Ed Sheeran snubbed, Drake nominated, more Grammy nominated events – The Hollywood Reporter
As music fans pick out the 2023 Grammy Awards nominations, check out some interesting information about this year’s nominees.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z could be considered the queens and kings of the Grammys: They both currently have the most nominations in Grammy history with 88 nominations each. Beyoncé has won 28 awards and Jay-Z has 24. And even Blue Ivy Carter is a Grammy winner — at the 2021 show, she picked the best music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” a win she shared with her mother.
YOU CAN DANCE, YOU CAN JIVE
ABBA is having a memorable time at the Grammys. After earning their first nominations at the 2022 show, Swedish pop stars are making a strong comeback at the 2023 show. ABBA was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. with Journeyswhile “Don’t Shut Me Down” — possibly a literal message to voters — was nominated as record of the year and best pop duo/group performance.
Mary J. Blige is also having fun in this Grammy Award dance: The R&B icon has earned six nominations, including album nominations and record of the year. When was the last time Blige won a Grammy? That was at the 2009 show.
ED + SHEERAN = NO LOVE OF GRAMMY
Ed Sheeran has released five albums, but only one is in competition for Album of the Year at the Grammys. That hasn’t changed this year.
His latest album, =, did not receive nominations for Album of the Year or Best Pop Vocal Album. No song was nominated — instead, his only nomination was a guest appearance on Camila Cabello’s bland hit, “Bam Bam.”
BAD FOR BUNNY BAD
Yes, Bad Bunny made history at the Grammys by having the first Latin album to compete for Album of the Year with Un Verano Sin Tibut it felt like taking two steps back when he realized his global hits — “Tití Me Preguntó” and “Me Porto Bonito” — didn’t receive nominations for song or record of the year.
This year’s R&B category lacks something special: Young female singers possess a narcissistic and sensual nature in song form.
While Summer Walker won Album of the Year, nominations for her work on Kendrick Lamar’s album, and Ella Mai will make a guest appearance on Babyface’s “Keeps on Fallin'” — singers did not receive nominations for their own album or song. Joining the club are Chlöe, Ari Lennox, Kehlani and SZA, who have dominated streaming services with their hit “I Hate U”.
CERTIFIED GRAMMY BOY
Drake couldn’t escape the Grammys no matter how hard he tried.
He didn’t send heavy albums home, Honestly, it’s nothing, for the award, but he still earned four nominations. He’s in competition for Album of the Year for co-writing Beyoncé’s “Heated” Renaissance and his guest appearance on Future’s “Wait for U” earned him awards for best melodious rap performance and best rap song, where he was also nominated. nominated for his work in Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs”.
Anderson .Paak also did not send his album with Bruno Mars, An evening with Silk Sonic, for Grammy Award consideration, but he’s still among the nominees. He was nominated twice for his work on Mary J. Blige’s good morning beautiful.
TIKTOK TO GRAMMYS
After becoming a place where many people discover music, TikTok has a Grammy nomination.
Spanish singer Rosalía is competing for best musical film for her live performance of her album Motomami on social media platforms. The performance was also nominated for best long-form music video at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards, taking place on Thursday.
TikTok also got rising rapper GloRilla nominated for a Grammy: Her song with producer Hitkidd, “FNF (Let’s Go),” went viral on the video-sharing app and it’s now nominated for Best rap performance.
Referring to female rappers, Nicki Minaj made social media explode when hollywood reporter revealed that her hit single, “Super Freaky Girl,” was rejected by the Grammys rap committee and turned to pop music.
The song didn’t earn a nomination for best solo pop performance on Tuesday, but what’s worse? Latto – whom Minaj appealed for for having a pop song still in the rap category with “Big Energy” – received a nomination for best melodious rap performance for a popular song. Latto was also nominated for best new artist, an award for which Minaj was nominated at the show in 2012.
Doja Cat, who won her first Grammy earlier this year, is also representing female rappers. She was nominated for best rap performance for “Vegas” from Elvis soundtrack. Her hit “Woman” was also nominated for record of the year, best pop solo performance and best music video, while her collaboration with Post Malone, “I Like You (A Happier) Song),” nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
NO HIGH ENOUGH GRAMMY?
Diana Ross has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys but she has never won a competitive award.
That could change – she’s competing for best traditional pop vocal album with Thank. This is her first nomination since the 1983 award.
Her contests include Kelly Clarkson When Christmas Comes Around…by Michael Buble higherNorah Jones’ I Dream of Christmas (Extended) and by Pentatonix evergreen.
The nominees of the year include a host of first-time nominees, including Machine Gun Kelly, Summer Walker, Carly Pearce, Kim Petras, GAYLE, Måneskin, Blxst, Zach Bryan, etc.
Master engineer Randy Merrill will compete with himself three times for album of the year.
He worked on three nominated albums, including Harry Styles’ Harry’s HouseAdele’s 30 and Coldplay Music of the sphere. Merrill was also dual nominated for record of the year for his work with the #1 hits “As It Was” and “Easy on Me.”
Rapper-singer Future will also compete with himself at the Grammys. He was nominated for dual nominations in two categories: best melodic rap performance (“Wait for U,” “Beautiful”) and best rap song (“Wait for U,” “pusin P”).
Jazz musician Terri Lyne Carrington also received a double nomination in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album. She is the only woman to ever win an award in Grammy history.
A host of celebrities not known for their work in the music industry are vying for the Grammys, including Viola Davis, who comes one inch closer to EGOT status. Other nominees include controversial figures such as Dave Chappelle and Louis CK as well as Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Amanda Gorman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jim Gaffigan and Patton Oswalt.
Speaking of fame, Kendrick Lamar’s music video for “The Heart Part 5” — uses deepfake technology to transform rappers into characters like Will Smith, Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle, OJ Simpson and Jussie Smollett — nominated for best music video.
COLDPLAY’S HOT TOUCH
BTS earned a single Grammy nomination at the 2021 and 2022 shows, but now they’ve won three and have a better chance of winning their first Grammy — thanks to Coldplay.
K-pop group nominated for best pop/duo group performance for “My Universe” with Coldplay. This collaboration also helped BTS win Album of the Year award since Coldplay’s Music of the sphere are in dispute. And BTS scored a best music video nomination for “Yet to Come.”
Selena Gomez also appeared on Coldplay’s album, for which she was nominated. This is her second Grammy nomination – she was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album earlier this year with disclosure. 2022 also brings Gomez her first Emmy nomination as a producer on the hit series Hulu Only murders in the building.
STAR BRANDI CARLILE
Brandi Carlile has won a Grammy in the country and American music categories. Now she has a chance to rock the rock genre.
Carlile was nominated for best rock song and best rock performance for “Broken Horses”. Her seven nominations include album and discography of the year, along with best Americana album and performance, and best American original song.
SHE, MANUFACTURER-DOUBLE, RE-appears
After winning five Grammys for her own songs, R&B star HER is returning to the Grammys with a strong form of production and songwriting.
For her behind-the-scenes work on Mary J. Blige’s good morning beautiful album, HER earned nominations for album of the year, record of the year, and best R&B song.
Oscar-winning HER is also nominated for her own work — she’ll compete for best dance/electronic record with “Intimidated,” her collaboration with KAYTRANADA.
SUPPORT and GUNNA
Although they are behind bars in a fraudulent criminal case, rappers Gunna and Young Thug have earned two Grammy nominations. They’re competing for best rap song and best rap performance with their hit “pusin P,” which also features singer-rapper Future. The song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.