Grammy nominations 2020: Lewis Capaldi to battle Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga for top gong

Mirror Online 3 weeks ago

Lewis Capaldi is to battle Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga for a top gong at the Grammy Awards 2020.

The short list for the 62nd annual ceremony were read out by Recording Academy president Deborah Dugan and Harvey Mason, Jr, Chairman of the Recording Academy.

The first nominations were for Best Pop Solo Performance and the category was dominated by women.

Spirit by Beyonce will go up against Seven Rings by Ariana Grande , Billie Eilish's Bad Guy, Truth Hurts by Lizzo and You Need To Calm Down by Taylor Swift .

Alicia Keys later joined to read out some of the nominations.

She revealed the nominees for the Best New Artist category, featuring Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank And The Bangas, Yola.

Song of the Year featured a nod for Scottish star Capaldi, who was nominated for his track Someone You Loved.

Taylor swift landed a slew of nominations
Lewis Capaldi is going up against some of music's biggest names

He'll be going up against superstars including Taylor Swift (Lover) and Lady Gaga (Always Remember Us This Way).

There was also a nod for fellow Brit Ed Sheeran, who's up for Best Pop Vocal Album for his No. 6 Collaborations Project.

Keys is returning to present the 2020 show after making her hosting debut at the 2019 ceremony earlier his year.

In a statement, she said: "At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host.

"Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world, and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music."

Lady Gaga is facing competition from Lewis Capaldi
Alicia Keys hosted the 2019 ceremony and is back for 2020

Keys has been a prolific winner at the ceremony, picking up 15 competitive Grammys over the years.

She will be the third woman to host the ceremony more than once.

US talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres hosted in 1996 and 1997 while comedian Rose O'Donnell had the honour in 1999 and 2000.

Grammy Awards 2020: The main nominations

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*****g 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, Lady Gaga

Bad Guy, Billie Eilish

Bring My Flowers Now, Tanya Tucker

Hard Place, H.E.R.

Lover, Taylor Swift

Norman F*****g Rockwell, Lana Del Rey

Someone You Loved, Lewis Capaldi

Truth Hurts, Lizzo

Best New Artist:

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank and the Bangas


Best Pop Solo Performance:

Spirit, Beyoncé

Bad Guy, Billie Eilish

7 Rings, Ariana Grande

Truth Hurts, Lizzo

You Need To Calm Down, Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album:

The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé

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

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