Justin Bieber’s ‘Peaches’ Sets New Grammy Record – Billboard
Justin Bieber’s pop / soul jam “Peaches” (starring Daniel Caesar and Giveon) broke a Grammy record that was set last year by Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” – the song of the year nominated with co – most credited authors.
Eleven songwriters are nominated for their work on “Peaches”. That’s two more than the nominations received for co-writing “Black Parade,” which was nominated for Song of the Year in late 2020.
In the early decades of the Grammy Awards, songs nominated for Song of the Year were the work of one or two, and sometimes three, songwriters. This has changed dramatically as “committee songwriting” has become more common.
The final vote for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards is underway. Voting members of the Recording Academy have until Wednesday, January 3 at 6 p.m. PT to vote. The winners will be announced on the Grammy TV show on January 31.
Here are the songs that reflect the evolution of the prevailing songwriting method – the first songs with so many writers to receive Grammy nominations for Song of the Year.
Four : In 1981, Christopher Cross’s “Arthur’s Theme” became the first song of the year to be named by four songwriters. Cross co-wrote the catchy song for the film (which won an Oscar) with Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.
Five: In 1994, Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” became the first song of the year to be nominated written by five songwriters. Crow co-wrote the catchy song with David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper and Kevin Gilbert.
Seven: In 2000, Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” became the first song of the year to be nominated written by seven songwriters. The four members of what was then a quartet – Beyoncé Knowles, Le Toya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelendria (Kelly) Rowland – co-wrote the feminist-themed song with LaShawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins and Fred Jerkins III.
Eight: In 2018, Bruno Mars’ ‘That’s What I Like’ became the first song of the year to be nominated written by eight songwriters. Mars co-wrote the pop / soul jingle with Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip. (“This Is What I Like” is the only one of those songs to win the award.)
New: In 2020, Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” became the first song of the year to be nominated written by nine songwriters. Beyoncé co-wrote the Black Culture and Activism Celebration Song with Denisia Andrews, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter (Jay-Z), Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Rickie “Caso” Tice.
11: In 2021, Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” (starring Daniel Caesar and Giveon) became the first song of the year to be nominated written by 11 songwriters. Bieber co-wrote the song with his star artists, who write under the names Ashton Simmonds and Giveon Dezmann Evans, as well as Louis Bell, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds. , Andrew Wotman and Keavan Yazdani.