In June, the Recording Academy introduced 5 new aggressive classes for the sixty fifth annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, 2023, hosted by Trevor Noah. The additions highlight performers, songwriters, online game soundtrack composers and extra, with CEO Harvey Mason Jr. telling Billboard on the time, “We’re doing it in a means to verify we’re representing music and that’s finally our purpose.”
With the music trade at all times evolving, Billboard requested artists spanning a number of genres,What class would you wish to see the Recording Academy add to the Grammys subsequent and why? See their responses beneath:
Omar Apollo: I’d love for the Recording Academy so as to add an engineer of the yr award. Engineers are so vital to the musical course of and will get as a lot shine as producers and writers. Thanks to my engineer, Nathan Phillips — he was a giant a part of the method for my album, Ivory.
Taylor Bennett: I might like to see hip-hop be a part of the Grammy classes. For years now, I’ve seen file shops, digital streaming platforms and awards exhibits branding “hip-hop/rap.” Though hip-hop and rap will be thought-about shut cousins, I do imagine there may be nice distinction between the 2.
Priscilla Block: Finest new (style) artist: As a brand new artist, it means the complete world to get acknowledged by an affiliation as prestigious because the [Recording Academy]. There may be a lot new expertise in each style, so I believe it will add loads to the Grammys to acknowledge every one’s finest new artist. These are the rising stars that can flip into music’s subsequent superstars.
Robert Glasper: Finest combined style album: This class doesn’t exist. It’s for the individuals who make albums that signify and converse to a couple of style of music!
Gryffin: I want to see the Recording Academy add finest digital/dance producer. Because of the nature of dance/digital music, most artists [nominated] are producers, and it will be unimaginable for the Recording Academy to acknowledge the producers within the house who’re innovating and pushing the style ahead. I imagine that there are such a lot of unimaginable producers who’re pushing the boundaries of digital dance music whose songs could not qualify beneath one of the best dance/digital tune or album classes.
Moist Leg: Finest lo-fi recording. Our monitor “Angelica” was recorded on the Isle of Wight in our front room on a laptop computer with only a few mics. It will be nice to have a class that highlights different artists who’re making music on this means regardless of not gaining access to many sources.
Lolo Zouaï: It will be cool to have a particular bilingual album class — not language-specific — to focus on all of the multilingual artists out proper now mixing English with different languages. Both that or a class awarding independently launched albums that doesn’t deal with style essentially.
Kim Petras: The class I might add to the Grammys can be “the most important slay,” in fact. Woo-ah!
A model of this story initially appeared within the Dec. 17, 2022, challenge of Billboard.