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2023 Grammy Nominations

Welcome to the 65th Annual Grammys – at least, that’s how host Trevor Noah will introduce the Grammys on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 7pm EST. This year has by far been one of the largest in music with so many new releases, tours announced, and plenty of records broken (take that, COVID!). Let’s break down some of the most popular categories and their 2023 nominees:

Record of the Year:

Often confused with the Song of the Year, the Record of the Year recognizes a specific recording of a song as well as the artists, producers, and sound engineers involved with the creation of that particular song. This category has been present in the Grammys ceremony ever since the first ceremony in 1959.

→ Nominees:

  • Don’t Shut Me Down (ABBA)
  • Easy On Me (Adele)
  • BREAK MY SOUL (Beyoncé)
  • Good Morning Gorgeous (Mary J. Blige)
  • You And Me On The Rock (Brandi Carlile feat. Lucius)
  • Woman (Doja Cat)
  • Bad Habit (Steve Lacy)
  • The Heart Part 5 (Kendrick Lamar)
  • About Damn Time (Lizzo)
  • As It Was (Harry Styles)

Album of the Year:

Emerging during the 1st Grammys in 1959, the Album of the Year award honors an entire long playing (LP) album – from the songs to the production, the entire album’s team is honored with this award.

→ Nominees:

  • Voyage (ABBA)
  • 30 (Adele)
  • Un Verano Sin Ti (Bad Bunny)
  • RENAISSANCE (Beyoncé)
  • Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) (Mary J. Blige)
  • In These Silent Days (Brandi Carlile)
  • Music Of The Spheres (Coldplay)
  • Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (Kendrick Lamar)
  • Special (Lizzo)
  • Harry’s House (Harry Styles)

Song of the Year:

Describing the composition of a song as well as the songwriters who wrote the song, the Song of the Year category first came to light in 1959 during the 1st Grammys.

→ Nominees:

  • abcdefu (Sara Davis, GAYLE, Dave Pittenger – songwriters)
  • About Damn Time (Melissa “Lizzo” Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin, Theron Makiel Thomas – songwriters)
  • All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film) (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift – songwriters)
  • As It Was (Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon, Harry Styles – songwriters)
  • Bad Habit (Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby, Steve Lacy – songwriters)
  • BREAK MY SOUL (Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Christopher A. Stewart – songwriters)
  • Easy On Me (Adele Adkins, Greg Kurstin – songwriters)
  • GOD DID (Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts, Nicholas Warwar – songwriters with DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend, Fridayy)
  • The Heart Part 5 (Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kenrick Lamar, Matt Schaeffer – songwriters)
  • Just Like That (Bonnie Raitt – songwriter)

Best New Artist:

This award, given out every year except for 1 (1990, when it was found that artist Milli Vanilli didn’t contribute to their vocals to their own album whatsoever), is awarded to a performing artist who establishes their public identity as an artist and has released a minimum of 5 singles/tracks (or one album) in the time period required to be eligible for this award.

→ Nominees:

  • Annita
  • Omar Apollo
  • DOMi & JD Beck
  • Muni Long
  • Samara Joy
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • Tobe Nwigwe
  • Molly Tuttle
  • Wet Leg

With plenty of nominees in each category and the anticipation building by the minute, this year’s Grammys are sure to be exciting … tune in on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 7pm EST on CBS to catch the 65th Annual Grammys and place your bets now – who will win the most popular categories?!

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