As music followers decide aside the 2023 Grammy Awards nominations, check out some enjoyable details about this yr’s contenders.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z could possibly be thought-about the queen and king of the Grammys: They now tie for many nominations in Grammy historical past with 88 nods every. Beyoncé has gained 28 awards and Jay-Z has 24. And even Blue Ivy Carter is a Grammy winner — on the 2021 present she picked up greatest music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” a win she shared together with her mom.
YOU CAN DANCE, YOU CAN JIVE
ABBA is having the time of their lives on the Grammys. After incomes their first-ever nomination on the 2022 present, the Swedish pop stars are again in robust type on the 2023 present. ABBA scored nominations for album of the yr and greatest pop vocal album with Voyage, whereas “Don’t Shut Me Down” — perhaps a literal message to voters — is up for file of the yr and greatest pop duo/group efficiency.
Mary J. Blige can be having enjoyable on this Grammys dancery: The R&B icon scored six nominations, together with bids for album and file of the yr. The final time Blige gained a Grammy? It was on the 2009 present.
ED + SHEERAN = NO GRAMMY LOVE
Ed Sheeran has launched 5 albums, however just one has competed for album of the yr on the Grammys. That doesn’t change this yr.
His newest album, =, didn’t decide up a nomination for album of the yr or greatest pop vocal album. None of the songs have been nominated both — as an alternative, his singular nomination is for his visitor look on Camila Cabello’s lukewarm hit, “Bam Bam.”
BAD FOR BAD BUNNY
Yes, Bad Bunny made historical past on the Grammys by having the primary Latin album compete for album of the yr with Un Verano Sin Ti, nevertheless it seems like taking two steps again when realizing his worldwide hits — “Tití Me Preguntó” and “Me Porto Bonito” — didn’t earn nominations for music or file of the yr.
This yr’s R&B classes lack one thing particular: The younger feminine singers who personal their narratives and sexuality in music type.
While Summer Walker earned an album of the yr nod for her work on Kendrick Lamar’s album and Ella Mai is up for her visitor look on Babyface’s “Keeps on Fallin’” — the singers didn’t earn nominations for their very own albums or songs. Joining the membership are Chlöe, Ari Lennox, Kehlani and SZA, who dominated streaming providers with the hit “I Hate U.”
CERTIFIED GRAMMY BOY
Drake can’t escape the Grammys although he’s tried.
He didn’t submit his house-heavy album, Honestly, Nevermind, for awards, however he nonetheless earned 4 nominations. He’s competing for album of the yr for co-writing “Heated” from Beyoncé’s Renaissance and his visitor look on Future’s “Wait for U” earned him bids for greatest melodic rap efficiency and greatest rap music, the place he’s additionally nominated for his work on Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs.”
Anderson .Paak additionally didn’t submit his album with Bruno Mars, An Evening with Silk Sonic, for Grammys consideration, however he’s nonetheless current among the many nominees. He’s nominated twice for his work on Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous.
TIKTOK-ing TO THE GRAMMYS
After changing into a spot the place many individuals uncover music, TikTok has a Grammy nomination.
Spanish singer Rosalía is competing for greatest music movie for her dwell efficiency of her album Motomami on the social media platform. The efficiency can be nominated for greatest lengthy type music video on the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards, going down Thursday.
TikTok additionally helped rising rapper GloRilla rating a Grammy nom: Her music with producer Hitkidd, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” blew up on the video-sharing app and now it’s nominated for greatest rap efficiency.
Speaking of feminine rappers, Nicki Minaj exploded on social media when The Hollywood Reporter revealed that her smash hit, “Super Freaky Girl,” was rejected by the Grammys’ rap committee and despatched to pop.
The music didn’t earn a nomination for greatest pop solo efficiency Tuesday, however what’s worse? Latto — who Minaj referred to as out for having a pop-leaning music that stayed within the rap class with “Big Energy” — picked up a nomination for greatest melodic rap efficiency for the hit music. Latto can be up for greatest new artist, an award Minaj was nominated for on the 2012 present.
Doja Cat, who gained her first Grammy earlier this yr, can be repping for feminine rappers. She’s nominated for greatest rap efficiency for “Vegas” from the Elvis soundtrack. Her hit “Woman” additionally scored nominations for file of the yr, greatest pop solo efficiency and greatest music video, whereas her collaboration with Post Malone, “I Like You (A Happier Song),” is up for greatest pop duo/group efficiency.
AIN’T NO GRAMMY HIGH ENOUGH?
Diana Ross has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys however she’s by no means gained a aggressive award.
That may change — she’s competing for greatest conventional pop vocal album with Thank You. It’s her first nomination because the 1983 awards.
Her competitors consists of Kelly Clarkson’s When Christmas Comes Around…, Michael Bublé’s Higher, Norah Jones’ I Dream of Christmas (Extended) and Pentatonix’s Evergreen.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
The yr’s nominees embody a batch of first-time contenders, together with Machine Gun Kelly, Summer Walker, Carly Pearce, Kim Petras, GAYLE, Måneskin, Blxst, Zach Bryan and extra.
Mastering engineer Randy Merrill will compete with himself 3 times for album of the yr.
He labored on three nominated albums, together with Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, Adele’s 30 and Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres. Merrill can be a double nominee in file of the yr for his work on the No. 1 hits “As It Was” and “Easy on Me.”
Rapper-singer Future can even compete with himself on the Grammys. He’s a double nominee in two classes: greatest melodic rap efficiency (“Wait for U,” “Beautiful”) and greatest rap music (“Wait for U,” “pushin P”).
Jazz musician Terri Lyne Carrington can be a double nominee in the very best jazz instrumental album class. She’s the one lady to ever win the award in Grammy historical past.
A slew of well-known people not identified for his or her work within the music business are competing for Grammys, together with Viola Davis, who will get an inch nearer to EGOT standing. Other nominees embody controversial figures like Dave Chappelle and Louis C.Ok. in addition to Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Amanda Gorman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jim Gaffigan and Patton Oswalt.
Speaking of well-known, Kendrick Lamar’s music video for “The Heart Part 5”— which used deepfake expertise to rework the rapper into figures like Will Smith, Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle, O. J. Simpson and Jussie Smollett — is nominated for greatest music video.
COLDPLAY’S WARM TOUCH
BTS earned single Grammy nominations on the 2021 and 2022 reveals, however now they’re up for 3 honors and have a greater probability of successful their first Grammy — due to Coldplay.
The Ok-pop group is up for greatest pop/duo group efficiency for “My Universe” with Coldplay. The collaboration additionally helped BTS earn a nod for album of the yr since Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres is in rivalry. And BTS scored a greatest music video nomination for “Yet to Come.”
Selena Gomez additionally seems on Coldplay’s album, thus incomes herself a nomination. It’s her second Grammy nomination — she was up for greatest Latin pop album earlier this yr with Revelación. 2022 additionally gave Gomez her first Emmy nomination as a producer on the hit Hulu collection Only Murders within the Building.
ROCK STAR BRANDI CARLILE
Brandi Carlile has gained Grammys within the nation music and American roots classes. Now she has an opportunity to rock within the rock classes.
Carlile scored nominations for greatest rock music and greatest rock efficiency for “Broken Horses.” Her seven nods embody album and file of the yr, together with greatest Americana album and efficiency, and greatest American roots music.
H.E.R., THE PRODUCER-SONGWRITER, REEMERGES
After successful 5 Grammys for her personal songs, R&B star H.E.R. is returning to the Grammys in robust songwriting and producing type.
For her behind-the-scenes work on Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous album, H.E.R. earned nominations for album of the yr, file of the yr and greatest R&B music.
Oscar-winning H.E.R. can be nominated for her personal work — she’ll compete for greatest dance/digital recording with “Intimidated,” her collaboration with KAYTRANADA.
YOUNG THUG and GUNNA
Though they’re behind bars in a racketeering prison case, rappers Gunna and Young Thug scored two Grammy nominations. They’re competing for greatest rap music and greatest rap efficiency with the hit “pushin P,” which additionally options rapper-singer Future. The music peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.