The nominees for the 2023 Grammy Award for Album of the Year have all been announced. Once again, Beyoncé and Adele will go head to head, this time for their respective LPs Renaissance and 30. Bad Bunny is also in the running with Un Verano Sin Ti, marking the first time an album from the Latin category has also been nominated for Album of the Year. Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, Lizzo’s Special, and Mary J. Blige’s deluxe Good Morning Gorgeous are also nominated. Rounding out the Album of the Year list are Brandi Carlile’s In These Silent Days, Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres, and ABBA’s first LP in 40 years, Voyage. Check out the full list of Grammy nominees here.
In 2017, when Adele won Album of the Year for 25, she said that Beyoncé should have won the trophy for Lemonade. “I felt like it was her time to win,” Adele added after the ceremony. “What the fuck does she have to do to win Album of the Year?” She went on, “My album of the year was Lemonade, so a piece of me did die inside, as a Beyoncé fan.”
Adele is the only 2023 Album of the Year nominee to have won the award in the past. (In addition to her 2017 victory, she won the trophy in 2012 for 21.) Beyoncé has been nominated for Album of the Year multiple times, and Brandi Carlile, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and Mary J. Blige are repeat nominees, too.
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Album of the Year
ABBA – Voyage
Adele – 30
Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Beyoncé – Renaissance
Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days
Coldplay – Music of the Spheres
Harry Styles – Harry’s House
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Lizzo – Special
Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)