It’s time: Nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards arrive today. Stay tuned on this page as we update the nominations in real time this afternoon.
Last month, the ballot papers were sent out to Grammy voters, and it included a few surprises. After winning four major awards last year for the single “Keep The Door Open” – even before the album’s release – Bruno Mars and Anderson didn’t perform. Evening with Silk Sonic to look in it. Meanwhile, Beyoncé performed Renaissance Her lead single “Break My Soul” is in the Dance/Electronic categories, and looks to expand her massive life from the Grammys into unconquered territories. (Back in 2020, Beyoncé set the record for most Grammy Awards held by an artist, winning Best R&B Performance for Black Parade.)
For the first time since 2017, Beyoncé could find herself competing with Adele, her album 30 qualified this year. As you may recall, upon receiving the Album of the Year Grammy for its predecessor, 25Adele tearfully called Beyoncé “an artist [her] Life” she deserved to win the title.
Elsewhere, after a year of booking Afraid (Taylor version) In consideration of the Grammys, Taylor Swift chose to send Red (Taylor version) In the categories Album of the Year and Best Country Album. She also submitted “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (short film)” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year consideration, and “I Bet You Think of Me (Taylor Version) (from Vault)” for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. In particular , red It was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 2014 Grammys but won neither.
Besides the usual categories, the Recording Academy introduced five new 2023 awards: Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical; Best Alternative Musical Performance; Best Americana Performance; The best soundtrack for video games and other interactive media; And the best poetry album by the spoken word. There will also be a special Merit Award titled Best Song for Social Change.
Last year, the Grammys ended its practice of secret panel nominations in the Big Four categories after protests from artists like The Weeknd and Drake, who are continuing their boycotts of the awards in 2023. The Música Urbana Album and Global Music Performance categories also made their debuts. Last year, along with an inclusion rider bringing in more staff from groups that have been “historically and systematically excluded from the industry,” the Recording Academy’s formulation. The Academy also expanded its voting pool to include more voters from “traditionally underrepresented groups.”