Song Of The Year Nominees Revealed | 2020 GRAMMY Awards
The 2019 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Song Of The Year. While we'll have to wait until the 62nd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Jan. 26 to find out who will win, let's take a look at which songs have been nominated for one of the most anticipated GRAMMY Awards each year.
"Always Remember Us This Way" (Performed by Lady Gaga)
This piano-laden gem from "A Star Is Born" (and its soundtrack of the same name) was famously performed by the film's star Lady Gaga. It's written by Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, and Lori McKenna, and produced by Dave Cobb and Lady Gaga.
Last year at the 61st GRAMMY Awards Gaga won more "A Star Is Born" gold, including the Best Pop/Dup Performance GRAMMY for "Shallow" and Best Song Written For Visual Media for the same song.
"Bad Guy" (Performed by Billie Eilish)
Co-written by pop wunderkind Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, "Bad Guy" is the fifth single from Eilish's debut, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and famously ended the record-breaking 19-week run of "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
"All I can say about that is I just don't even get it," Eilish told the Recording Academy of her rising success last year at Lollapalooza. It's just crazy to me because I grew up as a fan and I still am a fan, you know. I'm a fan of so much music and art and artists and stuff, and I grew up with their sort of mindset, and now, I'm seeing it from the other side, but also, being on the other side, it's weird. It's just something that doesn't happen, so when it happens, it's like, 'What the f***?'"
"Bring My Flowers Now" (Performed By Tanya Tucker)
10-time GRAMMY nominee Tanya Tucker co-wrote this slow-burning country ballad with Brandi Carlile and the Hanseroth twins in the studio during the recording of Tucker's 25th studio album, While I’m Livin‘. The last time Tucker was nominated for a GRAMMY was in the early '90s, at the 36th GRAMMY Awards, where she earned nods in the country categories for "Soon" and "Romeo."
"Hard Place" (Performed by H.E.R.)
"Hard Place" is taken from H.E.R.'s EP I Used to Know Her: Part 2, which dropped last November via RCA Records. Last year, at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, the perma-shaded artist earned five nominations, including one for Best New Artist. She also won Best R&B Album for her compilation album H.E.R., as well as Best R&B Performance for "Best Part."
"Lover" (Performed by Taylor Swift)
Taylor Swift's heartfelt "Lover" appears on her seventh studio album of the same name, which she produced with superproducer Jack Antonoff.
The 10-time GRAMMY winning pop behemoth is one of only two female solo artists, along with Adele, to win Album Of The Year twice for her solo recordings. She won the award for 2010 for Fearless and again for 2015 for 1989. The singer/songwriter made her GRAMMY performance debut at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009, performing "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus.
"Norman F***ing Rockwell" (Performed by Lana Del Rey)
"Norman F***ing Rockwell" appears on Lana Del Rey's sixth studio album of the same name, which came out this year and is nominated this year for Album Of The Year. The title track was written and produced by Del Rey and Jack Antonoff. Del Rey has four GRAMMY noms under her belt, the most recent being Best Pop Vocal Album for Lust For Life at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
"Someone You Loved" (performed by Lewis Capaldi)
Piano ballad "Someone You Loved" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi. It was first featured on his second EP, Breach (2018), and later turned up on his debut, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2019). The song is written by Capaldi, Samuel Romans and producers Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn.
"Truth Hurts" (Performed by Lizzo)
Originally released in September 2017, "Truth Hurts" (written by Lizzo, Jesse Saint John, Tele and Ricky Reed) found new life in 2019 after going viral on TikTok. The song is included as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Lizzo's acclaimed third album Cuz I Love You and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.