The 2023 Grammy nominations are here and your favorite songs and artists are dominating the list. The 65th annual Grammy Awards will be held on February, 5th at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Beyoncé leads the with 9 nominations with Kendrick Lamar following right behind with 8 and other artists like Adele, Brandi Carlile, Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Future, DJ Khaled and, The-Dream all with a shot with taking an award on music’s biggest night. See the full list here!
However, there’s also Fil-Am artists who also made the list. H.E.R. is featured in 2 tracks that racked up nominees, one with Mary J. Blige for her song “Good Morning Gorgeous” and Kaytranada for “Intimidated.” Grayson Villanueva is nominated alongside members of 4*Town from Pixar’s film, Turning Red. Check out which categories these Fil-Am artists are up for.
Record Of The Year
ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down
Adele – Easy on Me
Beyoncé – Break My Soul
Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius – You and Me on the Rock
Doja Cat – Woman
Harry Styles – As It Was
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5
Lizzo – About Damn Time
Mary J. Blige Featuring H.E.R – Good Morning Gorgeous
Steve Lacy – Bad Habit
Best R&B Song
Beyoncé – Cuff It
Jazmine Sullivan – Hurt Me So Good
Mary J. Blige Featuring H.E.R. – Good Morning Gorgeous
Muni Long – Hrs & Hrs
PJ Morton – Please Don’t Walk Away
Best Dance / Electronic Song
Beyoncé – Break My Soul
Bonobo – Rosewood
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue)
Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love
Kaytranada Featuring H.E.R. – Intimidated
Rüfüs Du Sol – On My Knees
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Beyoncé – Be Alive
Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto – Cast – We Don’t Talk About Bruno
Jessy Wilson Featuring Angélique Kidjo – Keep Rising (The Woman King)
Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand
Taylor Swift – Carolina
4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo & Grayson Villanueva – Nobody Like U
Cover Photo Credit: Grayson Villanueva Instagram
This week’s MYX News Hot List, new episodes weekly at www.myx.global/myxnews.
1. MYX MUSIC: HELLO JAMES! – To celebrate its first anniversary, James Reid drops “Hello 2.0 The Legends Only Remix” featuring Korean superstar Jay B of Got7 and Taiwanese-American Hip-hop artist ØZI.
2. MYX MUSIC: “WHAT” A YEAR BY SB19 – It’s been a year since SB19 released their music video for “What“. The track went viral with 15 Million views and 750,000 comments.
3. MYX MUSIC: LITZ STRIKES WITH KIDLAT – LITZ, a new girl group on the scene, pre-debut with their rendition of James Reid’s “Natataranta” released their first official debut track, “Kidlat“.
4. MYX LIFESTYLE: KEITH PEDRO TRILLING LA SOON! – Filipino-Canadian comedian Keith Pedro is headed over to tape his comedy special “Trillipino” with MYX!
5. MYX ENTERTAINMENT: GRAYSON VILLANUEVA TURNS RED – Fil-Am Grayson Villanueva voices Tae Young of 4 Town from Disney+ and Pixar’s “Turning Red”.
Music Multi-Hyphenate Grayson Villanueva is taking his vocal skills to the silver screen in Pixar’s new animated film “Turning Red.” He plays one of the members of Pixar’s first-ever boyband 4Town, with three new songs written by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS. Alongside Grayson, the other members of 4Town will include Jordan Fisher, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, and FINNEAS.
You might have seen Grayson performing and subbing in for The Filharmonic throughout the years. But, now you can see him live with The Filharmonic’s new Filipino American collective of singers based in LA, Filosphy, every Thursday in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. He has also worked with artists such as Janelle Monáe and Keala Settle.
“Turning Red” is about 13-year-old Mei Lee, voiced by Rosalie Chiang, who suddenly turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. Mei Lee is torn between trying to stay as her mother’s dutiful daughter and dealing with the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is voiced by Sandra Oh. The movie is set to release on March 11th, 2022.
About Grayson Villenueva:
Grayson Villanueva is a SAG-AFTRA performer, award-winning vocal arranger, and music producer from Los Angeles, CA. Grayson has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of musical artists from Janelle Monáe to Keala Settle and was a featured beatboxer in seasons 1 and 2 of The CW’s Christmas Caroler Challenge.
Having over a decade of professional experience, Grayson is a seasoned performer and has appeared in a national Gap campaign, performed at the Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Legoland California. He is also a trusted sub for touring vocal groups like The Filharmonic, Vocal Flash, and HIVE. His ability to sing bass, baritone, & tenor parts, as well as beatbox, make him a valuable asset to any singing ensemble.
Grayson is a self-proclaimed Acappella nerd, a major foodie, and a staunch advocate for Asian representation in media. He also aspires to be a cat owner one day.
Cover Photo Courtesy shot by Jesse Ashton