For the first time ever, all nominees for the Grammy award in the Best Rock Performance category are female.

The nominees for Best Rock Performance are Fiona Apple (“Shameika”), Phoebe Bridgers (“Kyoto”), Brittany Howard (“Stay High”), Grace Potter (“Daylight”), sister trio HAIM (“The Steps”) and group Big Thief (“Not”).

In the Best Country Album category, every nominee is a also woman or a group fronted by a woman. The nominees in this category are Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and the group Little Big Town.

Overall, female artists lead the nominations for the 2021 Grammys.

Beyoncé leads the pack this year with nine nominations, followed by Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, both tied at six nods. Howard follows with five nominations, while Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish and Bridgers are all tied with four nods.

Notably, all nominees in the Best New Artist category are female and/or people of color.

(Photo: Sachyn Mital)

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