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Grammy Awards 2023: Taylor Swift, Lizzo, BTS react to nominations

Beyonce has been crowned the most Grammy-nominated person in history - tying her husband and rapper Jay-Z with 88 nominations apiece.

The Pop superstar led the field of musicians nominated for Grammy awards, setting up a showdown with Adele, Harry Styles and others for the top prize of album of the year. Beyonce landed nine nominations for the highest honours in music.

Her album "Renaissance" will compete for album of the year with Adele's "30," "Harry's House" from Harry Styles, "Special" from Lizzo, and entries from ABBA, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile and Coldplay.

The nominations set up a rematch between Beyonce and Adele, who won album of the year in 2017. Adele said from the stage that she thought that award should have gone to Beyonce's "Lemonade." Beyonce has never won album of the year.

Her single "Break My Soul" will compete for record and song of the year.

Taylor Swift's 10-minute version of her 2012 song "All Too Well" also landed a nod for best song. Swift's latest album, "Midnights," was released after this year's eligibility window and hence did not make it to the nomination list.

In the best new artist category, contenders include Italian rock band Maneskin, Brazilian singer Anitta and American singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle.

The Grammys will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. Winners will be chosen by the nearly 13,000 musicians, producers and songwriters who belong to the Recording Academy.

Here are the reactions to the Grammy nominations:

"'All Too Well 10' is the song I'm the most proud of, out of anything I've written. The fact that it's nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys, an award I've never won, that honours the songwriting... it's momentous and surreal," Taylor Swift said in a story posted on Instagram.

"I JUST WOKE UP WHATS GOING ON?!?!?," Lizzo, who is nominated for six Grammys including record of the year, tweeted shortly after the nomination livestream concluded. She tweeted again: "6 nominations?!?!?! Thank YOU."

Coldplay also tweeted gratitude to the recording academy. The band is nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for its duet with K-pop global sensation BTS.

The K-Pop stars also took their handles to share a note of thanks to the Recording Academy and the BTS Army on securing another Grammy nod. The band tweeted, "We got nominated for ‘Best Music Video’ with ‘Yet To Come’ at the 2023 #GRAMMYs! Thank you @RecordingAcad and always appreciate all your love and support, #BTSARMY!"

"CAUSE ONE THING ABOUT GOD....!!!!!," Rapper and first-time nominee Latto posted on Instagram.

Another first-time nominee Anitta also tweeted, "Wow! Wow Wow Wow... never in life I would imagine this moment coming. I'm from Brazil guys...I mean.. wow! Speechless. Thank you, thank you, thank you... grateful forever. Winning or losing this is the biggest achievement I could ever imagine."

"We can't believe our eyes and ears but we just got nominated as best new artist at the Grammys. We couldn't be more thankful and excited about it. Thanks to the Academy and all of you who have always supported us with love," Italian rock band and 2021 winners of Eurovision Måneskin posted on Instagram stories.

"These nominations are an absolute honour and I'm so proud to be representing the Country music community with this music that means so much to me," Miranda Lambert said in a statement.

Another female country singer, Kelsea Ballerini posted a video of her live reaction to her nomination for best country solo performance. She wrote on Instagram: "the song about following your heart no matter where it leads just for nominated for a GRAMMY. couldn't be more cosmic. here's to always jumping right in baby with your heartfirst."

"I can barely keep my tear ducts from overloading. It's not about a nomination or a trophy for me," singer-songwriter The-Dream tweeted Tuesday. The-Dream has been nominated six times for his work on Beyonce's "Renaissance," which is also nominated for album of the year.

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