Jon Batiste leads Grammy nods

Jazz musician Jon Batiste has 11 nominations for the Grammys, to be held on January 31.
Jazz musician Jon Batiste has 11 nominations for the Grammys, to be held on January 31.

Jazz musician Jon Batiste has led nominations for the Grammy Awards with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER with eight apiece.

Batiste and Bieber will compete for the top prize - album of the year - along with Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, HER, Kanye West, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, newcomer Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift, organisers said.

The Grammys, the highest honours in the music industry, will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 31.

Nominees in the top three categories - album, song and record of the year - were increased to 10 from eight for the first time.

"Adding more nominees is a way to cast a wider net for more music, more artists and more genres," Recording Academy chief executive Harvey Mason Jr said while announcing the change on Tuesday.

Eilish, Rodrigo, Bieber and Batiste were also among the 10 nominees for record of the year, along with Swedish band Abba's new single, I Still Have Faith in You.

But Swift, who snagged a best album nod for Evermore, was shut out of both the record of the year and song of the year races.

Teen phenomenon Rodrigo, 18, who burst onto the US charts in January when her single Drivers License went viral, got seven nods, including best new artist and for her debut album Sour.

Australian Associated Press