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2023 Grammys: Beyoncé ties nominations record as academy adds 5 new categories

Beyoncé has propelled herself into the very best Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a number one 9 nominations Tuesday, making her tied — together with her husband Jay-Z — as essentially the most nominated music act within the historical past of the awards present.

Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” reeled in record and tune of the year nominations, whereas “Renaissance” — which ventured into the world of dancehall music — netted an album of the year nod. With Jay-Z additionally incomes 5 nods this year, every partner now holds the record for essentially the most Grammy nominations at 88 apiece.

Kendrick Lamar got here away with the second-most nominations, with eight. Adele and Brandi Carlile each obtained seven nods. Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Future, DJ Khaled, The-Dream and mastering engineer Randy Merrill every picked up six. 

The ceremony might be held Feb. 5 in Los Angeles. The Grammys will air stay at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and stream stay and on-demand on Paramount+.


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Nearly half of this year’s main nominees — introduced by the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly and Smokey Robinson —are ladies and greater than half are individuals of colour, in keeping with the recording academy. 

“This makes me feel very proud, but it makes me conscious of the fact that we have to maintain the work we have done,” mentioned Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s CEO. He mentioned there have been strides within the peer-driven voting system and elevated membership, however he nonetheless believes extra progress may be made.

“This year, I’m pleased with the result and work the voters did,” he continued. “We have almost 13,000 voters now. It’s really important work. I’m pleased to think they spent the time listening to the music and evaluating. I think you see by the type of nominations that they are not only going for just popular music or music that has a lot of streams. It’s just music of high quality.”

The academy added a particular tune for social change and 5 new categories together with songwriter of the year, which Harvey says will additional assist diversify the sixty fifth version of the annual awards. Final voting will happen from Dec. 14–Jan. 4.

The non-classical songwriter class will acknowledge one particular person who was the “most prolific” non-performing and non-producing songwriter for a physique of new work throughout an eligibility year. It will take a distinct method than tune of the year, which awards the songwriters who wrote the lyrics or melodies to at least one tune.

Harvey mentioned implementing the songwriters class is a “significant” step ahead for the music trade. Last year, a rule replace allowed that any songwriter, producer, engineer or featured artist on a piece nominated for album of the year may finally earn a nomination.

“The academy and voters are placing a high importance on the craft of songwriting,” Harvey mentioned of the new class, during which nominees embody The-Dream, Amy Allen, Nija Charles, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Laura Veltz. “Personally, as a songwriter, I’m happy to see it being a significant part of our process. We realize that songwriting is at the heart of our industry. It’s one of the building blocks for every artist’s career.”

Beyoncé, essentially the most adorned lady in Grammy historical past with 28 wins, may break the late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti’s record for many awards received if she wins 4 awards. Solti, who has 31 Grammys, has held on to the record since 1997.

For the primary time in Beyoncé’s lauded career, she’ll be nominated within the dance class. Her seventh studio project “Renaissance” is up for finest dance-electronic music album and “Break My Soul” is nominated for finest dance-electronic recording. Other nominations embody finest R&B tune for “Cuff It,” R&B efficiency for “Virgo’s Groove,” conventional R&B efficiency for “Plastic Off the Sofa” and tune written for visible media for “Be Alive,” the Oscar-nominated tune from the “King Richard” soundtrack.

Merrill grabbed two nominations within the record of the year class for the second straight year for his work on Adele’s “Easy on Me” and Styles’ “As It Was.” It’s additionally his first time being nominated 3 times in the identical year for album of the year.

Three of Jay-Z’s nominations got here by means of DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” a tune that includes Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy. The monitor is up for finest rap efficiency and rap tune together with tune of the year, which additionally has Jay-Z nominated for his writing efforts on Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.” The rapper additionally obtained a nod for album of the year for his work on his spouse’s “Renaissance” album.

Nominees in different categories embody:

Record of the Year

  • “Don’t Shut Me Down” — ABBA
  • “Easy on Me” — Adele
  • “BREAK MY SOUL” — Beyoncé
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous” — Mary J. Blige
  • “You and Me on the Rock” — Brandi Carlile that includes Lucius
  • “Woman” — Doja Cat
  • “Bad Habit” — Steve Lacy
  • “The Heart Part 5” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “About Damn Time” — Lizzo
  • “As It Was” — Harry Styles

Album of the Year

  • Voyage  ABBA
  • 30 — Adele
  • Un Verano Sin Ti — Bad Bunny
  • RENAISSANCE — Beyoncé
  • Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) — Mary J. Blige
  • In These Silent Days — Brandi Carlile
  • Music of the Spheres — Coldplay
  • Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — Kendrick Lamar
  • Special — Lizzo
  • Harry’s House — Harry Styles

Song of the Year

  • “abcdefu” — Sara Davis, GAYLE & Dave Pittenger, songwriters (GAYLE)
  • “About Damn Time” — Melissa “Lizzo” Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin & Theron Makiel Thomas, songwriters (Lizzo)
  • “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film) — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • “As It Was” — Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon & Harry Styles, songwriters (Harry Styles)
  • “Bad Habit” — Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby & Steve Lacy, songwriters (Steve Lacy)
  • “BREAK MY SOUL” — Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant & Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • “Easy on Me” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
  • “GOD DID” — Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled that includes Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
  • “The Heart Part 5” — Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Just Like That” — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

Best New Artist

  • Anitta
  • Omar Apollo
  • DOMi & JD Beck
  • Samara Joy
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • Muni Long
  • Tobe Nwigwe
  • Molly Tuttle
  • Wet Leg

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Voyage — ABBA
  • 30 — Adele
  • Music of the Spheres — Coldplay
  • Special — Lizzo
  • Harry’s House — Harry Styles

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

  • RENAISSANCE— Beyoncé
  • Fragments — Bonobo
  • Diplo — Diplo
  • The Last Goodbye — ODESZA
  • Surrender — RÜFÜS DU SOL

Best Rock Song

  • “Black Summer” — Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • “Blackout” — Brady Ebert, Daniel Fang, Franz Lyons, Pat McCrory & Brendan Yates, songwriters (Turnstile)
  • “Broken Horses” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
  • “Harmonia’s Dream” — Robbie Bennett & Adam Granduciel, songwriters (The War On Drugs)
  • “Patient Number 9” — John Osbourne, Chad Smith, Ali Tamposi, Robert Trujillo & Andrew Wotman, songwriters (Ozzy Osbourne that includes Jeff Beck)

Best Alternative Music Album

  • WE — Arcade Fire
  • Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You — Big Thief
  • Fossora — Björk
  • Wet Leg — Wet Leg
  • Cool It Down — Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best R&B Performance

  • “VIRGO’S GROOVE” — Beyoncé
  • “Here with Me” — Mary J. Blige that includes Anderson .Paak
  • “Over” — Lucky Daye
  • “Hrs & Hrs” — Muni Long
  • “Hurt Me So Good” — Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song

  • “CUFF IT” — Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Beyoncé, Mary Christine Brockert, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Morten Ristorp, Nile Rodgers & Raphael Saadiq, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous” — Mary J. Blige, David Brown, Dernst Emile II, Gabriella Wilson & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (Mary J. Blige)
  • “Hrs & Hrs” — Hamadi Aaabi, Dylan Graham, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell, Brandon John-Baptiste, Priscilla Renea, Isaac Wriston & Justin Nathaniel Zim, songwriters (Muni Long)
  • “Hurt Me So Good” — Akeel Henry, Michael Holmes, Luca Mauti, Jazmine Sullivan & Elliott Trent, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
  • “Please Don’t Walk Away” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

Best Rap Performance

  • “GOD DID” — DJ Khaled that includes Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend & Fridayy
  • “Vegas” — Doja Cat
  • “pushin P” — Gunna & Future that includes Young Thug
  • “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” — Hitkidd & GloRilla
  • “The Heart Part 5” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Song

  • “Churchill Downs” — Ace G, BEDRM, Matthew Samuels, Tahrence Brown, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Jack Harlow & Jose Velazquez, songwriters (Jack Harlow that includes Drake)
  • “GOD DID” — Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled that includes Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
  • “The Heart Part 5” — Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar, & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • “pushin P” — Lucas Depante, Nayvadius Wilburn, Sergio Kitchens, Wesley Tyler Glass & Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters (Gunna & Future that includes Young Thug)
  • “WAIT FOR U” — Tejiri Akpoghene, Floyd E. Bentley III, Jacob Canady, Isaac De Boni, Aubrey Graham, Israel Ayomide Fowobaje, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Mule, Oluwatoroti Oke & Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Future that includes Drake & Tems)

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Heartfirst” — Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Something in the Orange” — Zach Bryan
  • “In His Arms” — Miranda Lambert
  • “Circles Around This Town” — Maren Morris
  • “Live Forever” — Willie Nelson

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • The Evening : Live at APPARATUS — The Baylor Project
  • Linger Awhile — Samara Joy
  • Fade to Black — Carmen Lundy
  • Fifty — The Manhattan Transfer with The WDR Funkhausorchester
  • Ghost Song — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Música Urbana Album

  • TRAP CAKE, VOL. 2 — Rauw Alejandro
  • Un Verano Sin Ti — Bad Bunny
  • LEGENDADDY — Daddy Yankee
  • La 167 — Farruko
  • The Love & Sex Tape — Maluma

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

  • El Alimento — Cimafunk
  • Tinta y Tiempo — Jorge Drexler
  • 1940 Carmen — Mon Laferte
  • Alegoría — Gaby Moreno
  • Los Años Salvajes — Fito Paez
  • MOTOMAMI — Rosalía

Best American Roots Song

  • “Bright Star” — Anaïs Mitchell, songwriter (Anaïs Mitchell) 
  • “Forever” — Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott, songwriters (Sheryl Crow)
  • “High and Lonesome” — T Bone Burnett & Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
  • “Just Like That” — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)
  • “Prodigal Daughter” — Tim O’Brien & Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell)
  • “You and Me on the Rock” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius)

Best Americana Album

  • In These Silent Days — Brandi Carlile
  • Things Happen That Way — Dr. John
  • Good to Be… — Keb’ Mo’
  • Raise the Roof — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Just Like That… — Bonnie Raitt

Best Global Music Album

  • Shuruaat — Berklee Indian Ensemble
  • Love, Damini — Burna Boy
  • Queen of Sheba — Angélique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf
  • Between Us… (Live) — Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley that includes Manu Delago
  • Sakura — Masa Takumi

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

  • Black Men Are Precious — Ethelbert Miller
  • Call Us What We Carry: Poems — Amanda Gorman
  • Hiding in Plain View — Malcolm-Jamal Warner
  • The Poet Who Sat by the Door — J. Ivy
  • You Will Be Someone’s Ancestor. Act Accordingly. — Amir Sulaiman

Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media

  • “Aliens: Fireteam Elite” — Austin Wintory, composer
  • “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök” — Stephanie Economou, composer
  • “Call of Duty®: Vanguard” — Bear McCreary, composer
  • “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” — Richard Jacques, composer
  • “Old World” — Christopher Tin, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media 

  • “Be Alive” [from “King Richard”] — Beyoncé & Darius Scott Dixson, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • “Carolina” [from “Where the Crawdads Sing”] — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • “Hold My Hand” [from “Top Gun: Maverick”] — Bloodpop® & Stefani Germanotta, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • “Keep Rising (The Woman King)” [from “The Woman King”] — Angélique Kidjo, Jeremy Lutito & Jessy Wilson, songwriters (Jessy Wilson that includes Angélique Kidjo)
  • “Nobody Like U” [from “Turning Red”] — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, Grayson Villanueva)
  • “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” [from “Encanto”] — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Carolina Gaitán [La Gaita], Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & “Encanto” cast)

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Amy Allen
  • Nija Charles
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.
  • The-Dream
  • Laura Veltz

Best Classical Compendium

  • An Adoption Story — Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley; Jeff Fair, Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley, producers
  • Aspire  JP Jofre & Seunghee Lee; Enrico Fagone, conductor; Jonathan Allen, producer
  • A Concert for Ukraine  Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; David Frost, producer
  • The Lost Birds — Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

For an entire record of nominations in all 27 fields and 91 categories, go to www.grammy.com.

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