January 28, 2023

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2023 Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Adele Lead Nominees

The Recording Academy has announced its 2023 Grammy Awards nominees. Beyoncé leads the field with nine total nods, while Kendrick Lamar follows with eight. Adele and Brandi Carlile each received seven nominations, with Future, Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant and Randy Merrill each receiving six nominations. Jay-Z, who received five nominations, now ties with Beyoncé for the most-nominated artist in Grammy history, as both have been nominated a total of 88 times.

Notably, the 2023 Grammy Awards will mark the first time Beyoncé and Adele have gone head-to-head in the Record, Album, and Song of the Year categories since 2017, when Adele won all three categories. The upcoming Grammys ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023 in Los Angeles. The full list of nominees can be found here.

Beyoncé’s nine nominations include three in four broad categories: Record of the Year (Break My Soul), Album of the Year (Renaissance), and Song of the Year (Break My Soul). She also received nominations for 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 (“Cuff It”) and Best Visual Media Song (“Be Alive”).

This year, Beyoncé was nominated for the first time in the dance/electronic categories. At the 2021 Grammys, she broke the record for most Grammys won by an artist when she took home the award for Best R&B Performance. (The previous record holder was Alison Kraus with 27 awards.) Beyoncé currently has 28 trophies, and if she wins just three awards from her nine nominations, she will hold the solo record for most Grammy wins of all time.

With the second largest list of nominations, Kendrick Lamar is Record of the Year (The Heart Part 5), Album of the Year (Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers), Song of the Year (The Heart Part 5″) “), Best Rap Performance (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Die Hard”), Best Rap Song (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Rap Album (Mr . Morale & the Big Steppers) and Best Music Video (“The Heart Part 5”). “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is Lamar’s fourth consecutive solo album to be nominated for both Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. He currently has 14 Grammy wins under his belt.