With the 2023 Grammy Awards just a few months away, the time has come for the nominations to be unveiled across 91 categories, including the Big Four: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
The eligibility period for nominations ran from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022, and a number of blockbuster albums were delivered in that time from Beyoncé (Renaissance), Kendrick Lamar (Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers), Adele (30), Bad Bunny (Un Verano Sin Ti), and Harry Styles (Harry’s House), among others.
In a surprise twist, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak decided to “bow out” from submitting their Silk Sonic album, An Evening With Silk Sonic, for Grammy consideration. “We truly put our all on this record, but Silk Sonic would like to gracefully, humbly and most importantly, sexually, bow out of submitting our album this year,” Mars said in a statement.
It was also reported that Drake and The Weeknd did not submit their albums that were released during the eligibility period—Honestly, Nevermind and Dawn FM, respectively—with both artists having a rocky history with the Grammy Awards and Recording Academy. In 2021, The Weeknd announced he would “no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys” after his critically acclaimed and commercially successful album After Hours did not receive a single nomination.
Watch the nominations being announced by John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo, Smokey Robinson, and others up top.
Beyoncé received nine noms while Kendrick Lamar got eight. Other artists who received multiple nominations include Adele (7), Brandi Carlile (7), Mary J. Blige (6), DJ Khaled (6), Future (6), Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant (6), Harry Styles (6), and Randy Merrill (6). Beyoncé is now tied with Jay-Z for having the most Grammy nominations with both artists having been nominated a total of 88 times.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 5, 2023 at the Crypto.com Arena. Until then, scroll down to see all of the nominations.