Beyoncé, Kendrick, GloRilla And More

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:

Beyonce (9)

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

Future (6)

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

Dream (6)

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!

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

Lizzo (5)

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 Yearbad 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

Drake (3)

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

Latto (2)

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!!”

GloRilla (1)

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!


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