The Recording Academy went live over social media this afternoon to announce this year's Grammy Awards nominees, recruiting celebs that included nominees themselves to help dole out the nods. One of those artists, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, read off the nominees for a number of pop categories, but was held back for a moment when she was finished so that Harvey Mason Jr., chairman and interim president/CEO of the Academy, could let her know that she, too, had been nominated earlier in the livestream. He also gave her a hint to stick around and listen up for the general category nominees, "just in case" her name was up for something there, too.
Meg's reaction was easily the best part of the event. Given that it was completely live, we got a pure, unfiltered look at how the artist received the most exciting news of her career, and I loved every second.
Dua Lipa, too, who's nominated for no less than six awards this year, was surprised with her nominations during the livestream, following up with her own excitable celebration:
We're overall pretty satisfied with the nominees this year; Beyoncé's "Black Is King" received a lot of attention, important recognition given the year of unrest we've endured, and Harry Styles also received his first ever Grammy nominations for his second album, "Fine Line." How anyone is supposed to choose between that and Taylor Swift's "folklore" is beyond me.
Though Meg's was obviously the best, here's how other nominees celebrated their achievements: