The Recording Academy just revealed the nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards—and in line with the way hip-hop has become the most-consumed genre in terms of streams and sales, hip-hop artists were rightfully recognized again in the big four categories. Last year, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” memorably became the first rap song to win Record of the Year and Song of the Year (which I had correctly predicted), while Kacey Musgraves took home Album of the Year for Golden Hour (I called that one too), Dua Lipa won Best New Artist, Drake snatched Best Rap Song with “God’s Plan” and Cardi B earned Best Rap Album honors with Invasion of Privacy.
Leading the nominees this year for the 2020 Grammys is Lizzo with eight nominations as well as Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, both with six nominations. All three topped the Billboard charts this year and now have the most nods for the 62nd Grammy Awards, which honors artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers. After these nominations, don’t be surprised if Lizzo is somewhere rejoicing by shouting, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch,” the viral lyric from her No. 1 “Truth Hurts” hit, which is nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.