2020 Grammys announce nominees, contenders include Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift   | Photo Credit: Caitlin Ochs


Swift competes with the likes of Beyoncé, Billie Eilish among others

Grammys have announced the first nominees for its 2020 show, and contenders include Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, who started the job earlier this year, announced at a news conference in New York City on Wednesday morning that Beyoncé’s Spirit and Swift’s You Need to Calm Down will compete for best pop solo performance. Lizzo’s Truth Hurts, Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy and Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings — three songs that reached the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — are also nominated for the award.

Singer-rapper Lizzo scored a whopping eight Grammy nominations, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X earn six nominations each .

The Grammys will announce more of its nominees at the conference and then on CBS. The show has 84 categories. The 2020 Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.

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