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CelebStoner's Top 22 Fave Grammy Nominations

Travis Scott (right) smokes in his "Highest in the Room" video.

In a year where live musical performances grounded to a halt because of the pandemic, recorded music rose to the occasion. Here are our favorite 2021 Grammy nominations:


Fiona Apple

Best Rock Performance: "Shameika"

Best Rock Song: "Shameika"

Best Alternative Music Album: Fetch the Bolt Cutters

The singer-songwriter from New York was arrested for marijuana possession in Texas in 2012. Apple won a Grammy for "Criminal"  in 1997. She has 11 total nominations.


Black Pumas

Record of the Year: "Colors"

Best American Roots Performance: "Colors"

Album of the Year: Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)

Austin-based rock/soul band fronted by singer-guitarist Eric Burton earn a nom for their debut album.


Brandy Clark

Best Country Solo Performance: "Who You Thought I Was"

Best Country Album: Your Life is a Record

The country music singer-songwriter wrote and performed "Get High" in 2013. She has six previous Grammy noms.



Best Dance Recording: "My High"

UK electronic music brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence are joined by Anime and Slowthai on this track from their 2020 album Energy. Disclosure have six previous nominations.


D Smoke

Best Rap Album: Black Habits

SoCal rapper (nee Daniel Farris) earns Grammy nom for his conscious hip-hop debut album.


G Love

Best Contemorary Blues Album: The Juice 

The Philadelphia bluesy rapper (nee Garrett Dutton) scores his first Grammy nom with his seventh album.


Grateful Dead

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991

Five previously unreleased shows at the New Jersey stadium compiled on 14 CDs and a DVD. For Deadheads only. It's hard to believe but this is the Dead's first-ever Grammy nom.


Brittany Howard 

Best Rock Performance: "Stay High"

Best Rock Song: "Stay High"

Best Alternative Music Album: Jaime

Best R&B Performance: "Goat Head"

Best American Roots Performance: "Short and Sweet"

The former Alabama Shakes lead singer is rewarded with five noms after going solo in 2019. Howard, who now has 16 total noms, won three Grammys in 2015 with the Shakes.


Marcus King 

Best Americana Album: El Dorado

Southern-rock jammer out of South Carolina scores Grammy nom for his debut album. King also appears on G. Love's Grammy nominated album (see next page).


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