8 Global Citizens Were Nominated for Grammy Awards This Year
These artists prove that activism and music go hand in hand.
Musicians and activists from John Legend to Beyoncé will be recognized for their musical accomplishments this awards season. The 2020 Grammy Award nominations feature a wide variety of artists who have worked and performed with Global Citizen.
Among the list of Grammy Award nominees are breakout artists Lizzo and Billie Eilish, who were both nominated for Best New Artist and are set to perform at Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream on Sept. 26.
Join us in celebrating these Global Citizens at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26.
Lizzo, who received the most nominations overall, with eight in total, was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her 2017 song “Truth Hurts,” as well as Album of the Year for "Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)." In addition to being successful in her musical career, the artist recently volunteered at a food bank in Melbourne to help out victims of the bushfires in Australia.
2. Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish followed with six nominations for Record and Song of the Year for the hit “Bad Guy” and Album of the Year for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Eilish teamed up with Global Citizen in November to combat climate change by offering her fans free tickets through Global Citizen’s Rewards platform.
3. Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City.
Shawn Mendes is being recognized for his duet with Camila Cabello in “Senorita,” which has earned a nomination for Best Pop Duo Performance. Mendes performed at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, where he advocated for education and performed his hit song “In My Blood.” The singer is also taking part in Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream this year.
4. John Legend
John Legend, who recently hosted and performed at Global Citizen Prize 2019 in London, was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his holiday album “A Legendary Christmas.” Legend has worked with Global Citizen to end cash bail in New York and performed at the Global Citizen Festival in 2013 and 2018.
5. Ed Sheeran
Long-time Global Citizen Ed Sheeran received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for “No. 6 Collaborations Project.” Sheeran performed at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York and headlined the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Beyoncé, who headlined the 2018 Global Citizen Festival along with Ed Sheeran in Johannesburg, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for her soundtrack for The Lion King remake. She also co-founded Chime for Change, an organization promoting the rights and education of women and girls around the world.
7. Cardi B
Cardi B performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Sept. 29, 2018.
Cardi B was nominated for Best Rap Performance for her and Offset’s song “Clout.” She previously performed at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, where she talked about ending extreme poverty, encouraging audience members to help win the fight.
Last but not least, singer-songwriter H.E.R. is also being recognized for her music this year. H.E.R. received nominations for Record and Song of the Year for “Hard Place” and Album of the Year for “I Used to Know Her.” She performed at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival and Global Citizen Prize in December, and is set to perform again at Global Goal Live this year.