The 2023 Grammy nominees have been revealed. The 65th annual Recording Academy Awards are due to take place on the 5th February 2023 in LA’s Crypto.com Arena.
This year, the Recording Academy have introduced five new awards, these include Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media, and Best Spoken Word Poetry Album. Alongside these, a Special Merit Award will be given for Best Song for Social Change.
Beyonce takes the lead this year with a total of 9 nominations taking her career total to a staggering 88 nominations. Beyonce who has won 28 Grammy awards so far has this year been nominated for Record, Album and Song of the Year, Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Best R&B Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Remixed Recording.
For the first time since 2017, Adele and Beyonce are nominated in the same categories for the Grammy Awards. After the release of her highly anticipated album 30, Adele has been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards including the big three, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Her other Grammy nominations include Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Music Video and Best Music Film.
Following the release of his album Harry’s House in May 2022, Harry Styles has had an incredibly successful year, with his single ‘As It Was’ reaching #1 and his sell-out world tour ‘Love On Tour’ which has now been extended to 2023. His Grammy nominations include, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Music Video, Best Engineered Album – Non Classical.
With five nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, Lizzo could add to her Grammy collection. Lizzo released her 2022 album Special in July 2022 with the lead single ‘About That Time’ receiving nominations for Record and Song of the Year. In total, Lizzo is nominated for 5 Grammy’s, these include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Sam Smith has 4 Grammy wins to their name already and this year they are hoping to receive another with their nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Their song ‘Unholy’ featuring Kim Petras has reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts and has become a viral success on the social media platform, Tik Tok. With over 250 million Spotify streams, and 1.8 million videos created on Tik Tok with ‘Unholy’ as the sound, it’s nomination is definitely well deserved. Sam Smith has also announced a UK tour in 2023 named ‘Gloria’ after their upcoming album, Sam will be performing in venues such as the O2 Arena London and AO Arena Manchester with tickets available now from gigsandtours.com.
Muse have been nominated for their heavier track ‘Kill Or Be Killed’ in the category Best Metal Performance. Muse released their album Will Of The People earlier this year and subsequently announced their world tour where they will make stops in Plymouth, Huddersfield and Milton Keynes. Tickets are available here.
British indie-rock band, Wet Leg, are paving their way through the music industry with their four nominations at the 2023 Grammy Awards. The duo who formed in 2019, gained media attention from their debut single ‘Chaise Longue’. The duo are currently performing on their sold-out headline tour and next year will be supporting Harry Styles on his Love On Tour shows, as well as playing support for Pulp in their Finsbury Park show. Their nominations include Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album – Non Classical.
Steve Lacy is hoping for his first Grammy win in 2023, he is nominated for four awards. His hit single ‘Bad Habit’ has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Solo Album. His album Gemini Rights has also received a nomination for Best Progressive R&B Album.
Arguably the most famous a cappella group, Pentatonix have been nominated in the category Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for their album Evergreen. The group have won all 3 Grammy awards that they have previously been nominated for. Pentatonix will also be performing in the UK in May 2023, tickets are available here.
Florence and The Machine are nominated for Best Alternative Performance for their song ‘King’. The Grammy-nominated song comes from their 2022 album Dance Fever. The band are currently on their UK tour. Get the last few tickets for the shows here.
Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía has been nominated for two Grammy Awards these are, Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album and Best Music Film. Her album Motomami has been incredibly popular worldwide especially on Tik Tok. It is her Motomami (Rosalia Tik Tok Live Performance) which has been nominated for Best Music Film.
Other notable nominations include Doja Cat (Record of the Year), ABBA (Album of the Year), Kendrick Lamar (Song of the Year) Maneskin (Best New Artist), Bad Bunny (Best Pop Solo Performance), Coldplay & BTS (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance), Dianna Ross (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album), Bonobo (Best Dance/Electronic Recording), Diplo (Best Dance/Electronic Album, Snarky Puppy (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album), IDLES (Best Rock Performance), Megadeth (Best Metal Performance), Brandi Carlisle (Best Rock Song), Ozzy Osbourne (Best Rock Album), Arctic Monkeys (Best Alternative Music Performance), Björk (Best Alternative Music Album), Muni Long (Best R&B Performance), Snoh Aalegra (Best Traditional R&B Performance) Jazmine Sullivan (Best R&B Song), Jack Harlow (Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album), Moonchild (Best Progressive R&B Album).