We Got the Pynk: Queer Women Rule the 2019 Grammy Nominations

#TwentyGayTeen delivers!

#TwentyGayTeen is really going out with a bang: The 2019 Grammy Awards nominations are here, and they’re quite possibly queerer than ever.

Though rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the official leaders of this year’s Grammy noms—with eight and seven nods each, respectively—LGBTQ women received some major recognition in a few significant categories. Pansexual queen Janelle Monáe (above) got an Album of the Year nod for Dirty Computer, her masterpiece of a record jam-packed with super sexy queer anthems, and out singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile received a nom in the same category for her most recent album, By The Way, I Forgive You.

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Carlile’s lead single, “The Joke,” scored a nod for Best Song of the Year, and the sapphic AF music video for Monáe’s “Pynk” also nabbed a Best Music Video nom. Get it, girls!

The goodness doesn’t stop there: Queer alt rocker St. Vincent picked up a few nods, including Best Alternative Album for Masseduction and Best Rock Song for its catchy title track.

Also included in the hella queer nominees list was trans artist Sophie (below), whose futuristic pop album, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, scored the Scottish-born singer a nod for Best Dance/Electronic Album of 2018.

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“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit single from the A Star Is Born soundtrack, was nominated for both Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media. Gaga herself picked up five nominations in total. (Unfortunately, the Star Is Born soundtrack in its entirety was released too late in 2018 to be eligible for this year’s Grammys cycle.) The Call Me By Your Name soundtrack even scored a nom for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Of course, we have to give props to some of our fave allies to the LGBTQ community: Country artist Kacey Musgraves is also in the running for Album of the Year for Golden Hour, and “Thank U, Next” queen Ariana Grande received a few nods for songs off of her most recent album, Sweetner.

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Head to the official Grammys website for the full list of nominations, and tune into the awards on Sunday, February 10, when they’ll air live from the Staples Center in L.A. at 8/7c on CBS.

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