Queer Artists like Lil Nas X Nominated for Top Grammy Awards

Queer Artists Nominated for Top Grammy Awards

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The 2022 Grammy nominations are here, and queer artists are nominated for some of the biggest awards of the year.

Before the release of the nominations, the Recording Academy’s CEO Harvey Mason said this year’s awards would embrace “the spirit of inclusion.”

Lil Nas X’s song “‘Montero (call me by your name)” is nominated for song of the year, record of the year, and best music video. The song’s title is in reference to the 2017 gay romance film Call Me By Your Name.


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In total, Lil Nas X‘s projects are nominated for five of the major music awards, including for album of the year for his debut studio album, “Montero.”

He took to Twitter to say he’s grateful even to be nominated.

Brandi Carlile is also nominated for record and song of the year for “Right on Time” and “A Beautiful Noise,” respectively. Carlile is also nominated five times.


Meanwhile, there are duo/group nominations as well.

Lady Gaga earned several nods this year. Her song “I Get a Kick Out of You,” with Tony Bennett is nominated for the record of the year. Bennett and Gaga also snagged nods in the album of the year for “Love for Sale,” and best pop duo/group performance.


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Country star T.J. Osborne, of Brothers Osborne, earned two nominations after coming out as gay earlier this year. The Brothers Osborne are nominated for best country album and best country duo/group performance. The song nominated for best country duo/group performance is “Younger Me,” in which T.J. tells his younger self it’s alright to live as his authentic self.


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GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis celebrated the news of the inclusive nominees. “The vast inclusion of LGBTQ artists amongst this year’s Grammy nominees — including Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, and many others — highlights not only a growing shift in cultural acceptance but also the dominant impact that LGBTQ artists are making across the music industry,” she said in a statement.

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While many are celebrating, some fans are upset that Miley Cryus’ “Plastic Hearts” didn’t receive a single nomination. She took to Twitter to share a list of great artists who have never received a nomination. She noted she’s in good company.

When are The 64th Annual Grammy Awards?

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 31st, 2022 live from the Crypto.com Arena (currently known as the Staples Center.).

Check out some of the nominated songs below!

Queer Artists Nominated for Top Grammy Awards
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