After a lot of anticipation, the Recording Academy finally unveiled the list of nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards. Seeing Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar top the list of contenders was expected, but the same can’t be said about these snubs and surprises that got everyone talking.
Surprise: Mary J. Blige
Not only did Mary J. Blige score the album of the year nod with Good Morning Gorgeous, but she’s also one of the ceremony’s most nominated artists with a total of six nods.
Snub: Nicki Minaj
If the Recording Academy left Nicki Minaj in the rap field, her smash hit “Super Freaky Girl” might’ve stood the chance, but the move to the pop categories cost her the nomination.
Snub: Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion truly poured her heart and soul into her sophomore studio album Traumazine, just for the Recording Academy to give her outstanding zero nominations.
No one was more excited about ABBA’s return than the Grammy voters. They awarded the iconic pop group with four nominations, including album of the year for their new record Voyage.
As far as Latin artists at the Grammys go, Bad Bunny was the only one who managed to break it into the main field. The Recording Academy ignored pretty much everyone else, including Rosalia and her latest album Motomami.
Snub: Best New Artists
This year’s best new artist field is as random as it gets, and it’s missing some of the biggest rising pop stars of 2022, from Dove Cameron and GAYLE to Tate McRae and Lauren Spencer-Smith.