Notable Grammy Nominees 2020
Throughout history, award shows have often been a tribute to the best of what some industries have to offer. In music, some of the most iconic pop culture moments happened on awards stages—from the action-packed performances at the MTV Video Music Awards to the breathtaking live shows at the Billboard Music Awards. Considering that the 63rd Notable Grammy Nominees 2020 Awards are right around the corner, now is a great time to take a closer look at this year’s nominees. To help you out, we’ve selected five artists that we believe deserve your attention.
Doja Cat’s meteoric rise from gimmick joke Grammy Nominees 2020 rapper to Grammy-nominated artist is the internet’s version of a rags-to-riches story. Given everything that Doja Cat has achieved in a short space of time, it’s safe to say that she is more than just a passing meme. Look no further than her chart-topping hit “Say So” to see that Doja Cat is a certified generational talent. She effortlessly combines different styles and genres with modern-day pop sensibilities—creating viral hits that continue to make history. Award shows have often been a testament to the best of what certain industries have to offer. In music, some of the most iconic pop culture moments happened on awards stages from the action-packed performances at the MTV Video Music Awards to the breathtaking live shows at the Billboard Music Awards.
To call Jacob Collier a creative force is a gross understatement. While he isn’t a household name just yet, Collier’s unique musical talent solidifies his place as one of modern music’s best artists. The multi-instrumentalist built a following through his YouTube channel, where he shares original arrangements and off-kilter covers of popular songs with audiences from all over the world. Whether it be strings, percussion, or even just everyday household objects—everything that Collier touches seems to turn into the musical equivalent of gold. If you need more proof of this, check out Collier’s latest album Djesse Vol. 3.
The Haim sisters aren’t strangers to the Grammy Nominees 2020, but their latest album Women in Music Pt. III may be their most memorable record to date. It’s safe to say that Haim has figured it out, as they’ve managed to create an album that’s both deeply affective and technically brilliant. The amazing vocal work on Haim’s latest record isn’t at all astonishing, as they make use of the best mics for vocals, which makes sense as HAIM is a part of Shure’s list of featured artists. Couple this with the fact that they recorded parts of the album at the iconic Electro-Vox Studio (the same studio where the Arctic Monkeys recorded their award-winning album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino)—and it’s easy to see why this album is one of the top releases of the year.
K-pop has quickly become one of the most popular music genres in the world. This is why it’s rather surprising that it took this long for any Korean music group to garner a nomination at the prestigious award show. However, the K-pop drought has ended this year, and there may be no better group to represent the genre than BTS. BTS blends the best elements of pop, R&B, soul, and hip-hop to create melodies that are uniquely their own. With legions of fans from every continent, it’s plain to see that the world agrees. BTS’s hit single “Dynamite” will be clashing against pop culture icons like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, an indication of how diverse future award shows may look as BTS becomes more and more mainstream.
2020 has been a pretty strange and tough year for everybody, which is why it’s only fitting to end this list with Phoebe Bridger’s. The songstress’ second studio album Punisher accurately reflects the milieu of the times, as it manages to artistically articulate conversations about isolation and loneliness—most beautifully and heartbreakingly possible. And while it’s easy to get sentimental about this record, the album does a pretty good job at standing on its music-wise, as Bridgers may have an instant classic on her hands with tracks like “Kyoto” and “I Know The End”.
Written by: Megan York