Grammy Awards 2023: When is the ceremony and who are the nominees

Here's our look at some of the key categories at the GRAMMY awards this year.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 31st Jan 2023

The GRAMMY awards are often a divisive time of year, with the nominations constantly under scrutiny. The award show doesn't have as much shine as it used to but still pulls in millions of viewers. No doubt, there will be plenty of talking points from this year's ceremony which will be taking place on Monday 6th February at 12AM UK time.

We thought we'd go through some of the nominees for this year's awards and have a look at who might win the most important categories.

Record of the year


ABBA- Don't Shut Me Down

Adele- Easy On Me

Beyonce- Break My Soul

Mary J. Blige- Good Morning Gorgeous

Brandi Carlisle ft Lucius- You and Me On The Rock

Doja Cat- Woman

Kendrick Lamar- The Heart Part 5

Lizzo- About Damn Time

Harry Styles- As It Was

This may sound like it's a category for album of the year but it isn't. here's a list of singles that strangely includes Adele's 'Easy on Me' which was released in 2021. You'd think they would only include songs from 2022 but get away with it by saying that songs that "came to prominence in 2022" also count. Regardless, we're tipping either Kendrick Lamar or Harry Styles for this one.



Album of the year

ABBA- Voyage

Adele- 30

Bad Bunny- Un Verano Sin Ti

Beyonce- Renaissance

Mary J. Blige- Good Morning Gorgeous

Brandi Carlisle- In These Silent Days

Coldplay- Music Of The Sphere

Kendrick Lamar- Mr Morale & The Big Steppers

Lizzo- Special

Harry Styles- Harry's House

Now we're on to albums and this is a bit of a hard choice. 'Harry's House' solidified Harry Styles' status as a modern pop icon but Kendrick Lamar broke new ground with 'Mr Morale & The Big Steppers'. Coldplay are in there for some reason for a 2021 album that everyone forgot about, truly a baffling choice when so much good music has been released in the last year. Keep an eye on Bad Bunny and Beyonce too.



Song Of The Year


Lizzo- About Damn Time

Taylor Swift- All Too Well  (ten-minute version)

Harry Styles- As It Was

Steve Lacy- Bad Habit

Beyonce- Break My Soul

Adele- Easy On Me

DJ Khaled ft Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jaz-Z, John Legend & Fridayy- God Did

Kendrick Lamar- The Heart Part 5

Bonnie Raitt- Just Like That

How DJ Khaled got onto this list is an absolute mystery. Steve Lacy's 'Bad Habit' is an absolute gem, as is Beyonce's 'Break My Soul'. As ever, Harry Styles will be in with a shout too, it is a surprise that GAYLE's single is included, which is probably down to virality rather than quality.



Best New Artist


Omar Apollo

DOMi & JD Beck

Muni Long

Samara Joy



Tobe Nwigwe

Molly Tuttle

Wet Leg

This is the category that gets the most grief every year and rightly so. Omar Apollo is somehow considered a new artist despite being active for years and having two albums. It doesn't prioritise artists who are releasing their debut albums as much as it should. Wet Leg look nailed on for this award.


Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Beyonce- Break My Soul

Bonobo- Rosewood

Diplo & Miguel- Don't Forget My Love

David Guetta & Bebe Rexha- I'm Good (Blue)

Kaytranada ft H.E.R.- Intimidated

Rufus Du Soul- On My Knees

Surely this category will be going the way of the mighty Beyonce. Her House music stomper 'Break My Soul' was the first single from a radical new direction for one of music's all-time greats. Having the David Guetta and Bebe Rexha track in the same category is a bit of a joke.



Best Rock Album

The Black Keys- Dropout Boogie

Elvis Costello & The Imposters- The Boy Named If

Idles- Crawler

Machine Gun Kelly- Mainstream Sellout

Ozzy Osbourne- Patient Number 9

Spoon- Lucifer On The Sofa

If this is anything to go by then Rock music had a pretty poor year. The Black Keys' album is decent but nowhere near their best work, IDLES are nowhere near as relevant as they used to be and the less said about Machine Gun Kelly the better. Spoon would be an interesting choice but why not just give it to Ozzy Osbourne.



Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire- We

Big Thief- Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Bjork- Fossora

Wet Leg- Wet Leg

Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Cool It Down

The Yeah Yeah Yeah's first album in nine years saw the band return to form with some mind-blowing indie rock. Arcade Fire's album was fine but Wet Leg's debut was a much more exciting offering. Bjork should be one of the favourites and plenty of people love Big Thief too.



Best R&B Song

Beyonce- Cuff It

Mary J. Blige- Good Morning Gorgeous

Muni Long- Hrs & Hrs

Jazmine Sullivan- Hurt Me So Good

PJ Morton- Please Don't Walk Away

This category is surely going to be won by Beyonce. 'Cuff It' is an excellent song that will forever be remembered as one of her greatest, it has been inescapable this year. Jazmine Sullivan's 'Hurt Me So Good' is brilliant but not quite on the level of Beyonce.


Best Rap Album

DJ Khaled- God Did

Future- I Never Liked You

Jack Harlow- Come Home The Kids Miss You

Kendrick Lamar- Mr Morale & The Big Steppers

Pusha T- It's Almost Dry

Kendrick Lamar's latest album was another huge success in his illustrious career and he will surely be the front-runner for this award. Jack Harlow is the latest star to come from the rap genre but 'Come Home The Kids Miss You' was met with a lukewarm reception.



Producer Of The Year (non-classical)

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach



Dernest "D'Mile" Emile II

Jack Antonoff has been producing some excellent records over the last few years and has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift to Lorde and Clairo. Boi-1da has had an equally impressive time working alongside names such as Beyonce, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar. It'll be a close one.



Best Remixed Recording

About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix) by Lizzo and Purple Disco Machine

Break My Soul (Terry Hunter Remix) by Beyonce and Terry Hunter

Easy Lover (Four Tet Remix) by Ellie Goulding and Four Tet

Slow Song (Paul Woodford Remix) by The Knocks and Dragonette and Paul Woodford

Too Late Now (Soulway Remix) by Wet Leg and Soulwax

This is probably one of the hardest categories to judge this year. Each of these are worthy winners but we're going to go with Four Tet purely for the fact that he managed to make Ellie Goulding sound good.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.