2023 GRAMMYs Black Winners List

Over 25 music artists make the 2023 GRAMMYs Black winners list

We know you’ve been waiting for the 2023 GRAMMYs Black winners list, and to no one’s surprise Beyoncé proved to the world why she’s the Queen of R&B. We’d like to apologize for the spoiler, but Beyoncé broke the record for most Grammy wins by a single artist with four wins!

That totals her Grammy awards to 32! The Queen was nominated for nine awards this year but she wasn’t the only Black artist to achieve such a high number of honors. Her husband Jay-Z was nominated for five awards including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, but did not win.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar had eight nominations for the night and won three of them, including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance. R&B singer Mary J. Blige was nominated with six but did not take home any gramophones. Lizzo also made the 2023 GRAMMYs Black winners list while winning Record of The Year.

Check out the full list of the 2023 GRAMMYs Black Winners list below.

2023 GRAMMYs Black Winners List

Record of the Year
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”

Best New Artist
Samara Joy

Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Beyoncé, “Break My Soul”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Best R&B Performance
Muni Long, “Hrs and Hrs”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Beyoncé, “Plastic Off The Sofa”

Best R&B Song
Beyoncé, “Cuff It”

Best Progressive R&B Album
Steve Lacy, Gemini Rights

Best R&B Album
Robert Glasper, Black Radio III

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”

Best Melodic Rap Performance
Future, feat. Drake and Tems, “Wait for U”

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”

Best Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Wayne Shorter and Leo Genovese, “Endangered Species”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Samara Joy, Linger Awhile

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Terri Lyne Carrington, Nicholas Payton, New Standards Vol. 1

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin, “Kingdom”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin, “Fear Is Not My Future”

Best Gospel Album
Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin, Kingdom Book One Deluxe

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Maverick City Music, Breathe

Best Roots Gospel Album
Tennessee State University Marching Band, The Urban Hymnal

Best American Roots Performance
Aaron Neville with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, “Stompin’ Ground”

Best Traditional Blues Album
Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, Get On Board

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Ranky Tanky, Live at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Best Reggae Album
Kabaka Pyramid, The Kalling

Best Global Music Performance
Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode, “Bayethe”

Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording
Viola Davis, Finding Me

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album
Ivy, The Poet Who Sat by the Door

Best Comedy Album
Dave Chappelle, The Closer

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