Grammy Nominations Announced

By Terrance Turner

November 15, 2022

Nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards were announced this morning. Last year’s ceremony, delayed by the pandemic, saw big wins by the duo Silk Sonic and a surprise album of the year prise for artist Jon Batiste. It also saw Beyonce make history as the most awarded singer in Grammy history (with 28 wins). She will likely add to that haul this year, with several nominations for her critically acclaimed album Renaissance.

Beyonce has nine nominations for this year’s ceremony, the most of any other artist. Beyonce now has a total of 88 nominations, tying her husband as the most nominated artist in history. And she could become the most awarded person ever. According to the Associated Press, “Beyoncé, the most decorated woman in Grammy history with 28 wins, could break the late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti’s record for most awards won if she wins four awards. Solti, who has 31 Grammys, has held on to the record since 1997.”

And the Recording Academy spread the wealth this year. According to the Washington Post, “Rapper Kendrick Lamar followed Beyoncé́ with eight nominations, while singers Adele and Brandi Carlile each snagged seven. A diverse group of artists earned six apiece: singer Mary J. Blige, rapper Future, pop star Harry Styles, rapper-producer DJ Khaled, songwriter Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant and engineer Randy Merill.”


This year (predictably) sets up a faceoff between two of the industry’s biggest stars. Once again, Beyonce and Adele are nominated in the Album of the Year category. Five years ago, Adele’s 25 won the award over Beyonce’s Lemonade. And when she took the stage, Adele tearfully dedicated the award to her. She emotionally proclaimed that “the artist of the year, the artist of my life, is Beyonce.”

Now, Adele’s 30 and Beyonce’s Renaissance are both up for the coveted honor.

Renaissance. Photo by Pitchfork.

30. Photo from Complex.

The awards show will take place on Feb. 15 at Arena in Los Angeles. Here is a (partial) list of nominees.

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

Song of the Year

Abcdefu,” Gayle

(Sara Davis, Gayle and Dave Pittenger, songwriters )

“About Damn Time,” Lizzo

(Melissa “Lizzo” Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin and Theron Makiel Thomas, songwriters )

“All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film),” Taylor Swift

(Liz Rose and Taylor Swift, songwriters )

“As It Was,” Harry Styles

Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon and Harry Styles, songwriters

“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy

Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby & Steve Lacy, songwriters

“Break My Soul,” Beyoncé

Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant and Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters

“Easy on Me,” Adele

Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin, songwriters

“God Did,” DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend and Fridayy

Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts and Nicholas Warwar, songwriters )

“The Heart Part 5,” Kendrick Lamar

Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar and Matt Schaeffer, songwriters

“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt, songwriter

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



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 and BTS
“I Like You (A Happier Song),” Post Malone and Doja Cat
“Unholy,” Sam Smith and Kim Petras

Kpop group BTS got a triple dose of good news when the 65th annual Grammy nominations were announced, today, per Billboard. The group is vying for best pop duo/group performance for the third year in a row with “My Universe,” a collab with Coldplay. They are up for best music video for “Yet to Come.” And they are nominated for album of the year as featured artists on Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres.

This is the third straight year that the group has been nominated in the best pop/duo category. They were previously nominated for their smash single “Dynamite” (2021) and for “Butter” (2020). Could this be the year they win their first Grammy?

“Unholy” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this year. And in doing so, it made history. Smith and Petras are the first openly non binary and transgender artists to top the chart, respectively.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Higher,” Michael Bublé
“When Christmas Comes Around…,” Kelly Clarkson
“I Dream of Christmas (Extended),” Norah Jones
“Evergreen,” Pentatonix
“Thank You,” Diana Ross

IF Ross prevails in this category, it will be her first ever Grammy win. (She previously received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.)

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 and Miguel
“I’m Good (Blue),” David Guetta and 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 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

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