Yes, there are some other people nominated at Grammys 2020. But when the 62nd annual awards take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, it will really come down to a battle between Lizzo and Billie Eilish.
Singer-rapper Lizzo, who has the most nominations of any nominee with eight, and goth-pop princess Eilish, who has the second most nods with six (tied with Lil Nas X), will face off in all of the Big Four fields: Album, Record and Song of the Year, plus Best New Artist.
Before the envelopes are opened, here’s how these two ladies of the music moment stack up in some other categories.
Billie: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell
Lizzo: Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Billie: Los Angeles
NO. 1 SINGLE
Billie: “Bad Guy,” which finally ended the 19-week run of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” at No. 1.
Lizzo: “Truth Hurts,” which spent seven weeks at the top of the charts — the most ever by a solo female rapper.
Billie: “I’m the bad guy, duh”
Lizzo: “I’m 100 percent that bitch”
Billie: Avril Lavigne, Tyler, the Creator and Justin Bieber, who appeared on a “Bad Guy” remix. Then there’s the cast of “The Office,” whose dialogue is sampled on Eilish’s “My Strange Addiction.”
Lizzo: Missy Elliott, who she honored at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards; Jay-Z, whose 2001 hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” inspired her stage name; and Prince, who enlisted Lizzo for his 2014 album “Plectrumelectrum” while she was living in Minneapolis.
Billie: Baggy clothes, slime-green hair and clothes
Lizzo: Body-baring positivity, from a thong dress to booty shorts
Billie: Clothing design, with her Blohsh apparel line
Lizzo: Playing the flute, twerking
Billie: Her older brother Finneas, 22, who produced and co-wrote her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” A multi-instrumentalist who also has Eilish’s back onstage, he’s nominated for three Grammys with his sister, while also being up for Producer of the Year.
Lizzo: Ricky Reed, who produced and co-wrote “Truth Hurts,” “Good as Hell,” “Juice” and other Lizzo bangers, and Sam Harris, who also co-wrote several cuts from the album “Cuz I Luv You” that he produced with his alt-rock band X Ambassadors.
AT THE MOVIES
Billie: She will sing the latest James Bond theme song — the title tune of “No Time to Die,” which hits theaters on April 10.
Lizzo: After voicing the character of Lydia in the “UglyDolls” animated film in 2019, she played a stripper, Liz, in “Hustlers.”