Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, And More ‘Voice’ Stars We’re Rooting For At The Grammys
The 2019 Grammys air this Sunday, and fans of The Voice have quite a few reasons to watch. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and other current and former coaches have Grammy nominations this year. A couple of past contestants have even earned nods from the Recording Academy.
It just goes to show how much talent is packed into those spinning chairs each week. Check out who’s nominated below, and get your ballots ready for Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
1. Kelly Clarkson
The American Idol alum and two-time winning coach on The Voice is nominated in the Best Pop Vocal Album category for her album Meaning of Life. She’s up against fellow pop powerhouses Ariana Grande, Pink, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, and Shawn Mendes.
2. John Legend
Next season’s newest Voice coach already has an EGOT, but another Grammy for the shelf wouldn’t hurt. He and the Jesus Christ Superstar cast, including Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper, are nominated in the Best Musical Theater Album category this year.
3. Adam Levine
That’s right, the Recording Academy decided to reward Maroon 5 and Cardi B for putting “Girls Like You” in your head for six months straight. The song is nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
4. Blake Shelton
Technically, Blake himself isn’t nominated this year, but his songwriters are. “I Lived It,” off his album Texoma Shore, is nominated in the Best Country Song category. If the song wins, Grammys will go to Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and Ben Hayslip.
5. Christina Aguilera
Christina, who was an original coach on The Voice, has two nominations at this year’s Grammys. She and Demi Lovato are nominated for their song “Fall in Line” in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. Her song “Like I Do” with Goldlink is also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
6. Pharrell Williams
The former coach is nominated this year for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Notable titles he had a hand in creating include “Apeshit” by The Carters, Sweetener by Ariana Grande, and No One Ever Really Dies from his own band N.E.R.D.
7. Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea, who was a coach on The Voice‘s digital series “The Comeback Stage,” is nominated for Best Country Album for Unapologetically. She and fellow coach Kelly Clarkson are currently on tour together with Voice winner Brynn Cartelli.
8. Nicolle Galyon
You may remember Nicolle from Season 2 of The Voice, competing on Team Adam. As AXS points out, she’s one of two former contestants nominated at the Grammys this year. Nicolle co-wrote the Dan + Shay song “Tequila,” which is nominated for Best Country Song.
9. Koryn Hawthorne
Koryn was a Season 8 contestant on Team Pharrell. Her song “Won’t He Do It,” from her debut album Unstoppable, is nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song at this year’s Grammys.
10. Alicia Keys
The former Voice coach isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she still received a pretty big honor. Alicia is hosting the whole show! She’s the first female host in 14 years. After last year’s dearth of female nominees and winners, this is a refreshing change.