- The 2020 Grammy nominations were released this morning!
- Artists like Ariana Grande racked up Grammy nods, but Billie Eilish and Lizzo took it a step further and made Grammys history.
If the Grammy Awards were a living, breathing person, it’d be a baby boomer turning 61 next year. Which is to say, it’s been around for a bit! But two new artists, Billie Eilish and Lizzo, managed to do the next-to-impossible this year by giving the Grammys a first.
Leading the pack in Grammy nominations this year is none other than Lizzo, so insert your “100% that artist” jokes right here because she got eight nominations, including every major award. That is a BFD and it’s called a Grand Slam.
You don’t need to know a thing about baseball to get it: Basically, the Grammys has a lot of awards, but there are four REALLY BIG ones: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. And for the first time ever, two artists scored a Grand Slam by being nominated for all four at the same time: Lizzo (of course) and Billie.
They join only 10 other artists ever who have scored a Grand Slam of Grammy nominations before. (The most recent was Sam Smith in 2015.)