Beyonce has hit the Grammy stratosphere: The singer received nine nominations on Tuesday, tying her with her husband Jay-Z as the most nominated artists in the history of the awards.
break my soul by Beyoncé was nominated for record and song of the year, while her album renaissance — which introduced her to the world of dance music — was nominated for album of the year. Jay-Z bagged five nominations this year, now each hold the record 88 Grammy nominations.
Kendrick Lamar he was the second most nominated with eight mentions. Adele and Brandi Carlile they received seven each. Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Future, DJ Khaled, The-Dream, and mastering engineer Randy Merrill each received six.
Nearly half of the year’s top nominees, announced by artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly and Smokey Robinson, are women and more than half are people of color, according to the Recording Academy. The Grammy ceremony will take place on February 5 in Los Angeles.
“This makes me very proud, but it also makes me aware of the fact that we have to keep up the work that we have done,” he said. Harvey Mason Jr., the CEO of the Recording Academy. Mason added that progress has been made on the voting system and increasing the membership of the academy, but he believes that more progress can still be made.
“This year I am pleased with the result and the work that the voters did,” he added. “We have almost 13 thousand voters now. It is really an important job. I’m pleased to think that you spent time listening to the music and evaluating it. I think it shows because of the kind of nominations that weren’t just for popular music or music that has a lot of plays. It’s just great quality music.”
The academy added a song for social change award and five new competitive categories, including songwriter of the yearwhich according to Mason will help diversify the 65th edition of the awards.
The non-classical composer category will recognize an individual who has been the “most prolific” composer, without being a performer or producer, for their new works during one year of eligibility. The approach is different from the song of the year award that recognizes the composers of the lyrics or melodies of a song.
Mason said implementing the songwriter category is a major step forward for the music industry. Last year, an update to the rules allowed any songwriter, producer, engineer or artist on a work nominated for album of the year to be nominated.
“The academy and the voters have given great importance to the art of composition”Mason said of the new category in which nominees include The-Dream, Amy Allen, Nija Charles, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Laura Veltz. “Personally, as a songwriter, I’m glad to see it being an important part of our process. We realize that compounding is at the heart of our industry. It is one of the blocks in the building of the career of each artist”.
Beyoncé, the most decorated woman in Grammy history, with 28 awards, could break the record of the late Hungarian-British director Georg Solti to the most prizes if you win four golden gramophones in February. Solti, who has 31 Grammys, has held the record since 1997.
For the first time in Beyoncé’s award-winning career, she is nominated in the dance category. His seventh study project renaissance competes for best electronic dance music album and break my soul is nominated for best electronic-dance recording. Other of her nominations include Best R&B Song for cuff itR&B performance by Virgo’s Groovetraditional R&B interpretation by Plastic Off the Sofa and song composed for visual media by be alivehis Oscar-nominated song from the soundtrack of King Richard.
Merrill received two nominations in the Record of the Year category for the second year in a row for his work on easy on me of Adele and As It Was by Styles. It was also his first year triple nominated in the album of the year category.
Other album of the year nominees include: 30 of Adele, Voyage of ABBA, a summer without you of bad bunny, Good Morning Gorgeouss by Mary J. Blige deluxe version, In These Silent Days from Carlile, Music of the Spheres by Coldplay, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers from the sea, spicel for Lizzo and Harry’s House by Styles.
The songs that will compete with break my soul Record of the Year include “As It Wasby Styles, Woman by Doja Cat, easy on me of Adele, Don’t Shut Me Down of ABBA, Good Morning Gorgeous of Blige, bad habitby Steve Lacy, The Heart Part 5 from the sea, About Damn Time of Lizzo and You and Me On the Rock of Carlile with Lucius.
Three of Jay-Z’s nominations were for God Did by DJ Khaled, a song featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy. The song is up for best rap performance and rap song, as well as song of the year. Jay-Z is also nominated for song of the year as one of the songwriters for break my soul from Beyonce. The rapper received an album of the year nomination for his work on renaissance.
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