The nominees for the Grammy Awards 2021 were released today and I can confirm, there are some fantastic choices.
The likes of Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Post Malone and Billie Eilish lead the way in the general field, with Post Malone and Dua Lipa being nominated in 3 of the categories inside the general field (all except best new artist). We also see Taylor Swift nominated for Album of the year with ‘Folklore’ (possibly on track for her third win in this category) and also HAIM for ‘Women in music PT. III’.
It’s fair to say that this year, the rock category provided some fantastic surprises this year, with the entirety of the best rock perforce category being dominated by women. The likes of HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers and Fiona Apple are nominated.
Further down in the Best Rock Album category we see important nominations for Fontaines D.C. for their sophomore record ‘A hero’s death’ and Michael Kiwanuka for his mercury prize winning third album, ‘Kiwanuka’. Also nominated in this category is The Strokes 6th album, ‘The New Abnormal’.
Beck is also nominated for best Alternative Album with ‘Hyperspace’ alongside Tame Impala for ‘The Slow Rush’.
You can see the full list and all the categories here!
Words by Jack Horsley