Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” was nominated for a record-breaking Song of the Year, while her foray into dancehall music, “Renaissance,” was nominated for Album of the Year
Plunge into best Grammy season: The star singer received nine major nominations Tuesday, making her, along with husband Jay-Z, the most nominated music act in awards show history. My Soul” was nominated for Record Break and Music of the Year, while “Renaissance,” which entered into the world of dancehall music, was nominated for Album of the Year. Jay-Z also received five nominations this year, thus holding his record of 88 Grammy Award nominations per spouse, the most ever.
Kendrick Lamar has been nominated eight times, and he came second. Both Adele and Brandi Carlile received seven nods. Six each were recorded by Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Future, DJ Khaled, The Dream, and dominating engineer Randy Merrill.
As per the Recording Academy, nearly half of this year’s frontrunners announced by Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly, and Smokey Robinson are female, and more than half are black. It will be held in Los Angeles on May 5th.
Academy added a particular social change song and five new categories for her, including Songwriter of the Year.
Drake declined to submit his album Honorary Nevermind for awards. However, the Canadian rapper was nominated for four awards, including Album of the Year, for his collaboration on Beyoncé’s Renaissance.
Solti: A 31-time Grammy Award winner, Solti has held the record since 1997. Her seventh studio project was nominated for Best Electronic Dance Album, and “Break My Soul” was nominated for Best Electronic Dance Recording.
Other nominations for Grammy includes-
- Best R&B song for “Cuff It”
- R&B performance for “Virgo’s Groove”
- R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa”
- The song written for visual media for “Be Alive,” the Oscar-nominated song from the “King Richard” soundtrack
Tracks competing with “Break My Soul” for record of the year include:
- Styles’ “As It Was”
- Doja Cat’s “Woman”
- Adele’s “Easy On Me”
- ABBA’s “Don’t Shut Me Down”
- Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous
- Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit”
- Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5”
- Lizzo’s “About Damn Time”
- Carlile’s “You and Me On the Rock” featuring Lucius
Three of Jay-Z’s nominations came through DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” a song featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend, and Friday. The track was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song and Song of the Year by Jay-Z, who also wrote Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”