Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Paul McCartney lead Brit Grammy noms

The Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday evening, with the British contingent of nominees dominated largely by men. 

Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, James Blake and Andrew Lloyd Webber are all in running for the prestigious awards while kooky songstress Arlo Parks is flying the flags for the girls in the Alternative Album category. 

Ed, 30, is in the running for the coveted Song Of The Year gong, which he won for Thinking Out Loud in 2016, while Harry, 27, is up for Best Immersive Audio Album for his record FIne LIne, as they lead the British nominees.  

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He’s a winner! The Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday evening, with the British contingent of nominees dominated largely by men (Harry Styles, pictured in February) 

Stars including Taylor Swift and Kanye West are at the forefront of the nominations while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo have tied with seven nods.

It is Harry however who is up for Best Immersive Audio Album. 

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Last year, former One Direction star Harry won the Best Pop Solo Performance gong for Watermelon Sugar, while he was nominated for Best Music Video for Adore you and Best Pop Vocal Album for Fine Line. 

Despite the roaring success of 1D, the band were never nominated for a Grammy. 

Happy days: Ed Sheeran, 30, is in the running for the coveted Song Of The Year gong, which he won for Thinking Out Loud in 2016

Nice: Paul’s McCartney III landed him a nomination in the Best Rock Album category

Clearly glowing with pride, Harry’s mother Anne Twist shared an image of his nomination with a fingers crossed and love eye emoji.  

Ed’s nod is for his song Bad Habits, while Paul’s McCartney III landed him a nomination in the Best Rock Album category. 

James has won a nomination for Best Dance Recording for his track Before while theatre legend Andrew’s Cinderella scored him a Best Musical Theater Album nod. 

Arlo meanwhile was flying the flag for the women in the Best Alternative Music Album for her record Collapsed In Sunbeams.  

Sweet: Clearly glowing with pride, Harry’s mother Anne Twist shared an image of his nomination with a fingers crossed and love eye emoji

Yay! James has won a nomination for Best Dance Recording for his track Before

Composer and musical artist Jon Batiste surpassed all nominees with an impressive 11 nominations, while Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. scored eight each and Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo tied with seven. 

Former enemies Taylor Swift and Kanye West are up against each other in one of the biggest categories for Album of the Year, with their records Evermore and Donda respectively.

Reunited Swedish pop group ABBA scored their first-ever Grammy nomination in their 48-year history for ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ in the Record of the Year category. 

Yay: Theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella scored him a Best Musical Theater Album nod

Woo! Arlo meanwhile was flying the flag for the women in the Best Alternative Music Album for her record Collapsed In Sunbeams

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift (left) will be battling it out with former nemesis Kanye West (right) in one of the ceremony biggest categories 

The Grammy nominations come after fears were raised that some artists will miss out on prizes after the Brit awards announced it had abolished gender by scrapping male and female categories for its ‘woke’ 2022 event.

Bosses say the decision is an attempt ‘to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible’ and allow people to enter who do not identify as a man or woman.

However, fans have reacted with fury with many calling for a boycott of next year’s show.

Now, critics have also pointed out that scrapping gender categories will mean that some acts will ‘miss out’ on an award. 

GRAMMY AWARDS 2021: Nominations in full

 Record of the Year 

ABBA – I Still Have Faith in You

Jon Batiste – Freedom

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga – I Get a Kick Out of You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches

Brandi Carlile – Right on Time

Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Best New Artist  

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

Finneas

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie

Best Rap Album

The Off-Season – J. Cole

Certified Lover Boy – Drake

King’s Disease II – Nas

Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator

Donda – Kanye West

Best Rap Performance

Family Ties – Baby Keem ft. Kendrick Lamar

Up – Cardi B

My . Life – J. Cole ft. 21 Savage & Morray

Thot Sh** – Megan Thee Stallion 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Pride. Is. The. Devil – J. Cole ft. Lil Baby

Need To Know – Doja Cat

Industry Baby – Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow

Wusyaname – Tyler, The Creator ft. YoungBoy, Never Broke Again & Ty Dollar $ign

Hurricane – Kanye West ft. The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Best Rap Song

Bath Salts – DMX featuring Jay-Z and Nas

Best Friend – Saweetie featuring Doja Cat

Family Ties – Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar

Jail – Kanye West featuring Jay-Z

My Life – J. Cole featuring 21 Savage & Morray

Best Alternative Music Album

Fleet Foxes – Shore

Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee

Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams

St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home

Best R&B Performance

Snoh Aalegra – Lost You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches

H.E.R. – Damage

Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

Best R&B Album

Snoh Aalegra – Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies

Jon Batiste – We Are

Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound

H.E.R. – Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Vértigo – Pablo Alborán

Mis Amores – Paula Arenas 

Hecho a la Antigua – Ricardo Arjona

Mis Manos – Camilo

Mendó – Alex Cuba

Revelación – Selena Gomez

Best Americana Album

Downhill From Everywhere – Jackson Browne

Leftover Feelings – John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band

Native Sons – Los Lobos

Outside Child – Allison Russell

Stand For Myself – Yola

 Best Metal Performance

Deftones – Genesis

Dream Theater – The Alien

Gojira – Amazonia

Mastodon – Pushing the Tides

Rob Zombie – The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)

Best Reggae Album

Etana – Pamoja

Gramps Morgan – Positive Vibration

Sean Paul – Live N Livin

Jesse Royal – Royal Soja – Beauty in the Silence

Spice – 10

Best Spoken Word Album

LeVar Burton – Aftermath

Don Cheadle – Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation From John Lewis

J. Ivy – Catching Dreams: Live at Fort Knox Chicago

Dave Chappelle and Amir Sulaiman – 8:46

Barack Obama – A Promised Land

Best Comedy Album

Lavell Crawford – The Comedy Vaccine

Chelsea Handler – Evolution

Louis C.K. – Sincerely Louis CK

Lewis Black – Thanks For Risking Your Life

Nate Bargatze – The Greatest Average American

Kevin Hart – Zero F***s Given

Best Immersive Audio Album

Alicia Keys – Alicia

Patricia Barber – Clique

Harry Styles – Fine Line

Steven Wilson – The Future Bites

Anne Karin Sundal-Ask, Det Norske Jentekor – Stille Grender

Best Music Video

AC/DC – Shot in the Dark

Jon Batiste – Freedom

Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga – I Get a Kick Out of You

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar – Peaches

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Best Music Film

Bo Burnham – Inside

David Byrne – David Byrne’s American Utopia

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever (A Love Letter to Los Angeles)

Jimi Hendrix – Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui

Various Artists – Summer of Soul

Album of the Year 

Jon Batiste, We Are

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Love For Sale

Justin Bieber, Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind

Lil Nas X – Montero

Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

Taylor Swift – Evermore 

Kanye West – Donda

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise

Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

H.E.R. – Fight for You

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More

Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches

Brandi Carlile – Right on Time

Best Vocal Pop Album 

Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)

Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ariana Grande – Positions

Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

Best Country Album

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne

Remember Her Name – Mickey Guyton

The Marfa Tapes – Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram

The Ballad of Dood & Juanita – Sturgill Simpson

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

 Best Country Song

Better Than We Found It – Maren Morris

Camera Roll – Kacey Musgraves

Cold – Chris Stapleton

Country Again – Thomas Rhett

Fancy Like – Walker Hayes

Remember Her Name – Mickey Guyton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood

Younger Me – Brothers Osborne

Glad You Exist – Dan + Shay

Chasing After You – Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris

Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) – Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Best Rock Album

 Power Up – AC/DC

Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A – Black Pumas

No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1 – Chris Cornell

Medicine at Midnight – Foo Fighters 

McCartney III – Paul McCartney

Best Alternative Music Album

Fleet Foxes – Shore

Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee

Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams

St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home

 Best Dance/Electronic Album

Subconsciously – Black Coffee

Fallen Embers – Illenium

Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded) – Major Lazer

Shockwave – Marshmello

Free Love – Sylvan Esso

Judgment – Ten City

Best Dance Recording

Hero – Afrojack & David Guetta

Loom – Oalufur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo

Before –  James Blake

Heartbreak – Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

You Can Do It – Caribou

Alive – Rüfüs Du Sol

The Business – Tiësto

Best American Roots Performance

Jon Batiste – Cry

Billy Strings – Love and Regret

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free

Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – Same Devil

Allison Russell – Nightflyer

Best American Roots Song

Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – Avalon

Valerie June Featuring Carla Thomas – Call Me a Fool

Jon Batiste – Cry

Yola – Diamond Studded Shoes

Allison Russell – Nightflyer

Best Musical Theater Album

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater”s Some Lovers

Girl From the North Country

Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording)

Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots

The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 

Cruella

Dear Evan Hansen

In The Heights

One Night In Miami…

Respect

Schmigadoon! Episode 1

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Bridgerton

Dune

The Mandalorian: Season 2 – Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16)

The Queen’s Gambit

Soul

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – Agatha All Along

Bo Burnham – All Eyes on Me

P!nk -All I Know So Far

H.E.R. – Fight for You

Jennifer Hudson – Here I Am

Leslie Odom, Jr. – Speak Now

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 

Jack Antonoff 

Rogét Chahayed 

Mike Elizondo 

Hit-Boy 

Ricky Reed 

 

 

 

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