A Playlist of Perspectives: GRAMMY Awards Nominations

As the 2023 GRAMMYs approach, it’s finally time to reveal our favourite nominees. The editors at Music Press Asia went through the 91 categories, and have selected in our opinion some of the best music ever produced and collaborated recently.

February 2023 Playlist2. Music Press Asia

It has been an exciting year for creative music making. At Music Press Asia, we started the year with an intense review of music and its production made over 2021 and 2022 specially selected for the GRAMMY Awards nomination. Our selections are fantastic indicators of where we’d put our faith creatively for the music scene for 2023, if not more.

Enjoy them!

Record Of The Year
You And Me On The Rock
Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius
Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Brandon Bell, Tom Elmhirst & Michael Harris, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer


Song Of The Year
Just Like That
Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt). Listen here

Best Pop Vocal Album

Anoushka Shankar 800450 nominated at Grammy 2023. Music Press Asia
[Anoushka Shankar is nominated alongside Arooj Aftab in the World Music category]


Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
Bonobo. Listen here.


Best Alternative Music Album
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
Big Thief. Listen here.


Best Progressive R&B Album

Wet Leg Ilse of Wight band Grammy Noms 2023. Music Press Asia
[Ilse of Wight band Wet Leg is nominated under Best Engineered Album – Non Classical category]


Best Rap Performance
DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy


Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Midnight Rider’s Prayer
Brothers Osborne. Listen here.


Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Live In Italy
Peter Erskine Trio

BTS Yet To Come GRAMMY Nom 2023. Music Press Asia
[BTS’ Yet To Come music video – directed by Yong Seok Choi – is nominated under Best Music Video category]


Best Roots Gospel Album
The Willie Nelson Family
Willie Nelson. Listen here.


Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Qué Ganas de Verte (Deluxe)
Marco Antonio Solís. Listen here.


Best Regional Roots Music Album
Live At The 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Ranky Tanky


Best Global Music Performance
Udhero Na
Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar

Best Global Music Album
Masa Takumi. Listen here.

Between Us… (Live)
Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley Featuring Manu Delago. Listen here.

Lin Manuel Mirando is nominated song from animation Encanto. Music Press Asia
[Lin-Manuel Mirando’s song We Don’t Talk About Bruno (Encanto) is nominated Best Song Written for Visual Media category]


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Top Gun: Maverick
Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe. Listen here.

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (Includes Film And Television)
Succession: Season 3
Nicholas Britell, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
We Don’t Talk About Bruno [From Encanto]
Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto – Cast)

Brandi Carlile Grammy Award Nom 2023. Music Press Asia
[Brandi Carlile]


Best Instrumental Composition
Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues
Danilo Pérez, composer (Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers). Listen here.


Best Music Film
A Band A Brotherhood A Barn
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Dhlovelife, video director; Gary Ward, video producer. Watch the film here.

Best Music Video
Yet To Come
Yong Seok Choi, video director; Tiffany Suh, video producer. Watch the music video here.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Akiho: Ligneous Suite
Andy Akiho, composer (Ian Rosenbaum & Dover Quartet). Watch & listen here.

Best Classical Compendium
The Lost Birds
Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

ABBA Grammy 2023 nom. Music Press Asia
[ABBA is nominated at the GRAMMY Awards 2023 under Best Pop Vocal Album]

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Voice Of Nature – The Anthropocene
Renée Fleming, soloist; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Mitsuko Uchida

Best Orchestral Performance
John Williams – The Berlin Concert
John Williams, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)

Best Immersive Audio Album
Tuvayhun — Beatitudes For A Wounded World
Morten Lindberg, immersive mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene). Listen to excerpts here.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Wet Leg
Jon McMullen, Joshua Mobaraki, Alan Moulder & Alexis Smith, engineers; Matt Colton, mastering engineer (Wet Leg)

2023 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Complete Nominees List HERE.

The 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, will air live on Sunday, Feb. 5, from Los Angeles’ Arena, and it will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT.

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