Grammy’s set to shock viewers

Miranda Guthrie, Entertainment Editor

The Grammy Award Show is one of the biggest awards shows for celebrities in the music profession. But it’s not that easy to get a grammy nomination. Even a low-key award like “best jazz instrumental album” received 302 entries. A staggering of 1,160 candidates was submitted, and members of the recording academy narrowed it down to eight nominees, some of them being Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish.

The category sets a pattern, with female artists dominating the “big four” awards this year, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year. 

Lil Nas x also has a lot to celebrate with nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. 

But even with 84 categories, there is also a debate over perceived snubs, and, of course, there is one this year with Ed Sheeran and Maren Morris cut out of the main categories.

At just 17 years old, Billie Eilish is the youngest singer in Grammy history to receive nominations for all four of the main categories. She might steal the crown from Taylor Swift who was just twenty years old when she won Album of the Year for her second record, Fearless, in 2010.

Lizzo’s breakthrough this year has been as loud and joyous as the artist herself, and the musician rightfully gets a nod for Best New Artist.

Even though Ariana Grande is one of the biggest singing stars in the world, she has never been nominated for one of the Grammy’s big categories. She has only won one big award and that was for her best pop album Sweetener. But it changes this year because her album Thank u, next is nominated for album of the year, while 7 Rings is nominated for record of the year. 

Beyonce picks up for nominations for her work on Disney’s The Lion King and her concert film Homecoming. She has 70 total Grammy nominations which means she is close to Quincy Jones who is the leader for 80 nominations.        

Make sure to watch the Grammy Award Show on January 26, every attending artist worked hard to get where they are.