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Music’s biggest night is set to air on January 31st live on CBS hosted by Trevor Noah but before the annual award ceremony airs the GRAMMY committee took today to announce the 2021 nominees.

Leading this year with 9 nominations is Beyonce, including Record and Song of the Year. Followed by trio Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift who all bagged 6 nominations, and Megan the Stallion snagged two nominations for categories including Best New Artist and Record of the Year. Check out the full nominations below.

63rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Colors” – Black Pumas
“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Circles” – Post Malone
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) -Black Pumas
Everyday Life -Coldplay
Djesse Vol.3″ – Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III – HAIM
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
Folklore – Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Black Parade” – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Box” – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan” – Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Circles” – Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now” – Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe” – Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“If the World Was Ending” – Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels)
BEST NEW ARTIST
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Yummy” – Justin Bieber
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
“Cardigan” – Taylor Swift

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Un Dia (One Day)” – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
“Intentions” – Justin Bieber feat. Quavo
“Dynamite” – BTS
“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande
“Exile” – Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Changes – Justin Bieber
Chromatica – Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Fine Line – Harry Styles
Folklore – Taylor Swift

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Lightning & Thunder” – Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“All I Need” – Jacob Collier feat. Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign
“Goat Head” – Brittany Howard
“See Me” – Emily King

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Sit On Down” – The Baylor Project feat. Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor
“Wonder What She Thinks of Me” – Chloe X Halle
“Let Me Go” – Mykal Kilgore
“Anything For You” – Ledisi
“Distance” – Yebba

BEST R&B SONG
“Better Than I Imagine” – Robert Glasper feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Collide” – Tiana Major9 & Earthgang
“Do It” – Chloe X Halle
“Slow Down” – Skip Marley & H.E.R.

BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
Ungodly Hour – Chloe X Halle
Free Nationals – Free Nationals
F*** Yo Feelings – Robert Glasper
It Is What It Is – Thundercat
BEST R&B ALBUM
Happy 2 Be Here – Ant Clemons
Take Time – Giveon
To Feel Love/D – Luke James
Bigger Love – John Legend
All Rise – Gregory Porter

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Deep Reverence” – Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle
“Bop” – DaBaby
“What’s Poppin” – Jack Harlow
“The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
“Dior” – Pop Smoke

BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE
“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Drake feat. Lil Durk
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
“Highest in the Room” – Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG
“The Bigger Picture” – Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai’shaun Williams, Songwriters (Lil Baby)
“The Box” – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron Latour & Ryan Martinez, Songwriters (Drake feat. Lil Durk)
“Rockstar” – Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro Iv & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)
“Savage” – Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

BEST RAP ALBUM
Black Habits – D Smoke
Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica
King’s Disease – Nas
The Allegory Royce – Da 5’9″

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Run To The Father – Cody Carnes
All Of My Best Friends – Hillsong Young & Free
Holy Water – We The Kingdom
Citizen Of Heaven – Tauren Wells
Jesus Is King – Kanye West

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus
Andrew Watt

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé
“Life Is Good” – Future feat. Drake
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
“Adore You” – Harry Styles
“Goliath” – Woodkid

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With just a few hours till we see the Disney+ exclusive visual album from Beyonce, the icon has unleashed a little surprise to us as she released the video for “ALREADY” featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazer.

Inspired by last year’s remake of The Lion King, the epic visual is a celebration of being Black and features stunning fashion and choreography, with a cameo from Shatta Wale.

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Last night it leaked that Beyonce has a new project coming to Disney+ July 31st, but the official announcement came tonight after Queen B accepted her Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, Black Is King, inspired by The Lion King. After accepting the award Beyonce gave us a little more insight into the new visual experience via Instagram.

 

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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

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Just as we thought the Juneteenth festivities were winding down Beyoncé gets things started back up as she drops her Juneteenth anthem ‘Black Parade.’ Proceeds from the song will benefit BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund, which supports Black-owned small businesses. Check out the song below.

Megan’s song Savage took over Tiktok as the dance went viral, today the Houston rapper gives new life to the single as she recruits the one and only  Beyonce for the remix. The track has been given multiple new verses from both Meg and Bey. All proceeds from the remix will benefit Bread of Life’s Houston COVID-19 relief efforts, which Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD organization recently announced a $6 million donation to in partnership with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall.

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As the Lion King hit theaters today, Beyoncé pays tribute to the film with her companion album The Lion King: The Gift. Serving as executive producer and curator, Beyonce gathered some of her favorite artists and today’s most talented African artists including JAY-Z Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Blue Ivy WizKid and SAINt JHN, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Tierra Whack, Tiwa Savage, Jessie Reyez, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, and 070 Shake.

“The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my own interpretation of it,” Beyoncé, who voices Nala in the remake, told Robin Roberts. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”

“A lot of the drums, the chants, all of these incredible new sounds, mixed with some of the producers from America, we’ve kinda created our own genre. I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”

Stream the album below.

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As the official Lion King movie soundtrack was released last week. One of the movie co-stars Beyoncé has taken today to unveil the cover and track list for her compilation project – “The Lion King: The Gift.” Excusive produced by Bey, the album serves as a “love letter to Africa.” The new album features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Wiz Kid, Tiera Whack, 070 Shake and a number of African artists.

“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it,” the singer told ABC News. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,” she added “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

With the album arriving July 19th, Bey pulled another surprised her fans as she dropped the official video for “Spirit” ealier today on ABC tonight during the Lion King 20/20 special hosted by Robin Roberts. Check out the official tracklist below.

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Before the stars hit the red carpet for the Lion King premiere. Disney announced that Beyonce has recorded a new song for the movie soundtrack. Today Queen B unveiled the new song titled Spirit.

Written by IIya Salmanzadeh, Timothy McKenzie, and Beyoncé, and produced by Beyoncé, IIya, and Labrinth. The new song will appear on The Lion King: The Gift is set for release on July 19, the same day the film hits theaters. The song also appears on The Lion King original motion picture soundtrack, which releases on July 11. Check out the new song below.

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After giving us the Homecoming Live album last week, this week Beyonce’s Lemonade is finally available across all major streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify. The project, originally available exclusively on TIDAL, featured the original demo version of her single Sorry.

The track has a few elements of the song we have grown to love, but it also features a new lyrics as Bey sings “You’ve been running game on the wrong one / I’m running so fast for the long run / Running out the back door / We truly could have been / Living young, wild, and free.” Check out the more atmospheric version of the track below.

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While Beyonce has everyone up waiting for her Netflix special to drop, fans had no idea that she would also be dropping a live album along with it. HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM features all the songs the iconic entertainer performed during her thrilling Coachella 2018 set.

Beyonce has also added a never before heard new cover of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s 1981 classic “Before I Let Go.” Produced by Tay Keith, the track also samples Cameo’s “Candy.” Teased during the end credits of her newly premiered film, fans can enjoy the studio audio.