The Isle of Wight duo have been nominated for five awards, alongside the likes of Steve Lacy, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.

It’s that time of the year again. The 2023 Grammy nominations have been announced and the internet is in full meltdown over Ed Sheeran’s lack of inclusion, Beyoncé levelling Jay-Z’s 88 nominations and Bad Bunny becoming the first artist to have a Spanish-language record in the prestigious album of the year category. What’s gone underneath people’s radar, however, is Wet Leg’s five nominations for their stunning, self-titled debut. 

 

Topping both the United Kingdom and Australia billboard charts this year, the record has been lauded internationally for its infectious indie hits and indulgent album cuts. Tracks like “Chaise Longue” and “Wet Dream” have ruled the BBC network and streaming services, garnering them a global fanbase who fiend for their punk and psychedelic fusion. It’s been quite the year for Wet Leg who, having supported Florence the Machine last month, are currently embarking on a sold-out UK tour. They were also nominated for the Mercury Prize and saw Harry Styles covering “Wet Dream” for a live lounge performance. 

As well as Wet Leg, Beyoncé, Adele and Kendrick Lamar dominate next year’s lists. Steve Lacy also has multiple nods for ‘Gemini Rights’, as does Jack Harlow for ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’. Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers face stiff competition, but after such a successful 2022, winning one of the prestigious golden grammar phones wouldn’t be surprising. 

 

Wet Leg are nominated for the following categories… 

 

Best alternative performance (Chaise Longue) 

Best alternative album (Wet Leg) 

Best new act 

Best remixed recording (Soulwax remix of Too Late Now) 

Best engineered album (non-classical) 

 

The 65th Grammys will air live on Sunday, February 5th. 

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