Grammy Awards nominees to be announced today
The Recording Academy will announce nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards later today with some significant additions.
The academy had earlier this year added five new categories, including songwriter of the year and a special song for social change award.
The non-classical songwriter category will recognise one individual who was the "most prolific" non-performing and non-producing songwriter for a body of new work. It will take a different approach than song of the year, which awards the songwriters who wrote the lyrics or melodies to one song.
This year's announcement will be made on a livestream. Among those announcing the nominees this year will be Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly and Smokey Robinson.
Possible nominees include Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles and Adele. Some other hopefuls include Lizzo and Steve Lacy, who both had two of the biggest songs this year.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out on February 5 in Los Angeles.
The new category for songwriters is a huge step forward. Last year, a rule update allowed that any songwriter, producer, engineer or featured artist on an album nominated for album of the year could ultimately earn a nomination.
The four other categories include best spoken word poetry album, alternative music performance, Americana music performance and score soundtrack for video games and other interactive media.