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Listen: All Of The Rap Music 2023 GRAMMY Nominees In One Playlist
Listen to all of the rap 2023 GRAMMY nominees.

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Listen: All Of The Rap Music 2023 GRAMMY Nominees In One Playlist

Celebrate ahead of Music's Biggest Night on Feb. 5, 2023, with this spirited playlist of every Rap nominee at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

GRAMMYs/Jan 11, 2023 - 09:17 pm

Rap music in 2022 included dynamic influences from R&B, pop, soul, electronica, and nu metal.

The Recording Academy's 2023 GRAMMY nominees for four rap categories reflect this eclectic genre’s shift in creativity and culture — and now ​​you can hear all of the nominees in one playlist.

Up for Best Rap Performance are Doja Cat for "Vegas," Gunna & Future featuring Young Thug for "pushin P," Hitkidd and GloRilla for "F.N.F. (Let's Go)," Kendrick Lamar for "The Heart Part 5," and DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy for "GOD DID."

DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and Future are also nominated in the other three rap categories: Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album. Nominees for Best Melodic Rap Performance include DJ Khaled, Future and SZA for "BEAUTIFUL"; Future, Drake and Tems for "WAIT FOR U"; Jack Harlow for "First Class"; Kendrick Lamar, Blxst and Amanda Reifer for "Die Hard'; and Latto for "Big Energy (Live)."

For Best Rap Song, nominees include Jack Harlow featuring Drake for "Churchill Downs," Kendrick Lamar for "The Heart Part 5," Gunna & Future featuring Young Thug for "pushin P," Future featuring Drake & Tems' "WAIT FOR U," and DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy for "GOD DID."

For Best Rap Album, DJ Khaled's GOD DID, Future's I Never Liked You, Jack Harlow's Come Home The Kids Miss You, Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, and Pusha T's It's Almost Dry are all nominated for their resonant originality and prowess.

Listen to all of the above songs and albums in this comprehensive playlist of the Rap GRAMMY nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

​​Check it out on Amazon Music — we'll see you at Music's Biggest Night on Sunday, Feb. 5!

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Watch Sam Smith & Kim Petras' Firey Performance of "Unholy" | 2023 GRAMMYs
Photo of Kim Petras and Sam Smith performing at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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Watch Sam Smith & Kim Petras' Firey Performance of "Unholy" | 2023 GRAMMYs

Sam Smith and Kim Petras took the 65th GRAMMY Awards to the depths with a transgressive performance of their hit song.

GRAMMYs/Feb 6, 2023 - 03:22 am

Sam Smith and Kim Petras took the 65th GRAMMY Awards to the body shop with a transgressive performance of their smash collaboration "Unholy."

The performance came shortly after the close pals accepted the GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, making Petras the first trans woman to ever win in the category.

Hey, daddy, daddy! Sam Smith and Kim Petras took the 65th GRAMMY Awards to the body shop with a transgressive performance of their smash collaboration "Unholy."

Surrounded by long-haired acolytes in identical red sheaths, Smith kicked off the performance in an outfit of latex and a devil-horned top hat before Petras made her grand entrance in a giant cage guarded by a trio of she-devils. "Mummy don’t know daddy’s getting hot/ At the body shop, doin’ something unholy," the duo belted in hellish harmony as a wall of fire erupted on stage behind Petras’ personal prison.

The performance came shortly after the close pals accepted the GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, making Petras the very first trans woman to ever win in the category. In her giddy acceptance speech, the German pop princess gave a heartfelt shoutout to her late friend and collaborator SOPHIE, who helped pave the way with her own GRAMMY nomination in 2019 for Best Dance/Electronic Album for her album Oil of Every Pearl Un-Insides.

Speaking to the Recording Academy after she was nominated, Petras reflected on her place in the long line of trans GRAMMY nominees and winners, dating back to Wendy Carlos and, belatedly, Jackie Shane in the 1960s and ‘70s. "I’m proud," she told GRAMMY.com. "I just feel like they’ve all kind of been overlooked a lot, and never really got what they deserved regarding their influence…It’s cool to be in the same category as those artists that I really look up to."

Upon its September release, "Unholy" rocketed to the top of the charts all over the world, helping Smith and Petras become the first publicly non-binary and trans artists, respectively, to top the Billboard Hot 100. 

The industrial dance track also provided a major breakthrough moment for Petras. Not only was "Unholy" her first No. 1, it was also her very first entry on the Billboard chart and first platinum-certified song by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Since receiving their joint nomination, Smith has released their fourth studio album Gloria and Petras has followed "Unholy" up with singles "If Jesus Was a Rock Star" and "brrr" in anticipation for her major-label debut full-length on Republic Records.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs

Beyoncé Breaks Record For Most GRAMMY Wins In History | 2023 GRAMMYs
Beyonce at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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Beyoncé Breaks Record For Most GRAMMY Wins In History | 2023 GRAMMYs

It's official: Beyoncé has made GRAMMY history. Her win for Best Dance/Electronic Album for 'RENAISSANCE' put her GRAMMY total at 33, the most of all time.

GRAMMYs/Feb 6, 2023 - 02:53 am

After winning the award for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Beyoncé now holds the all-time record for most GRAMMY wins. While George Solti had previously held that incredible honor, Queen Bey has now overtaken the classical conductor thanks in part to her powerful 2022 record, RENAISSANCE. With 32 GRAMMY awards now in her trophy case — and the potential to add even more still to come this evening — the mega-star produced yet another unequaled GRAMMYs moment.

The record-tying award came early in the ceremony — so early in fact that Beyoncé had yet to arrive. The GRAMMY for Best R&B Song was instead accepted on her behalf, the legendary Nile Rodgers sharing his story of "CUFF IT" and offering words of thanks. In fact, prior to this year's ceremony even beginning, Beyoncé had already marked another record: tying her own husband, Jay-Z, as the most nominated artists in GRAMMY history.

Read More: A Timeline Of Beyoncé's GRAMMY Moments, From Her First Win With Destiny's Child to Making History With 'Renaissance'

When time came for the record-setting GRAMMY win, Beyoncé herself was present, arriving to the stage to a standing ovation and an immeasurable wash of applause. After thanking God and her family, she was sure to highlight a group that made a special impact on this record.

"I'd like to thank the queer community," she smiled, crediting the early voices in the dance and electronic realm as well as her uncle Jonny, who inspired RENAISSANCE. In host Trevor Noah’s eyes, the conversation about who is considered the GOAT to be over, Beyoncé's legacy is far from finished.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

Harry Styles Brings His "As It Was" Music Video To Life With A Stirring Performance | 2023 GRAMMYs
Harry Styles performing at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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Harry Styles Brings His "As It Was" Music Video To Life With A Stirring Performance | 2023 GRAMMYs

Shortly after winning Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Harry's House,' Harry Styles delivered an energetic performance of the album's smash lead single, "As It Was."

GRAMMYs/Feb 6, 2023 - 02:42 am

Harry Styles brought his smash single "As It Was" to life on the 2023 GRAMMYs stage — almost literally.

Harry — or "Garry," according to Harry's House co-producer Kid Harpoon's cheeky introduction — recreated the giant red turntable from the track's now-iconic music video as he drifted around the stage. Donning a sparkling, tasseled silver jumpsuit, he crooned, "Answer the phone/ 'Harry, you're no good alone/ Why are you sittin' at home on the floor?/ What kind of pills are you on?'"

As the lead single off Styles' third solo album Harry's House, "As It Was" snowballed into an inescapable and dominating cultural force of 2022. The song earned Styles his second career No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in record-breaking fashion, topping the chart for a grand total of 15 non-consecutive weeks — the most time at the top of the chart for any British act in history.

Styles earned his first trio of GRAMMY nominations back in 2021, taking home the golden gramophone for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Watermelon Sugar." He added another six nods this year, including his first for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "As It Was" and Album Of The Year for Harry's House.

The pop superstar was already a winner going into his performance, as he took home the first GRAMMY of the night, Best Pop Vocal Album. "As It Was" helped Styles score two more nominations, for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Rap Album For 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' | 2023 GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech
Photo of Kendrick Lamar winning the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Rap Album For 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' | 2023 GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech

Kendrick Lamar took home the award for Best Rap Album, recognizing how 'Mr. Morale' allowed him to grow as an artist.

GRAMMYs/Feb 6, 2023 - 02:37 am

Kendrick Lamar won the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers at the 2023 GRAMMYs. Lamar thanked his family for giving him the "courage and vulnerability" to tell his stories, as well as his fans for trusting him with the stories. 

DJ Khaled, Future, Jack Harlow, and Pusha T were the other nominees in the prestigious category. Listen to music from all of the nominees on our official Amazon Music playlist.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs.