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25 November 2020

Dua Lipa Scores Six Grammy Nominations Including Album Of The Year

Female pop stars Dua Lipa
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The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards have been released, and Dua Lipa has secured the most nominations with nods in six different categories, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her single Don’t Start Now, as well as Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Future Nostalgia. Dua Lipa is also up for a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, for J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy’s Un Dia (One Day).

Other artists who received multiple nominations include Beyoncé with Black Parade (Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B Performance) while her musical film and visual album, Black Is King is nominated for Best Music Film, while Brown Skin Girl is up for Best Music Video.

The other artists with the most nominations include Billie Eilish, whose single Everything I Wanted has been nominated for Record Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Song Of The Year, and Taylor Swift with Album Of The Year for Folklore and Best Pop Performance and Song Of The Year for her single, Cardigan. Taylor Swift was also nominated for Beautiful Ghosts, the song she wrote alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber for the film Cats, in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category and Billie Eilish is also a contender for the same award, for her theme for the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die.

Interestingly, the category Best Rock Performance is completely dominated by female artists: Fiona Apple, Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM, Brittany Howard and Grace Potter.

The Best New Artist category meanwhile, saw another nomination for Phoebe Bridgers, who is up against Ingrid Andress, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat, Kaytranada, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Alongside Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, Coldplay are among the nominees for Album Of The Year for Everyday Life, while Sturgill Simpson received a nod for Best Rock Album with Sound & Fury. In the Best Metal Performance category, In This Moment battle it out against Code Orange, Body Count, Poppy and Power Trip.

In the Best Folk Album category, Laura Marling’s Song For Our Daughter is up against The Secret Sisters’ Saturn Return and Bonny Light Horseman’s self-titled record. The posthumous release by Leonard Cohen, Thanks For The Dance, also got a nomination, as did Gillian Welch & David Rawlings’ collection of cover songs, All The Good Times.

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