This year has been a lot of things: cruel, inconvenient, and, at times, stressful. However, it seems as if the best pieces of art come out of the darkest parts of human history. In a year filled with turmoil, music fans across the world are coming together for a moment of rejoicing in the music that got them through one of the toughest times in recent memory.
The 2021 Grammy nominations were announced by the Recording Academy on Nov. 24 through a virtual ceremony. Beyoncè is the leading nominee, with nine nominations including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Taylor Swift received six nominations, five of those being for her alternative masterpiece folklore. Newcomer Dua Lipa scored in the Album of the Year category with her glorious revue of nostalgia-pop, Future Nostalgia. Global megastars BTS received congratulations from many fans for their nomination for their hit Dynamite, and fan-favorite Harry Styles received his first three Grammy nominations, including a nod for Best Pop Vocal Album for his sophomore masterpiece, Fine Line. The ceremony itself will be aired on CBS on Jan. 31 with Trevor Noah hosting.
Ahead, find the list of Grammy nominees in the major categories for the 2021 ceremony.