The Recording Academy has released its slate of nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards, and, as expected, the discourse on social media surrounding selections and snubs was buzzing shortly after the drop. Beyoncé leads all artists with nine nominations, bringing her lifetime total to 88 and tying her with her husband Jay-Z as the most nominated artist in the history. Check out the nominees for the biggest awards of the night.
Album of the Year
This category is shaping up to be a real fight. For Beyoncé and Adele, it's a face off we've seen in the past. In 2017, Adele's 25 beat out Beyoncé's Lemonade in the same category.
Voyage - ABBA
30 - Adele
Un Verano Sin Ti - Bad Bunny
Good Morning Gorgeous - Mary J. Blige
In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile
Music of The Spheres - Coldplay
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar
Special - Lizzo
Harry's House - Harry Styles
Record of the Year:
Not to be confused with song of the year, the ROTY award highlights both artists and producers, as well as their engineering and mixing teams. Like the other heavy-hitter categories like album and song, the record of the year category will be a showdown.
Don't Shut Me Down  - ABBA
Easy On Me - Adele
Good Morning Gorgeous - Mary J. Blige
You And Me On The Rock - Brandi Carlile ft. Lucius
Woman - Doja Cat
Bad Habit - Steve Lacy
The Heart Part 5  - Kendrick Lamar
About Damn Time - Lizzo
As It Was - Harry Styles
Song of the Year
How to choose? Harry Styles' As It Was sat atop of Billboard's Hot 100 chart for 15 cumulative weeks. Beyoncé's comeback single in Break My Soul earned her first solo number 1 song in 14 years. And Steve Lacy's bedroom pop smash in Bad Habit was inescapable.
abcefu - GAYLE
About Damn Time - Lizzo
All Too Well - Taylor Swift
As It Was - Harry Styles
Bad Habit - Steve Lacy
Easy on Me - Adele
GOD DID - DJ Khaled, John Legend, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Friday
The Heart Part 5 - Kendrick Lamar
Just Like That - Bonnie Raitt
Best New Artist
One of the more coveted categories for lesser known voices, which according to the Recording Academy, is awarded to an artist who breaks through mainstream success and "impacted the musical landscape." For clarity, an artist doesn't have to be "brand new" to qualify for this category, but their first mainstream hit has to move the needle in public perception.
Omar Apollo
DOMi & JD Beck
Muni Long
Samara Joy
Tobe Nwigwe
Molly Tuttle
Wet Leg
And some other categories we're keeping an eye on: 
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Being on the outside of the Recording Academy, this roundup for best traditional pop vocal album seems arbitrary at best. And can we talk about Diana Ross aging gracefully in music? Her first outing with the Supremes was in 1955. At 78-years-old, she find herself competing among more recent pop greats.
Higher - Michael Bublé
When Christmas Comes Around… - Kelly Clarkson
I Dream of Christmas (Extended) - Norah Jones
Evergreen - Pentatonix
Thank You - Diana Ross
Best R&B Album
Another head scratcher of a category with best R&B album. For Mary J. Blige, who has six total nominations this year, the nod is likely a welcome surprise. She got her start in music 30 years ago with the release of her first album What's the 411? She also stands as the only woman to be nominated in the category after a particularly robust year for women in R&B.
Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) - Mary J. Blige
Breezy - Chris Brown
Black Radio III - Robert Glasper
Candydrip - Lucky Daye
Watch the Sun - PJ Morton
Best Rap Album
On paper, this might seem like a slam dunk for Compton's finest Kendrick Lamar but it was a heavy hitting year in the best rap album category. A star-studded cast of artists supported DJ Khaled and his GOD DID album but Pusha T's It's Almost Dry was lauded and held in high regard as a follow up project to Daytona, which sparked the infamous feud between him and Drake.
GOD DID - DJ Khaled 
I Never Liked You - Future
Come Home the Kids Miss You - Jack Harlow
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar
It's Almost Dry - Pusha T