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Pop newcomer Lizzo led the Grammy nominations on Wednesday with eight nods, followed by 17-year-old alt-pop sensation Billie Eilish and country rapper Lil Nas X with six apiece.
The “Truth Hurts” singer is the most nominated artist this year with eight nominations, including nods in all of the big four categories — record of the year (“Truth Hurts”), album of the year (Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)), song of the year (“Truth Hurts”) and best new artist.
Following closely behind are both Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, who each have six nominations. Eilish is also nominated in all of the big four categories — 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.
The trio will compete in the album of the year race with Bon Iver, Lana del Rey, Ariana Grande, Vampire Weekend and H.E.R.
The three artists have enjoyed a break-out year with hits like “Truth Hurts” (Lizzo), “Bad Guy” (Eilish) and “Old Town Road” (Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus).
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Their domination of the nominations injected new life into the Grammy Awards, overshadowing established artists including Taylor Swift, who was omitted from the album and record of the year categories.
Swift, whose new album “Lover” is one of the year’s biggest sellers, was nominated for song of the year for the title track and for best pop vocal album and pop solo performance.
Other notable nods include five for Ariana Grande, who earned her first album of the year nod for Thank U, Next, and 5 for H.E.R., also nominated in the album of the year category for I Used to Know Her.
The Grammy Awards are the highest honors in the music industry and will be handed out in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 in a ceremony hosted by Alicia Keys.