AP's top albums of 2023: Music from Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, the Rolling Stones and more
The top 10 albums of the year chosen by Associated Press Music Writer Maria Sherman include Peso Pluma's “Génesis,” Olivia Rodrigo's “GUTS,” Megan Moroney's “Lucky,” The Rolling Stones' “Hackney Diamonds,” Kelela's “Raven,” Karol G's “Mañana Será Bonito," André 3000's “New Blue Sun," Noname's “Sundial,” Wednesday's “Rat Saw God” and Arlo Parks' “My Soft Machine.”.
A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. A winner of 24 Grammys, Beyoncé becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show with 79 nominations. Beyoncé is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote “Black Parade” and “Savage,” thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. Instead, multiple nominations went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each earned six nominations and followed Beyoncé as the second-most nominated acts.