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Beyoncé leads the field as the Grammys reveal 2023 nominations

Grammy Nominees

The Grammy nominations are here, and hoo boy are there a lot of them.

Did you know there are 91 different categories? We only see a fraction of them on the main broadcast and in our news feeds, but The Recording Academy cuts a pretty wide swath across the world of music. Even the very long list below doesn't come close to the whole thing, which you can check out here if you want to dive quite deep on the proceedings.

Let’s do some highlights, though. In most of the categories we think of as “the big ones,” the Godzilla vs. Kong everyone will talk about is Adele vs. Beyoncé. Those two earned a spot in the running for Record, Album and Song of the Year along with Lizzo, Harry Styles and Kendrick Lamar. Beyoncé also led the way with nine nominations, just ahead of Kendrick Lamar’s eight, and Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven. 

Other artists we currently play on 88Nine didn’t do too shabby, either. Steve Lacy is up for Record and Song of the Year, Madison Cunningham popped up in Best American Roots Performance and Best Folk Album, and Beck and Spoon were among the rock nominees.

Below are a few more categories for you to digest in the seven or so weeks between now and when they hand out the statuettes Feb. 5 in Los Angeles:

Record of the Year

  • “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 Featuring 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

  • 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

  • “ABCDEFU,” GAYLE
  • “About Damn Time” Lizzo
  • “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film),” 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 & Fridayy
  • “The Heart Part 5,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt

Best New Artist

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

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Easy On Me,” Adele
  • “Moscow Mule,” Bad Bunny
  • “Woman,” Doja Cat
  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “As It Was,” Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Don't Shut Me Down,” ABBA
  • “Bam Bam,” Camila Cabello Featuring Ed Sheeran
  • “My Universe,” Coldplay & BTS
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song),” Post Malone & Doja Cat
  • “Unholy,” Sam Smith & Kim Petras

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Voyage, ABBA
  • 30, Adele
  • Music Of The Spheres, Coldplay
  • Special, Lizzo
  • Harry's House, Harry Styles

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

  • “BREAK MY SOUL,” Beyoncé
  • “Rosewood,” Bonobo
  • “Don't Forget My Love,” Diplo & Miguel
  • “I'm Good (Blue),” David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
  • “Intimidated,” KAYTRANADA Featuring H.E.R.
  • “On My Knees,” RÜFÜS DU SOL

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

  • RENAISSANCE, Beyoncé
  • Fragments, Bonobo
  • Diplo, Diplo
  • The Last Goodbye, ODESZA
  • Surrender, RÜFÜS DU SOL

Best Rock Performance

  • “So Happy It Hurts,” Bryan Adams
  • “Old Man,” Beck
  • “Wild Child,” The Black Keys
  • “Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile
  • “Crawl!” Idles
  • “Patient Number 9,” Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck
  • “Holiday,” Turnstile

Best Metal Performance

  • “Call Me Little Sunshine,” Ghost
  • “We'll Be Back,” Megadeth
  • “Kill Or Be Killed,” Muse
  • “Degradation Rules,” Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi
  • “Blackout,” Turnstile

Best Rock Song

  • “Black Summer,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Blackout,” Turnstile
  • “Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile
  • “Harmonia's Dream,” The War On Drugs
  • “Patient Number 9,” Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck

Best Rock Album

  • Dropout Boogie, The Black Keys
  • The Boy Named If, Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Crawler, Idles
  • Mainstream Sellout, Machine Gun Kelly
  • Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne
  • Lucifer On The Sofa, Spoon

Best Alternative Music Performance

  • “There'd Better Be A Mirrorball,” Arctic Monkeys
  • “Certainty,” Big Thief
  • “King,” Florence + The Machine
  • “Chaise Longue,” Wet Leg
  • “Spitting Off The Edge Of The World,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs Featuring Perfume Genius

Best Alternative Music Album

  • WE, Arcade Fire
  • Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, Big Thief
  • Fossora, Björk
  • Wet Leg, Wet Leg
  • Cool It Down, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best R&B Performance

  • “VIRGO’S GROOVE,” Beyoncé
  • “Here With Me,” Mary J. Blige Featuring Anderson .Paak
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “Over,” Lucky Daye
  • “Hurt Me So Good,” Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Do 4 Love,” Snoh Aalegra
  • “Keeps On Fallin',” Babyface Featuring Ella Mai
  • “PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA,” Beyoncé
  • “'Round Midnight,” Adam Blackstone Featuring Jazmine Sullivan
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige

Best R&B Song

  • “CUFF IT,” Beyoncé
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “Hurt Me So Good,” Jazmine Sullivan
  • “Please Don't Walk Away,” PJ Morton

Best Progressive R&B Album

  • Operation Funk, Cory Henry
  • Gemini Rights, Steve Lacy
  • Drones, Terrace Martin
  • Starfruit, Moonchild
  • Red Balloon, Tank And The Bangas

Best R&B Album

  • Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe), Mary J. Blige
  • Breezy (Deluxe), Chris Brown
  • Black Radio III, Robert Glasper
  • Candydrip, Lucky Daye
  • Watch The Sun, PJ Morton

Best Rap Performance

  • “GOD DID,” DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy
  • “Vegas,” Doja Cat
  • “pushin P,” Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug
  • “F.N.F. (Let's Go),” Hitkidd & GloRilla
  • “The Heart Part 5,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • “BEAUTIFUL,” DJ Khaled Featuring Future & SZA
  • “WAIT FOR U,” Future Featuring Drake & Tems
  • “First Class,” Jack Harlow
  • “Die Hard,” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Blxst & Amanda Reifer
  • “Big Energy (Live),” Latto

Best Rap Song

  • “Churchill Downs,” Jack Harlow Featuring Drake
  • “GOD DID,” DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy
  • “The Heart Part 5,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “pushin P,” Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug
  • “WAIT FOR U,” Future Featuring Drake & Tems

Best Rap Album

  • GOD DID, DJ Khaled
  • I Never Liked You, Future
  • Come Home The Kids Miss You, Jack Harlow
  • Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar
  • It's Almost Dry, Pusha T

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Heartfirst,” Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Something In The Orange,” Zach Bryan
  • “In His Arms,” Miranda Lambert
  • “Circles Around This Town,” Maren Morris
  • “Live Forever,” Willie Nelson

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “Wishful Drinking,” Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt
  • “Midnight Rider's Prayer,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Outrunnin' Your Memory,” Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert
  • “Does He Love You - Revisited,” Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde
  • “Going Where The Lonely Go,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

  • “Circles Around This Town,” Maren Morris
  • “Doin' This,” Luke Combs
  • “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault),” Taylor Swift
  • “If I Was A Cowboy,” Miranda Lambert
  • “I'll Love You Till The Day I Die,” Willie Nelson
  • “'Til You Can't,” Cody Johnson

Best Country Album

  • Growin' Up, Luke Combs
  • Palomino, Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Ashley McBryde
  • Humble Quest, Maren Morris
  • A Beautiful Time, Willie Nelson

Best Latin Pop Album

  • AGUILERA, Christina Aguilera
  • Pasieros, Rubén Blades & Boca Livre
  • De Adentro Pa Afuera, Camilo
  • VIAJANTE, Fonseca
  • Dharma +, Sebastián Yatra

Best Música Urbana Album

  • TRAP CAKE, VOL. 2, Rauw Alejandro
  • Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
  • LEGENDADDY, Daddy Yankee
  • La 167, Farruko
  • The Love & Sex Tape, Maluma

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

  • El Alimento, Cimafunk
  • Tinta y Tiempo, Jorge Drexler
  • 1940 Carmen, Mon Laferte
  • Alegoría, Gaby Moreno
  • Los Años Salvajes, Fito Paez
  • MOTOMAMI, Rosalía

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Abeja Reina, Chiquis
  • Un Canto por México - El Musical, Natalia Lafourcade
  • La Reunión (Deluxe), Los Tigres Del Norte
  • EP #1 Forajido, Christian Nodal
  • Qué Ganas de Verte (Deluxe), Marco Antonio Solís

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Pa'lla Voy, Marc Anthony
  • Quiero Verte Feliz, La Santa Cecilia
  • Lado A Lado B, Víctor Manuelle
  • Legendario, Tito Nieves
  • Imágenes Latinas, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Cumbiana II, Carlos Vives

Best American Roots Performance

  • “Someday It'll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version),” Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton
  • “Life According To Raechel,” Madison Cunningham
  • “Oh Betty,” Fantastic Negrito
  • “Stompin' Ground,” Aaron Neville With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • “Prodigal Daughter,” Aoife O'Donovan & Allison Russell

Best Americana Performance

  • “Silver Moon ,” Eric Alexandrakis
  • “There You Go Again,” Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett
  • “The Message,” Blind Boys Of Alabama Featuring Black Violin
  • “You And Me On The Rock,” Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius
  • “Made Up Mind,” Bonnie Raitt

Best American Roots Song

  • “Bright Star,” Anaïs Mitchell
  • “Forever,” Sheryl Crow
  • “High And Lonesome,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • “Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt
  • “Prodigal Daughter,” Aoife O'Donovan & Allison Russell
  • “You And Me On The Rock,” Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius

Best Americana Album

  • In These Silent Days, Brandi Carlile
  • Things Happen That Way, Dr. John
  • Good To Be... Keb' Mo'
  • Raise The Roof, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Just Like That... Bonnie Raitt

Best Folk Album

  • Spellbound, Judy Collins
  • Revealer, Madison Cunningham
  • The Light At The End Of The Line, Janis Ian
  • Age Of Apathy, Aoife O'Donovan
  • Hell On Church Street, Punch Brothers

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • ELVIS, Various Artists
  • Encanto, Various Artists
  • Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4 (Vol 2), Various Artists
  • Top Gun: Maverick, Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
  • West Side Story, Various Artists

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • “Be Alive King Richard>,” Beyoncé
  • “Carolina Where The Crawdads Sing>,” Taylor Swift
  • “Hold My Hand Top Gun: Maverick>,” Lady Gaga
  • “Keep Rising (The Woman King) The Woman King>,” Jessy Wilson Featuring Angelique Kidjo
  • “Nobody Like U Turning Red>,” 4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O'Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, Grayson Villanueva
  • “We Don't Talk About Bruno Encanto>,” Carolina Gaitán - La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto - Cast

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Includes Film And Television)

  • The Batman, Michael Giacchino, composer
  • Encanto, Germaine Franco, composer
  • No Time To Die, Hans Zimmer, composer
  • The Power Of The Dog, Jonny Greenwood, composer
  • Succession: Season 3, Nicholas Britell, composer