The trio will compete in the album of the year race with Bon Iver, Lana del Rey, Ariana Grande, Vampire Weekend and H.E.R.

The three artists have enjoyed a break-out year with hits like Truth Hurts (Lizzo), Bad Guy (Eilish) and Old Town Road (Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus).

Their domination of the nominations injected new life into the Grammy Awards, overshadowing established artists including Taylor Swift, who was omitted from the album and record of the year categories.

Swift, whose new album Lover is one of the year’s biggest sellers, was nominated for song of the year for the title track and for best pop vocal album and pop solo performance.

The Grammy Awards, chosen by members of the Recording Academy, are the highest honors in the music industry.


The upcoming Grammy Awards marks the inaugural ceremony under the leadership of Deborah Dugan, the first female president in the history of the Recording Academy.

In August, she took the reins from Neil Portnow, who ran the organisation for 17 years; in his final year, he sparked controversy by suggesting that women needed to “step up” to win more awards after only one solo female artist was given a trophy during the 2018 Grammys telecast.

Reuters, Washington Post

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