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Grammys: Beyoncé Leads With Nine Nominations as She and Jay-Z Tie for Most Nominations in History

Beyoncé’s dance album has twirled to the highest of the Grammys listing: She’s the main contender on the 2023 Grammy Awards with 9 nominations.

The pop star’s home effort Renaissance is up for album of the yr whereas her No. 1 hit, “Break My Soul,” earned bids for tune and file of the yr. She additionally earned three R&B nominations, one for her Oscar-nominated observe “Be Alive” and two within the dance class — a primary for the singer.

Beyoncé’s profession whole of 88 nominations units a brand new file — one tied by her husband Jay-Z.

He earned 5 nominations this yr, together with two for his work on Renaissance and three for his visitor look on DJ Khaled’s “God Did.”

“Seeing Beyoncé with that amount of nominations — it just blows me away. It’s a testament to who she is, the talent she has (and) the iconic music she’s put out over the years,” Recording Academy president Harvey Mason jr. mentioned in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“To think about that power couple, holy macro,” Mason jr. continued. “I added it up: It’s 176 nominations between the two of them. Can you imagine them sitting at the show together? If one of them wins, the other one’s going to be like, ‘I got to win. I got to get another one.’ It’s going to be fun to watch.”

Beyoncé is ready to make historical past when the Grammys air on Feb. 5, 2023 — she’s received 28 awards and will surpass late conductor Georg Solti’s 31-win file.

Kendrick Lamar follows Beyoncé with eight nominations, together with bids for album, file and tune of the yr. Neither he nor Beyoncé, nevertheless, have ever received album of the yr.

For the highest prize, Renaissance and Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will battle Adele’s 30, Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, Lizzo’s Special, Brandi Carlile’s In These Silent Days, Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres, Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) and shock nominee Voyage, ABBA’s closing album and first of recent music in over 40 years.

ABBA surprised final yr once they earned a file of the yr nomination for “I Still Have Faith In You” — which seems on Voyage and earned the Swedish group their first-ever Grammy nomination. They scored one other file of the yr nomination this yr with “Don’t Shut Me Down,” pitting the tune towards No. 1 hits like “Break My Soul,” Styles’ “As It Was,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” Adele’s “Easy on Me” and Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit.” Other nominees embody Doja Cat’s “Woman,” Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Carlile and Lucius’ “You and Me on the Rock” and Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous,” which was co-written and co-produced by R&B star H.E.R.

“Break My Soul,” “As It Was,” “About Damn Time,” “Easy on Me,” “Bad Habit” and “The Heart Part 5” additionally scored nominations for tune of the yr — awarded to songwriters — together with Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version),” GAYLE’s “abcdefu,” Bonnie Raitt’s “Just Like That” and “God Did” by DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Fridayy.

None of the most effective new artist contenders scored nominations within the high three classes. But this yr’s new class contains rapper Latto, Italian rock band Måneskin, R&B singer-songwriter Muni Long, Brazilian performer Anitta, rapper-actor Tobe Nwigwe, Mexican-American singer-songwriter Omar Apollo, British rockers Wet Leg, jazz singer Samara Joy, bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle and virtuosic jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck.

Adele earned seven nominations, together with file, album and tune of the yr nods in addition to greatest pop solo efficiency, greatest pop vocal album, greatest music video and greatest music movie for her Emmy-winning live performance Adele One Night Only. Carlile tied the British diva, incomes bids for album and file of the yr, together with a number of nods within the American roots and rock classes.

Styles, DJ Khaled, Future, singer-songwriter The-Dream, engineer Randy Merrill and Blige — who earned her first nominations because the 2015 Grammys — scored six nominations every.

Swift, who made historical past as the one feminine solo artist to win album of the yr 3 times, is gunning for her first-ever tune of the yr win with the re-release of “All Too Well,” initially a part of her 2012 Red album. The tune’s music video, which stars actors Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien and was directed by Swift, is nominated for greatest music video. Swift can be up for greatest nation tune for “I Bet You Think About Me,” which seems on the re-recorded model of Red, and greatest tune written for visible media for “Carolina,” from the Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack.

Controversial nominees this yr embody Dave Chappelle, who’s nominated for greatest comedy album with The Closer, his Emmy-nominated particular that drew backlash for his jokes concerning the trans neighborhood. Louis C.Okay., who received greatest comedy album this yr for his 2020 comedy particular by which he joked concerning the sexual misconduct revelations towards him, is competing for the award once more together with his self-released 2021 comedy particular, Sorry.

Lady Gaga scored two nominations for her contributions to the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack, whereas Viola Davis — who has received an Oscar, an Emmy and two Tonys — will get nearer to EGOT standing this yr together with her first Grammy nomination. She’s up for greatest audiobook, narration and storytelling recording for her memoir, Finding Me.

Other stars who picked up nominations embody Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Amanda Gorman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jim Gaffigan and Patton Oswalt.

Major snubs embody Ed Sheeran, who didn’t earn any nominations for his fifth album =. Instead, he’s nominated for greatest pop duo/group efficiency for his featured vocals on Camila Cabello’s “Bam Bam.”

Though Bad Bunny made historical past with the primary Latin album to be nominated for album of the yr with the best-selling Un Verano Sin Ti, he was shut out of file and tune of the yr and his large hits, “Tití Me Preguntó” and “Me Porto Bonito” (with Chencho Corleone), earned zero nominations. His three nominations embody greatest música urbana album and greatest pop solo efficiency for “Moscow Mule,” which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Morgan Wallen’s record-breaking sophomore album Dangerous, which remains to be within the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, was eligible for the 2022 Grammys however nonetheless launched new hits eligible this yr, although he didn’t get any nominations. Kanye West additionally earned zero nods although he launched Donda 2 in February, although the album wasn’t simply or broadly out there for audiences.

Though Drake didn’t submit his newest album for Grammy rivalry, he earned 5 nominations due to his visitor appearances on Future’s “Wait for U,” Beyoncé’s Renaissance and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs.” Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak, aka Silk Sonic, didn’t submit their R&B album for the Grammys after successful huge earlier this yr, however .Paak nonetheless earned two nods for his look on Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous.

The 2023 Grammys will air reside on CBS from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. First-round voting runs by way of Oct. 13-Oct. 23, whereas final-round voting runs by way of Dec. 14-Jan. 4, 2023. Songs and albums launched between Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022 had been eligible for nomination.

“It’s really about celebrating music and utilizing music to bring people together. We are going to use Grammy week, and really every week, to make a difference. When you see all these different artists and the different types of people from all different parts of the country, parts of the world, all collectively coming together to spread joy, spread some love and have some fun on Grammy night, this is what music does,” Mason jr. mentioned. “On Grammy night, you’re going to see the miracle of music at work.”



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