Celebrating the 🎉 TWELVE 🎉 Grammy nominees that were First on SoundCloud

Celebrating the 🎉 TWELVE 🎉 Grammy nominees that were First on SoundCloud

As the open global platform where 25 million-plus creators and tastemaker fans come together to move culture forward, it’s not surprising that even more artists who started on SoundCloud are being recognized on music’s biggest night for creating what’s next – and “best” – in rap, pop, R&B and Latin rock. 

Some of those journeys (Lil Nas X) seemingly happened quickly, while others like Lizzo’s were years in the making. But either way, these nominations represent the hustle that went into every upload and an industry that’s ready to pick up what you’re putting down.

When you upload a song on SoundCloud, there’s no telling where it can take you. And for the twelve artists below, it could be the Staples Center stage this Sunday night. So if you’re thinking about taking the plunge but haven’t pressed upload, this is the sign you were looking for. We can’t tell you how to score a gilded gramophone, but we can direct you to SoundCloud Pro Unlimited, our creator subscription that gives you unlimited upload time, full stats and the tools you need to get started on that path. 

Meet (& stream) the FOSC nominees for 2020 and then let us know who you think deserves to win by @ing us on Twitter.

Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper | Joined SoundCloud 2011

  • “Bad Idea” – Best Rap Song
Lizzo

Lizzo | Joined SoundCloud 2011

  • Best New Artist
  • “Exactly How I Feel” – Best R&B Performance
  • “Jerome” – Best Traditional R&B Performance
  • “Cuz I Love You” – Best Urban Contemporary Album & Album of the Year
  • “ Truth Hurts” – Record of the Year & Best Pop Solo Performance
Ella Mai

Ella Mai | Joined SoundCloud 2013

  • “Ella Mai” – Best R&B Album
Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle | Joined SoundCloud 2013

  • “Racks In The Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit Boy – Best Rap Performance & Best Rap Song 
  • “Higher” with DJ Khaled & John Legend – Best Rap Sung Performance
Da Baby

Da Baby | Joined SoundCloud 2015

  • “Suge” – Best Rap Song
Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish | Joined SoundCloud 2014

  • Best New Artist
  • “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” – Best Pop Vocal Album & Album of the Year
  • “Bad Guy” – Best Pop Solo Performance, Record of The Year & Song of the Year
Khalid

Khalid | Joined SoundCloud 2015

  • “Talk” – Record of the Yea
Post Malone

Post Malone | Joined SoundCloud 2014

  • “Sunflower” with Swae Lee – Best Pop Duo / Group Performance & Record of the Year

Lil Nas X | Joined SoundCloud 2015

  • Best New Artist 
  • “Panini” – Best Rap / Sung Performance
  • “Old Town Road” – Record of the Year & Best Pop Duo / Group Performance
  • “7” – Album of the Year
Young Thug

Young Thug | Joined SoundCloud 2012

  • “The London” – Best Rap Sung Performance
Tyler The Creator

Tyler The Creator | Joined SoundCloud 2016

  • “Igor” – Best Rap Album
Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny | Joined SoundCloud 2013

  • “X 100PRE” – Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album