Grammys 2023

The Grammys nominations were dominated by Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, SZA, and women once again ruled the Friday night. This season’s Grammys will be all about the world of women, where SZA has the highest chance of winning gold in the music’s biggest night with nine nominations. Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish, among other pop superstars, remained strong contenders across all categories.

According to the Friday nominations list, Olivia Rodrigo, Phoebe Bridgers, and the rock supergroup Boygenius are also strong contenders for the February 4th event, where the music for the blockbuster film “Barbie” is expected to shine.

SZA, known for her bold R&B and risk-taking, is ready to take on multiple categories with her album “Ctrl” earning praise in 2017 and her latest work, “SOS,” securing a top spot in the charts in 2022.

Phoebe Bridgers, along with Julian Baker and Lucy Dacus in the supergroup Boygenius, received seven nominations, while the collective group earned six nominations in both top categories and rock genres.

Greta Gerwig’s smash hit “Barbie” film has already secured six opportunities for Grammy awards, thanks to the work of the already acclaimed Billie Eilish. Dua Lipa, featured in the soundtrack, has also earned nominations in major categories and visual media fields.

In-demand producer Jack Antonoff received six nominations for his work, particularly with Swift and the baroque pop singer Lana Del Rey, whose album “Did You Know There Is a Tunnel Under the Ocean Blvvd” garnered multiple nominations.

If Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” album wins Album of the Year, it will mark her fourth win, breaking a record for a 33-year-old who has been at the top of the music world after her extensive career journey.

Currently, she stands on par with esteemed Grammy winners like Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder. Jazz polymath Jon Batiste is the sole contender for Record and Album of the Year, asserting his dominance two years after making waves in the 2022 ceremony.

He secured six nominations this time, as did Miley Cyrus and country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark. Renowned engineer Serban Ghenea, who mixed Swift’s “Midnights,” also earned seven awards in between.

R&B star Victoria Monét wrapped up the night with seven nominations, including prestigious Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards. Industry observers predict that the post-show category will be won by Ice Spice, a banner year after the lively Bronx rapper went viral repeatedly and collaborated with Swift.

Pop fortune-teller Janelle Monáe has secured her second album nomination for “The Age of Pleasure.”

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammys, has faced criticism for a long time, accused of giving excessive recognition to white, male achievements. In 2019, the former head of the powerful institution, Neil Portnow, stirred controversy by suggesting that if female artists want more recognition, they should “step up.” This comment came at the peak of the #MeToo movement.

This week, Portnow, who was already facing a lawsuit in Manhattan in 2018 for allegedly drugging an anonymous female artist and sexually assaulting her, stepped down from his position. The lawsuit also accuses the Academy of negligence and claims they protected Portnow and dismissed accounts of his misconduct. Both the organization and Portnow vehemently deny the allegations.

See the full list of nominees:

Album of the Year

  • Boygenius – “The Record”
  • Janelle Monáe – “The Age of Pleasure”
  • Jon Batiste – “World Music Radio”
  • Lana Del Rey – “Did You Know There Is a Tunnel Under the Ocean”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Endless Summer Vacation”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “Courage”
  • SZA – “SOS”
  • Taylor Swift – “Midnights”

Record of the Year

  • Billie Eilish – “Why Was I Made?”
  • Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
  • Jon Batiste – “Worship”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flower”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “Ghost”
  • SZA – “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
  • Victoria Monét – “On My Mind”

Song of the Year

  • Billie Eilish – “Why Was I Made?”
  • Dua Lipa – “Dance The Night”
  • Jon Batiste – “Butterfly”
  • Lana Del Rey – “A and W”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flower”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “Ghost”
  • SZA – “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Best New Artist

  • Coco Jones
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Fred Again..
  • Ice Spice
  • Jelly Roll
  • Noah Kahan
  • Victoria Monét
  • War and Peace

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Billie Eilish – “Why Was I Made?”
  • Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flower”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “Ghost”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Labrinth featuring Billie Eilish – “Never Felt So Alone”
  • Lana Del Rey with Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace”
  • Miley Cyrus feat. Brandi Carlile – “Thousand Miles”
  • SZA with Phoebe Bridgers – “Ghost in the Machine”
  • Taylor Swift with Ice Spice – “Karma”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff
  • Darnell “De’mile” Emil II
  • Ladko Ko Maro
  • Metro Boomin
  • Daniel Negro

Best Rap Album

  • Drake and 21 Savage – “His Loss”
  • Killer Mike – “Michael”
  • Metro Boomin – “Hero and Villain”
  • Nas – “Kings Dijiz III”
  • Travis Scott – “Utopia”

Best Rap Performance

  • Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar – “The Hillbillies”
  • Black Thought – “Love Letter”
  • Koi Lere – “Player”
  • Drake and 21 Savage – “Rich Flex”
  • Killer Mike feat. André 3000, Future, and Erin Allen Kane – “Scientist and Engineer”

Best Country Album

  • Brothers Osborne – “Brothers Osborne”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat”
  • Lainey Wilson – “Bell Bottom Country”
  • Taylor Childers – “Rustin’ in the Rain”
  • Jake Bryan – “Jake Bryan”

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Brandi Clark – “Daphne”
  • Chris Stapleton – “White Horse”
  • Dolly Parton – “The Last Thing on My Mind”
  • Luke Combs – “Fast Car”
  • Taylor Childers – “In Your Love”

Best Rock Album

  • Foo Fighters – “But We Are Here”
  • Greta Van Fleet – “Starcatcher”
  • Metallica – “72 Seasons”
  • Paramore – “This Is Why”
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “In Times New Roman…”

Best Rock Performance

  • Arctic Monkeys – “Anything Can Happen”
  • Black Pumas – “More Than a Love Song”
  • Boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
  • Foo Fighters – “Saved”
  • Metallica – “Lux Aeterna”

Best R&B Album

  • Babyface – “Girls Night Out”
  • Coco Jones – “I Haven’t Told You Everything”
  • Emily King – “Special Occasion”
  • Summer Walker – “Clear 2: Soft Life EP”
  • Victoria Monét – “Jaguar II”

Best R&B Performance

  • Chris Brown – “Heat Wave”
  • Coco Jones – “ICY”
  • Sir and Alex Isley featuring Robert Glasper – “Back to Love”
  • SZA – “Kill Bill”
  • Victoria Monét – “How Does It Make You Feel”

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Arctic Monkeys – “The Car”
  • Boygenius – “The Record”
  • Gorillaz – “Cracker Isle”
  • Lana Del Rey – “Did You Know There Is a Tunnel Under the Ocean”
  • PJ Harvey – “I’m Living Through the Year”

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