2020 Rock and Alternative Grammy Nominations

It is that pivotal time of year when artists are heaved into the spotlight and officially recognized for the highly-praised pieces that they have released. Some notable nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards include alt-rock giants (and RSU Radio regulars) Vampire Weekend, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Big Thief, and Brittany Howard. For the album of the year, Bon Iver’s i,i and Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride are among the nominations. Bon Iver’s sweet and melancholic single “Hey Ma” is also up for record of the year.

Here are all of the rock and alternative Grammy nominations:

Best Rock Performance 

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

Best Rock Song

Tool – Fear Inoculum
The 1975 – Give Yourself a Try
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Best Rock Album

Bring Me the Horizon – amo
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues
The Cranberries – In the End
I Prevail – Trauma
Rival Sons – Feral Roots

Best Alternative Music Album

Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
James Blake – Assume Form
Bon Iver – i,i
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride
Thom Yorke – ANIMA