Nominations for the biggest music awards, Grammys 2021 were announced on Tuesday. The eligibility period for award recognition was from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020. Hosted by Trevor Noah, the event will be aired live in India on Vh1 on 31st January 2021. Topping the list is Beyonce who has bagged nine nods, which has made her the second-most nominated Grammy artiste in history — with a total of 79 nominations! She is nominated for her song Black Parade and visual album Black is King, along with her collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion on the single Savage.
The British-Indian sitar player and daughter of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar has bagged a nomination in the Best Global Music Alum category. Reacting to her nod, she tweeted, “We did it! I can’t believe Love Letters has been nominated for a Grammy!!! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey..!”
South Korean group BTS has become the first South Korean pop artistes to be nominated in the mainstream category. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award in Best Pop Duo/Group performance for song Dynamite.
Taylor Swift has bagged six nominations. Her coronavirus lockdown album Folklore brought her back to the album of the year contest, while her single Cardigan was among the song of the year entries. On the other hand, Harry Styles has become the first member of One Direction to get a Grammy nomination. He has been nominated under three categories — Best Pop Vocal Album for Fine Line, Best Pop Solo Performance for Watermelon Sugar and Best Music Video for Adore You.
Meanwhile, fans of The Weeknd were disappointed as his name was missing from the nominations list. The Weeknd, whose critically acclaimed album After Hours was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts for four weeks, took to Twitter and slammed the Recording Academy for not getting him a nomination. He wrote, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.” Justin Bieber also slammed Grammys for putting his song Yummy and the album Changes under the category of Pop and not R&B.