The nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards—which will take place on January 31—have been announced, and the list includes some interesting surprises. Flying Lotus has been nominated for Producer of the Year (non-classical), alongside Jack Antonoff, Dan Auerbach, Dave Cobb and Andrew Watt. The Best Rock Performance nominees are all from women or acts fronted by women: Fiona Apple’s “Shameika,” Phoebe Bridgers’ “Kyoto,” Big Thief’s “Not,” Haim’s “The Steps,” Brittany Howard’s “Stay High” and Grace Potter’s “Daylight.” Best Rock Song likewise includes four of the same nominees—Fiona, Big Thief, Phoebe and Brittany—along with Tame Impala’s “Lost in Yesterday.”
Fontaines D.C., Michael Kiwanuka, Grace Potter, The Strokes and Sturgill Simpson(!) are nominated for Best Rock Album, while the nominees for Best Alternative Album include Beck’s Hyperspace, Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher, Brittany Howard’s Jaime and Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush. Best Metal Performance nominees include Power Trip, Code Orange, Poppy, Body Count and In This Moment.
More categories are being announced throughout the morning. Follow The Recording Academy’s Twitter for more.