Flume, Tame Impala, ARCA, Kaytranada, Disclosure, Jayda G and more all nominated for GRAMMYs
The ever-contentious GRAMMYs nominations have been announced for 2021, and have once again brought with it a lot of smiles, gasps and down right slaps in the face. While apparent shoo-ins like The Weeknd and The Chicks turned out to receive precisely zero nominations, artists such as Beyonce, Roddy Rich and Megan Thee Stallion have each swooped in with multiple nominations across a variety of categories.
The dance/electronic categories were for the most part pretty bang on, with heavy hitters like Flume‘s Toro Y Moi-collab, ‘The Difference’, Disclosure‘s party starter ‘My High’ featuring Amine and Slowthai and Diplo & Sidepiece‘s ‘On My Mind’ all in the Best Dance Recording category. Jayda G‘s exceptional ‘Both Of Us’ and Kaytranada‘s ‘10%’ featuring the incomparable Kali Uchis also received nominations in this category, with both tracks serving as pleasant but welcome surprises.
The Best Dance/Electronic Album saw Baauer‘s ‘PLANET’S MAD’, Disclosure‘s ‘ENERGY’, Kaytranada‘s ‘BUBBA’ and Madeon‘s ‘Good Faith’ all receive nominations, alongside one of this year’s very best records, ARCA‘s KiCK i. Kaytranada also picked up a nomination for Best New Artist, alongside the likes of Doja Cat, Phoebe Bridgers and Megan Thee Stallion, while Tame Impala‘s ‘Lost In Yesterday’ received a nomination for Best Rock Song, and a nomination for Best Alternative Music Album for The Slow Rush. Bridgers’ song ‘Kyoto’ and album Punisher were also nominated in these categories respectively.
In the rap categories, Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘Savage Remix’ ft Beyonce picked up nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song, as well as Record Of The Year. Lil Baby, Pop Smoke and DaBaby all also received nominations in Best Rap Performance, while Travis Scott and Anderson .Paak were among those who picked up nods for Best Melodic Rap Performance. Freddie Gibbs‘ exceptional Alfredo record with The Alchemist was among those nominated for Best Rap Album.
For the full list of winners, head HERE.
Words by Emma Jones
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