News 20 November 2019

Ella Mai, Burna Boy & Nao Receive Nominations For 2020 Grammy Awards

20 November 2019

The Grammys have revealed the nominations for their 2020 awards and two of the UK’s most talented songstresses have been acknowledged.

Ella Mai has been making major waves across the pond and the south London artist is in the running for ‘Best R&B Album’ at the 2020 Grammys for her self-titled album. Mai is up against the likes of BJ the Chicago Kid, Lucky Daye, PJ Morton and Andersoon .Paak.

East London’s very own Nao has also received a nomination in the ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ category against Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Jessie Reyez. Fellow east Londoner Labrinth has also landed a whopping five Grammy nominations for co-writing and co-producting Beyoncé’s “Spirit from the Lion King album.

The Grammys have also nominated Nigeria’s Burna Boy for his African Giant album in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category.

Also receiving nominations are a number of U.S. rap stars such as J.Cole, Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Lil Nas X and many more.

The winners will be revealed during the award ceremony which is due to take place on January 27th 2020 in Los Angeles.

Check out the list of nominees from the main categories below.

Album of the Year

Bon Iver, i,i

Lana Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell!


Ariana Grande, thank u, next

H.E.R., I Used to Know Her

Lil Nas X, 7

Lizzo, Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride

Record of the Year

Bon Iver, “Hey, Ma”

Billie Eilish, “bad guy”

Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”

H.E.R., “Hard Place”

Khalid, “Talk”

Lil Nas X f/ Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”

Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”

Post Malone and Swae Lee, “Sunflower”

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga, “Always Remember Us This Way”

Billie Eilish, “bad guy”

Tanya Tucker, “Bring My Flowers Now”

H.E.R., “Hard Place”

Taylor Swift, “Lover”

Lana Del Rey, “Norman Fucking Rockwell”

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”

Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Maggie Rogers


Tank and the Bangas


Best Rap Performance

J. Cole – “Middle Child”

DaBaby – “Suge”

Dreamville f/ J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, and Young Nudy – “Down Bad”

Nipsey Hussle f/ Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy – “Racks in the Middle”

Offset f/ Cardi B – “Clout”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

DJ Khaled f/ Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, “Higher”

Lil Baby and Gunna, “Drip Too Hard”

Lil Nas X, “Panini”

Mustard f/ Roddy Ricch, “Ballin’”

Young Thug f/ J. Cole and Travis Scott, “The London”

Best Rap Song

YBN Cordae f/ Chance the Rapper, “Bad Idea”

Rick Ross f/ Drake, “Gold Roses”

21 Savage f/ J. Cole, “A Lot”

Nipsey Hussle f/ Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy, “Racks in the Middle”

DaBaby, “Suge”

Best Rap Album

Dreamville, Revenge of the Dreamers III


21 Savage, I Am > I Was

Tyler, the Creator, IGOR

YBN Cordae, The Lost Boy

Best R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar – “Love Again”

H.E.R. f/ Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”

Lizzo f/ Gucci Mane – “Exactly How I Feel”

Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”

Anderson .Paak f/ Andre 3000 – “Come Home”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

BJ the Chicago Kid – “Time Today”

India.Arie – “Steady Love”

Lizzo – “Jerome”

Lucky Daye – “Real Games”

PJ Morton f/ Jazmine Sullivan – “Built for Love”

Best R&B Song

H.E.R. f/ Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”

Emily King – “Look At Me Now”

Chris Brown f/ Drake – “No Guidance”

Lucky Daye – “Roll Some Mo”

PJ Morton f/JoJo – “Say So”

Best Urban Contemporary Album 

Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload

NAO – Saturn

Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public

Best R&B Album

BJ the Chicago Kid – 1123

Lucky Daye – Painted

Ella Mai – Ella Mai

PJ Morton – Paul

Anderson .Paak – Ventura

Best Pop Solo Performance

Beyoncé, “Spirit”

Billie Eilish, “bad guy”

Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”

Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”

Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Ariana Grande & Social House – “Boyfriend”

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

Lil Nas X f/ Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”

Post Malone and Swae Lee – “Sunflower”

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Senorita”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Beyonce – The Lion King: The Gift


Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project

Taylor Swift – Lover

Best Dance Recording

Bonobo, “Linked”

The Chemical Brothers, “Got to Keep On”

Meduza f/ Goodboys, “Piece of Your Heart”

Rüfüs Du Sol, “Underwater”

Skrillex & Boys Noize f/ Ty Dolla Sign, “Midnight Hour”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Apparat, LP5

The Chemical Brothers, No Geography

Flume, Hi This Is Flume

Rüfüs Du Sol, Solace

Tycho, Weather

Best World Music Album

Altin Gün, GECE

Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley, What Heat


Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet, FANM D’AYITI

Angelique Kidjo, CELIA