The 2023 GRAMMYs are less than three months away, and the Recording Academy is preparing fans for what’s to come! The full list of nominations is out, with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar leading the pack and first-time nominations for a few, including GloRilla.
According to the Recording Academy, about half of this year’s nominees are women, and more than half are people of color. CEO Harvey Mason Jr. says the list makes him feel very proud but conscious of maintaining “the work” they have done.
“This year, I’m pleased with the result and the voters did,” CEO Mason Jr. said, per CBS. “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.”
Next year’s show will go down on Sunday, February 5, in Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena. Keep scrolling to see which of the industry’s musical influences landed a slot (or several) on the nominations list:
Yoncè was on his neck in the latest nomination list, landing at nine and tying the record for the most-nominated artist of all time with 88 nominations. The singer shares her new record with her husband Jay-Z, who is also at 88 nominations after adding five more to his list this go-round.
Record Of The Year: Break My Soul
Album Of The Year: RENAISSANCE
Song Of The Year (for songwriting): Break My Soul
Best Dance/Electronic Recording: Break My Soul
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album: RENAISSANCE
Best R&B Performance: VIRGO’S GROOVE
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Plastic Off The Sofa
Best R&B Song (for songwriting): Cuff It
Best Song Written For Visual Media (songwriting for a motion picture, TV video games, etc.): be alive (from KingRichard
Kendrick Lamar (8)
Record Of The Year: The Heart Part 5
Album Of The Year: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Song Of The Year (for songwriting): The Heart Part 5
Best Rap Performance: The Heart Part 5
Best Melodic Rap Performance: Die Hard
Best Rap Song (for songwriting): The Heart Part 5
Best Rap Album: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Best Music Video: The Heart Part 5
Mary J. Blige (6)
Record Of The Year: Good Morning Gorgeous
Album Of The Year: Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)
Best R&B Performance: Here With Me ft. Anderson. Paak
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Good Morning Gorgeous
Best R&B Song (for songwriting): Good Morning Gorgeous
Best R&B Album: Good Morning Gorgeous
Best Rap Performance: pushing P with Gunna ft. Young Thug
Best Melodic Rap Performance x 2: Wait For U And also nominated as a featured artist on DJ Khaled’s Beautifulwhich also features SZA
Best Rap Song (for songwriting) x 2: pushing P and Wait For U
Best Rap Album: I never like you
Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical: Nominated for nine songs written, with six being on Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE
Record Of The Year: Nominated as part of Beyonce’s Break My Soul
Album Of The Year: Nominated as part of Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE and Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres
Song Of The Year (for songwriting): Break My Soul by Beyonce
Best Dance/Electronic Recording: Break My Soul by Beyonce
Best R&B Song (for songwriting): Cuff It by Beyonce
The singer-songwriter and producer created a Twitter thread explaining what the nominations represent for him – and it’s bigger than just an award!
I can barely keep my tear ducts from overloading. It’s not about a nomination or a trophy for me. I’m the orphan from Atlanta Ga. I have no parents I only have their pictures replaying in my mind. Some of those moments I can’t seem to remember like my mothers hands or myself
– THE-DREAM (@TheKingDream) November 15, 2022
DJ Khaled (6)
Song Of The Year: (for songwriting): God did
Best Rap Performance: God did
Best Melodic Rap Performance: Beautiful featuring Future and SZA
Best Rap Song (for songwriting): God did
Best Rap Album: God did
Album Of The Year: Nominated as a featured artist on Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous
Doja Cat (5)
Record Of The Year: woman
Best Pop Solo Performance: woman
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: I Like You (A Happy Song) with Post Malone
Best Rap Performance: Vegas
Best Music Video: woman
Record Of The Year: About Damn Time
Album Of The Year: Special
Song Of The Year (for songwriting): About Damn Time
Best Pop Solo Performance: About Damn Time
Best Pop Vocal Album: Special
Steve Lacey (4)
Record Of The Year—bad habit
Song Of The Year (for songwriting): bad habit
Best Pop Solo Performance: bad habit
Best Progressive R&B Album: Gemini rights
Uni Long (3)
Best New Artist
Best R&B Performance: Hrs & Hrs
Best R&B Song (for songwriting): Hrs & Hrs
Best Melodic Rap Performance: Nominated as a featured artist on Wait For U
Best Rap Song (for songwriting): Wait For U
Album Of The Year: Nominated as part of Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE
Best New Artist
Best Melodic Rap Performance: Big Energy (Live)
Latto reacted to her nominations on Twitter–letting fans know the honor had her bowling out of joy!
“I’m crying so bad right now!!! Never give up on your dreams y’all. Sh*t gone get rough…but DON’T GIVE UP” Latto tweeted. In a separate tweet, she wrote, “One thing about God!!”
Best Rap Performance: FNF (Let’s Go) with HitKidd
The rapper reacted to her first Grammy nomination with a lil’ shade at those who spoke ill about the track when it first dropped.
“The same song they were clowning me & my friends about saying we were ugly & dusty just got nominated for a Grammy,” GloRilla tweeted on Tuesday. “WHEN GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE YOU CANNOT FAIL.”
Summer Walker Reacts To Grammys Snub
Summer received a Grammy nod in the Album Of The Year category for her feature on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. However, despite her music’s popularity and replay value, the Recording Academy did not nominate the singer for her own music. She reacted to the news on her Instagram Story on Tuesday.
“& as for the Grammys for a 2nd time, the math is literally not mathing…I was gone post some numbers but it’s ok, at least the streets fuq with me,” Summer wrote. “Y’all always pack out every show & support every time I drop, so thanks for the love I do receive.”
Diana Ross secured a nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with Thank you.
Tems received nods in the Album Of The Year category for Beyoncé’s Renaissance and Best Melodic Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song for Wait For U.
Despite reports that Nicki Minaj’s Super Freaky Girl and Do We Have A Problem were on the nomination ballot, Nicki doesn’t appear on the final nomination list at all.
Want the full list of nominees? Click here. Congratulations to ALL the 2023 Grammys nominees!