2023 Grammy nominations are here: Beyoncé leads while others are snubbed

The nominations for music’s biggest night, the Grammys, are here. The official nominations were announced on Tuesday November 15, and many artists received first time nominations. Some were expected, others were surprises, and others are on their way to break records.

Beyoncé scored nine nominations for her album RENAISSANCE and her song “Be Alive” from the film King Richard, leading the number of nominations. These nominations bring her to a total of 88 nominations, tying her for the most nominations in history with her husband JAY-Z. Kendrick Lamar followed closely behind with eight nominations.

As with any award show nomination list, there is always a discussion about people and projects that were snubbed, those who people feel don’t deserve nominations and those who maybe don’t fit into the category. And in recent years, fans and artists have chosen to boycott the Grammys due to controversy over the voting and nomination process of the Recording Academy. Many artists chose not to submit their work to be considered for nominations as a result. 

This year is sure to be no different. With nominations now out, social media will be ablaze talking about what was chosen and what was left out. Which will only continue after the actual awards show. Especially the major categories of Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. 

Some of the biggest award categories nominees are: 


“Don’t Shut Me Down” – ABBA

“Easy On Me” – Adele

“Break My Soul” – Beyoncé

“Good Morning Gorgeous” – Mary J. Blige

“Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy

“You And Me On The Rock” Brandi Carlile featuring Lucious

“Woman” – Doja Cat

“The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

“About Damn Time” – Lizzo

“As It Was” – Harry Styles


Voyage – ABBA

30 – Adele

Un Verano Si Ti – Bad Bunny 


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


“Abcdefu” – GAYLE

“About Damn Time”- Lizzo

“All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” – Taylor Swift

“As It Was” – Harry Styles

“Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy

“Break My Soul” – Beyoncé

“Easy On Me” – Adele

“God Did” – DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend and Fridayy

“The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

“Just Like That” – Bonnie Raitt

Many of the same artists have nominations in all three categories so one could take a clean sweep and win every major category of the night. Or there could be some surprises and be some surprise winners of the night. The Beyoncé and Adele is deja-vu to the 2017 awards where they faced off following Adele’s 25 and Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Adele even talking about Beyoncé’s album in her acceptance speech for album of the year.

Best New Artists is another major category that causes discussion of course.



Omar Apollo

Domi & JD Beck

Muni Long

Samara Joy



Tobe Nwigwe

Molly Tuttle

Wet Leg

Many of these artists had big years, especially Måneskin who burst onto the scene after winning Eurovision. However, many feel that several pop artists like Dove Cameron and Tate McRae were snubbed for this category.

The full list of nominations can be found on the Grammys website. Under each nominee, it is listed who worked on each project, so it is clear who would receive the award if the project wins.

Some new categories added this year include Songwriter Of The Year, Non-classical Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media and Best Spoken Word Poetry Album. Best Song for Social Change was also added as a Special Merit Award.

With so many categories, not every award will be aired live. Some get announced before the show and some are just announced during the show with no formal award presentation. A full list of winners will be available shortly after the show. 

As of now, it has not been announced what artists will perform at the show. But it will be a night full of amazing music performances, collaborations and honoring musicians who have made lasting marks in the world of music. 

The 65th annual Grammy Awards is set to take place Sunday February 5 from Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena. You can tune in to watch at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on CBS and stream it on Paramount+.

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