The Recording Academy has announced its 2023 Grammy Awards nominees. Beyoncé leads the pack with a total of nine nods, while Kendrick Lamar follows with eight. Adele and Brandi Carlyle each received seven nominations, while Future, Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, and Randy Merrill each received six nominations. Jay Z, who has received five nominations, is now tied with Beyoncé for the most nominated artists in Grammy history, with both being nominated 88 times in total.
Notably, the 2023 Grammy Awards will be the first time Beyoncé and Adele have competed head-to-head for Record, Album and Song of the Year since 2017, when Adele swept all three categories. The next Grammys will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023 in Los Angeles. Find the full list of candidates here.
Beyoncé’s nine nominations include three in the four major categories: Record of the Year (“Break My Soul”), Album of the Year (“Break My Soul”).Renaissance), and song of the year (“My Soul Crash”). It also received nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Recording (“Break My Soul”), and Best Electronic Dance Music Album (“Break My Soul”).Renaissance), Best R&B Performance (“Virgo’s Groove”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Plastic Off the Sofa”), Best R&B Song (“Cuff It”), Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Be Alive”).
This year marks the first time Beyoncé has been nominated in the Dance/Electronic categories. At the 2021 Grammys, she broke the record for most Grammys won by a female artist when she took home the award for Best R&B Performance. (The previous record holder was Alison Krauss, with 27 awards.) Beyoncé currently has 28 trophies, and if she wins only three awards by With her nine nominations, she holds the individual record for most Grammy Awards of all time.
With the second largest list of nominations, Kendrick Lamar won Album of the Year (“The Heart Part 5”), Album of the Year (Mr. Spirits and Big Steppers), Song of the Year (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Rap Performance (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Rap Melody Performance (“Die Hard”), Best Rap Song (“The Heart Part 5”), Best Rap Album (Mr. Spirits and Big Steppers), and Best Music Video (“The Fifth Part of the Heart”). Mr. Spirits and Big Steppers is Lamar’s fourth consecutive solo album to be nominated in both the Album of the Year and Best Rap Album categories. He currently has 14 Grammy wins under his belt.