Diplo, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and Beyoncé dominate 2023 GRAMMY noms for dance music

The 2023 GRAMMY Nominations were revealed this morning, with Diplo, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and Beyoncé being the only artists to crossover between the Recording and Album categories in Dance/Electronic.

Diplo, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Odesza, Bonobo and Beyoncé were nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album this round, all of them putting out stellar performances. While Odesza didn’t make the cut, apparently, for a Recording nomination, David Guetta & Bebe Rexha entered with their reimagination “I’m Good (Blue)” as well as KAYTRANADA ft H.E.R. for “Intimidated.”

Look below for all of the dance/electronic nominations and go here for the full list.

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.

    Beyoncé, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Jens Christian Isaksen & Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, producers; Stuart White, mixer
  • Rosewood
    Simon Green, producer; Simon Green, mixer
  • Don’t Forget My Love
    Diplo & Miguel
    Diplo & Maximilian Jaeger, producers; Luca Pretolesi, mixer
  • I’m Good (Blue)
    David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
    David Guetta & Timofey Reznikov, producers; David Guetta & Timofey Reznikov, mixers
  • Intimidated
    KAYTRANADA Featuring H.E.R.
    H.E.R. & KAYTRANADA, producers; KAYTRANADA, mixer
  • On My Knees
    Jason Evigan & RÜFÜS DU SOL, producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.

  • Renaissance
  • Fragments
  • Diplo
  • The Last Goodbye
  • Surrender

Recording Academy Eliminates GRAMMY Nomination Review Committees

The Recording Academy is finally ridding its controversial GRAMMY nomination review committees.

Instead of using anonymous review committees to determine nominations, thousands of the Academy’s voting members will decide nominees for major GRAMMY categories moving forward.

In addition, 90% of said members will undergo a requalification process by end of 2021 “to ensure that the voting body is actively engaged in music creation.”

Previously, major categories including Best Album, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist were decided upon by nomination review committees.

The Academy believes this move reflects its “ongoing commitment to evolve with the musical landscape and to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable.”

However, The Weekend still isn’t buying it. He famously boycotted the rewards after his 2020 album After Hours was snubbed in the most recent ceremony.

He recently revealed to Variety: “I remain uninterested in being a part of the GRAMMYs, especially with their own admission of corruption for all these decades. I will not be submitting in the future.”

Read about the GRAMMY Awards changes here.


Sources: Variety, Billboard, CBS News | Photo via FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images


GRAMMY Awards Rules & Guidelines Available Online for First Time Ever

For the first time ever, the Recording Academy has revealed its entire rule book for the GRAMMY Awards online in an effort to be more transparent.

New rules/guidelines for the 63rd annual awards include dropping the outdated term “Urban” from applicable categories, no specified maximum number of releases for the Best New Artist category, updated review committee requirements and standards, and more.

As Billboard points out, there are some rather interesting and unexpected GRAMMY rules/guidelines (not new, but new to us) — and here are just a few:

Definition of an “album” — To qualify as an album, a release must contain at least five tracks (different songs, not different mixes) and have a total playing time of at least 15 minutes or it may have any number of tracks if the total playing time is at least 30 minutes.

Categories must never drop below 25 entries — Each category shall have at least 40 distinct artist entries. If a category receives between 25 and 39 entries, only three recordings will receive nominations in that year. Should there be fewer than 25 entries in a category, that category will immediately go on hiatus for the current year—no award given—and entries will be screened into the next most logical category.

New categories are rarely added — Any proposals to create a new category requires a 2/3 supermajority vote of both the awards & nominations committee and the board of trustees to pass.

No trash talking the competition — FYC communications cannot cast a negative or derogatory light on a competing recording. Any tactic that singles out the competition by name or title is not allowed.

View the entire 66-page 63rd GRAMMY Awards Rules & Guidelines here.


Source: Billboard | Photo via FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images