Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar lead the recently-announced nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards.
The 65th Grammy Awards show is set to air on February from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, beginning at 8pm EST / 1 am GMT, with the full list of ceremony presenters and performers yet to be confirmed. The nominations were announced at 6 pm ET on November 15th.
Beyoncé takes the lead with the highest number of nominations this year, racking up nine nods in categories including the highly-coveted Album Of The Year (‘RENAISSANCE’), Record Of The Year & Song Of The Year (‘BREAK MY SOUL’). She is now tied for the most-nominated artist of all time with none other than her own husban Jay-Z, who himself picked up multiple new nominations for his work with DJ Khaled.
Kendrick Lamar is also tipped for the same three major categories for his fifth studio album, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’, and single cut, ‘The Heart Part 5’. The American rapper boasts eight total nominations and is trailed by past winners Adele and Brandi Carlile, both of whom are in the running for seven separate categories.
Speaking of previous winners, Taylor Swift has been put forward for four awards including Song Of The Year and Best Music Video for ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version)’, as well as Best Country Song (‘I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)’).
Past Dork cover stars Wet Leg are up for five awards – Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), and Best Remixed Recording – with their self-titled debut album, which Dork’s 5-star review described as, “never more than a quick hop, skip and jump from another brilliantly delivered, eminently quotable line”.
Harry Styles, Doja Cat, Lizzo, Coldplay, and ABBA are just some of the further names tipped within the major award categories; you can find the full list of 2023 Grammy nominations here.