Adele, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar among top nominees at 65th Grammys

Published November 16, 2022, 6:08 PM

by Punch Liwanag

Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations.

The singer’s most recent album titled “Renaissance” earned the pop superstar nine nominations at the 65th Grammy Awards that will happen early next year, on February 5, 2023.

Rap music artist Kendrick Lamar is a close second with eight nominations earned through his “Mr. Morale And The Big Steppers” album.

Adele and Brandi Carlile meanwhile both have seven nominations each respectively for the albums “30” and “In These Silent Days.”

All aforementioned artists will vie for the major awards that include “Album Of The Year” and “Record Of The Year.”

Also included in the best album list are ABBA with their comeback album “Voyage,” Coldplay with “Music Of The Spheres,” Lizzo’s “Special,” Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti,” and Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House.”

Likewise the Record Of The Year category includes Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” Adele’s “Easy On Me,” Kendrick’s “The Heart Part 5,” and Brandi Carlile’s “You And Me On The Rock” (featuring Lucius).

Those and ABBA’s “Don’t Shut Me Down,” Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit,” Doja Cat’s “Woman,” “About Damn Time” by Lizzo and “As It Was” by Harry Styles.   

The Song Of The Year category is comprised of aforementioned songs by Beyoncé, Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Steve Lacy and the Tiktok hit “Abcdefu” by Gayle and DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt and Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version).”

Grammy observers note that this upcoming event’s narrative will boil down between Beyoncé and Adele.

Both female acts are some of the most decorated in Grammy history.

Beyoncé has got the edge in number of awards but has only one major award to her credit with Song Of The Year with “Single Ladies.”

Meanwhile Adele has swept Album, Record and Song Of The Year honors in a previous ceremony.