Bad Bunny & The 7 Other People Competing Against Themselves at 2020 Grammys

Alejandro Pedrosa
Bad Bunny

Sometimes your cup truly runneth over, like it did for these eight people who will be competing against themselves at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Bad Bunny. The Latin trap and reggaeton singer has two of the five nominees for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album: X 100PRE and Oasis, which reunites him with J Balvin. Bad Bunny received his first Grammy nom last year, for his role on "I Like It" alongside Cardi B and J Balvin.

J. Cole. The rapper has two of the five nominees for best rap performance. His hit "Middle Child" is competing with Dreamville's "Down Bad," on which he is featured along with J.I.D., BAS, EarthGang and Young Nudy. J. Cole has four Grammy noms this year, bringing his career total to 11. He has yet to win.

Manny Marroquin. Marroquin worked as an engineer/mixer on two of the eight record of the year nominees: Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" and Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower." Marroquin has three nominations this year, which brings his career tally to 28. He has won eight Grammys. This is the sixth time Marroquin has competed against himself at the Grammys. Remarkably, in 2004, he worked on three of the five album of the year nominees: Alicia Keys' The Diary of Alicia Keys, Usher's Confessions and Kanye West's The College Dropout.

Chris Gehringer. Gehringer was the mastering engineer on two of the eight album of the year nominees: Lana Del Rey's Norman F***ing Rockwell! and the deluxe edition of Lizzo's Cuz I Love You. Gehringer has three noms this year, bringing his career total to 13. He has yet to win. This is the fourth time Gehringer has competed against himself at the Grammys.

Dernst Emile II. Emile co-wrote two of the five songs that are vying for best R&B song: H.E.R's "Could've Been" (featuring Bryson Tiller) and Lucky Daye's "Roll Some Mo." Emile received his first Grammy nom two years ago: best traditional R&B performance for Mali Music's "Still."

Ethan Hulse. Hulse co-wrote two of the five songs that are vying for best contemporary Christian music performance/song: Danny Gokey's "Haven't Seen It Yet" and Zach Williams' "Rescue Story." Hulse was nominated in this category last year for co-writing Tauren Wells' "Known."

Bob Ludwig. Ludwig worked on two of the five nominees for best immersive audio album. He was the mastering engineer on both A Bad Think's The Savior and Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra's Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances. Ludwig has four nominations this year, which brings his career total to 31. (He has won 11 times.) This is the eighth time he has had double nominations in a category in the same year.

Donald Nally. Nally was the conductor on two albums by The Crossing that are vying for best choral performance: Boyle: Voyages and Smith, K: The Arc in the Sky. Nally has won in that category the last two years for his work on McLoskey: Zealot Canticles (2018) and Bryars: The Fifth Century (2017). He has five noms total.

2020 Grammy Awards


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