Lizzo leads 2019 Grammys with 8 nominations. See the list of nominees

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LOS ANGELES – Lizzo led the nominations for the 62nd Grammy Award with eight nods, while Billie Eillish and Lil Nas X followed close behind with six nominations each. The three musicians are all are first-time Grammy nominees.

 

Lizzo leads 2019 Grammys with 8 nominations.

 

Ariana Grande, H.E.R. and are tied behind them with five each. O’Connell’s five nominations mark his first Grammy nods whereas Grande and H.E.R. have been nominated in the past with one and two wins, respectively.

Bon Iver’s “I, I,” Lana Del Rey’s “Norman F***ing Rockwell,” Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” H.E.R.’s “I Used To Know Her,” Lil Nas X’s “7,” Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” and Vampire Weekend’s “Father Of The Bride” all received nods for the album of the year.

Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2019 in Indio, California.Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images file

Alicia Keys will return as host of the ceremony for the second year in a row, making her the third woman and the first female musician to host the show twice.

The Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 26 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The broadcast will air live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

See the list of nominees below:

Record Of The Year:

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“Hard Place” — H.E.R.

“Talk” — Khalid

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year:

“I, I” — Bon Iver

“Norman F–ing Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey

“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“I Used To Know Her” — H.E.R.

“7” — Lil Nas X

“Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo

“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year:

“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

“Norman F–ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)

“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist:

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Maggie Rogers

Rosalía

Tank and the Bangas Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Spirit” — Beyonce

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

“You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House

“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

“Senorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

“Si” — Andrea Bocelli

“Love” (Deluxe Edition) — Michael Buble

“Look Now” — Elvis Costello & The Imposters

“A Legendary Christmas” — John Legend

“Walls” — Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album:

“The Lion King: The Gift” — Beyonce

“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” — Billie Eilish

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“No. 6 Collaborations Project” — Ed Sheeran

“Lover” — Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording:

“Linked” — Bonobo

“Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers

“Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza & Goodboys

“Underwater” — Rufus Du Sol

“Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize With Ty Dolla $ign

Best Rock Album:

“Amo” — Bring Me The Horizon

“Social Cues” — Cage The Elephant

“In The End” — The Cranberries

“Trauma” — I Prevail

“Feral Roots” — Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album:

“U.F.O.F.” — Big Thief

“Assume Form” — James Blake

“i,i” — Bon Iver

“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

“Anima” — Thom Yorke

Best R&B Performance:

“Love Again” — Daniel Caesar & Brandy

“Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller

“Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo & Gucci Mane

“Roll Some Mo” — Lucky Daye

“Come Home” — Anderson .Paak & Andre 300

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

“Apollo XXI” — Steve Lacy

“Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo

“Overload” — Georgia Anne Muldrow

“Saturn” — Nao

“Being Human In Public” — Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album:

“1123” — BJ The Chicago Kid

“Painted” — Lucky Daye

“Ella Mai” — Ella Mai

“Paul” — PJ Morton

“Venture”– Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance:

“Middle Child” — J.Cole

“Suge” — DaBaby

“Down Bad” — Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy

“Racks In The Middle” — Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy

“Clout” — Offset ft. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

“Higher” — DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Funna

“Panini” — Lil Nas X

“Ballin” — Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch

“The London” — Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song:

“Bad Idea” — Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (Ybn Cordae ft. Chance The Rapper)

“Gold Roses” — Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-tynes, William Leonard Roberts Ii, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas Iii & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross ft. Drake)

“A Lot” — Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage ft. J. Cole)

“Racks In The Middle” — Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy)

“Suge” — Dababy, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (Dababy)

Best Rap Album:

“Revenge Of The Dreamers III” — Dreamville

“Championships” — Meek Mill

“i am > i was” — 21 Savage

“IGOR” — Tyler, The Creator

“The Lost Boy” — YBN Cordae

Best Country Album:

“Desperate Man” — Eric Church

“Stronger Than The Truth” — Reba McEntire

“Interstate Gospel” — Pistol Annies

“Center Point Road” — Thomas Rhett

“While I’m Livin'” — Tanya Tucker

Best Latin Pop Album:

“Vida”– Luis Fonsi

“11:11” — Maluma

“Montaner” — Ricardo Montaner

“#ELDISCO” — Alejandro Sanz

“Fantasia” — Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

“X 100PRE”– Bad Bunny

“Oasis” — J Balvin & Bad Bunny

“Indestructible” — Flor De Toloache

“Almadura” — iLe

“El Mal Querer” – Rosalia

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

“Beastie Boys Book (Various Artists) — Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers

“Becoming” — Michelle Obama

“I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor” — Eric Alexandrakis

“Mr. Know-It-All” — John Waters

“Sekou Andrews & The String Theory” — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Comedy Album:

“Quality Time” — Jim Gaffigan

“Relatable” — Ellen Degeneres

“Right Now” — Aziz Ansari

“Son Of Patricia” — Trevor Noah

“Sticks & Stones” — Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album:

“Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations” — Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, principal soloists; Scott M. Riesett, producer (Original Broadway Cast)

“Hadestown” — Reeve Carney, Andre De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anais Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anais Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, principal soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, producers (Original Broadway Cast)

“The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child” – In Four Contemporary Suites — Imogen Heap, producer; Imogen Heap, composer (Imogen Heap)

“Oklahoma!” — Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

“The Lion King: The Songs” — (Various Artists)

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — (Various Artists)

“Rocketman” — Taron Egerton

“Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse” — (Various Artists)

“A Star Is Born” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

“Avengers: Endgame” — Alan Silvestri, composer

“Chernobyl” — Hildur Gu?nadottir, composer

“Game Of Thrones”: Season 8 — Ramin Djawadi, composer

“The Lion King” — Hans Zimmer, composer

“Mary Poppins Returns” — Marc Shaiman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton); Track from: “Toy Story 4”

“Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton); Track from: “Dumplin'”

“I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Track from: A Star Is Born

“Spirit” — Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyonce); Track from: “The Lion King”

“Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke); Track from: “Suspiria”

Best Music Video:

“We’ve Got To Try” — The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer

“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer

“Cellophane” — FKA twigs, Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer

“Old Town Road (Official Movie)” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers

“Glad He’s Gone” — Tove Lo, Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

Best Music Film:

“Homecoming” — Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Dora Melissa Vargas, video producer

“Remember My Name” — David Crosby, A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers

“Birth Of The Cool” — Miles Davis, Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer

“Shangri-la” — Various Artists, Morgan Neville, video director; Emma Baiada, video producer

“Anima” — Thom Yorke, Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost got engaged in May after two years of dating — and she spilled the tea on how it went down to Ellen DeGeneres!

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Scarlett Johansson describes the proposal from her fiancé Colin Jost as “a very special moment” and “a lovely special thing.” But she won’t say exactly how he popped the question.

 

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On the promotional circuit for her upcoming movie Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson has repeatedly been asked about her own, uh, marriage story. And while she’s understandably reluctant to dish out all the details, she did spill a little about how her fiancé, Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost, proposed. “He killed it,” Johansson said. “It was a very James Bond situation.” So: tuxedos, martinis, and a scary dude with a razor-tipped bowler hat. [ET Online]

Scarlett Johansson, 34, opened up about how Colin Jost, 37, popped the question! “It was very personal. It was a special moment…he killed it,” Scarlett revealed to Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday, Oct. 17. “But yeah, I was surprised. Even if you kind of imagine what that moment’s gonna be like, it’s still beautiful moment.” Scarlett and Colin — who appears on Saturday Night Live as the co-anchor the sketch series’ long-running “Weekend Update” segment — got engaged in May after two years of dating!

 

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United Kingdom: “UK Could Step Up A Bit With The Entry” – Duncan Laurence

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Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, on what the United Kingdom can do to improve at the Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, has given his thoughts on what the United Kingdom can do to improve at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Duncan Laurence, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, has spoken to the BBC, about how the UK could improve its results at the contest.

The singer who won last nights contest with the song “Arcade” told the BBC that:

I think the UK does well, but I think the UK could up a bit with the entry because you have a lot of amazing songwriters, a lot of amazing artists unknown or relatively unknown, send them, send them.

I want to watch the Eurovision UK entry that I’d like to buy an album from, like yes, I want to follow you, yes you’re my new Sam Smith, you’re my new Adele, your’re my new upcoming artist who I like to follow.

The United Kingdom finished in last place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Michael Rice performed “Bigger Than Us”, but finished last scoring just 16 points. The singer picked up 13 points from the jury and 3 points from the televote.

Source: BBC

The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.

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Iceland’s act ‘to be punished’ after Palestine protest live on Eurovision Song Contest

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Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESDespite being the bookies’ favourite, the Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence looked shocked at being named the winner.

Despite being the bookies’ favourite, the Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence looked shocked at being named the winner//Crimson Tazvinzwa

Iceland’s Eurovision act could be punished after displaying Palestinian flags during the live song contest, organisers have confirmed.

Hatari, a leather-clad bondage punk trio, were critical of Israel before Saturday’s grand finale, and even challenged the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to a “friendly match of traditional Icelandic trouser grip wrestling”.

Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finale Results

During the live final, the band members held up Palestinian flags while their public vote was being announced.

In a statement, Eurovision said the “consequences of this action” will be discussed by the contest’s executive board.

It said: “In the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, Hatari, the Icelandic act, briefly displayed small Palestinian banners whilst sat in the Green Room.

Winner Duncan Laurence was tapped as an early front-runner before the Grand Final

“The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and this directly contradicts the Contest rules. The banners were quickly removed and the consequences of this action will be discussed by the Reference Group (the Contest’s executive board) after the Contest.”

Hatari’s gesture was rejected by Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott Of Israel (PACBI), which had demanded all acts pull out of the event.

In a statement, PACBI said: “Palestinian civil society overwhelmingly rejects fig-leaf gestures of solidarity from international artists crossing our peaceful picket line.”

Madonna’s controversial performance may have grabbed the headlines, but Duncan Laurence won the nearly four-hour-long 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands with the song “Arcade,” which he cowrote with Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy. Laurence won a total of 492 points from the expert juries and televoters in a contest that was touch and […]

Eurovision is supposed to be “non-political” however the build-up has been marred by controversy and calls for a boycott by pro-Palestinian activists.During Madonna’s highly anticipated performance, her backing dancers displayed Israeli and Palestinian flags.

Organisers said it had not been part of the approved act and she had been “made aware” not to include political content in her performance.

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Eurovision warned British Queen of Pop Madonna to keep politics out of her performance

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Madonna has sparked controversy with her Eurovision Song Contest performance after her backing dancers displayed Iraeli and Palestinian flags was not an approved part of the act, organisers said.

The pop star, 60, defied calls from pro-Palestinian activists to cancel her gig in Tel Aviv, saying beforehand she wanted to create “a new path toward peace”.

During her performance at the final, Madonna’s backing dancers were seen wearing Israel and Palestine flags on their backs.

Eurovision has now confirmed they were not an approved part of the show and Madonna has “been made aware” the event is supposed to be “non-political”.

Eurovision said: “In the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, two of Madonna’s dancers briefly displayed the Israeli and Palestinian flags on the back of their outfits.

“This element of the performance was not part of the rehearsals which had been cleared with the EBU and the Host Broadcaster, KAN. The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and Madonna had been made aware of this.”

Madonna had taken to the stage flanked by 30 dancers dressed as monks.

The Queen of Pop appeared at the top of a flight of steps, dressed in a cape and hood and wearing a metal breastplate.

Brandishing a cross, she stepped slowly towards the crowd at the Expo Tel Aviv and sung her 1989 hit Like A Prayer to raucous applause.

Madonna then performed new song Future, a collaboration with Migos rapper Quavo who appeared on stage with her.

Earlier in the night she appeared in a pre-recorded message, warning the public to not “underestimate the power of music to bring people together”.

She said: “You’re all winners, no matter what happens. The reason I mean that is because to get here, where you are right now, is not easy. Right?

“First you had a dream and then you had to believe in that dream, and you had to make many sacrifices. That makes you a winner no matter what.

“Another really obvious statement is, look at all the delegates behind us, everyone here is from all over the world. So many countries that I have been privileged not just to visit but to experience.

“And the one thing that brings me to those countries, and the thing that brings all these people here tonight, is music.

“So let’s not underestimate the power of music to bring people together. That’s the most important thing. Music makes the people come together.”

Madonna’s performance comes as she returns following a four-year hiatus.

She is preparing to release Madame X, her 14th album, and earlier this month announced a world tour including a string of shows at the London Palladium.

Hers wasn’t the only political interruption to cause controversy during the live Eurovision broadcast, as Icelandic act Hatari waved a Palestine flag during point scoring.

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