2023 Grammy Nominations Announced

Today the nominations for the 2023 (65th edition) Grammy Awards were announced. The big story was Beyoncé who led the pack with nine nominations, but perhaps the untold story is the return of some of the older, established artists to the major awards.

The award ceremony will take place Sunday February 5th at the arena in Los Angeles, California.

Beyonce’s nine nominations gives her a total of 88 nominations. Incidentally her husband Jay-Z got five nominations this year as well – also giving him a total of 88 nominations. The couple is tied as the most-nominated artists in Grammys history.

Kendrick Lamar was second in most nominations with eight.

Recent years have seen an influx of younger (under 20 year old) artists such Billie Eliash and Olivia Rodrigo garner many nominations. This year artists such as Beyonce, ABBA, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, and Coldplay represented the 40+ year olds getting nominations in the big three categories (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year). Other established artists netting nominations in other categories were Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Norah Jones, Bryan Adams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Christina Aguilera, Aaron Neville, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Gov’t Mule, and Shaggy.

There have been some additional category changes. Most notably the addition of five new categories: Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media, Best Spoken Word Poetry Album, and Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical.

In addition there is a new Special Merit Award for Best Song for Social Change. The award will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Committee and is destined to reward songs that “contain lyrical content that addresses a timely social issue and promotes understanding, peacebuilding and empathy”.

Nomination Leaders

The following are the artists with the most nominations:

  • Nine: Beyoncé
  • Eight: Kendrick Lamar
  • Seven: Adele, Brandi Carlile
  • Six: Mary J. Blige, Future, Harry Styles, DJ Khaled, Teri Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant (songwriter), Randy Merill (engineer)

Major Categories

The following are the Big Four General categories

1. Record Of The Year

Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

  • 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 Featuring Lucius
  • Woman: Doja Cat
  • Bad Habit: Steve Lacy
  • The Heart Part 5: Kendrick Lamar
  • About Damn Time: Lizzo
  • As It Was: Harry Styles

2. Album Of The Year

Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s).

  • 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

3. Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • 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)
    Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant & Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • Easy On Me
    Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
    Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled Featuring 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)

4. Best New Artist

This category recognizes an artist whose eligibility-year release(s) achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.

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

Complete Nominations List

The complete list of Grammy Nominations can be found here:

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