Beyonce Makes history twice in one year. The first time happened during the Billboards and now with the Grammy’s.
The Recording Academy recently announced the nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards, set to be held at the Crypto.com Arena in February.
Once again, Beyoncé is the queen of the Grammys, as she emerged as the most-nominated artist at the upcoming 2023 ceremony.
She also claimed the history making title announced in 2021 for 2022 Grammy’s.
Beyoncé’s recent attainment registered her name in the Billboard history books as one of 23 artists (soloist and group) to rack up 20 or more top 10 Hot 100 hits. She joined the likes of Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and others.
Additionally, Beyoncé stands as the first woman and second Black person behind Michael Jackson to have reached the top 10 of the Hot 100 at least 20 times as a solo act and 10 times as a group member. With Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé gained ten entries, four of which topped the list, including “Bootylicious” and “Say My Name.”
A few artists listed for nominations included Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Lizzo, and Dojo Cat led this year’s list of nominees.
Beyoncé – who led all nominees with her seventh studio release Renaissance – also became the first Black female artist ever to be nominated in the category for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Viola Davis, who has received a nomination for Best Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording, would officially become an EGOT recipient if she takes home the award next year.
After winning four Grammys in 2022 for “Leave the Door Open,” Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak did not submit their album An Evening With Silk Sonic, for consideration. Additionally, Drake and the Weeknd, opted out of being nominated for the 2023 ceremony as well.
According to Essence, Entertainers announcing the nominations included Gayle King, Ledisi, John Legend, Smokey Robinson, and more. This year’s ceremony will honor artists and creators across a total of 91 categories, including five additional ones that were announced in June by the Recording Academy. The new categories include 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 for Best Song for Social Change.
The 2023 Grammy Awards return to Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on February 5. The show will broadcast live on CBS and will stream live and on demand on Paramount+ at 5PM PT.
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