2023 Grammy Awards: All of the Records That Could Be Broken
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The 2023 Grammy Awards are set to make their grand return to Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5th.
Within the big names leading the charge in nominations (like Kendrick Lamar, Adele, and Brandi Carlile), some artists, like Beyoncé, stand to make history depending on how the night shakes out. In fact, quite a few Grammy records are ripe for breaking, as pointed out by vegasinsider.com.
Starting with Queen Bey, 2023 has already seen Beyoncé take the title of most nominated artist in Grammy history with 88 total nominations, an accolade she shares with her husband Jay-Z. Depending on how many of her nine awards she takes home on Sunday, the 28-time Grammy winner has the potential to surpass Georg Solti and Quincy Jones as the most decorated musician of all time. Beyoncé needs just one Grammy win to pass Jones (28) and four to pass Solti (31).
Beyoncé can also become one of two songwriters who have won Song of the Year twice, and break her streak of Record of the Year losses (which currently stands at eight, the longest in Grammy history).
Meanwhile, her husband and co-most-nominated-artist Jay-Z has the potential to break his tie with Kanye West for most awarded rapper of all time, as they each currently have 24 trophies. Bad Bunny also looks to make history as a rapper, as his album Un Verano Sin Ti could become the first spanish-language record to win Album of the Year and “Moscow Mule” could become the first spanish-language track to win Best Solo Pop Performance.
Rivaling Beyoncé’s dominance, though, is Adele, who has an impressive track record already, and she undoubtedly looks to add a couple more golden gramophones to her collection. The singer currently stands as the only artist ever to win Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year in the same year multiple times. She’s done it twice already, and she’s gunning for a third. Even if she only emerges victorious in Song of the Year, however, she’ll still go down as the first songwriter ever to win three times in that category.
Elsewhere, artists like Alison Krauss and Viola Davis also are in the running for glory. Krauss, who’s the second most awarded female artist, could take first place if she wins two more awards than Beyoncé. Davis, for her part, is one win away from completing her EGOT, a coveted accomplishment in which a performer wins an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. For a breakdown of artists on the cusps of EGOTs, check out our roundup here.
In the world of country music, if either Dolly Parton & Reba McEntire’s “Does He Love You” or Ashley McBryde & Ashley Pearce’s “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” wins, the respective winner would be the first all-female collaboration to win in this category.
For some legendary artists, however, the 65th Grammys won’t be about breaking records, but finally nabbing their first win. ABBA, Dianno Ross, and Björk are all winless, but look to change that on Sunday night.
Time will tell which records stand and which records shatter. Via vegasinsider.com, check out a complete rundown of the 60+ records that could be broken come Sunday. See the full list of 2023 Grammy nominations here.
Song of the Year
Adele could become the first songwriter ever to win three times in this category if she wins for “Easy On Me.” She previously took home Song of the Year for “Rolling In The Deep” and “Hello.”
Beyoncé, who previously won this category for “Single Ladies,” could join an elite group of nine songwriters who have won twice if she wins for “Break My Soul.”
Taylor Swift could win her first Song of the Year trophy for “All Too Well.” The song marks a record-breaking six nominations for Swift, making her the most nominated female songwriter and one of the three most nominated songwriters ever (alongside Lionel Richie and Paul McCartney).
If “God Did” by DJ Khaled wins, it would break the record for most co-writers on a winning song. The record is currently held by Bruno Mars for “That’s What I Like” with eight co-writers, whereas “God Did” has nine.
Record of the Year
Adele could join Bruno Mars and Paul Simon as an artist with three Record of the Year wins if she wins for “Easy On Me.” After her previous wins for “Rolling In The Deep” and “Hello,” she also has the potential to become the first female artist to win the Record of the Year category three times. It would mark her as the first solo artist to win three times as well.
With “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé now has eight Record of the Year nominations, the most of any artist without a win.
Album of the Year
If Adele wins with 30, she’ll join an elite group of artists who have won the Album of the Year trophy three times, which includes Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Taylor Swift. She could also break her tie with Stevie Wonder and become the sole holder of a record for most wins in this category for consecutive albums, as she won for her last two albums 21 and 25.
Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti could become the first Spanish-language album to win Album of the Year trophy. The album is already recognized as the first Spanish-language album to be nominated in the category.
Kendrick Lamar could become the first male rapper to win Album of the Year for a solo rap project if Mr.Morale & the Big Steppers wins. previous rap winners of Album of the Year are Lauryn Hill and Outkast.
Best New Artist
Anitta could become the first Brazilian artist to win Best New Artist.
Mäneskin could become the first Italian artist to win Best New Artist.
Domi Louna, nominated as a part of the duo Domi and DJ Beck, could become the first French artist to win in this category.
Overall Potential Records
Adele could extend her record as the only artist to ever win the big three categories in one evening on multiple occasions. Previously, she won all of her general field nominations in 2012 and 2016. This year, she is nominated for all three thanks to 30 and its first single “Easy On Me.”
Adele is also currently the fourth most awarded female artist of all time with 15 Grammy wins. Depending on the number of Grammys that she wins out of her seven nominations, she might:
— break her fourth place tie with Alicia Keys and Cece Winans (one win needed)
— tie or surpass Aretha Franklin and become the third most awarded female artist in Grammy history (three wins needed for a tie, four wins needed to surpass)
— break her tie with Beyoncé as the most awarded female artist in one night (seven wins needed)
Beyoncé is currently the most awarded female artist of all time, with 28 wins, and the most awarded vocalist, also with 28 wins. She’s also the most nominated artist with a record 88 nominations, tying her with Jay-Z, and the second most awarded person in a tie with Quincy Jones. Depending on the number of Grammys she wins out of her nine nominations this year, she might:
— break her tie with Quincy Jones and solely take the record as the second most awarded winner of all times (one win needed)
— tie or surpass Georg Solti as the most awarded Grammy winner of all time (three wins needed for a tie, four wins needed for surpassing Solti)
— extend any of the previously mentioned records
— tie (eight wins needed) or surpass (nine wins needed) Michael Jackson and Santana as the most awarded artist in one night. If she wins seven or more awards, she will break her tie with Adele as the most awarded female artist in one night
— tie Paul McCartney as the artist with the most nominations in one night without a win
Furthermore, if Beyoncé’s Renaissance wins all of nine of its nominations, it could tie Santana’s Supernatural and U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb as the most awarded album in Grammy history.
Jay-Z is currently tied for the most nominated overall artist with Beyoncé with a record 88 nominations. He’s also the most awarded rapper (with 24 wins in a tie with Kanye West), and the tenth most awarded Grammy winner of all time (again, with 24 wins in a tie with Kanye West). Depending on the number of Grammys wins out of his five nominations this year, he might break his tie with West and take the title as the single most awarded rapper of all time.
Alison Krauss is currently the second most awarded female artist of all time (with 27 wins) and the fourth most awarded person in Grammy history in a tie with Chick Corea. This year, depending on the number of Grammys that she will win out of her two nominations (and on the number of Grammys Beyoncé wins), she could:
— tie or surpass Beyoncé as the most awarded female artist of all time (one win needed for a tie, two wins needed for surpassing Beyoncé)
— break her tie with Chick Corea and become the second most awarded artist of all time (one win needed for a tie with Beyoncé and Quincy Jones, two wins needed for surpassing the two of them)
Legendary Artists Looking for Their First Grammy Win
ABBA, who received their first competitive Grammy nomination last year. This year they received four combined nominations for their album Voyage and its single “Don’t Shut Me Down.”
Diana Ross, who received her 13th nomination in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for Thank You. In 2012, she won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for her solo career and has won the same award this year as a member of The Supremes.
Björk, who has racked up 16 nominations in the Alternative music categories, could nab her first win for Best Alternative Album with Fossera.
Viola Davis, who could complete her EGOT with a win for her memoir “Finding Me”, nominated in the Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling category.
Brandi Carlile could either tie (six wins needed) or surpass (seven wins needed) Beyoncé and Adele as the most awarded female artist in one night.
Kendrick Lamar could tie Michael Jackson as the most awarded artist in one night if he wins all of his eight Grammy nominations.
Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele could extend her record as the most awarded artist in the Pop Solo category. She has won three times in the past and is nominated this year for “Easy On Me.”
Bad Bunny could become the first artist to win for a Spanish-language song in Best Pop Solo Performance category if he wins for “Moscow Mule.”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Doja Cat could tie Lady Gaga as the artist with the most wins in this category with two Grammys. She won last year for her SZA collaboration “Kiss Me More” and is nominated this year for “I Like You (A Happier Song)” with Post Malone.
Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele could break her tie with Kelly Clarkson, both of whom have two wins, and become the sole holder of the record for the most wins in the Best Pop Vocal Album category if she wins her third trophy for 30.
Best Dance Recording
Diplo could tie Skrillex, who has three wins, as the artist with the most wins in the Best Dance Recording category. He is nominated this year for “Don’t Forget My Love” with Miguel.
Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar could extend his record as the most awarded artist in the Best Rap Performance category if “The Heart Part 5” wins. He currently leads with five wins, three ahead of second place.
Doja Cat could become the first woman to win for a solo rap performance if she wins for “Vegas.” In 2021, Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion became the first women to win in the category since male and female rap performance merged.
Best Melodic Rap Performance
Latto could become the first female artist to win for a solo performance in the Best Melodic Rap Performance if she wins for “Big Energy (Live).”
Best Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar could break his 3rd place tie with Tyler, the Creator and Outkast for the third most wins in the Best Rap Album category if he wins for Mr.Morale & the Big Steppers. He previously won for Damn and To Pimp a Butterfly. This is his fourth nomination in the category. The first and second place in this category belong to Eminem (six wins) and Kanye West (four wins).
Best Traditional R&B performance
Beyoncé could tie Lalah Hathaway (three wins) as the most awarded artist in this category if she wins for “Plastic Off The Sofa.” She previously won for “Love On Top” and “At Last.”
Best R&B Song
Beyoncé could extend her record as the artist with the most wins in the R&B Song category with a win. She holds first place with four wins and is nominated again this year for co-writing “Cuff It.”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
If either Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire’s “Does He Love You” or Ashley McBryde and Ashley Pearce’s “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” wins, the respective winner would be the first all-female collaboration to win in this category.
Best Country Solo Performance
Maren Morris could tie Carrie Underwood (two wins) as the most awarded female artist in this category and become the 2nd most awarded overall after Chris Stapleton (three wins) if she wins for “Circles Around This Town.” Morris previously won for “My Church” in 2017.
Best Country Song
Lori McKenna could break her tie with Josh Kear as the most-awarded songwriter in the Best Country Song category if she wins for her collaboration with Taylor Swift “I Bet You Think About Me.” McKenna has won three times in the past with “Girl Crush”, “Humble and Kind,” and “Crowded Table.”
Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert could break her third place tie with Lady A, Kacey Musgraves, and Roger Miller if she wins her third trophy in the Best Country Album category for Palomino. It would also make her the most awarded solo female artist in the category, as she has won twice in the past for Wildcard and Platinum.
Best Song Written for Visual Media
Lady Gaga could extend her record as the most awarded female songwriter in this category if she wins her third trophy for co-writing “Hold My Hand.” She previously won for “Shallow” and “I’ll Never Love Again.”
Best Music Video
Kendrick Lamar could break his tie with Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Beyoncé and become the sole holder of the record for the most wins in this category if he wins for “The Heart Part 5.” It would make it his third win in the category, as he previously won for “Bad Blood” with Taylor Swift and “Humble.”
If either Taylor Swift (nominated for “All Too Well”) or Adele (nominated for “Easy On Me”) win, they will join the aforementioned group of the most awarded artist in the category with two wins. Adele previously won for “Rolling In The Deep” and Taylor Swift won for “Bad Blood.”
Taylor Swift could become the first artist to win with a sole directing credit for her own music video if she wins with the “All Too Well: Short Film.”
Best Música Urbana Album
Bad Bunny could win his second consecutive trophy in the Best Música Urbana Album category if he wins for Un Verano Sin Ti. It would also make him the most awarded artist in the category with two wins.
Best Global Music Album
Angélique Kidjo could extend her record as the most awarded artist in the Best Global Music Album category if she wins her sixth trophy for Queen of Sheba.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
TobyMac could extend his record as the most awarded artist in this category if he wins his third trophy for Life After Death.
Best Gospel Performance / Song
Kirk Franklin could extend his record as the most awarded artist in this category if he wins his fifth trophy for “Kingdom.”
Producer of the Year, Classical
Judith Sherman could tie Robert Woods, Steven Epstein, and David Frost as the most awarded classical producer in this category if she wins her seventh trophy this year.
Serban Ghenea could either tie or surpass Al Schmitt as the most awarded engineer/mixer of all time. Schmitt won 20 Grammys and Ghenea sits at 19, with 5 nominations this year.
Tom Elmhirst could tie Tom Coyne (4 wins) as the most awarded engineer/mixer in the Record of the Year category. Elmhirst won three times in the past and is nominated this year for Brandi Carlile’s “You and Me On The Rock” and Adele’s “Easy On Me.”
Serban Ghenea could tie Tom Coyne (4 wins) as the most awarded engineer/mixer in the Record of the Year category. Ghenea won three times in the past and is nominated this year for Mary J.Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous.”
Grammys 2023 Nominees Photo Gallery:
Kendrick Lamar, photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage
Adele, photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS
Beyoncé, photo courtesy of the artist
Brandi Carlile, photo by Ben Kaye
Harry Styles, photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Harry Styles
Lizzo, photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images
Taylor Swift, photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Wet Leg, photo by Hollie Fernando
Måneskin, photo courtesy of the artist
Latto, photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for MRC
Arctic Monkeys, photo by Debi Del Grande
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, photo by Ben Kaye
Turnstile at Brooklyn Mirage, photo by Johnny Perilla
Ozzy Osbourne, photo by Ross Halfin
Red Hot Chili Peppers, photo by Clara Balzary
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