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Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Adele top nominees at 2023 Grammy Awards

On Tuesday, organizers for the Grammys introduced the nominees for the 2023 awards and among the many leaders have been superstars Beyoncé and Adele, each competing with a brand new album after a six yr rift.

Beyoncé obtained 9 nominations whereas Adele obtained seven — solely straight competing with each other for music, document and album of the yr.

Adele’s Easy on Me is up for music and document classes whereas her 30 up for album of the yr. Beyoncé’s Break My Soul is up for the previous two classes along with her album Renaissance up for the latter.

The two artists have been final in competitors like this at the 2017 awards, as they competed face to face in all main classes. At the occasion that yr, Adele gained 5 trophies, whereas Beyoncé was shut out. Upon accepting album of the yr, Adele first went to reject the award earlier than ultimately tearfully accepting. 

“I can not presumably settle for this award, she stated onstage. “And I’m very humbled, and I’m very grateful and gracious, however the artist of my life is Beyoncé.”

Beyoncé performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2017. Her 9 nominations this yr imply she is tied with husband Jay-Z for many nominated music act within the historical past of the awards. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

Beyoncé might make historical past at this yr’s awards although. She at present holds 28 Grammy wins, tied with Quincy Jones for best class wins and solely three lower than Hungarian British composer Georg Solti.

Her 9 nominations this yr depart her tied with husband Jay-Z for many nominated music act within the historical past of the awards.

Outside of the competitors between Adele and Beyoncé, rapper Kendrick Lamar clinched the second spot for many nominations with eight — additionally exhibiting up in document, album and music of the yr. 

Following him was Brandi Carlile with seven, and Harry Styles, whose TikTok earworm As It Was introduced him 4 of his six nominations this yr — for greatest pop solo efficiency, music of the yr, document of the yr and greatest music video. His album Harry’s House is up for each greatest pop vocal album and album of the yr. 

Also up for six nominations have been Mary J. Blige, Future, DJ Khaled, The-Dream and mastering engineer Randy Merrill.

Harry Styles is seen at the premiere of his film My Policeman through the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival in September. His album Harry’s House is up for each greatest pop vocal album and album of the yr. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Canadian artists nominated

Canadians additionally confirmed up on the listing in an enormous approach, together with Michael Bublé’s Higher, which is up for greatest conventional pop vocal album. Kaytranada’s Intimidated was nominated for greatest dance/digital recording and Bryan Adams’ So Happy It Hurts bought a nod for greatest rock efficiency. 

Vancouver’s Tobias Jesso Jr. was nominated for the inaugural songwriter of the yr, non classical class and Toronto’s Boi-1da for producer of the yr, non classical. He can also be credited as a producer on Beyoncé’s Renaissance and Jack Harlow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You, that are additionally up for awards. 

Arcade Fire’s We is additionally within the working for greatest various music album. Earlier this yr, quite a few Canadian radio stations pulled their discography from lineups after the Montreal band’s frontman, Win Butler, was accused of sexual misconduct. 

Organizers tackle variety shortcomings

Announced by the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly (who, maybe pointedly, didn’t learn out embattled performer Dave Chappelle’s nomination for comedy album of the yr) and Smokey Robinson, practically half of this yr’s main nominees are ladies and greater than half are folks of color, in accordance with the recording academy.

“This makes me really feel very proud, but it surely makes me acutely aware of the truth that we have now to take care of the work we have now carried out,” stated Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s CEO.

The awards dedicated to extra hiring variety again in 2021, and on Tuesday Mason Jr. stated there have been strides within the peer-driven voting system and elevated membership, however he nonetheless believes extra progress could be made.

“This yr, I’m happy with the consequence and work the voters did,” he continued. “We have nearly 13,000 voters now. It’s actually vital work. I’m happy to assume they spent the time listening to the music and evaluating. I believe you see by the kind of nominations that they don’t seem to be solely going for simply standard music or music that has loads of streams. It’s simply music of top of the range.”

The present can be hosted by Trevor Noah and happen on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, after a COVID-related delay in 2022 noticed the awards happen in April.

It may also embody 5 new classes: songwriter of the yr, non-classical, greatest various music efficiency, greatest Americana efficiency, greatest rating soundtrack for video video games and greatest spoken phrase poetry album. 

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