Grammy nominations 2021: What time are they announced and who will be nominated?

Roisin O'Connor
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Clockwise from top left: The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and BTS (Rex)
Clockwise from top left: The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and BTS (Rex)

The announcement for the 63rd Grammy Award nominations is taking place today (Tuesday 24 November) at 5pm GMT.

The announcement will take place during an hour-long livestream featuring chair and interim Recording Academy president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr.

He will be joined by a number of past Grammy winners, nominees and hopefuls including Dua Lipa, Sharon Osbourne and Imgoen Heap.

The virtual event will stream live on, after which the full list of nominees will be published.

Read more: The 2021 Grammy nominations – LIVE

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS on 31 January 2021.

While Billie Eilish dominated the four big categories last year, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything similar for the 2021 event.

Among the most likely nominees in those categories are The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, The Chicks, Fiona Apple and Brittany Howard.

The Weeknd seems set to scoop a number of nods after releasing his acclaimed album, After Hours, earlier this year, with possible entries for Song of the Year and Record of the Year (for “Blinding Lights”).

Swift, once a guaranteed presence at the Grammys, dealt with snubs for her albums Reputation and Lover. However, Folklore, her most critically acclaimed album in years, seems guaranteed to receive nods in at least some of the big four categories. Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters, another of the most lauded albums of 2020, could see the artist return to the main categories – 23 years after she was nominated for Best New Artist.

While a relative newcomer, Dua Lipa could get a nomination for her critically praised second album, Future Nostalgia, while Harry Styles could be a contender with Fine Line, the follow-up to his self-titled 2017 debut. Both would mark a return of major British talent at the Grammys after a quiet few years.

BTS fans will be hoping that the K-Pop stars might nab a Song of the Year nomination for “Dynamite”, which shattered a number of streaming records upon its release in August. Despite being one of the biggest bands in the world, BTS have received just one Grammy nod to date, for Best Recording Package.

Other potential nominees for the big categories include Post Malone, Maren Morris and HER.

The 2020 Grammy Awards take place on 31 January.

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