Beyoncè, GloRilla, Latto + More Nominated For The 65th Annual Grammy Awards

The 65th Annual Grammy nominations have just been released, and some polished artists, such as Beyoncè, made history this year. New artists like GloRilla are fresh in the game and have snagged their seats at the table.

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Nearly every rap and R&B artist who released new music this year has scored a Grammy nomination.

Beyoncé Makes History 

Queen Bey set a new record as the most nominated female artist this year. The Renaissance artist has 83 nominations and is tied with her husband, Jay Z.  Additionally, she leads the Grammy nominations with nine nods, next to Kendrick Lamar, who has eight nominations.

Life Is Great For GloRilla

It appears “life is still great” for recently signed CMG rapper, GloRilla. She scored two Grammy nominations this year in the “Best New Artist” category andBest Rap Performance.” Vevo recently put the Memphis artist on their list of artists to watch for 2023, and it appears they may be right.  Glo instantly posted to Instagram that she was “speechless.” 

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Nicki Minaj + Summer Walker Snubbed

Meanwhile, some artists were snubbed of nominations, like Nicki Minaj and Summer Walker, who went to Instagram to share her frustration, saying ‘the math is not mathing.” Summer released her album Still Over It last year, and though it did well on the charts, it got little to no recognition.

The list of nominations for Rap and R&B artists are:

Best Rap Performance

“GOD DID” – DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend, and Friday

“Vegas” – Doja Cat

“Pushin P” – Gunna and Future featuring Young Thug

“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” – Hitkidd and GloRilla

“The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

Best Melodic Rap Performance

For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.

“BEAUTIFUL” –  DJ Khaled featuring Future & SZA

“WAIT FOR U” – Future featuring Drake and Tems

“First Class” – Jack Harlow

“Die Hard” – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Blxst and Amanda Reifer

“Big Energy” (Live) – Latto

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 & Fridayy)

“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 & 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 & Tems)

Best Rap Album

GOD DID- DJ Khaled

I Never Liked You– Future

“Come Home The Kids Miss You” – Jack Harlow

“Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” – Kendrick Lamar

“It’s Almost Dry”  – Pusha T 

Best R&B Performance

“VIRGO’S GROOVE” – Beyoncé

“Here With Me” – Mary J. Blige featuring Anderson .Paak

“Hrs & Hrs” – Muni Long

“Over” – Lucky Daye

“Hurt Me So Good” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Do 4 Love” – Snoh Aalegra

Keeps On Fallin’ – Babyface featuring Ella Mai


‘Round Midnight – Adam Blackstone featuring Jazmine Sullivan

“Good Morning Gorgeous” – Mary J. Blige

Best R&B Song

“CUFF IT” – Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Beyoncé, Mary Christine Brockert, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Morten Ristorp, Nile Rodgers and Raphael Saadiq, songwriters (Beyoncé)

“Good Morning Gorgeous” – Mary J. Blige, David Brown, Dernst Emile II, Gabriella Wilson and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (Mary J. Blige)

“Hrs & Hrs” – Hamadi Aaabi, Dylan Graham, Priscilla Renea, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell, Brandon John-Baptiste, Isaac Wriston and Justin Nathaniel Zim, songwriters (Muni Long)

“Hurt Me So Good” – Akeel Henry, Michael Holmes, Luca Mauti, Jazmine Sullivan and Elliott Trent, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

“Please Don’t Walk Away” – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

Best R&B Album

Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe ) – Mary J. Blige

Breezy (Deluxe)- Chris Brown

Black Radio IIIRobert Glasper

CandydripLucky Daye

Watch The SunPJ Morton

The full Grammy nominations list is here.

Did Hip-Hop Take An L By Not Boycotting The Grammys This Year?

On Grammys night, hip-hop had its winners and losers. The culture shined with performances, awards, and appearances by meaningful artists, including Tyler The Creator, Nas, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow.  

But the elephant in the room was who was not there – Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and the like who sat out the event in silent protest for what J. Prince described as the Grammys history of disrespect for the culture.