The 62nd Grammy Award nominations were revealed on Wednesday morning with front runners including Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X who were all nominated for best new artist.
These most recent nominations seem to spark a shift in the music industry as the nominees become more diverse in many ways.
USC students reflected upon how these nominations stray from past years and may even signal possible changes in the industry.
Students looking for inspiration don’t have to look far to find it, as two USC professors in the Thornton School of Music were nominated for Grammys.
Sara Gazarek, an adjunct professor of Jazz Voice, was nominated for best jazz vocal album for her record “Thirsty Ghost,” which she self-released in August.
The Grammy Awards will be held on January 26th at the Staples Center.