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How to live stream the 2020 Grammy Awards

It's the 2020 edition of music's biggest night on Sunday.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Jan 26, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 4:59 pm CDT

The 62nd Grammy Awards are this Sunday, celebrating all the best in the music industry, from singers to songwriters, and even producers.

This year, the Grammys are focusing on new performers including Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Ariana Grande. Each of these artists is vying for the coveted Record of the Year Award, with Lizzo nabbing the most nominations, eight in total. Along with all the music industry big wigs gladhanding, there will also be live performances by Aerosmith and Run DMC, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, The Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Korean Pop sensation BTS and if you can believe, many more. There’s even a joint DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, and YC tribute to Nipsey Hussle.

Here’s everything you need to watch the 2020 Grammy Awards, including the list of nominees. 

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What time are the 2020 Grammy Awards?

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, January 26, at 8pm EST.

What channel is the 2020 Grammys on?

The Grammys will air on CBS. If you’ve cut the cord, there are still plenty of ways to watch the Grammys online, as detailed below.

How to watch the 2020 Grammys online

To watch the 2020 Grammys, you’ll need access to CBS. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of CBS in your area might vary.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $54.99 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks like CBS. Along with access to live TV events like the Grammys’ 2019 award show is the massive library of on-demand movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Lifetime, ESPN, USA,  and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)



2) FuboTV

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If you’re a sports fanatic, FuboTV is a streaming service built just for you. In addition to football, there are packages tailor-made for fans of basketball, international soccer, golf, and even rock climbing. For the rest of the family, there’s a suite of great channels including Food Network, IFC, TBS, Cartoon Network, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


3) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

The original destination for videos online has rolled out a streaming package of its own. YouTube TV offers a streaming suite of more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


4) CBS All Access

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CBS All Access is the network’s answer to Netflix and Hulu. With it, you’ll be able to livestream CBS and the 2020 Grammy Awards. Plus, there are 10,000 episodes of CBS television to binge, including hit shows The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, and NCIS. You’ll also be able to stream CBS All Access exclusives like Star Trek: Discovery.


Grammy Awards 2020 Nominees

Record of the Year

  • “Hey, Ma” – Bon Iver
    • Brad Cook, Chris Messina & Justin Vernon, producers; Zach Hansen & Chris Messina, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
  • “Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
    • Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer
  • “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
    • Charles Anderson, Tommy Brown, Michael Foster & Victoria Monét, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Billy Hickey & Brendan Morawski, engineers/mixers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
  • “Hard Place” – H.E.R.
    • Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, producer; Joseph Hurtado, Jaycen Joshua, Derek Keota & Miki Tsutsumi, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
  • “Talk” – Khalid
    • Disclosure & Denis Kosiak, producers; Ingmar Carlson, Jon Castelli, Josh Deguzman, John Kercy, Denis Kosiak, Guy Lawrence & Michael Romero, engineers/mixers; Dale Becker, mastering engineer
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
    • Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki, Jocelyn “Jozzy” Donald & YoungKio, producers; Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki & Cinco, engineers/mixers; Eric Lagg, mastering engineer
  • “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
    • Ricky Reed & Tele, producers; Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin & Ethan Shumaker, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
  • “Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee
    • Louis Bell & Carter Lang, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

Album of the Year

  • I, I – Bon Iver
    • Brad Cook, Chris Messina & Justin Vernon, producers; Zach Hansen & Chris Messina, engineers/mixers; BJ Burton, Brad Cook & Justin Vernon, songwriters; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
  • Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey
    • Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, producers; Jack Antonoff & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
    • Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters; John Greenham, mastering engineer
  • Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
    • Tommy Brown, Ilya, Max Martin & Victoria Monét, producers; Serban Ghenea & Brendan Morawski, engineers/mixers; Tommy Brown, Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
  • I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
    • David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R., Walter Jones & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Sam Ashworth, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
  • 7 – Lil Nas X
    • Montero Lamar Hill, songwriter; Eric Lagg, mastering engineer
  • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) – Lizzo
    • Ricky Reed, producer; Manny Marroquin & Ethan Shumaker, engineers/mixers; Eric Frederic & Melissa Jefferson, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
  • Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
    • Ezra Koenig & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; John DeBold, Chris Kasych, Takemasa Kosaka, Ariel Rechtshaid & Hiroya Takayama, engineers/mixers; Ezra Koenig, songwriter; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

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 Fucking Rockwell”
    • Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • “Someone You Loved”
    • Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete 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” – Beyoncé
  • “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 and Social House
  • “Sucker” – Jonas Brothers
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee
  • “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • – Andrea Bocelli
  • Love (Deluxe Edition) – Michael Bublé
  • Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • A Legendary Christmas – John Legend
  • Walls – Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé
  • 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
    • Simon Green, producer; Bonobo, mixer
  • “Got to Keep On” – The Chemical Brothers
    • The Chemical Brothers, producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, mixers
  • “Piece of Your Heart” – Meduza featuring Goodboys
    • Simone Giani, Luca De Gregorio & Mattia Vitale, producers; Simone Giani, Luca De Gregorio & Mattia Vitale, mixers
  • “Underwater” – Rüfüs Du Sol
    • Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer
  • “Midnight Hour” – Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign
    • Boys Noize & Skrillex, producers; Skrillex, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • LP5 – Apparat
  • No Geography – The Chemical Brothers
  • Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) – Flume
  • Solace – Rüfüs Du Sol
  • Weather – Tycho

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Ancestral Recall – Christian Scott
  • Star People Nation – Theo Croker
  • Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! – Mark Guiliana
  • Elevate – Lettuce
  • Mettavolution – Rodrigo y Gabriela

Best Rock Performance

  • “Pretty Waste” – Bones UK
  • “This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.
  • “History Repeats” – Brittany Howard
  • “Woman” – Karen O & Danger Mouse
  • “Too Bad” – Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance

  • “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” – Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi
  • “Humanicide” – Death Angel
  • “Bow Down” – I Prevail
  • “Unleashed” – Killswitch Engage
  • “7empest” – Tool

Best Rock Song

  • Fear Inoculum”
    • Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)
  • “Give Yourself a Try”
    • George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
  • “Harmony Hall”
    • Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
  • History Repeats”
    • Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
  • “This Land”
    • Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

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. featuring Bryson Tiller
  • “Exactly How I Feel” – Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane
  • “Roll Some Mo” – Lucky Daye
  • “Come Home” – Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Time Today” – BJ the Chicago Kid
  • “Steady Love” – India.Arie
  • “Jerome” – Lizzo
  • “Real Games” – Lucky Daye
  • “Built for Love” – PJ Morton featuring Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song

  • “Could’ve Been”
    • Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller)
  • “Look at Me Now”
    • Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
  • “No Guidance”
    • Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown featuring Drake)
  • “Roll Some Mo”
    • David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye)
  • “Say So”
    • PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton featuring JoJo)

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
  • Ventura – Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance

  • “Middle Child” – J. Cole
  • “Suge” – DaBaby
  • “Down Bad” – Dreamville featuring JID, Bas, J. Cole, EarthGang & Young Nudy
  • “Racks in the Middle” – Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
  • “Clout” – Offset featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • “Higher” – DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
  • “Drip Too Hard” – Lil Baby & Gunna
  • “Panini” – Lil Nas X
  • “Ballin” – Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “The London” – Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • “Bad Idea”
    • Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae featuring 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 featuring Drake)
  • “A Lot”
    • Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
  • “Racks in the Middle”
    • Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle featuring 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 Solo Performance

  • “All Your’n” – Tyler Childers
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde
  • “Ride Me Back Home” – Willie Nelson
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • “Bring My Flowers Now” – Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
  • “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” – Brothers Osborne
  • “Speechless” – Dan + Shay
  • “The Daughters” – Little Big Town
  • “Common” – Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song

  • “Bring My Flowers Now”
    • Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”
    • Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
  • “It All Comes Out in the Wash”
    • Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • “Some of It”
    • Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
  • “Speechless”
    • Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

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 New Age Album

  • Fairy Dreams – David Arkenstone
  • Homage to Kindness – David Darling
  • Wings – Peter Kater
  • Verve – Sebastian Plano
  • Deva – Deva Premal

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Elsewhere” – Melissa Aldana, soloist
  • “Sozinho” – Randy Brecker, soloist
  • “Tomorrow Is the Question” – Julian Lage, soloist
  • “The Windup” – Branford Marsalis, soloist
  • “Sightseeing” – Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Thirsty Ghost – Sara Gazarek
  • Love & Liberation – Jazzmeia Horn
  • Alone Together – Catherine Russell
  • 12 Little Spells – Esperanza Spalding
  • Screenplay – The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • In the Key of the Universe – Joey DeFrancesco
  • The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul – Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn – Christian McBride
  • Finding Gabriel – Brad Mehldau
  • Come What May – Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Triple Helix – Anat Cohen Tentet
  • Dancer in Nowhere – Miho Hazama [ja]
  • Hiding Out – Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
  • The Omni-American Book Club – Brian Lynch Big Band
  • One Day Wonder – Terraza Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Antidote – Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
  • Sorte!: Music By John Finbury – Thalma de Freitas with Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
  • Una noche con Rubén Blades – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades
  • Carib – David Sánchez
  • Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera – Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Love Theory”
    • Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
  • “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus”
    • Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters (Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams)
  • “See the Light”
    • Travis Greene & Jekalyn Carr, songwriters (Travis Greene featuring Jekalyn Carr)
  • “Speak the Name”
    • Koryn Hawthorne & Natalie Grant, songwriters (Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant)
  • “This Is a Move (Live)”
    • Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters (Tasha Cobbs Leonard)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “Only Jesus”
    • Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)
  • “God Only Knows”
    • Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters (for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton)
  • “Haven’t Seen It Yet”
    • Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters (Danny Gokey)
  • “God’s Not Done with You (Single Version)”
    • Tauren Wells, songwriter (Tauren Wells)
  • “Rescue Story”
    • Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters (Zach Williams)

Best Gospel Album

  • Long Live Love – Kirk Franklin
  • Goshen Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri – City Singers
  • Tunnel Vision – Gene Moore
  • Settle Here – William Murphy
  • Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album – CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • I Know a Ghost – Crowder
  • Burn the Ships – for KING & COUNTRY
  • Haven’t Seen It Yet – Danny Gokey
  • The Elements – TobyMac
  • Holy Roar – Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Testimony – Gloria Gaynor
  • Deeper Oceans – Joseph Habedank
  • His Name Is Jesus – Tim Menzies
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Various artists; Jerry Salley, producer

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Vida – Luis Fonsi
  • 11:11 – Maluma
  • Montaner – Ricardo Montaner
  • El Disco – Alejandro Sanz
  • Fantasía – 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 – Rosalía

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Caminado – Joss Favela
  • Percepcion – Intocable
  • Poco a Poco – La Energía Norteña
  • 20 aniversario – Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea
  • De Ayer Para siempre – Mariachi los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Opus – Marc Anthony
  • Tiempo al Tiempo – Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
  • Candela – Vicente García
  • Literal – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • A Journey Through Cuban Music – Aymée Nuviola

Best American Roots Performance

  • “Saint Honesty” – Sara Bareilles
  • “Father Mountain” – Calexico and Iron & Wine
  • “I’m on My Way” – Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
  • “Call My Name” – I’m with Her
  • “Faraway Look” – Yola

Best American Roots Song

  • “Black Myself”
    • Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
  • “Call My Name”
    • Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m with Her)
  • “Crossing to Jerusalem”
    • Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
  • “Faraway Look”
    • Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Ride the Rails No More”
    • Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album

  • Years to Burn – Calexico and Iron & Wine
  • Who Are You Now – Madison Cunningham
  • Oklahoma – Keb’ Mo’
  • Tales of America – J.S. Ondara
  • Walk Through Fire – Yola

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Tall Fiddler – Michael Cleveland
  • Live in Prague, Czech Republic – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Toil, Tears & Trouble – The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
  • Royal Traveller – Missy Raines
  • If You Can’t Stand the Heat – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Kingfish – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome – Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men
  • Sitting on Top of the Blues – Bobby Rush
  • Baby, Please Come Home – Jimmie Vaughan
  • Spectacular Class – Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
  • Venom & Faith – Larkin Poe
  • Brighter Days – Robert Randolph and the Family Band
  • Somebody Save Me – Sugaray Rayford
  • Keep On – Southern Avenue

Best Folk Album

  • My Finest Work Yet – Andrew Bird
  • Rearrange My Heart – Che Apalache
  • Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin
  • Evening Machines – Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Front Porch – Joy Williams

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Kalawai‘anui – Amy Hānaialiʻi
  • When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs – Northern Cree
  • Good Time – Ranky Tanky
  • Recorded Live at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Rebirth Brass Band
  • Hawaiian Lullaby – Various artists; Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers

Best Reggae Album

  • Rapture – Koffee
  • As I Am – Julian Marley
  • The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics – Sly and Robbie & Roots Radics
  • Mass Manipulation – Steel Pulse
  • More Work to Be Done – Third World

Best World Music Album

  • Gece – Altın Gün
  • What Heat – Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
  • African Giant – Burna Boy
  • Fanm d’Ayiti – Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet
  • Celia – Angélique Kidjo

Best Children’s Album

  • Ageless: Songs for the Child Archetype – Jon Samson
  • Flying High! – Caspar Babypants
  • I Love Rainy Days – Daniel Tashian
  • The Love – Alphabet Rockers
  • Winterland – The Okee Dokee Brothers

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, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anaïs 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
    • Jon Favreau & Hans Zimmer, compilation producers
  • Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Various Artists
    • Quentin Tarantino, compilation producer; Mary Ramos, music supervisor
  • Rocketman – Taron Egerton
    • Giles Martin, compilation producer
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Various Artists
    • Spring Aspers & Dana Sano, compilation producers; Kier Lehman, music supervisor
  • A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    • Paul “DJWS” Blair, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Nick Monson, Lukas Nelson Mark Nilan Jr. & Benjamin Rice, compilation producers; Julianne Jordan & Julia Michels, music supervisors

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Avengers: Endgame – Alan Silvestri, composer
  • Chernobyl – Hildur Guðnadóttir, 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” (from Toy Story 4)
    • Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Girl in the Movies” (from Dumplin’)
    • Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton)
  • “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” (from A Star Is Born)
    • Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
  • “Spirit” (from The Lion King)
    • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriter (Beyoncé)
  • “Suspirium” (from Suspiria)
    • Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke)

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2020, 7:00 am CST