Song Of The Year Nominees Revealed | 2020 GRAMMY Awards
Songs by Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Tanya Tucker, H.E.R., Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi and Lizzo all receive nominations
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.
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Lady Gaga Steps In To Support Youth Impacted By Hurricanes
GRAMMY winner pledges support for those impacted by hurricanes this year through Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program
On Oct. 10 Lady Gaga announced she is devoting her $1 million donation in support of those impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and the earthquakes in Mexico, to a specific cause — the mental and emotional well being of children and youth.
Gaga announced on her Born This Way Foundation website she will support Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program, which uses a variety of tools to help young people deal with trauma in the wake of natural disasters.
"Through a curriculum that includes cooperative play, discussion, art, meditation, and mindfulness practices, young people learn to recognize and understand their emotions and develop healthy coping skills," Gaga wrote. "Tens of thousands of youth have benefited from the program since it’s development in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Save the Children is working to bring it to hundreds of thousands more in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico."
The announcement came on World Mental Health Day, and the Fame Monster has invited all of us to step up and consider making a contribution to the Journey of Hope program to support to mental and emotional needs of children.
"Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health. That’s true for each of us, everyday, but it’s especially important for those coping with disaster and recovering from trauma," wrote Lady Gaga. "We must do everything within our power to support the full, vibrant recovery of these communities, from meeting their immediate needs to helping them to rebuild sustainably."
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FYI/TMI: Are Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Getting Together?
Rumors surface that the two are in a red-hot relationship; Sony/ATV Music Publishing named top publisher of fourth quarter in 2012
(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Sony/ATV Claims Top Publisher In Q4 2012
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which in June 2012 acquired administration of EMI Music Publishing, was the top publisher in the fourth quarter of 2012 based on its 25.8 percent share of the top 100 songs during the period, according to figures released by Nielsen BDS. No. 2 was Kobalt Music Group (16.5 percent share), followed by Universal Music Publishing Group (15.9 percent share), Warner/Chappell Music (14.2 percent share), and BMG Chrysalis (5.3 percent share).
Swift Getting Together With Sheeran?
Taylor Swift may never be getting back together with a few people — like, ever — but that isn't stopping her from joining "The A Team." According to a report, Swift and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran were reportedly seen together at a hotel in late February. Adding more red-hot fuel to the fire, Sheeran collaborated with Swift on her latest album, Red, the name of which is also a tattoo on Sheeran's left arm. Since Swift and Sheeran supposedly dated briefly last spring, maybe they are, like, getting back together.
Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs
The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards
Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."
Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip.
The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.
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Taylor Swift Plots 2020 World Tour With U.S. Dates For Lover Fest East & West
Following dates in Europe and South America, Swift will land in the U.S. for Lover Fest East and West, where the pop star will open Los Angeles' brand new stadium
Taylor Swift will be spreading the love in support of her hit album Lover.in 2020, but it may or may not be in a city near you. The GRAMMY winner announced plans for her summer 2020 tour in support of her seventh studio album, including two shows each in Foxborough, Mass. and Los Angeles for Lover Fest East and West respectively as the only four U.S. dates announced so far.
The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, + SUMMER. I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals. Where we didn’t have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East + West! https://t.co/xw6YMN38WE pic.twitter.com/IhVPQ8DMUG— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 17, 2019
The tour kicks off in Belgium on June 20 and hits festivals in seven European countries before heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 18 then heading to U.S. Swift will then present Lover Fest West with back-to-back Los Angeles July 25 and 26 at the newly named SoFi Stadium. The concerts will serve as the grand opening of the much-anticipated NFL venue. The tour will wrap a double header at Gillette Stadiuim in Foxborough July 31 and Aug 1
"The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, + SUMMER. I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic," she tweeted. "I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals. Where we didn’t have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East + West!"
Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster on Oct. 17.