At the upcoming ceremony, Brandi Carlile, ABBA, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Future, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, and more could win prizes.
The 2023 Grammy Award nominees have been revealed by the Recording Academy. With a total of nine nods, Beyoncé is in first place, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight. Future, Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, and Randy Merrill each received six nominations. Adele and Brandi Carlile each received seven nominations. As a result of his five nominations, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are now tied with 88 nominations each for the most by an artist in Grammy history.
Notably, the 2023 Grammy Awards will mark the first time since 2017, when Adele won all three categories, that Beyoncé and Adele will compete for Record, Album, and Song of the Year. The 2023 Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5. The full list of nominees is available here.
Three of the big four categories, Record of the Year (“Break My Soul”), Album of the Year (“Renaissance”), and Song of the Year (“Break My Soul”), are among Beyoncé’s nine nominations. Virgo’s Groove, Plastic Off the Sofa, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Song Written for Visual Media, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording (Break My Soul) were also nominated for her. She also received nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album (Renaissance), Best Dance/Electronic Recording (Break My Soul), Best R&B Performance (Virgo’s Groove), Best Traditional R&
Beyoncé is being nominated for the first time this year in the Dance/Electronic categories. When she won the Best R&B Performance Grammy at the 2021 Grammys, she surpassed the previous mark for the most Grammys won by a female artist. (Alison Kraus held the previous record with 27 awards.) Beyoncé currently holds 28 awards, and if she wins just three of her nine nominations, she will break the record for the most Grammys ever won by a single person.
Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the second-highest number of awards, including Record of the Year (“The Heart Part 5”), Album of the Year (“Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”), Song of the Year (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Rap Performance (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Die Hard”), Best Rap Song (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Rap Album (“Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”), and Best Music Video (” Lamar’s fourth straight solo album to receive nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album is Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. At the moment, he has won 14 Grammy awards.
For the first time since 2017, when she won Album of the Year for her album 25, as well as Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Hello,” Adele is once again a Grammy contender. This time, she has received seven nominations for her song “Easy on Me” in the categories of Record of the Year, Album of the Year (30), Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album (30), Best Music Video, and Best Music Film. The duo will compete at the 2019 Grammy Awards for the first time since Adele’s victory sweep attracted controversy in the music industry in 2017. During her acceptance speech for Album of the Year, Adele referred to Bey as “the artist of [her] life” and claimed Lemonade should have won.
Big Thief received a nomination for “Certainty” in the Best Alternative Music Performance category, along with Arctic Monkeys for “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for their song “Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” which features Perfume Genius. Florence and the Machine (“King”) and the UK duo Wet Leg (“Chaise Lounge”) are also up for awards in this category.
Additionally, Big Thief was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. Arcade Fire (WE), Björk (Fossora), Wet Leg (Wet Leg), and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are their rivals.
The recent remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Easy Lover” by indie favourite Four Tet received a nomination for Best Remixed Recording, and “Udhero Na” by Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar is up for Best Global Music Performance. The list of nominees for Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical includes Tobias Jesso Jr., and Koffee’s album Gifted is up for Best Reggae Album.