Ghost, Greta Van Fleet + More Nominated for 61st Annual Grammy Awards
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
The nominees for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards are officially in, recognizing a number of rock and metal acts across four categories.
"Music's Biggest Night" will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 10 of next year, airing on CBS at 8PM ET and a total of 84 golden gramophones will be handed out throughout the night. Will we finally see rock return to the main stage, or will these awards be handed out in the pre-telecast once again? That remains to be seen, but what we do know are the nominees for Best Metal Performance, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album, Best New Artist and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package which are listed below.
Best Metal Performance
Between the Buried and Me, "Condemned to the Gallows"
High on Fire, "Electric Messiah"
Underoath, "On My Teeth"
Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkeys, "Four Out of Five"
Chris Cornell, "When Bad Does Good"
The Fever 333, "Made an America"
Greta Van Fleet, "Highway Tune"
Best Rock Song
Bring Me the Horizon, "MANTRA"
Greta Van Fleet, "Black Smoke Rising"
St. Vincent, "Masseducation"
Twenty One Pilots, "Jumpsuit"
Best Rock Album
Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy, M A N I A
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires
Weezer, Pacific Daydream
Best New Artist
Greta Van Fleet
Chloe X Halle
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction (Locked N' Loaded) Box Set
The Decemberists, I'll Be Your Girl
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest '73-74': The Complete Recordings
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of "Weird Al" Yankovic
Johnny Nicholas, Too Many Bad Habits
Last year's winners included Mastodon, who earned their first Grammy Award after receiving several nominations in the past, winning the Best Metal Performance category for the Emperor of Sand track "Sultan's Curse." Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters nabbed Best Rock Song with "Run," The War on Drugs were awarded Best Rock Album for A Deeper Understanding and the late Leonard Cohen's "You Want it Darker" took Best Rock Performance.
Other major categories announced can be seen below:
Best R&B album
Toni Braxton, "Sex & Cigarettes"
Leon Bridges, "Good Thing"
Lalah Hathaway, "Honestly"
PJ Morton, "Gumbo Unplugged (Live)"
Best Country Album
Kelsea Ballerini, "Unapologetically"
Brothers Osborne, "Port Saint Joe"
Ashley McBryde, "Girl Going Nowhere"
Kacey Musgraves, "Golden Hour"
Chris Stapleton, "Volume 2"
Album of the Year
Cardi B, "Invasion of Privacy"
Brandi Carlile, "By the Way, I Forgive You"
Post Malone, "Beerbongs & Bentleys"
Janelle Monae, "Dirty Computer"
Kacey Musgraves, "Golden Hour"
Kendrick Lamar, "Black Panther: The Album"
Record of the Year
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, "I Like It"
Brandi Carlile, "The Joke"
Childish Gambino, "This is America"
Drake, "God's Plan"
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, "Shallow"
Kendrick Lamar and SZA, "All The Stars"
Post Malone feat. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, "The Middle"
Song of the Year
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe, "All The Stars"
Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane, "Boo'd Up"
Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron Latour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, "God's Plan"
Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton, "In My Blood"
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, "The Joke"
Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski, "The Middle"
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, "Shallow"
Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson, "This Is America"
The Best Metal Performance category seemed oddly on point for an institution with a tumultuous history with the genre and you can head here to learn how they finally got it right.
You can see a all of the previous years' metal winners below, as well as who we think really should have won it.
Metal Grammys Year by Year: Who Really Should Have Won