Arca, Burna Boy, Dev Hynes, Tame Impala and Thundercat nominated for GRAMMY Awards

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The Grammy nominations are in.

For 2021, it’s Beyoncé who leads the way with nine nominations altogether, while Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift have both picked up six nominations each.

Flying Lotus is up for Producer of the Year, having worked on Thundercat’s It Is What It Is – which is also nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. Former Crack Magazine cover star Arca has been nominated for Best Dance/Electronic album, while Jayda G’s track Both of Us has been given a nod for Best Dance Recording. She competes alongside Kaytranada, whose Kali Uchis collaboration 10% is in the same category.

Kaytranada also appears in the Best New Artist category, along with Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat. Phoebe Bridgers has been given four nods altogether, for categories such as Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album. Big Thief appear in the nominees section for Best Rock Performance, and singer Adrienne Lenker has been given a nod for Best Rock Song.

Dev Hynes’ debut classical album with Third Coast Percussion, entitled Hynes: Fields, has been been given a nomination for Best Engineered Album, Classical. Elsewhere on the list, Tame Impala has received two nods. Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall is in for Best Global Music Album. Pop Smoke’s Dior is in the Best Rap Performance group, along with Big Sean’s Nipsey Hussle-featuring track Deep Reverence and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage.

The winners will be announced on 31 January, and Trevor Noah will host the show. Head to the Grammy’s site for the full list, and read our in-depth feature with Thundercat.