The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony were released on Tuesday, 15th November by The Recording Academy, which runs the Grammys. The 2023 Grammy Awards Show is scheduled to take place on February 5 2023 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. This 2023 Grammys eligibility year runs from October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022. 

This year, Billboard reported that 368 artists have submitted to the best new artist category for the 2023 Grammy nominations. 11-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is back on the nominations table for Red (Taylor’s Version) and her All Too Well: The Short Film Of course. As expected, there is some major competition between “Easy on Me” singer Adele, “About Damn Time” singer Lizzo, and “As It Was” crooner Harry Styles. Ultimately, there is Beyoncé, who dropped Renaissance in July. 

While all these big names are dominating the table, we are particularly highlighting the Nigerian artistes (both at home and in diaspora) who were spotted on the nominations table. 

Nigerians nominated for the 2023 Grammys

Burna Boy makes third consecutive Grammy noms with the 2023 Grammys nomination.

Burna Boy got two nods in the following categories: 

Best Global Music Performance

“Udhero Na,” Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar

“Gimme Love,” Matt B and Eddy Kenzo

“Last Last,” Burna Boy

“Neva Bow Down,” Rocky Dawuni featuring Blvk H3ro

“Bayethe,” Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode

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Best Global Music Album

Shuruaat, Berklee Indian Ensemble

Love, Damini, Burna Boy

Queen of Sheba, Angélique Kidjo and Ibrahim Maalouf

Between Us… (Live), Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest and Jules Buckley featuring Manu Delago

Sakura, Masa Takumi


Damages crooner, Tems has also earned two nominations in the Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song categories for her collaboration on Future’s “Wait For You”. Her feature on Beyonce’s “Renaissance” album has also earned her another nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. 

Best Rap Song

“Churchill Downs,” Ace G, BEDRM, Matthew Samuels, Tahrence Brown, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Jack Harlow and Jose Velazquez, songwriters (Jack Harlow featuring Drake)

“God Did,’ Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts and Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend and Fridayy)

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“The Heart Part 5,” Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar and Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

“Pushin P,” Lucas Depante, Nayvadius Wilburn, Sergio Kitchens, Wesley Tyler Glass and Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters (Gunna and Future featuring Young Thug)

“Wait for U,” Tejiri Akpoghene, Floyd E. Bentley III, Jacob Canady, Isaac De Boni, Aubrey Graham, Israel Ayomide Fowobaje, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Mule, Oluwatoroti Oke and Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Future featuring Drake and Tems)

Tobe Nwigwe

Tobe Nwigwe has been nominated for Best New Artist.

Best New Artist


Omar Apollo

Domi & JD Beck

Muni Long

Samara Joy



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Tobe Nwigwe

Molly Tuttle

Wet Leg

Click HERE to see the full list of nominees for the 2023 Grammys

Special report on the Beyoncé nominations. (First published by WSJ Mag)

Pop-R&B superstar Beyoncé has more nominations than any other artist, with nine nods, including in top categories like album of the year (for “Renaissance,” her highly-regarded homage to dance music) and record and song of the year (for “Break My Soul,” its lead single).⁠

⁠That brings her to a total of 88 career-wide nominations. Beyoncé is now tied with her husband Jay-Z for the most nominations in Grammy history. (He picked up five this year.) Beyoncé is already the most-awarded female Grammy winner, with 28 awards. If she wins four more, she will break the record for most Grammy wins of any recipient.⁠

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⁠Despite her extremely long list of nods and wins, Beyoncé has only won one of the four most prestigious Grammys (album of the year, song and record of the year, best new artist) in her roughly 25-year career as a solo artist and member of R&B group Destiny’s Child. 

This begs the question; Will Beyoncé one of the most celebrated music stars of the 21st century finally conquer the Grammy Awards? That leaves to be seen if you ask G! 

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