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Presenting The 2021 Grammy Award Nominations for Rock and Metal

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Earlier today the nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced and I always like to dissect that lengthy summary to spotlight what has been nominated for the music that we are more in tune with here on the PiercingMetal website. That means I am taking the Rock, Metal and Alternative out of the pile and putting it on the side for your edification. Here now are the Grammy nominations for these categories which I culled from their resources directly.

Best Rock Performance – For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
SHAMEIKA – Fiona Apple
NOT – Big Thief
KYOTO – Phoebe Bridgers
THE STEPS – HAIM
STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard
DAYLIGHT – Grace Potter
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Announcing The Winners For The 2020 Harvey Awards

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The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards are proud to reveal the winners of this year’s awards in the following categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, and Best International Book. The Harvey Award winners are:

Book of the Year: DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)

Digital Book of the Year: THE NIB edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)

Best Children or Young Adult Book: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
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Announcing The 2020 Harvey Awards Hall of Fame Inductees

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The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards revealed this year’s inductees into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame in advance of the digital event livestreamed during New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. With seven recipients being honored: the legendary Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Buddha), award-winning illustrator Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Beasts of Burden), and the core members of the groundbreaking Milestone Media imprint, Dwayne McDuffie, Derek T. Dingle, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis.

“This is an incredible induction class for 2020, with a long overdue recognition for Tezuka, whose contributions to popular culture worldwide cannot be overstated,” said John Lind, co-chair of the Harvey Awards Steering Committee. “Congratulations to all the Harvey Awards inductees.”
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Announcing The Nominees For The 2020 Harvey Awards

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The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominations and opened the voting for the following categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, and Best International Book. The nominees for the 2020 Harvey Awards are:

Book of the Year:
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (First Second)
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (Drawn and Quarterly)
The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis (Drawn and Quarterly)
Invisible Kingdom Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Dark Horse Books/Berger Books)
Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram (Image Comics)
Making Comics by Lynda Barry (Drawn and Quarterly)
Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics)
Rusty Brown by Chris Ware (Pantheon Graphic Library)
Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)
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Presenting The 2020 Juno Awards Winners for Rock and Metal

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Last year, I had decided to add the Canadian Juno Awards nominations and winners list to the content being presented over on my lifestyle website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. Since they had a Metal and Rock category, I edited the winners list and presented it right here on PiercingMetal.com – This year I decided to also post the nominations but since they are also showcased in the winners rundown you don’t have to leave this page. Here are this years winners in the Rock, Alternative and Metal categories.

Alternative Album of the Year:
WINNER – PUP, “Morbid Stuff”
Black Mountain, “Destroyer”
Foxwarren, “Foxwarren”
Mac DeMarco, “Here Comes the Cowboy”
Orville Peck, “Pony”
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