2020 Grammy nominations: Gary Clark Jr., Tool, Vampire Weekend and more

Killswitch Engage, Brittany Howard, and The 1975 are also up for awards.

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The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards yesterday. Acts like Gary Clark Jr., Vampire Weekend and Killswitch Engage are up for awards in the rock and metal categories.

Gary Clark Jr.’s This Land has earned him a nomination in four categories, namely ‘Best Music Video’, ‘Best Contemporary Blues Album’, ‘Best Rock Performance’ and ‘Best Rock Song’. This puts the Austin native in the same category as Rival Sons and Bones UK, who are also up for nomination for ‘Best Rock Performance’.

Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s Mettavolution is in the running for ‘Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’, while Yola, Tool, Vampire Weekend, The 1975 and Brittany Howard are also up for ‘Best Rock Song’.

See the rock and metal nominations below:

Best Rock Performance

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

Best Metal Performance

  • Astorolus – The Great Octopus – Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi
  • G 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

The 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony takes place 26 January 2020. Find the full list of nominations here.


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