7 Artists Who Received Their 1st Grammy Nominations This Year, from Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, BTS, and More

by Jeremy Spirogis
Harry Styles performs at The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on Feb. 18, 2020 in London, England / Megan Thee Stallion performs at the 2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOV. 22

One of the largest nights in music is Grammys night time and the nominations for the 63rd Annual Award Show had been simply introduced on Nov. 24. Like they’re yearly, the Grammy nominations had been thrilling for some whereas different followers felt their favorites had been snubbed. But for these seven artists, it was the primary time they obtained nominations. So, right here they’re.

1. Harry Styles

Harry Styles performs at The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on Feb. 18, 2020 in London, England / Megan Thee Stallion performs at the 2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOV. 22
Harry Styles performs at The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on Feb. 18, 2020 in London, England / Megan Thee Stallion performs on the 2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOV. 22 |. Karwai Tang/WireImage / ABC through Getty Images

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Starting off within the boy band One Direction, Harry Styles made his means into his solo profession in 2017 with Harry Styles, his debut solo album. But it’s Fine Line, his sophomore album, that garnered his first Grammy nominations. He’s nominated for:

Best Pop Solo Performance for “Watermelon Sugar” 

Best Pop Vocal Album 

Best Music Video for “Adore You” 

He simply launched a video for “Golden,” additionally off of Fine Line and famously made waves close to the center of quarantine together with his video for “Watermelon Sugar.” Fine Line has a mixture of breakup songs and songs about being freshly in love. It’s very uncooked and Styles has been open about how he and his workforce experimented with medication whereas writing the songs for the album. 

2. Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion is having fairly the week. First, she launched her debut studio album on Nov. 20, which already has followers excited. Along with a model new video for “Body,” which has cameos from Taraji P. Henson, Jordyn Woods, and Blac Chyna. 

Best Rap Performance for “Savage” Remix characteristic Beyoncé

Best New Artist

Record of the Year for “Savage” that includes Beyoncé

Now she’s nominated not only for the primary time on the Grammys, however for 3 totally different classes. Two of them for the remix of “Savage” with Beyoncé. 

3. Doja Cat

Another artist that has had a reasonably good 12 months and a half is Doja Cat. She’s additionally nominated in comparable classes to Megan Thee Stallion, along with her breakout track “Say So” taking the highlight. 

Best New Artist

Record of the Year for “Say So”

Best Pop Solo Performance for “Say So”

Interestingly, each “Say So” and “Savage” had viral TikTookay dances this 12 months too. Surely a coincidence, as a result of the Grammys consider artistry and never essentially how nicely one thing performs on the charts, however nonetheless one thing to notice. 

4. Phoebe Bridgers

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Next up is Phoebe Bridgers who’s one other artist on right here nominated within the Best New Artist class who’s receiving her first Grammy nomination ever. She’s greatest recognized for making indie rock and folk-rock and is nominated for these classes. 

Best New Artist

Best Rock Performance for “Kyoto” 

Best Alternative Music Album for Punisher

Bridgers’ songs have struck a chord with a youthful, queer crowd and her songs are deeply uncooked and emotional. “Kyoto” is off of her album, Punisher, and touches on her relationship along with her father in addition to the imposter syndrome she faces as a musician. 

5. BTS

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BTS’ secured their first Grammy nomination with their first English-language monitor, “Dynamite.” It’s a disco-infused track that’s fairly upbeat and already has over 101 million views on YouTube. And now it’s their first nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Dynamite.”

Also, as Showbiz Cheat Sheet reported, BTS made historical past for being the first-ever Korean group to current final 12 months on the Grammys in 2019. And they had been the first-ever Korean act the carry out on the Grammys once they went on stage with Lil Nax X. These are, in fact, large first steps for the Ok-Pop group. 

6. Poppy

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If you grew up with YouTube odds are you would possibly know Poppy and her movies. She had a reasonably odd persona on-line, with the favored React channel having youngsters react to her movies. But she’s additionally a singer, and her newer steel track “Bloodmoney” was simply nominated for Best Metal Performance for “Bloodmoney.”

7. Pop Smoke 

Unfortunately, rapper Pop Smoke’s first Grammy nomination is coming posthumously. He was shot in February and his track “Dior,” which he’s now nominated for Best Rap Performance, has solely gained recognition since. Pitchfork referred to as the track is a “radical addition to the protest music canon.” Also noting that it’s “amplifying the voices of Black kids in his native Brooklyn and beyond.”

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