The 2023 Grammy nominations have been announced. The Recording Academy unveiled the full list of nominees on Tuesday (November 15) ahead of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which take place at the Arena in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2023.

Beyoncé leads all artist with nine nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight. Adele trails with seven nods, while Future, Lizzo and Mary J. Blige each have six.



In the rap categories, Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Pusha T’sIt’s Almost Dry, Future’sI Never Liked You, DJ Khaled’sGod Did and Jack Harlow’sCome Home the Kids Miss You will battle it out for Best Rap Album, while the award for Best Rap Song will be decided between Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Future’s “Wait For U,” Gunna’s “Pushin P,” DJ Khaled’s “God Did” and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs.”

Breakout stars GloRilla and Latto both earn their first-ever Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance (“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”) and Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Big Energy (Live)”), respectively, while veterans JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross are also in the mix.

Beyoncé’s nine nominations pushes her career total to 88, making her the most nominated artist in Grammys history — tied with her husband JAY-Z, who adds another three nods to his name thanks to his show-stealing verse on DJ Khaled’s “God Did.” With just four wins, Queen Bey could become the most awarded artist in Grammys history.

Fans may notice several big names missing from this year’s nominees. Prior to the nominations being announced, Drake, The Weeknd and Silk Sonic (Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars) all declined to submit their respective solo material for Grammys consideration.

Drizzy and Abel didn’t give a reason for their snubs, but the Canadian superstars have both been vocal critics of the Grammys in the past. Silk Sonic “respectfully” bowed out after previously stealing the spotlight at the 2022 Grammys, where “Leave the Door Open” won Record of the Year and Song of the Year.



“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,” Bruno Mars said in a statement. “We hope we can celebrate with everyone on a great year of music and partake in the party. Thank you for letting Silk Sonic thrive.”

He added: “Andy and I, and everyone that worked on this project, won the moment the world responded to ‘Leave the Door Open.’ Everything else was just icing on the cake. We thank the Grammys for allowing us to perform on their platform — not once but twice — and awarding us at last year’s ceremony. We’d be crazy to ask for anything more.”

JAY-Z Flexes Extensive Grammy Awards Collection In Epic Young Guru Photo
JAY-Z Flexes Extensive Grammy Awards Collection In Epic Young Guru Photo

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj voiced her frustrations with the Recording Academy in October when it was reported her Rick James-sampling hit “Super Freaky Girl” had been denied eligibility in the rap categories and instead put forward for Best Pop Solo Performance. The Young Money star argued Latto’s “Big Energy,” which is also built around an ’80s pop sample, should also be bumped into the pop division, leading to an ugly spat between the two rappers on social media.

The 2023 Grammys sees several changes to various categories and eligibility rules. Earlier this year, the Recording Academy announced the addition of five new categories, along with a Special Merit Award for Best Song for Social Change, while stating albums must contain more than 75% of new music to be eligible for consideration.



Check out the full list of 2023 Grammy nominations below:

Best Rap Album

• DJ Khaled — God Did
• Future — I Never Liked You
• Jack Harlow — Come Home the Kids Miss You
• Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
• Pusha T — It’s Almost Dry

Best Rap Song

• Jack Harlow f. Drake — “Churchill Downs”
• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• Gunna & Future f. Young Thug — “Pushin P”
• Future f. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best Rap Performance

• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Doja Cat — “Vegas”
• Gunna & Future f. Young Thug — “Pushin P”
• GloRilla & Hitkidd — “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

• DJ Khaled f. Futue & SZA — “Beautiful”
• Future f. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”
• Jack Harlow — “First Class”
• Kendrick Lamar f. Blxst & Amanda Reifer — “Die Hard”
• Latto — “Big Energy (Live)”

Album of the Year

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

Record of the Year

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• ABBA — “Don’t Shut Me Down”
• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”
• Brandi Carlile & Lucius — “You and Me on the Rock”
• Doja Cat — “Woman”
• Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”

Song of the Year

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Taylor Swift — “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”
• Gayle — “abcedfu”
• Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Bonnie Raitt — “Just Like That”

Best New Artist

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

Best R&B Album

• Chris Brown — Breezy
• Lucky Daye — Candydrip
• Mary J. Blige — Good Morning Gorgeous
• Robert Glasper — Black Radio III
• PJ Morton — Watch the Sun

Best R&B Song

• Beyoncé — “Cuff It”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”
• Muni Long — “Hrs & Hrs”
• Jazmine Sullivan — “Hurt Me So Good”
• PJ Morton — “Please Don’t Walk Away”

Best Progressive R&B Album

• Cory Henry — Operation Funk
• Moonchild — Starfruit
• Steve Lacy — Gemini Rights
• Tank and the Bangas — Red Balloon
• Terrace Martin — Drones

Best R&B Performance

• Beyoncé — “Virgo’s Groove”
• Mary J. Blige & Anderson .Paak — “Here With Me”
• Muni Long — “Hrs & Hrs”
• Lucky Daye — “Over”
• Jazmine Sullivan — “Hurt Me So Good”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

• Beyoncé — “Plastic Off the Sofa”
• Snoh Aalegra — “Do 4 Love”
• Babyface & Ella Mai — “Keeps On Fallin”
• Adam Blackstone & Jazmine Sullivan — “‘Round Midnight”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Bonobo — “Rosewood”
• Diplo & Miguel — “Don’t Forget My Love”
• David Guetta & Bebe Rexha — “I’m Good (Blue)
• KAYTRANADA & H.E.R. — “Intimidated”
• Rufus Du Sol — “On My Knees”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

• Beyoncé — Renaissance
• Bonobo — Fragments
• Diplo — Diplo
• ODESZA — The Last Goodbye
• Rufus Du Sol — Surrender

Best Pop Solo Performance

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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

Best Pop Vocal Album

• Adele – 30
• ABBA — Voyage
• Harry Styles — Harry’s House
• Coldplay — Music of the Spheres
• Lizzo — Special

Best Music Video

• Doja Cat — “Woman”
• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• BTS — “Yet to Come”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• Taylor Swift — “All Too Well: The Short Film”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

• Boi-1da
• DJ Dahi
• Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II
• Jack Antonoff
• Dan Auerbach

Best Reggae Album

• Kabaka Pyramid — The Kalling
• Koffee — Gifted
• Protoje — Third Time’s the Charm
• Sean Paul — Scorcha
• Shaggy — Com Fly Wid Mi

Best Global Music Performance

• Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar — “Udhero Na”
• Burna Boy — “Last Last”
• Matt B & Eddy Kenzo — “Gimme Love”
• Rocky Dawuni Featuring Blvk H3ro — “Neva Bow Down”
• Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode — “Bayethe”

Best Global Music Album

• Angélique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf — Queen of Sheba
• Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley f. Manu Delago — Between Us… (Live)
• Berklee Indian Ensemble — Shuruaat
• Burna Boy — Love, Damini
• Masa Takumi — Sakura

Best Latin Pop Album

• Camilo — De Adentro Pa Afuera
• Christina Aguilera — Aguilera
• Fonseca — Viajante
• Rubén Blades & Boca Livre — Pasieros
• Sebastián Yatra — Dharma +

Best Música Urbana Album

• Bad Bunny — Un Verano Sin Ti
• Daddy Yankee — Legendaddy
• Farruko — La 167
• Maluma — The Love & Sex Tape
• Rauw Alejandro — Trap Cake, Vol. 2

Best Song Written for Visual Media

• Beyoncé — “Be Alive”
• Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast — “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
• Jessy Wilson f. Angélique Kidjo — “Keep Rising (The Woman King)”
• Lady Gaga — “Hold My Hand”
• Taylor Swift — “Carolina”
• 4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo & Grayson Villanueva — “Nobody Like U”

Best Music Film

• Adele — Adele One Night Only
• Billie Eilish — Billie Eilish Live at the O2
• Justin Bieber — Our World
• Neil Young & Crazy Horse — A Band a Brotherhood a Barn
• Rosalía — Motomami (Rosalía TikTok Live Performance)
• Various Artists — Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording

• Jamie Foxx — Act Like You Got Some Sense
• Lin-Manuel Miranda — Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World
• Mel Brooks — All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business
• Questlove — Music Is History
• Viola Davis — Finding Me

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

• Amanda Gorman — Call Us What We Carry: Poems
• Amir Sulaiman — You Will Be Someone’s Ancestor. Act Accordingly.
• Ethelbert Miller — Black Men Are Precious
• J. Ivy — The Poet Who Sat by the Door
• Malcolm-Jamal Warner — Hiding in Plain View

Best Comedy Album

• Dave Chappelle — The Closer
• Jim Gaffigan — Comedy Monster
• Louis C.K. — Sorry
• Patton Oswalt — We All Scream
• Randy Rainbow — A Little Brains, a Little Talent