UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP’S FAMILY OF ARTISTS AND LABELS NOMINATED ACROSS NEARLY EVERY GENRE AT THE 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
SANTA MONICA, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 —Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today received nominations for its family of recording artists, songwriters and labels for the 62ndAnnual Grammy Awards that span nearly every genre of music, led by six nominations for Billie Eilish, who is nominated across all major categories consisting of Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Ariana Grande (Republic) received five nominations including Record of the Year for “7 Rings,” which was also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, as well as Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for thank u, next. Additional top nominees include J. Cole (Dreamville/Roc Nation) and Tanya Tucker (Concord) with four nominations, and Lady Gaga (Interscope), Taylor Swift (Republic) and Chemical Brothers (Astralwerks/Capitol) with three nominations each.
Eilish (Interscope) joins UMG’s family of artists including Black Pumas (ATO Records distributed by Caroline), Maggie Rogers (Capitol) and Tank and the Bangas (Verve Forecast) in the Best New Artist category. Eilish’s album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do we Go? is nominated forAlbum of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, while “Bad Guy” is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance.
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) had multiple nominations across the biggest categories including three each for Song of The Year, Best Rap Song and Best Gospel Performance/Song. The music publishing company’s leading nominee is global superstar Billie Eilish, followed closely by Ariana Grande, H.E.R. and J. Cole. UMPG also had several breakout songwriters on this year’s nominee list: Rosalia, DaBaby, Lil Baby, Nija and Burna Boy, among others.
In the Best Rap Performance category, J Cole is twice nominated for “Middle Child” and his appearance on “Down Bad” with Dreamville, while his feature in “The London” is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance. Tanya Tucker’s “Bring My Flowers Now” is nominated for Song of the Year, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and her album While I’m Livin’ is nominated for Best Country Album.
Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way” is nominated for Song of the Year, while A Star is Born (Interscope) is nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and “I’ll Never Love Again” is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Taylor Swift’s “Lover” is nominated for Song of the Year, Lover is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and “You Need to Calm Down” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. Meanwhile, the Chemical Brothers’ No Geography is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album, “Got to Keep On” is nominated for Best Dance Recording and “We’ve Got to Try” is nominated for Best Music Video.
UMG artists who received two nominations include Post Malone (Republic), Drake (Republic), DaBaby (Interscope), Dreamville (Dreamville/Interscope), BJ the Chicago Kid (Motown), Eric Church (EMI Records Nashville), Jacob Collier (Geffen/Decca), Danny Gokey (Capitol Christian), Brittany Howard (ATO Records distributed by Caroline), Emily King (ATO Records distributed by Caroline) and Nicola Benedetti (Decca).
Andrea Bocelli’s album Si (Sugar/Verve) was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Decca Broadway, which relaunched earlier this year, received a nomination for the revival of Oklahoma! for Best Musical Theater Album. In that category, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) also received a nomination for the original Broadway cast recording of Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of The Temptations. Universal Music Latin Entertainment accounts for three of the five artists nominated in the Best Latin Pop Album category, with Luis Fonsi’s Vida, Alejandro Sanz’s #ELDISCO and Sebastian Yatra’s Fantasia.
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