Despite their grievances with the Recording Academy over the years (i.e. JAY-Z‘s unceremonious 0-8 shutout and Beyoncé being snubbed for Album of the Year honors thrice), it now looks like the Carters’ relationship with the GRAMMYs is taking shape once again.
This comes at the helms of the announcement of the nominees for one of music’s most anticipated shows;- The GRAMMY’s where Beyoncé is the top artist nominated in the 65th run of the annual show, now set for Feb. 5 at the Crypto.com center in Los Angeles.
Before the 2023 GRAMMY nods were announced Tuesday (November 15), Bey reigned as Queen of GRAMMY nominations with a whopping 79 nods while her history-making husband – then the most-nominated act overall – had an astounding 83 nominations.
Beyoncé tied her husband Jay-Z as the artist with the most career Grammy nominations https://t.co/FY7LB8rZ1N
— CNN (@CNN) November 15, 2022
Thanks to her 2022 musical run,’ the diva is mentioned in 9 categories scattered across several different categories. One is for “Be Alive,” from the film King Richard, in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category, and the rest are for tracks from Renaissance, which is up for album of the year. “Break My Soul” is a nominee for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance/ Electronic Recording; “Virgo’s Groove” is up for Best R&B Performance; and “Plastic Off the Sofa” is up for Best Traditional R&B Performance. This therefore brings her career-long nomination total to 88. With JAY’s additional 5 nods, she now ties him to become the most-nominated act of all time.
Other notable Grammy contenders are Kendrick Lamar, with eight nominations; Adele and Brandi Carlile, each with seven; as well as Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Future, DJ Khaled and the producer and songwriter The-Dream, each with six Grammy nominations.
The Best New Artist category has entries from a mix of genres: 22-year-old TikTok phenomenon Samara Joy, bluegrass singer Molly Tuttle, jazz duo Domi & JD Beck, rapper Latto, conceptual artist Tobe Nwigwe, R&B singer Omar Apollo, Brazilian singer Anitta, British indie rock band Wet Leg, Italian rock band Maneskin, and singer Muni Long, who formerly went by the name Priscilla Renae.
The 2023 Grammys will feature several new awards categories, including Best Spoken Word Poetry Album and Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games.
Tune into the GRAMMYs when they air live on CBS on February 5, 2023 to see how many of the coveted trophies she collects.