The Recording Academy has announced the date for the 2023 Grammy Awards.  Returning to its early February date, the 65th Grammy Awards will be on February 5, 2023 with the nominations being announced on November 15, 2022.

Fans of the Grammy Awards and music will notice a few changes for the 2023 Grammy’s – new categories.

Five new categories have been added to the current list of 84 – Songwriter of the Year, Best Video Game Soundtrack, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, and Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.  The Academy is also presenting a Special Merit Award for the Best Song for Social Change.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr spoke on the new awards saying, “we’re so excited to honor these diverse communities of music creators through the newly established awards and amendments, and to continue cultivating an environment that inspires change, progress and collaboration.  The Academy’s top priority is to effectively represent the music people that we serve, and each year, that entails listening to our members and ensuring our rules and guidelines reflect our ever-evolving industry.”

The New Age category has been expanded to the Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album.