As expected, when it comes to The Grammy Awards, the rock categories will likely leave you frustrated / saying “WTF, THAT ISN’T ROCK!” Don’t get me wrong, some of the nominees are totally deserving, but there are also A LOT of head-scratchers…


Here are the nominees for all rock categories and other major, genre-less categories:


Record of the Year

Hey Ma – Bon Iver
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
7 Rings – Ariana Grande
Hard Place – H.E.R.
Talk – Khalid
Old Town Road – Lil’ Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Truth Hurts – Lizzo
Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee


Album of the Year

I, I – Bon Iver
Norman Fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go – Billie Eilish
Thank You Next – Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her – H.E.R.
7 – Lil’ Nas X
Cause I Love You – Lizzo
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend


Song of the Year

Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Bring My Flowers Now – Brandi Carlile
Hard Place – H.E.R.
Lover – Taylor Swift
Norman Fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey
Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
Truth Hurts – Lizzo


Best New Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas


Best Rock Performance

Pretty Waste – Bones UK
This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
History Repeats – Brittany Howard
Woman – Karen O. and Danger Mouse
Too Bad – Rival Sons


Best Metal Performance

Astorlus – The Great Octopus – Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi
Humanicide – Death Angel
Bow Down – I Prevail
Unleashed – Killswitch Engage
7empest – Tool


Best Rock Song

Fear Inoculum – Tool
Give Yourself a Try – The 1975
Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend
History Repeats – Brittany Howard
This Land – Gary Clark Jr.


Best Rock Album

Amo – Bring Me the Horizon
Social Cues – Cage the Elephant
In the End – The Cranberries
Trauma – I Prevail
Feral Roots – Rival Sons


Best Alternative Music Album

U.F.O.F. – Big Thief
Assume Form – James Blake
I,I – Bon Iver
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
Anima – Thom Yorke


Best Recording Package

Anonimos & Resilientes – Voces Del Bullerengue
Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell
Hold That Tiger – The Muddy Basin Ramblers
I,I – Bon Iver
Intellexual – Intellexual

The 62nd Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles January 26, 2020 and will be aired on CBS