2020 Grammy Nominations: All the Snubs and Surprises

The nominations are out!

With the 2020 Grammys just two months away, Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha had the honor of announcing some of next year’s nominees bright and early on Wednesday. Now that the official full list of contenders has been released, we’re willing to bet stars like LizzoBillie Eilishand Lil Nax X will have smiles permanently on their faces today thanks to their many first-time nominations. In the words of the “Old Town Road” star this morning, “NO F$&KING WAY.”

Meanwhile, veteran musical stars like Beyoncé and John Legendadded more Grammy nominations to their impressively lengthy career lists. 

Of course, as is the case every year, not everyone’s favorites woke up to a Grammy nod on Wednesday, while some of the 2020 contenders came as a surprise. 

Not to fret—we’re breaking it all down. Keep scrolling for a cheat sheet to the 2020 Grammys snubs and surprises. 

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SNUB: A Star Is Born

While the top-charting soundtrack for A Star Is Born was finally eligible for Grammy nominations after missing the cutoff last year, it was not among the Album of the Year contenders. However, it did earn a nod for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media while “I”ll Never Love Again” is up for  Best Song Written For Visual Media and “Always Remember Us This Way” for Song of the Year.

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SNUB: Sam Smith & Normani

While their track “Dancing With a Stranger” was an infectious hit this year, the two were missing from the Grammy nominee pool. 

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SNUB: Katy Perry

Despite her hit single, the “Never Really Over” songstress didn’t make the nominations list for 2020.

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SNUB: Taylor Swift

While Swift and her seventh studio album, Lover, are up for three Grammy Awards this year, including Best Pop Vocal Album and Song of the Year, fans were disappointed to see she was missing from the Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories. 

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SURPRISE: Lana Del Rey

Fans are happy to see the songstress being recognized for her sixth studio album in two major categories, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. 

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SNUB: Halsey

The songstress was left out of the nominee pool for 2020 despite her hit, “Without Me.”

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