Beyoncé leads nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards

The former Destiny’s Child singer has nine nods, while Kendrick Lamar has been nominated in eight categories for his first album in five years

Beyoncé performing at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé performing at the 2017 Grammy Awards.Christopher Polk (getty)

The Recording Academy announced on Tuesday the nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards, which will take place on February 5 at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles. Leading the race is pop star Beyoncé, who has been nominated for nine prizes, including Album of the Year for Renaissance. If she wins three more Grammys, she will become the most awarded artist in the history of the Grammys, a title currently held by orchestra conductor Georg Solti.

Over her career, Beyoncé has been nominated for 88 Grammy Awards, which has made her and her husband, Jay-Z, the most nominated artists in Grammy history. But the former Destiny’s Child member has never won Album of the Year, something which could change at next year’s ceremony.

Other nominees at the 65th Grammy Awards include artists such as Adele, Harry Styles and Kendrick Lamar, who all released critically acclaimed albums in 2022. Rapper Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for eight prizes, including Album of the Year for Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, his first studio album in five years. The 30-year-old, who has won 14 Grammys Awards since 2013, is hoping to close the gap with Jay-Z and Kanye West, who have 24 and 21 Grammys respectively. Kanye West, who is embroiled in a scandal over anti-Semitic comments, has not been nominated for any awards for his 2022 album Donda 2.

The Grammy nominees also include music veterans such as Mary J. Blige, who is back on the scene after nine years, with six nominations, and ABBA. Despite being a global pop phenomenon, up until 2022, the Swedish band had only been nominated for one Grammy. For the 65th edition of the awards, the group has four nominations, including Best Album of the Year for Voyage.

British singer Adele, who has 15 Grammys to her name, is also back in the running with 30, her first album in six years. If she wins the coveted Album of the Year award, she will become the first woman to win the prize three times, surpassing Taylor Swift, who has won the gong twice.

Reggaeton idol Bad Bunny has also made history. On Tuesday, he became the first Latino artist to be nominated for Album of the Year for an all-Spanish record, Un Verano Sin Ti. Among the nominees for Best New Artist are Brazilian singer Anitta and Omar Apollo, who sings in English and Spanish.

The 65th Grammy Awards will pay tribute to Berry Gordy, the pioneer of the Motown label, and Smokey Robinson, one of the members of Los Milagros, one of the bands on the Motown label that changed the sound of Detroit forever.

Here’s a summary of the nominees in the biggest categories.

Album of the Year:

Voyage, ABBA

30, Adele

Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny

Renaissance, Beyoncé

Good Morning Gorgeous, 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

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 ft Lucius

Woman, Doja Cat

Bad Habit, Steve Lacy

The Heart Part 5, Kendrick Lamar

About Damn Time, Lizzo

As It Was, Harry Styles

Song of the Year:

ABCDEFU, Gayle

About Damn Time, Lizzo

All Too Well: The Short Film, Taylor Swift

As It Was, Harry Styles

Bad Habit, Steve Lacy

Break My Soul, Beyoncé

Easy On Me, Adele

God Did, DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend and Fridayy

The Heart Part 5, Kendrick Lamar

Just Like That, Bonnie Raitt

Best New Artist

Anitta

Omar Apollo

Domi and JD Beck

Muni Long

Samara Joy

Latto

Måneskin

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 Rap Album

God Did, DJ Khaled

I Never Liked You, Future

Come Home the Kids Miss You, Jack Harlow

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar

It's Almost Dry, Pusha T

Best Rock Album

Dropout Boogie, The Black Keys

The Boy Named If, Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Crawler, Idles

Mainstream Sellout, Machine Gun Kelly

Patient No 9, Ozzy Osbourne

Lucifer on the Sofa, Spoon

Best Alternative Music Album

We, Arcade Fire

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, Big Thief

Fossora, Bjork

Wet Leg, Wet Leg

Cool It Down, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Music Video

Easy On Me, Adele

Yet to Come, BTS

Woman, Doja Cat

The Heart Part 5, Kendrick Lamar

As It Was, Harry Styles

All Too Well: The Short Film, Taylor Swift

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