Songwriters Who Got 2 Grammy Nods for Song of the Year in the Same Year – Billboard

In the 65th Grammy nominations, which were announced last week, Jay Z is competing with himself for song of the year. He is nominated for co-writing his wife Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” and also DJ Khaled’s “God Did”, on which he is one of the featured artists.

Two songwriters – Brandi Carlile and D’Mile — earned double nominations for Song of the Year last year — when the Recording Academy increased the number of nominations in that category to 10. The expansion obviously makes it easier to earn double nominations. Still, at this point, the list of songwriters with two songs nominated for Song of the Year in the same year is pretty exclusive – only 12 individual songwriters or songwriting teams have accomplished the feat.

Three songwriting teams have done it – Burt Bacharach & Hal DavidDino Fekaris & Freddie Perren and Elton John & Tim Rice. John and Rice are also the only songwriters born outside the United States to have done so.

Carlile is the only female songwriter to have done so.

Three songwriters — jimmy webbBobby Russell and michael jackson – achieved the feat with a pair of songs they wrote entirely by themselves – a practice that has fallen into disuse.

Webb is the youngest songwriter to achieve the feat. The prodigy was only 21 when he did it. The oldest? Johnny Mercer, who was 54 years old.

We’ll find out if any of Jay-Z’s songs win Song of the Year on February 5, 2023 at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards at the Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles.

Here’s a full list of songwriters who received two Grammy nominations for Song of the Year in the same year, working backwards:

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