The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will celebrate the best in the music industry on Sunday, February 5, with comedian Trevor Noah returning as host. Promising a full lineup of today's stars, legendary veterans and up-and-comings, the show will feature special performances by big names to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop.
The Grammys will be broadcast from Los Angeles starting at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday on CBS as well as live and on demand on Paramount+.
Beyoncé leads the list this year with nine nominations from the Recording Academy . He is followed by Kendrick Lamar, with eight.
All eyes will be on many of the contests for the top Grammy Awards, and the results may be less predictable than usual for a number of reasons.
Behind the scenes and in response to public calls, The Recording Academy has undergone significant changes in recent years. Formerly accused of racial and gender bias, the organization said in a statement that Academy voters "changed dramatically last fall when they welcomed a new membership class of nearly 2,000 diverse music creators and professionals." He said the move is part of an "intentional and ongoing effort to foster a community that embraces the ethnicities, genres and crafts that are the foundation of the music industry".
Sunday's Grammy Awards will be the second most nominated — 10 — in each of the four big categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. The Recording Academy has announced plans to increase the number of places from eight to 10 candidates by the end of 2021.
The competition is particularly tough this year. Here are the records, albums, and artists to watch in the Big Four Grammy categories.
The Record of the Year Grammy was awarded to the artist for one track, as well as the producers, audio engineers, mixers, and lead engineers who helped bring it to life. This year's nominees, all nominated for awards for achievement in their respective genres, include several industry legends.
Perhaps the most contentious competition – in this category, as well as a few others – is between Adele and Beyoncé, who once again competed for several awards. In this category, Adele's critically acclaimed first single from her latest album, "30," rivals Beyoncé's dance hits "Renaissance" and " Break My Soul." applause
This is the ninth time that Beyoncé has been nominated in this category, which is a perfect record, even though she has never won before. Two-time winner Adele is this year's sole nominee for the record, and if she wins for the third time this Sunday, she will join Paul Simon and Bruno Mars for the most wins in the category's history.
Several other Record of the Year nominees also stand a chance of winning. Competitors: "Don't Shut Me Up" by ABBA, "Good Morning Wonderful" by Mary J. Blige, "You and Me on the Rock" by Brandi Carlisle, "Woman" by Doja Cat, "Babbit Habit." "Steve Lacey," Kendrick Lamar's "Part 5 of Heart," Lizzo's "Time to Destroy" and Harry Styles' "Like It Can."
Besides "Easy on Me" and "Break My Soul," there were several other nominated albums, including "Bad Habit," "About Damn Time," "As It Was," and "Woman" all in one. in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone ranked Lacey's "Bad Habit" at number three on its list of the 100 Best Songs of 2022.
Carlyle, Lamar, and Dojo Cat have been nominated twice in the category, while Blige and Lizo have been nominated once during their awards run, making ABBA's long-awaited comeback after four decades. Lucious, Lacey & Styles was nominated for Record of the Year for the first time.
album of the year
Album of the Year—an award given to artists represented by artists and songwriters, as well as producers, audio engineers, mixers, and lead engineers—is chosen from a pool of possibilities similar to this year's record of nominees. .
The nominees in this category: “Journey” by ABBA, “30” by Adele, “Un Verano Sin Te” by Bad Bunny, “Renaissance” by Beyoncé, “Good Morning Wonderful (Deluxe)” by Mary J. Blige, “These Silences” Days by Brandi Carlile , Coldplay's "Lul Lul Music", Kendrick Lamar's "Mr. Moral and the Big Steppers", Lizzo's "Special" and Harry Styles' "Harry's House".
Several of this year's Album of the Year nominees have received nominations before in the same category — Beyoncé fourth, Adele and Coldplay third, and Carlisle and Lizzo second. But Adele, who won the award for her last two studio albums, 21 and 25, is the only contender for the award.
In 2017, she won Album of the Year for "25" on Beyoncé's "Lemonade," a decision that sparked a wave of public outrage and accusations against the Recording Academy. Even Adele disagreed with that decision and said in her acceptance speech : "The artist of my life is Beyoncé. 'Lemonade' was so huge, Beyoncé, so well thought out, so beautiful, so honest, and we all saw another side of you… I love you, and always have loved you, And I always will.
In the year making history in the 2023 album race is Bad Brown, his fourth studio album Un Verano Cin T, which spent 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a sensational and critical success. It's above. Rolling Stone magazine's list of the best songs of 2022 and the first Spanish-language album to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
Song of the year
The Song of the Year award is given to individual songwriters or compositions released or debuted during a specific Grammy eligibility period.
This year’s contenders are: “abcdefu” by Jill, “About Damn Time” by Lizzo, “All Too Good (10 Minute Translation) (short film)” by Taylor Swift, “How Was It” by Harry Styles, “Bad Habit.” Steve Lacey, "Break My Soul" by Beyoncé, "Easy on Me" by Adele, "GOD DID" by DJ Khaled Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, John Legend & Irbid, "Heart Part 5" by Kendrick Lamar and "Just Like That" in Bonnie Rhett.
Swift has been nominated six times for Song of the Year, although she has never won a Grammy Award in this category. Adele has won twice since then — for Rolling In The Deep at 21 and Hello at 25 — but when she gave her acceptance speech for Album of the Year in 2017, the artist gave her performance after the win. in the song. Beyoncé's "Hello," nominated for "Formation."
Beyoncé last won Song of the Year in 2010 for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".
Best New Artist
The Grammy Award for Best New Artist is awarded annually to the artist whose music "breaks through the public consciousness and has the most significant impact on the music scene" during their career, according to the Recording Academy. It's an award that often catapults a relative newcomer to stardom, with past winners including Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adele, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, and Megan T Stallion.
For the first time since 2017, none of the Grammy Award nominees for Best New Artist received nominations in the other four major categories.
The nominees for Best New Artist are: Anita, Omar Apollo, Domi, JD Beck, Mooney Long, Samara Joy, Lata, Maniskin, Toby Nwegui, Molly Tuttle, and Wit Feet.
There are also several contenders in the Best Album categories: "Wet Feet" for Best Alternative Music Album. Tuttle's Crooked Tree was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. Joey's "Lingering While" was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album. and DOMi and JD Beck's "Not Tight" nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Lata's "Big Energy," the rapper's hit single from her album "777," was also nominated for a solo Grammy Award for Best Rap Melody Performance. The chart-topping success of Latton sets her apart from her competition for mainstream artists, though only two other female singers have won in the category: Lauryn Hill and Megan T. Stallion.
How to watch the Grammy 2023 movie
- What : The 65th Annual Grammy Awards
- Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023.
- Time: 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
- Where: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
- On TV : CBS TV Stations – Find your local station here
- Streaming Online: Live and On Demand on Paramount+
The Grammy Pre-telecast, where many awards will be announced, will run from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm and will be broadcast live here on the Grammy website.