The pair were both put up for awards in the four biggest categories which has never happened to two artists in the same year while Eilish has also become the youngest artist nominated in these categories.
The artists are both being nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.
Only 10 artists have ever had this honor before including Cyndi Lauper in 1985, Mariah Carey in 1991 and most recently Sam Smith in 2015.
Lizzo earned eight Grammy nominations making her the most nominated artist of the year. On top of the big four categories, she’s also up for Best Pop Solo Performance (“Truth Hurts”), Best R&B Performance (“Exactly How I Feel” featuring Gucci Mane), Best R&B Performance (“Jerome”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Eilish meanwhile has earned six nominations and is the youngest artist to ever receive nominations in the four big categories. The other two categories Eilish is up for include Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Guy”) and Best Pop Vocal Album.
“I could have bet you money that would never happen,” Eilish told ET. “I still haven’t thought about it. I don’t think I will be on stage, you know? I think it’s so weird when people think they’re going to be huge. God, that’s so weird. I never in a million years would have thought this sh*t would happen.”
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards are taking place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. You can check out all of the categories and nominees here.
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