Frank Sinatra’s seven nominations for record of the year, with one win for the majestic ballad “Strangers in the Night” (1966), and Nancy Sinatra’s 1967 duet with her dad on “Somethin’ Stupid,” which also topped the Billboard Hot 100, brought together a masterful father-daughter collaboration.
Nat “King” Cole’s country-shaded ballad “Ramblin’ Rose” earned him a 1962 nomination. His daughter Natalie Cole won in 1991 with their posthumous collaboration on “Unforgettable.”
The Mamas and The Papas saw John and Michelle Phillips nominated for record of the year in 1966 for their smash hit “Monday, Monday.” It was a No. 1 on the Hot 100. And 25 years later, Wilson Phillips (featuring Chynna Phillips) received a nod for song of the year. They achieved it with their chart-topping “Hold On”.
Debby Boone earned a record of the year nomination for her 1977 megahit “You Light Up My Life”. She had been preceded in this regard by none other than her dad Pat Boone and his 1957 hit “Love Letters in The Sand”.
And now we have Miley Cyrus’s smash hit “Flowers.” The song is an artistic collaboration from Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson. Both have already co-produced Harry Styles’ Grammy-nominated single “As It Was.”
How big is Flowers to get the Record of the Year award?
There is a real chance that this track, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and U.K. Singles Chart, will be nominated for record of the year. This makes it a hat-trick of Grammy nominees for Harpoon and Johnson! Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus will join very select group of musicians. That is if their song “Flowers” is nominated for record of the year at the Grammy Awards. Only Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy and Nat King Cole and his daughter Natalie have each received nominations for a major award in that category.
DO’H! – A Final Thought
I mean, come on, how cool is that? I can already see myself telling my kids about the legendary father-daughter duos who have achieved Grammy nominations for record of the year. And now, we might just have another one to add to the list with Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Flowers.” This track has taken the world by storm, reaching number one on both sides of the Atlantic. If it does get nominated for record of the year, it will be a true testament to the Cyrus family’s musical talent and legacy. But the real question is, will this father-daughter duo bring home the win? Only time will tell. Are you rooting for “Flowers” to win record of the year?