2020 Grammys: A Preview

The 62nd Grammys Awards airs Jan. 26 on CBS.

The 62nd Grammys Awards airs Jan. 26 on CBS.

Amber Adams, Staff Writer

The 62nd Grammys Awards airs Jan. 26 on CBS. The program released its nominations with 84 different categories. 

With eight nominations, Lizzo dominates the list. She has nominations in categories such as Record of the Year (“Truth Hurts”), Album of the Year (“Cuz I Love You”), Song of the Year (“Truth Hurts”) and Best New Artist.

Only a year ago, Lizzo struggled in her singing and rapping career until she had her big break with the song “Truth Hurts.” “Truth Hurts” made No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while her other song “Good as Hell” hit No. 3.

Closely behind her is Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with 6 nominations. Lil Nas X was nominated for awards such as Record of the Year (“Old Town Road”) and Album of the Year (7). Lil Nas X was also the most nominated male at the Grammys this year. Lil Nas X had his big break with his song “Old Town Road.” His song spent nineteen weeks at No. 1 on the billboard singles chart.

Eilish got nominated for categories such as Record of the Year (“Bad Guy”), Album of the Year (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), Song of the Year (“Bad Guy”) and Best New Artist. Eilish made history as the youngest artist up for all four top categories. 

Eilish got her big break with her song “Ocean Eyes” which she wrote only at fourteen. 

Another notable nomination receiver was Ariana Grande with 5 nominations. She earned her first Album of the Year nomination for her album Thank U, Next. Her other nominations include Best Pop Solo Performance (7 rings), Record of the Year (7 rings) and Best Pop Vocal Album (Thank U, Next).

Finneas O’Connell became one of the most nominated producers this year. O’Connell was nominated for Best Engineered Album and prestigious Producer of the Year for the work he did on his sister’s, Billie Eilish, album.