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Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations, ties with Jay-Z for most-ever noms

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Beyoncé scored a leading nine nominations Tuesday for the 65th annual Grammy Awards, including nods in the top three categories of album, song and record of the year for her smash album “Renaissance” and hit “Break My Soul.”

With Tuesday’s nominations announcement, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, are now tied as the most-nominated artists in Grammy history with 88 nods each, according to the Recording Academy.

Kendrick Lamar earned eight nominations Tuesday, while Adele and Brandi Carlile collected seven each. Lamar and Adele both joined Beyoncé with nominations in the top three Grammy categories, as did Lizzo and Harry Styles.

Competing with Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” for album of the year will be “Voyage” by ABBA, “30” by Adele, “Un Verano Sin Ti” by Bad Bunny, “Good Morning Gorgeous” by Mary J. Blige, “In These Silent Days” by Carlile, “Music of the Spheres” by Coldplay, “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” by Lamar, “Special” by Lizzo and “Harry’s House” by Styles.

Record of the year nominations, which honor the artist, went to “Don’t Shut Me Down” by ABBA, “Easy on Me” by Adele, “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé, “Good Morning Gorgeous” by Mary J. Blige, “You and Me on the Rock” by Carlile with Lucius, “Woman” by Doja Cat, “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy, “The Heart Part 5” by Lamar, “About Damn Time” by Lizzo and “As It Was” by Styles.

For song of the year, an honor presented to the songwriter, nominations went to the writers behind GAYLE’s “abcdefu,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well,” Styles’ “As it Was,” Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit,” Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” Adele’s “Easy on Me,” DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” and Bonnie Raitt’s “Just Like That.”

In the other top category of best new artist, nominees are Anitta, Omar Apollo, DOMi & JD Beck, Muni Long, Samara Joy, Latto, Maneskin, Tobe Nwigwe, Molly Tuttle and Wet Leg.

The nominations were announced during a live-stream event originating from the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Grammy winners Dan + Shay and Cyndi Lauper performed during the announcement, while also helping to unveil some of the nominees.

Also among those participating in the announcement were John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo and Smokey Robinson. They were joined by Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr.

A pair of artists who didn’t hear their names called for their individual efforts were The Weeknd and Drake, who did not submit their work for Grammy consideration this year.

The Weeknd cut ties with the Grammys a year ago after he was snubbed for any nominations, despite having one of the top-selling albums and songs of the year. The dust-up led to an overhaul of the Grammy nominations process, with the Recording Academy doing away with secretive nominating committees and instead allowing its membership at large to vote on the honors.

The 65th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 5 at Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast live on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

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