The 2023 GRAMMY Awards could become one of the most successful yet for LGBTQ+ artists and allies, with Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Brandi Carlile, Steve Lacy, Omar Apollo, and more being nominated for awards.

While some artists are no strangers to the GRAMMYs, such as Sam Smith – who picked up their seventh nomination in 2023, others such as Kim Petras has received her first GRAMMY nomination.

Following the news, Petras celebrated via Twitter, saying: “omg maybe I’ll b a tr*nny with a grammy”.


Lesbian singer Brandi Carlile also scored seven nominations in 2023, now bringing her career total to twenty-five nominations.

Carlile also took to Twitter to celebrate the news explaining that she was “barely functioning” following the announcement.

“I watched these honors roll out this morning one by one holding Evangeline’s hand and screaming!”

Bisexual artist Steve Lacy has also been confirmed as a Record and Song of the Year nominee for ‘Bad Habits’ along with Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Progressive R&B Album categories.

Another first-timer, Omar Apollo, has picked up his first Grammy nomination for the Best New Artist category – Apollo has previously earned two Latin Grammy nominations.

Lizzo picked up five nominations, including Record and Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘About Damn Time,’ and Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album for Special).

Other LGBTQ+ artists up for nominations include Randy Rainbow for Best Comedy Album, Perfume Genius for brand new category Best Alternative Music Performance, Kaytranada for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, and Brothers Osborne for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

The 2023 GRAMMYs will air on 5 February 2023