Earlier today the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 65th annual Grammy Awards. Among those nominations included 2 categories for electronic dance music. The categories consist of Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording. The Grammys are a special time to recognize and award artists after a year of amazing releases. Some fan favorites were included in this years nominations such as Rüfüs Du Sol, Odesza, Diplo, and more. In addition, we also saw some first time nominations within these categories from first time nominees such as legendary recording artist Beyoncé.
As always with any Grammys they come with their “snubs” and “upsets.” The most notable upset this year among fans comes from the lack of nomination for Swedish Mouse Mafia’s album Paradise Again following their 10 year hiatus, and Fred Again’s singles from Actual Life 3. This article will break down the nominees for each category and their respective projects.
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album Grammy Nominations
This category highlights the best full length albums from producers and recording artists in the industry. 2022 was a massive year for dance music fans. Over the past 12 months we saw many great albums and projects released from some of the best names in dance music. In this category we see returning nominees leading the pack such as Rüfüs Du Sol, Odesza, Diplo, and Bonobo. This year we also saw a first time appearance from 28 time grammy winning artist Beyoncé with her first full length dance album. Her seventh studio album RENAISSANCE was a an ode to house music as it included production from pioneers of house music Honey Dijon and Green Velvet. Here are the nominees for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
Beyoncé – Renaissance
Bonobo – Fragments
Diplo – Diplo
Odesza – The Last Goodbye
Rüfüs Du Sol – Surrender
Best Dance/Electronic Recording Grammy Nominations
For this category we saw 4 out of the 5 best album nominees returning for their album singles. Beyoncé, Bonobo, Diplo, and Rüfüs Du Sol were among the returning artists from the best album category. In addition, this category also saw a nomination from producer Kaytranada (2020 winner for Best Dance/Electronic Album) with his single “Intimidated” featuring R&B vocalist H.E.R. Reigning in the final slot David Guetta receives the nomination for his single “Im Good (Blue)” featuring pop vocalist Bebe Rhexa which samples the 1998 Eiffel 95 classic “Blue (Da Ba Dee). Here are the nominees for Best Dance/Electronic Recording.
Beyoncé – “BREAK MY SOUL”
Bonobo – “Rosewood”
Diplo & Miguel – “Don’t Forget My Love”
David Guetta & Bebe Rhexa – “Im Good (Blue)
Kaytranada & Her – “Intimidated”
Rüfüs Du Sol – “On My Knees”
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards show will take place on February 5th 2023 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. Stay tuned for more information regarding the awards.