It’s music’s biggest night, and this year’s Grammy Awards will set the tone for up and coming ceremonies across 2021.

However, several artists who have been missed off the nominations list have been making their feelings felt ahead of tonight’s show.

Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has said he’s going to boycott all future Grammys after he didn’t receive a single nod.

The 31-year-old told the New York Times newspaper that “because of the secret committees” he’ll no longer let his record label submit his music to be considered.

Meanwhile, Zayn Malik, whose latest album wasn’t eligible for this year’s awards as it was released after the cut-off date, has hit out saying that unless artists “shake hands and send gifts” they stand no chance of being recognised.

He tweeted to say his criticism was “not personal or about eligibility” and that he’d like to see more transparency in the nomination process.

However, of those who are in with a shot of bagging a Grammy, female artists are dominating the field, despite only making up just over 20% of nominees.

Beyonce leads the pack with nine nominations (despite not releasing an album containing new music during the eligibility period), followed by Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift, all with six nods.

An all-female line-up in the best rock performance category is also making Grammy history, while four female solo acts make up the best country album category, along with one mixed group – both challenging the conventionally male-skewed genres.

And all-female rock band Haim are the first all-female rock band to be nominated for the Grammy’s top prize – album of the year.

Brittany Howard has five nominations, while Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, DaBaby, Phoebe Bridgers, Justin Bieber, John Beasley and David Frost are all tied with four nods.

Hosted by Trevor Noah, there will be no live audience and a mixture of live and pre-recorded performances are expected.

Harry Styles – who has three nominations this year – will open the show, but the ex-One Directioner’s choice of song is yet to be revealed.

Other stars who’ll sing on the night include last year’s big winner – Billie Eilish – as well as Dua Lipa, BTS, Megan The Stallion, Post Malone and Taylor Swift.

And as always – there are plenty of awards to go around, with a whopping 83 categories in total. Here are the nominees for all the main categories:

Album of the year

Chilombo – Jhene Aiko

Black Pumas – Black Pumas

Everyday Life – Coldplay

Djesse vol. 3 – Jacob Collier

Women in Music Pt. III – Haim

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone

Folklore – Taylor Swift

Record of the year

Black Parade – Beyonce

Colors – Black Pumas

Rockstar – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

Say So – Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish

Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

Circles – Post Malone

Savage (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce

Song of the year

Black Parade – Beyonce

The Box – Roddy Ricch

Cardigan – Taylor Swift

Circles – Post Malone

Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

Everything I Want – Billie Eilish

I Can’t Breathe – H.E.R

If the World Was Ending – JP Saxe and Julia Michaels

Best new artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion

Best pop solo performance

Yummy – Justin Bieber

Say So – Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish

Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Cardigan – Taylor Swift

Best pop duo/group performance

Un Dia (One Day) – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy

Intentions – Justin Bieber featuring Quavo

Dynamite – BTS

Rain on Me – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

Exile – Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver

Best pop vocal album

Changes – Justin Bieber

Chromatica – Lady Gaga

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

Fine Line – Harry Styles

Folklore – Taylor Swift

Best progressive R&B album

Chilombo – Jhene Aiko

Ungodly Hour – Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals – Free Nationals

F*** Your Feelings – Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is – Thundercat

Best rap song

The Bigger Picture – Lil Baby

The Box – Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now Cry Later – Drake featuring Lil Durk

Rockstar – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

Savage (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce

Best rap album

Black Habits – D Smoke

Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist

A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica

King’s Disease – Nas

The Allegory – Royce da 5’9″

Best melodic rap performance

Rockstar – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now Cry Later – Drake featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown – Anderson .Paak

The Box – Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room – Travis Scott

Best dance recording

On My Mind – Diplo and Sidepiece

My High – Disclosure featuring Amine and Slowthai

The Difference – Flume featuring Toro y Moi

Both of Us – Jayda G

10% – Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis

Best dance/electronic album

Kick I – Arca

Planet’s Mad – Baauer

Energy – Disclosure

Bubba – Kaytranada

Food Faith – Madeon

Best rock performance

Shameika – Fiona Apple

Not – Big Thief

Kyoto – Phoebe Bridgers

The Steps – Haim

Stay High – Brittany Howard

Daylight – Grace Potter

Best metal performance

Bodycount – Bum-Rush

Code Orange – Underneath

The In-between – In This Moment

Bloodmoney – Poppy

Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live by Power Trip

Best rock album

A Hero’s Death – Fontaines DC

Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka

Daylight – Grace Potter

Sound & Fury – Sturgill Simpson

The New Abnormal – The Strokes

Best alternative album

Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple

Hyperspace – Beck

Punisher – Phoebe Bridgers

Jaime – Brittany Howard

The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

Best R&B performance

Lightning and Thunder – Jhene Aiko featuring John Legend

Black Parade – Beyoncé

All I Need – Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign

Goat Head – Brittany Howard

See Me – Emily King

Best country album

Lady Like – Ingrid Andress

Your LIfe is a Record – Brandy Clark

Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

Nightfall – Little Big Town

Never Will – Ashley McBryde

Best Country Solo Performance

Stick That in Your Country Song – Eric Church

Who You Thought I Was – Brandy Clark

When My Army Prays – Vince Gill

Black Like Me – Mickey Guyton

Bluebird – Miranda Lambert

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

All Night – Brothers Osborne

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Ocean – Lady A

Sugar Coat – Little Big Town

Some People Do – Old Dominion

Best musical theatre album

Amelie

American Utopia on Broadway

Jagged Little Pill

The Prince of Egypt

Soft Power

Little Shop of Horrors

Producer of the year, non-classical

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

Andrew Watt

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Best music video

Brown Skin Girl – Beyonce

Life is Good – Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown – Anderson .Paak

Adore You – Harry Styles

Goliath – Woodkid

The full list of category nominations is available on the Grammy website.

The ceremony airs live on CBS from Staples Corner and the Los Angeles Convention Center, from 8pm ET (1am UK time) on Sunday 14 March.

(c) Sky News 2021: Grammy Awards 2021 – Who’s nominated, who’s been snubbed and who will perform on the night?

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