Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez, rapper Saweetie and more score FIRST-EVER Grammy nominations

It’s considered music’s highest honor.

And it was revealed Tuesday that the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez, and rapper Saweetie earned their first-ever Grammy nominations. 

Rodrigo, who became a household name earlier this year following the release of her hit single Driver’s License, snagged an impressive seven nominations relating to her debut album Sour.

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Nothing like the first time! It was revealed Tuesday that Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez, and rapper Saweetie were among those earning their first-ever Grammy nominations

Sour was released in May of 2021 and was written and recorded by Rodrigo and producer pal Dan Nigro while in coronavirus lockdown last year. 

Sour will go head-to-head with the likes of Billie Eilish’ Happier Than Ever and Doja Cat’s Planet Her in the Album of the Year and Best Vocal Pop Album categories.

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Driver’s License earned her nods in the Record Of The Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance categories.

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter’s angsty pop track Good 4 U had its Petra Collins-directed music video recognized in the Best Music Video category.

Big debut: Rodrigo, who became a household name earlier this year following the release of her hit single Driver’s License, snagged an impressive seven nominations relating to her debut album Sour

Last but not least, the Disney Channel star will compete for the coveted Best New Artist gong against the likes of Austrailian hitmaker The Kid LAROI and Saweetie.

Rodrigo tied nominations this year with Eilish, 19, who has earned an impressive seven Grammys over the course of her ever-blooming career. 

Selena Gomez, who came onto the music scene in 2009 with her debut album Kiss & Tell following years of Disney Channel derived fame, earned a Grammy nom for her first Spanish-language EP Revelación.

The album, which was released in March, is situated among the likes of Colombian crooner Camilo and singer Paula Arenas in the Best Latin Pop Album category. 

The competition: Sour will go head-to-head with the likes of (pictured right) Billie Eilish’ Happier Than Ever and Doja Cat’s Planet Her in the Album of the Year and Best Vocal Pop Album categories

Saweetie, who became a viral TikTok sensation in 2019 over her sassy single My Type, was awarded a Best New Artist nomination, as well as a nod in the Best Rap Song category for her collaborative track Best Friend with fellow rapper/singer Doja Cat. 

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.

I Still Have Faith In You premiered in September of this year, just weeks before the cut-off for this year’s nominations.

Longtime coming: Selena Gomez, who came onto the music scene in 2009 with her debut album Kiss & Tell following years of Disney Channel derived fame, earned a Grammy nom for her first Spanish-language EP Revelación

Teamwork: Saweetie, who became a viral TikTok sensation in 2019 over her sassy single My Type, was awarded a Best New Artist nomination, as well as a nod in the Best Rap Song category for her collaborative track Best Friend with fellow rapper/singer Doja Cat

Argentine singer Nathy Peluso scored her first-ever Grammy Award nomination in the Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album for Calambre, which received roaring acclaim following its October 2020 release.

Just last week, the 26-year-old megastar took home a Latin Grammy Award – also in the Best Alternative Music Album category – for Calambre.

Despite being a 12-time Grammy winner, Lady Gaga proved just how meaningful it is to have your work recognized as she took to Instagram to celebrate her and collaborator Tony Bennett’s six nods for their album Love For Sale.

Sharing an emotional photo fo herself with the 95-year-old music legend, the 35-year-old songstress admitted to being ‘stunned and shocked and beyond grateful’ for their nominations. 

Reunited: 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; seen in 1976

It was revealed earlier this year that Bennett has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for the past five years. 

‘I’ll never forget today and congratulating Tony on his six nominations. I’ll never forget that today he could track every word I was saying and understood the world was celebrating him and celebrating jazz,’ penned Gaga.

She noted that Love For Sale happened because it ‘was Tony’s idea and I made him a promise that we would make it and we did.’

The Pokerface singer concluded the post by expressing that despite their being  ’60 years between and Alzheimer’s, there is nothing like the magic of music.’

Major: Argentine singer Nathy Peluso scored her first-ever Grammy Award nomination in the Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album for Calambre, which received roaring acclaim following its October 2020 release; seen on November 18

To have been eligible for a nomination this year, a recording will have had to have been released between Sept. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021.

Recording Academy Chief Executive Harvey Mason Jr. and Tammy Hurt, chair of the academy’s board of trustees were in attendance for the nominations reveal.

The Recording Academy has eliminated nominations review committees this year meaning winners will now be determined by a majority vote from Recording Academy voting members.

Forever grateful: Despite being a 12-time Grammy winner, Lady Gaga proved just how meaningful it is to have your work recognized as she took to Instagram to celebrate her and collaborator Tony Bennett’s six nods for their album Love For Sale

Stunned: Sharing an emotional photo fo herself with the 95-year-old music legend, the 35-year-old songstress admitted to being ‘stunned and shocked and beyond grateful’ for their nominations

There are famously a long list of categories – 88 to be exact.

Two new categories have been included this year: Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field) and Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field).

The music industry’s biggest night is scheduled to take place on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, which will soon be changing its name

Big reveal: Recording Academy Chief Executive Harvey Mason Jr. and Tammy Hurt, chair of the academy’s board of trustees were in attendance for the nominations reveal

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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