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Grammy nominations announced

By | Published on Wednesday 16 November 2022

Grammy Awards 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards are out. All 91 categories. Beyonce is leading the pack with nominations in nine of them. Three of those are in the only four categories anyone actually pays attention to (she’s been overlooked for Best New Artist yet again). Kendrick Lamar is just behind her with eight nods, also including three in the big four categories.

Beyonce is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for ‘Break My Soul’; Album Of The Year and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for ‘Renaissance’; Best R&B Performance for ‘Virgo’s Groove’; Best Traditional R&B Performance for ‘Plastic Off The Sofa’; Best R&B Song for ‘Cuff It’; and Best Song Written For Visual Media for ‘Be Alive’ from the film ‘King Richard’.

She gets mentions in other categories too. The Terry Hunter remix of ‘Break My Soul is up for Best Remixed Recording; Nija Charles is up for Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical for her work on songs including Beyonce’s ‘Cozy’; The-Dream is also up for that category, with six of the nine songs he’s being recognised for written for Beyonce; and Boy 1da is up for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for tracks including Beyonce’s ‘Heated’.

Basically, it’s likely to be a big old Beyonce party in February. Unless she ends up winning nothing, which is also possible. Although that seems unlikely. Hell, she’ll probably win in categories where she’s not even nominated.

Kendrick Lamar, if you’re wondering, is up for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video. He should probably get all of those, so maybe it will actually be a Kendrick Lamar party and Beyonce will go home empty handed. We’ll see (she won’t).

The nominations for Best New Age, Ambient Or Chant Album, by the way – that’s the prize for “albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings” – are Will Ackerman’s ‘Positano Songs’; Paul Avgerinos’ ‘Joy’; Madi Das & Dave Stringer With Bhakti Without Borders’ ‘Mantra Americana’; Cheryl B Engelhardt’s ‘The Passenger’; and White Sun’s ‘Mystic Mirror’.

You can see all of the very long list of nominations here. The ceremony will take place on 5 Feb. And here’s who’s up for those big four awards:

Record Of The Year 
Abba – Don’t Shut Me Down
Adele – Easy On Me
Beyonce – Break My Soul
Mary J Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous Brandi
Carlile – You And Me On The Rock (feat Lucius)
Doja Cat – Woman
Steve Lacy – Bad Habit
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5
Lizzo – About Damn Time
Harry Styles – As It Was

Album Of The Year 
Abba – Voyage
Adele – 30
Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Beyonce – Renaissance
Mary J Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous
Brandi Carlile – In these Silent Days
Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres
Kendrick Lamar – Mr Morale & The Big Steppers
Lizzo – Special
Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Song Of The Year 
Gayle – ABCDEFU (songwriters: Sara Davis, Gayle and Dave Pittenger)
Lizzo – About Damn Time (songwriters: Lizzo, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin and Theron Makiel Thomas)
Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (songwriters: Liz Rose and Taylor Swift)
Harry Styles – As It Was (songwriters: Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon and Harry Styles)
Steve Lacy – Bad Habit (songwriters: Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby and Steve Lacy)
Beyonce – Break My Soul (songwriters: Beyonce, The-Dream and Christopher A Stewart
Adele – Easy On Me (songwriters: Adele and Greg Kurstin)
DJ Khaled – God Did (feat Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend and Fridayy) (songwriters: Tarik Azzouz, E Blackmon, Khaled, F LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts and Nicholas Warwar)
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5 (songwriters: Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar and Matt Schaeffer)
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That (songwriters: Bonnie Raitt)

Best New Artist 
Omar Apollo
DOMi & JD Beck
Muni Long
Samara Joy
Tobe Nwigwe
Molly Tuttle
Wet Leg