LGBTQ women dominated this year’s Grammy nominations, with artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Lady Gaga, and Brandi Carlile securing multiple nominations.
Bridgers, a bisexual singer-songwriter, received four nominations: Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Kyoto,” and Best Alternative Album for Punisher. Carlile, a lesbian country artist, received two nominations: one for Best Country Song with her group, The Highwomen, for their song “Crowded Table” and another for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Carried Me With You” from the movie Onward.
Lady Gaga also took home two nominations: Best Pop Vocal Album for Chromatica and Bets Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Rain on Me” with Ariana Grande.
Other queer women who received Grammy nominations include Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, who secured Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Stay High,” Best Alterative Music Album for Jaime, Best R&B Performance for “Goat Head,” and Best American Roots Performance for “Short and Sweet;” and country artist Brandy Clark, who secured Best Country Solo Performance for “Who I Thought I Was” and Best Country Album for Your Life is a Record.
Rounding out the LGBTQ nominees, Rufus Wainwright was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Unfollow the Rules, Jonathan Groff for Best Musical Theater Album for his work on the Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack, and Rachel Maddow and Ronan Farrow for Best Spoken Word Album for their reading of Blowout and Catch and Kill, respectively.