Everything You Need To Know About The 2020 Grammy Awards

16 January 2020
Culture, Music, Awards, Grammy Awards 2020, Grammys, Tyler The Creator, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Taylor Swift
From the nominations to the star-studded performances, the 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be a celebration of the trailblazer's within the music industry

When you consider the fact that music is an art form, one that not only entertains us, but also has the potential to move us, both physically and emotionally, it’s understandable that the biggest night in music’s calendar would attract some of the industry’s biggest stars. That’s certainly the case for the Grammy Awards, and to peruse the list of performers and those nominated is to be in awe of the star power contained in just one room.

Now in it's 62nd year, the Grammy awards recognise the musicians at the top of their game. From the performances to the red carpet - who could forget the iconic Versace moment from Jennifer Lopez back in 2000 - the awards show delivers a high dose of entertainment and 2020 seems likely to be no different. To keep you up to date on the biggest night for music, here's everything you need to know about the Grammys.

Where and when are the 2020 Grammy Awards?

Broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will unfold on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Who will perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards?

Grammy Award-winning artist Ariana Grande—who has been nominated across a total of five categories this year—will join the likes of Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani on stage at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

It has also just been announced that Tyler, the Creator will perform at the award show. Taking to Twitter to announce the news, fans of Tyler's will no doubt be anticipating his time on the stage, particularly when the rapper's IGOR has been nominated for Best Rap Album.

2019 saw the Recording Academy expand the number of nominees in the awards’ four major categories, bumping it up to eight contenders each for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist, up from the previous five. That expansion has stayed the same for 2020 and for good reason: 2019 was a stellar year for artists, and the talent that prevails across the industry would make limiting those nominated the job of someone who pulled the ultimate short straw. Good luck to you, sir.

With the 62nd Awards ceremony fast approaching – it airs on January 26 – the nominees have been announced and met with rapturous applause. Billie Eilish and Lizzo led the list of nominees, but fans were also delighted to see Nipsey Hussle feature on the list with his hit, “Racks in the Middle” garnering a nod for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Here are all the major nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards. The full list can be found on the official website, here.

Record of the Year

  • Hey, Ma, Bon Iver
  • Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
  • 7 Rings, Ariana Grande
  • Hard Place, H.E.R.
  • Talk, Khalid
  • Old Town Road, Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Truth Hurts, Lizzo
  • Sunflower, Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album of the Year

  • I, I, Bon Iver
  • Norman F---ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
  • Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
  • I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.
  • 7, Lil Nas X
  • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo
  • Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend

Song of the Year

  • Always Remember Us This Way, Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • Bad Guy, Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • Bring My Flowers Now, Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • Hard Place, Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • Lover, Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • Norman F---ing Rockwell, Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • Someone You Loved, Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • Truth Hurts, Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist

  • Black Pumas
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalia
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Spirit, Beyonce
  • Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
  • 7 Rings, Ariana Grande
  • Truth Hurts, Lizzo
  • You Need To Calm Down, Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Boyfriend, Ariana Grande & Social House
  • S*cker, Jonas Brothers
  • Old Town Road, Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Sunflower, Post Malone & Swae Lee
  • Senorita, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Si, Andrea Bocelli
  • Love (Deluxe Edition), Michael Buble
  • Look Now, Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • A Legendary Christmas, John Legend
  • Walls, Barbara Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • The Lion King: The Gift, Beyonce
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
  • Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
  • No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran
  • Lover, Taylor Swift  

Best Dance Recording

  • Linked, Bonobo
  • Got To Keep On, The Chemical Brothers
  • Piece of Your Heart, Meduza featuring Goodboys
  • Underwater, Rufus Du Sol
  • Midnight Hour, Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign Boys Noize & Skrillex

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • LP5, Apparat
  • No Geography, The Chemical Brothers
  • Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape), Flume
  • Solace, Rufus Du Sol
  • Weather, Tycho

Best Spoken Word Album 

  • Beastie Boys Book – (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt and Dan Zitt, producers
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor – Eric Alexandrakis
  • Mr. Know-It-All – John Waters
  • Sekou Andrews & The String Theory – Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Comedy Album

  • Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan
  • Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres
  • Right Now, Aziz Ansari
  • Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah
  • Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theatre Album

  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Hadestown
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – In Four Contemporary Suites
  • Oklahoma!

Via GQ Australia