Will the Grammys be held virtually? Beyoncé leads with nine nominations
Sylvie Claire / November 26, 2020
Queen of Pop Beyoncé topped the nominations for the Grammy Awards on Tuesday, the American music awards, with nine nominations including in the most prestigious categories of Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
At 39 years old and already 24 Grammys to her credit, Beyoncé, with her album "Black Parade" released in the midst of protests against racial inequalities, is ahead of two other pop singers, the British Dua Lipa and the American Taylor Swift, as well as the rapper Roddy Ricch: They won six nominations each in the 100% virtual announcements organized by the American Academy of Music.
In a world of music hard hit by the pandemic, these nominations - before the announcement of the winners scheduled for January 31, 2021 - gave pride of place to women.
Texan rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 25, one of the musical phenomena of the year, notably made a breakthrough with four nominations, including as "Revelation of the year".
Billie Eilish, the young singer who had won the grand slam last January by winning the prizes in the four queen categories, notched four more nominations this year - including for album of the year and Song of the year.
Taylor Swift, a little forgotten from the Grammys lately, returns to the nominations with her album "Folklore" and her hit "Cardigan", nominated for Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Brittany Howard, between rock and blues and known for her performances with the band Alabama Shakes - also stands out with five nominations, after releasing her first solo album "Jaime ».
It is not yet clear whether the Jan. 31 ceremony will be held in person or online, as have many major awards ceremonies in recent months.