Nipsey Hussle is deceased and Michelle Obama is not a performing artist. But they both earned Grammy award nominations on Wednesday.
The slain rapper is up for 3 Grammy nominations, eight months after his tragic death in Los Angeles. The Grammy nominations were announced on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Hussle earned three Grammy nods in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance categories for his appearance on DJ Khaled's "Higher" with John Legend.
Former first lady Michelle Obama is nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for her best-selling memoir "Becoming."
Alicia Keys, who is the proud mom of a LGBT+ child, will return to host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020. She is pictured with Mrs. Obama at the 61st annual Grammys last year.
Pop singer Lizzo leads all Grammy nominations with 8. The morbidly obese "Truth Hurts" singer expressed her excitement, tweeting in all caps, "This has been an incredible year for music and I'm just so thankful to even be part of it. We are all winners."
One-hit rapper Lil Nas X earned 3 Grammy nominations, including record of the year, album of the year and best new artist for his "Old Town Road" remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "No f-cking way," Nas X tweeted on Wednesday.