The first round of Grammy nominees have been announced and out country singer Brandy Clark is in the running for Best Country Album and Best New Artist.
Brandy will be the first ever out lesbian to be nominated in the Best Country category. Her competition this year is Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Lee Ann Womack, and Miranda Lambert.
Also nominated is bisexual singer/songwriter Si, who is up for Record of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit ‘Chandelier’. If she wins either category, she’d be the first out bisexual artist to do so.
Out artists like k.d. lang, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Joan Osborne and Vanessa Carlton have been nominated for Record of the Year before, but none have won.