The "Call Me By Your Name" MV got so much love.
Lil Nas X is headed to the Grammys! The singer’s debut studio album Montero was released in September 2021, and it got the recognition it deserved when the 2022 Grammy nominees were announced on Nov. 23. Not only are fans so proud of Lil Nas X, but he’s so proud of himself. His reactions to his nominations were so, so hype.
Lil Nas X scooped up four nominations this year across a number of major categories. His song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” received a nod for Record of the Year alongside stars like Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, and more. Additionally, the full album was nominated for Album of the Year. “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” is also being considered for Song of the Year. Meanwhile, his “Industry Baby” collab with Jack Harlow received a nomination for Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Lil Nas X could have played it cool, but he did just the opposite. He had no problem sharing his sheer excitement, and with each consecutive nomination, his tweets became more impassioned. You can see his first reaction below.
Fans were right there with him and his other NSFW tweets (ahem). His supporters flooded Twitter with excited tweets about the four nominations. “INDUSTRY BABY NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY WHAT AHHHHHHH,” one fan tweeted.
“Really glad @LilNasX got the nomination he deserved,” another supportive fan said.
Fans loved how candid Lil Nas X was about his nominations. One fan wrote, “Sometimes I forget @LilNasX is famous, dude's so down to earth. Congrats on the nominations by the way! Well deserved & we're all rooting for you to win!”
This will hardly be Lil Nas X’s first (Grammys) rodeo. At the 2020 show, he was nominated for a whopping six awards, including Best New Artist. His most recent round of nominations exemplify his staying power, and I’m so here for it.