Megan Thee Stallion, Ye, Rosalía, Elton John, ‘Bruno’: Biggest snubs and surprises of the 2023 Grammy nominations

The nominations for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with many of the presumed favorites — Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Brandi Carlile, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Bad Bunny — dominating.

The latter two are especially significant. Beyoncé, who leads this year’s nominees with nine for Renaissance, now has 88 total nominations to her credit, which puts her in a tie with her husband, Jay-Z, for the most noms of all time. Additionally, the Album of the Year nod for Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti marks the first time that a Latin music album has ever been nominated in that “Big Four” category.

That being said, there were still many head-scratchers and jaw-droppers among the awards’ whopping 89 categories, which will be presented Feb. 5, 2023 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Below are the biggest snubs and surprises.

SNUB: The Academy doesn’t talk about Bruno

Encanto did receive nominations for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media. But considering what a massive phenomenon Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Encanto song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was — it stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, a record for any tune from a Disney film — it’s shocking that it was passed over in the major categories, Record and Song of the Year.

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