Billie Eilish and Lizzo Make Grammy Award History
The 2020 Grammy Award nominations were announced on the morning of November 20th. It was a big event for women this year, especially artists Lizzo and Billie Eilish. They’ve made history with their legendary nominations.
Both singers have completed the Grammy Grand Slam together. This means that they’ve each been nominated for the four main awards: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Two artists have never managed this feat in the same year. Eilish is also the youngest artist to ever achieve it at only 17-years-old.
Only 10 artists have ever been nominated for all four General Field awards in the same year including Cyndi Lauper in 1985, Mariah Carey in 1991, Amy Winehouse in 2008 and Sam Smith in 2015.
Lizzo is the most-nominated for the 2020 award show with eight nominations. In addition to the four main categories, she’s up for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts”, Best R&B Performance for “Exactly How I Feel” featuring Gucci Mane, Best R&B Performance “Jerome” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Cuz I Love You.” She took to Twitter to share her excitement.
“THANK YOU. THIS HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR MUSIC AND IM JUST SO THANKFUL TO EVEN BE PART OF IT,” wrote Lizzo. “WE ARE ALL WINNERS. I LOVE YOU. LET’S HAVE A WONDERFUL BLESSED DAY.”
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will air at 8:00 p.m on Sunday, January 26, 2020.