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The Orchard Congratulates our 65th Annual GRAMMY® Nominees

The Orchard Congratulates our 65th Annual GRAMMY<strong>®</strong> Nominees

The 65th Annual GRAMMY® nominations are here! The nominees for the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards were revealed during a live-streamed event from The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. The Orchard’s distributed artists and labels were placed amongst numerous categories & genres, for over 40 nominations!

This year, Rimas Entertainment artist Bad Bunny received three nominations under the Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Música Urbana Album, and Album of the Year categories. In the GRAMMY’s 65-year history, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is the first full Spanish-language album to ever receive a nomination in the Album of the Year category. Un Verano Sin Ti has broken records and cemented Bad Bunny as one of the biggest stars in the world. Last year, he was also nominated for Best Música Urbana Album with his album El Último Tour Del Mundo and won. 

Black River Entertainment artist Kelsea Ballerini received a nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, with the first single off of her album SUBJECT TO CHANGE, “HEARTFIRST.” Kelsea’s previous GRAMMY nominations include Best New Artist in 2017 and Best Country Album for Unapologetically in 2019. Since then, Kelsea Ballerini has grown into one of Nashville’s top pop-country artists and is sure to see continued success. 

Gospel nominations featured TRIBL Records artist Maverick City Music for a total of 5 nominations under the Best Gospel Performance/Song, Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, Best Gospel Album, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album categories. Maverick City Music is an American worship collective whose dream is to make space for community and true belonging through music. 

The most notable night in music will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Tune in to the live broadcast on CBS or on-demand on Paramount+ at 8PM ET/5 PM PT. Find The Orchard distributed nominees below and the full list of nominees here. As Harvey Mason Jr. (CEO, Recording Academy) said, “Let the season of celebrating music begin!”


Best Pop Solo Performance 

Bad Bunny, “Moscow Mule” (Rimas Entertainment) 

Best Música Urbana Album 

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas Entertainment) 

Album of the Year 

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas Entertainment) 

Best Latin Alternative or Rock Album 

Cimafunk – El Alimento (Thirty Tigers / Terapia Productions)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) 

Marco Antonio Solís – Qué Ganas de Verte (Deluxe) (Marbella Music)

Best Country Solo Performance 

Kelsea Ballerini, “HEARTFIRST” (Black River Entertainment) 

Best Alternative Music Album 

Björk – Fossora (One Little Independent)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 

Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake & Hannah Shackelford, songwriters, “Fear Is Not My Future” (TRIBL Records)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album 

Maverick City Music – Breathe (TRIBL Records)

Best Roots Gospel Album

Karen Peck & New River – 2:22 (New Day / Daywind Records)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Snarky Puppy – Empire Central (GroundUp)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals 

Becca Stevens & Attacca Quartet, “2+2=5” (arr. Nathan Schram) (Ground Up)

Best Instrumental Composition

Danilo Pérez, composer (Danilo Pérez featuring the Global Messengers), “Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues” (Mack Avenue Records)

Paquito D’Rivera, composer (Tasha Warren and Dave Eggar), “African Tales” (MRI Entertainment)

Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Tasha Warren and Dave Eggar), “Snapshots” (MRI Entertainment)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Remy Le Boeuf, arranger (Remy Le Boeuf), “Minnesota, WI” (MRI Entertainment)

Best Orchestral Performance

Michael Repper, conductor (New York Youth Symphony) – Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman (AVIE Records) 

Best Children’s Music Album

Justin Roberts – Space Cadet (MRI Entertainment / Carpet Square)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Steve Gadd – Center Stage (BROKEN SILENCE Independent Distribution)

Steven Feifke, Bijon Watson, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra – Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra (La Reserve Records)

Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly Of Shadows – Architecture Of Storms (MRI Entertainment)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Yellowjackets – Parallel Motion (Mack Avenue Records)

Best Latin Jazz Album

Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers – Crisálida (Mack Avenue Records)

Miguel Zenón – Música De Las Américas (MRI Entertainment)

Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album 

Paul Avgerinos – Joy (Round Sky Music / Burnside Distribution)

Best American Roots Performance

Fantastic Negrito – “Oh Betty” (MRI Entertainment)

Best Americana Performance

Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett, “There You Go Again” (Thirty Tigers)

Best Bluegrass Album 

Yonder Mountain String Band – Get Yourself Outside (Thirty Tigers/Frog Pad Records)

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Edgar Winter – Brother Johnny (Select O Hits)

Best Folk Album 

Judy Collins – Spellbound (Cleopatra Records)

Janis Ian – The Light at the End of the Line (BFD II)

Best Comedy Album

Randy Rainbow – A Little Brains, a Little Talent (Broadway Records)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (Includes Film And Television)

Jonny Greenwood – The Power Of The Dog (Lakeshore Records)

Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media

Stephanie Economou – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok (Lakeshore Records)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

They Might Be Giants – Book (MRI Entertainment)

Best Recording Package

Spiritualized – Everything Was Beautiful (Fat Possum)

Best Immersive Audio Album

Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene – Tuvayhun — Beatitudes For A Wounded World (Lindberg Lyd AS / 2L)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene – Tuvayhun — Beatitudes For A Wounded World (Lindberg Lyd AS / 2L)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Nicholas Phan, soloist (Eric Jacobson; Brooklyn Rider & The Knights; Reginald Mobley) – Stranger – Works For Tenor By Nico Muhly (AVIE Records)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

PUBLIQuartet – What Is American (MRI Entertainment)

Best Opera Recording

Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)

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