were excited to see the musician up for three awards. As a first time nominee, he is up for the coveted Best Pop Vocal Album for 2019’s Fine Line. (Just this month Fine Line won Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the American Music Awards, as well).
It was a highlight to see Megan Thee Stallion up for four awards at her very first Grammys. The Texas-born hip hop artist has utilized social platforms to their fullest extent in her career. She allows fans to not only connect with her, but also make viral TikTok dances to her songs. Her breakout track “Savage” is up for three Grammy Awards and features Beyoncé.
Hosting the 63 Annual Grammy Awards is The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah. The show will air in January 2021.
All 83 Grammy Award categories and they’re nominated songs and artists can be found here.