Beyoncé, at the top of the Grammy nominations, towards a rematch with Adele

Beyoncé after winning Artist of the Year on March 30, 2019. MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS

Its nine nominations, in particular in the flagship categories of the best album, song and recording of the year, place it in first position.

Singer Beyoncé collected the most nominations for the next Grammy Awards ceremony in 2023 on Tuesday, November 15, with nine categories, ahead of rapper Kendrick Lamar, British pop diva Adele and Brandi Carlile.

The list of nominations paves the way for a rematch between Beyoncé and Adele at this 65th Grammys ceremony, the equivalent of the Oscars for music in the United States, which will take place in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023 and will be broadcast on the CBS channel.

Competition between the two artists

In 2017, the British artist crushed the competition in the main categories, winning five awards with his album 25to the detriment of the American, whose album Lemonademuch appreciated by fans and critics, is today a classic.

Five years later, Beyoncé has taken pole position with her album Renaissancereleased in July, an opus with dance, house and disco accents, a sort of urgent call to wiggle on the tracks after the pandemic.

Her nine nominations, notably in the flagship categories of best album, song and recording of the year, place her ahead of Californian rapper Kendrick Lamar, who gets eight, then Adele and pop, rock and country singer Brandi Carlile, who get eight. collect seven.

There “QueenBeyoncé, 41, also joins her husband, rapper Jay-Z, as the most nominated artist of all time, with 88 nominations. Beyond the duel announced between Beyoncé and Adele, the list of contenders for this next ceremony honors big names like Kendrick Lamar and his latest album Mr Morale & the big steppersreleased in May, or R&B legend Mary J. Blige, nominated in six categories, including Best Album with Good Morning Gorgeous.

Taylor Swift also in the running

Also prominent are rappers Future and DJ Khaled, as is pop star Harry Styles, with six nominations each. In the most prestigious categories also appear Lizzo (album of the year for Specialrecording and song of the year for About Damn Time), or Doja Cat (best recording with Woman).

Taylor Swift, who embarked on the process of re-recording her first six albums so she could control the rights, will be able to compete for song of the year with her 10-minute version ofAll Too Well, but also for Country Song of the Year and Best Music Video. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, arguably the biggest streaming and touring artist in the world, will be featured in three categories, including Best Album for A Verano Sin Ti.

Award for Best Video Game Music

Also note, the world stars of ABBA, who have been making disco fans dance so much since the 70s, are making a winning comeback with Journeyin the running for best album, and don’t shut me down for the best recording.

Among the new categories, the Recording Academy, which brings together music industry professionals, added an award for the best video game music for the first time. And the candidates are the soundtracks ofAliens: Fireteam Elite, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok, Call Of Duty: Vanguard, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxyand Old World.


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