In the USA, the nominees for the world’s most important music award, the Grammy, have been announced. It will take place for the 65th time, this year at the Arena in Los Angeles. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced the list of nominees who will compete for the Grammy Awards on 5 February 2023.

The leader in the number of nominations is Beyoncé – the name Queen B is claimed in 9 categories. Incidentally, the singer fell into the same number of categories in 2020 and walked away with four statuettes. So, Beyoncé became the most nominated star in Grammy history, and from that line she displaced not anyone, but her own husband Jay-Z. Last year, he led the way with three nominations – he had 83 in total.

Kendrick Lamar could get eight gramophones, while British singer Adele and US rock singer Brandi Carlisle are represented in seven categories. “Last year’s rookie band ABBA is nominated in four categories for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Duo or Group Performance and Best Vocal Pop Album.

This year there are four new categories: Best Game Soundtrack, Best Songwriter, Best spoken word album, Best Alternative Performance and Best Americana Performance. There will also be a special award for Best Song for Social Change.

“Song of the Year”

o Gayle – Abcdefu

o Lizzo – About Damn Time

o Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 minute version)

o Harry Styles – As It Was

o Steve Lacey – Bad Habit

o Beyoncé – Break My Soul

o Adele – Easy On Me

o DJ Khaled – God Did

o Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

o Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That Bonnie Raitt

“Best Video”

o Easy on Me – Adele

o Yet to Come – BTS

o Woman – Doja Cat

o The Heart Part 5 – Kendrick Lamar

o As It Was – Harry Styles

o All Too Well – Taylor Swift

“Record of the Year”

o Don’t Shut Me Down – ABBA

o Easy on Me by Adele

o Break My Soul by Beyoncé

o Good Morning Gorgeous – Mary J. Blige

o You and Me on the Rock – Brandi Carlile Feat. Lucius

o Woman – Doja Cat

o Bad Habit – Steve Lacey

o The Heart Part 5 – Kendrick Lamar

o About Damn Time by Lizzo

o As It Was – Harry Styles

“Best Pop Solo Performance”

o Adele – Easy On Me

o Bad Bunny – Moscow Mule

o Dodge Kat – Woman

o Steve Lacey – Bad Habit

o Lizzo – About Damn Time

o Harry Styles – As It Was

“Best Pop Duo or Group Performance”

o Don’t Shut Me Down – ABBA

o Bam Bam – Camila Kabayo Feat. Ed Sheeran

o My Universe – Coldplay & BTS

o I Like You (A Happier Song) – Post Malone & Doja Cat

o Unholy – Sam Smith & Kim Petras

“Best Pop Album”

o ABBA – Voyage

o Adele – 30

o Coldplay – Music of the Spheres

o Lizzo – Special

o Harry Styles – Harry’s House

“Best New Artist”

o Anitta

o Omar Apollo

o DOMi & JD Beck

o Muni Long

o Samara Joy

o Latto

o Måneskin

o Tobe Nwigwe

o Molly Tuttle

o Wet Leg

“Best Electronic/Dance Recording”

o Break My Soul – Beyonce

o Rosewood – Bonobo

o Don’t Forget My Love by Diplo & Miguel

o I’m Good (Blue) – David Guetta & Bebe Rexha

o Intimidated – Kaytranada Feat. H.E.R.

o On My Knees – RÜFÜS DU SOL

“Best Dance/Electronic Album”

o Renaissance – Beyoncé

o Fragments – Bonobo

o Diplo

o The Last Goodbye – Odesza

o Surrender – RÜFÜS DU SOL

“Best Rock Performance”

o Bryan Adams – So Happy It Hurts Bryan

o Beck David Hansen – Old Man

o The Black Keys – Wild Child

o Brandy Carlisle – Broken Horses

o Idles – Crawl!

o Ozzy Osbourne and Jeff Beck – Patient Number 9

o Turnstile – Holiday

“Best Rock Album”

o The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie

o Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If

o Idles – Crawler

o Machine Gun Kelly – Mainstream Sellout

o Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9

o Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa

“Best Rap Track”

o Jack Harlow and Drake – Churchill Downs

o DJ Khaled – God Did

o Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

o Gunna, Future and Young Thug – Pushin P

o Future, Drake and Tems – Wait for U

“Best Rap Album”

o DJ Khaled – God Did

o Future – I Never Liked You

o Jack Harlow – Come Home the Kids Miss You

o Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

o Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry

“Best song for visual media”

o Be Alive by Beyoncé & Darius Scott Dixson

o Carolina by Taylor Swift

o Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga

o Keep Rising – Jessy Wilson Feat. Angelique Kidjo

o Nobody Like U – 4*Town

o We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Encanto

“Best Soundtrack Compilation”

o “Elvis”

o Encanto

o “Very Stranger Things” (season 4)

o “Top Gun: Maverick”

o “West Side Story”

“Best Soundtrack”

o “Batman” (Michael Giacchino)

o “Encanto” (Jermaine Franco)

o “No Time to Die” (Hans Zimmer)

o “The Power of the Dog” (Johnny Greenwood)

o “The Heirs” Season 3 (Nicholas Britell)