The 2020 GRAMMY Awards are almost here, but there is still time for your voice to be heard. One of the biggest awards of the night is Record of the Year, and it’s your turn to tell us who you think should win.
There are a lot of eyes on the nominees for Best New Artist and Album of the Year because of the massive amount of talent in both categories, but really it’s Record of the Year that might be the most important. Songs are what we consume the most, turning up the radio when our favorites come on, adding them to your playlist to craft your own soundtrack to life.
Albums are still a vital part of music, with artists painting a full picture, but the Record of the Year category is the best representation for what the past year has sounded like. A snapshot of the songs that lit up our world, dancing and feeling our way through it all, 3 or 4 minutes at a time.
We want to know who you think should win Record of the Year, but first a look at this year’s nominees.
Bon Iver - Hey, Ma
A nostalgic trip swirls around the voice of Justin Vernon on "Hey, Ma" as the sound expands and contracts around his tender tone. One of the most dynamic and affecting moments on his Album of the Year nominated LP.
Billie Eilish - bad guy
With an undercurrent of something sinister bubbling beneath the surface, Eilish flips the script on those that flex and posture, putting us all on notice who the real force is.
Ariana Grande - 7 rings
A boozy brunch turned into one of the most inescapable songs of the year, as Ariana Grande takes "retail therapy" and best friends as the best prescription to getting over heartbreak.
H.E.R. - Hard Place
You feel every once of the pain, as H.E.R. grapples with a tough choice on "Hard Place," filtered through her soaring sound and sincere touch that lets you in close.
Khalid - Talk
With the special touch from the electronic duo of Disclosure, Khalid puts the heart in "Talk," aching his way through the lovelorn anthem.
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
Numbers don't lie. "Old Town Road" is the biggest song of 2019, setting the record for the most weeks ever at number one. In true 2019 fashion, it was rebooted several times along the way with help from Young Thug, BTS, and most of all Billy Ray Cyrus.
Lizzo - Truth Hurts
2017 didn't deserve this song, that's why we made a collective choice to save it until now. The tune went viral as Lizzo's reign spread, and had us all taking DNA tests.
Post Malone and Swae Lee - Sunflower
In any universe, "Sunflower" is an easy and unshakable hit. The Spider-man song that still feels brand new over a year later.