Firsts From The 2023 GRAMMY Nominations

Spread the love

The 2023 Grammy nominations are here. Aside from artists who have been nominated for the first time, this year features a lot of exciting firsts.

Take a look.

New categories – Earlier in June, Grammy awards announced that there will be 5 new categories awarded for the first time at the 2023 GRAMMYs. These categories are

Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical; Best Alternative Music Performance; Best Americana Performance; Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media; and Best Spoken Word Poetry Album. There will also be a Special Merit Award given for Best Song For Social Change.

Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s CEO, mentioned how the new categories are an important step forward in the music industry. He also commented specifically on the songwriting category, saying, “The academy and voters are placing a high importance on the craft of songwriting,” Harvey said “Personally, as a songwriter, I’m happy to see it being a significant part of our process. We realize that songwriting is at the heart of our industry. It’s one of the building blocks for every artist’s career.”

The songwriting category nominees include The-Dream, Amy Allen, Nija Charles, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Laura Veltz.

2023 GRAMMY Nominations

Artists making history –

Global sensation BTS became the first K-pop group to be nominated for Best Music Video at the Grammy Awards. The nomination is for the video “Yet To Come” and it marks their first in this category.

Bad Bunny is also making history at the Grammys, with Un Verano Sin Ti being the first album from the Latin Field to be nominated for Album Of The Year.

Beyoncé earned her first nominations in the Best Dance/Electronic Recording category for “Break My Soul” and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category for RENAISSANCE album. In addition, she’s also tied the all-time record for most nominations in Grammy history with her husband Jay-Z. She claimed a leading nine nominations this year.

Harry Styles too has made history with 6 noms. His third solo album Harry’s House will compete against other albums by ABBA, Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyonce, Brandi Carlile, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and Mary J. Blige for Album of the Year. while the lead single, “As It Was,” will compete in both the Record and Song of the Year categories. He has also received noms for Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video for “As It Was” while Harry’s House is up for Best Pop Vocal Album as well. Styles history books can now record 9 Grammy award nominations and 1 win.

Other firsts include;

Adele’s nomination in the Best Music Film Category (for Adele One Night Only),

Future’s nominations in the Rap Field categories, Best Melodic Rap Song (for “BEAUTIFUL” with DJ Khaled & SZA and “WAIT FOR U” with Drake & Tems) and Best Rap Album (for I Never Liked You);

Jamie Foxx now has his first non-music nomination, as he’s up for Best Spoken Word Album this year along with Viola Davis – her first GRAMMY nomination.

Hope you enjoyed Firsts From The 2023 GRAMMY Nominations

The 65th Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 5, 2023, in Los Angeles. The Grammys will air live at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...