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Here are the nominated songs and albums for this year’s Grammy Awards!
February 6, 2023
Attention all Lotus students, get your siblings, parents, and grannies together for the upcoming Grammys! It’s that time of year when a dying TV ceremony hosts awards for the music we couldn’t get enough of!
This Year’s Nominations
This year’s list of nominations is pretty darn interesting. Do you think these songs/albums deserve to be nominated? Or should another song/album have taken their place? The nominations are as follows.
Album Of The Year
- Voyage – ABBA
- 30 – Adele
- Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny
- Renaissance – Beyoncé
- Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) – Mary J. Blige
- In These Silent Days – Brandi Carlile
- Music Of The Spheres – Coldplay
- Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar
- Special – Lizzo
- Harry’s House – Harry Styles
Song Of The Year
- Abcdefu – (GAYLE)
- About Damn Time – (Lizzo)
- All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film) – (Taylor Swift)
- As It Was – (Harry Styles)
- Bad Habit – (Steve Lacy)
- Break My Soul – (Beyoncé)
- Easy On Me – (Adele)
- God Did – (DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
- The Heart Part 5 – (Kendrick Lamar)
- Just Like That – (Bonnie Rait)
Additional Nominations to Mention:
Other categories’ nominations that should be highlighted include:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
- Don’t Shut Me Down – ABBA
- Bam Bam – Camila Cabello Featuring Ed Sheeran
- My Universe – Coldplay & BTS
- I Like You (A Happier Song) – Post Malone & Doja Cat
- Unholy – Sam Smith & Kim Petras
Best Rock Album
- Dropout Boogie – The Black Keys
- The Boy Named If – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
- Crawler – Idles
- Mainstream Sellout – Machine Gun Kelly
- Patient Number 9 – Ozzy Osbourne
- Lucifer On The Sofa – Spoon
Best Alternative Music Album
- WE – Arcade Fire
- Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You – Big Thief
- Fossora – Björk
- Wet Leg – Wet Leg
- Cool It Down – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
- El Alimento – Cimafunk
- Tinta y Tiempo – Jorge Drexler
- 1940 Carmen – Mon Laferte
- Alegoría – Gaby Moreno
- Los Años Salvajes – Fito Paez
- Motomami – Rosalía
Check out all the nominations on the official Grammy website!
What do you (Students) Think?
A small (but impactful) poll was taken regarding the “Best Song of the Year.” Students were able to vote on which song they liked best and which song they thought should win. The result ended with the winner “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé at number 1. Followed by “About Damn Time” by Lizzo at number 2 and “As It Was” by Harry styles at number 3.
Student Janet B. was kind enough to be interviewed regarding the Grammys, “For me personally, I would either go with Adele- “Easy On Me,” or “As It Was” by Harry Styles. Those sorts of songs are the ones that I personally thought were the best,”. She mentioned how she is a big fan of Adele and how “Easy On Me” really stood out to her. Janet stated that all the other songs on the list are good songs which she believes all deserved their nominations.
Despite this, she still favors Adele’s “Easy On Me” to win this year’s song of the year. “I’m really like- I guess you can say like excited to see who’s going to win and ready to just entertain myself seeing the Grammys this year.” Grealy said Janet, and thank you for your good-music-tasting input!
A word from Grammy-Appreciator, Ms. Grunzke!
Not only did students have a say in who they believe will win this year’s Grammys, but theater and drama teacher Ms. Grunzke also wanted to step in! As a person who used to passionately watch award ceremonies and even throw “Grammy” parties, she has good hopes for this year’s Grammys. “Nice group of strong contenders, we have some newcomers and we have some old classics…a lot of different genres so it’s fun to see how the music industry has expanded its offerings,” Ms. Grunzke said.
The song and album that stood out to Ms. Grunzke were the ones by Lizzo as she herself is a big Lizzo fan. While she believes most songs were worthy of getting nominated, some felt basic. Nevertheless, She thinks it is good to have them there because “if that’s something that gets people interested in music, I think having an entry point into that is important.”
She topped things off by saying she is looking forward to the Grammys with its fashion, designs, red carpet presentation, and live performances. All are ingredients that peak her interest!
And that, is a wrap. Are you ready for the Grammys? Are you satisfied with this year’s pick? Was 2022 a good year for music? Don’t forget to watch the Grammys on February 5th at 1:30 pm on live.GRAMMY.com or on their official Youtube channel. Plug in your headphones and overdrive it!
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