Tems has redefined the history of Nigerian music as the organizers of the grammy awards confirmed the list of nominees ahead of the 65th edition.
Tems has changed the trajectory of Nigerian music as she became the first female Nigerian artist to bag not one but two grammy award nominations as the full list of nominees ahead of the 65th edition of the Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on the 5th of February 2023.
Tems bagged two huge nominations for her contribution to the hit collaboration with Future and Drake titled ‘Wait For U.’ The singer was nominated in the ‘Best Rap Song’ and ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ categories of the prestigious awards. Huge win for the singer whose vocals had many entrapped on the song following its release.
Tems also received another nomination for the Album Of The Year as a featured artist on Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ album taking her total nominations for the Grammy Awards 2023 to 3 nominations.
Album of the Year
“Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny
“Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe),” Mary J. Blige
“In These Silent Days,” Brandi Carlile
“Music of the Spheres,” Coldplay
“Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” Kendrick Lamar
“Harry’s House,” Harry Styles
Best Melodic Rap Performance
“Beautiful,” DJ Khaled featuring Future and SZA
“Wait for U,” Future featuring Drake and Tems
“First Class,” Jack Harlow
“Die Hard,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Blxst and Amanda Reifer
“Big Energy (Live),” Latto
Best Rap Song
“Churchill Downs,” Ace G, BEDRM, Matthew Samuels, Tahrence Brown, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Jack Harlow and Jose Velazquez, songwriters (Jack Harlow featuring Drake)
“God Did,’ Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts and Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend and Fridayy)
“The Heart Part 5,” Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar and Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Pushin P,” Lucas Depante, Nayvadius Wilburn, Sergio Kitchens, Wesley Tyler Glass and Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters (Gunna and Future featuring Young Thug)
“Wait for U,” Tejiri Akpoghene, Floyd E. Bentley III, Jacob Canady, Isaac De Boni, Aubrey Graham, Israel Ayomide Fowobaje, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Mule, Oluwatoroti Oke and Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Future featuring Drake and Tems)