Best Song For Social Change

A new Special Merit Award curated by a Blue Ribbon Committee
Submission deadline
October 14, 2022

We're excited to offer this award, proposed by our voting members, to recognize creators of message-driven music that responds to the social issues of our time and has the potential for positive global impact.

Thank you for your interest in Best Song For Social Change. We stopped accepting entries for this new Special Merit Award on October 14th at 6:00pm PT. We look forward to honoring the recipient at the 65th GRAMMY Special Merit Awards Ceremony, as part of GRAMMY Week!

Best Song For Social Change is an annual program and we look forward to accepting submissions next year.

The Awards Department
Recording Academy

Best Song For Social Change
2023 GRAMMYs: How The New Best Song For Social Change Special Merit Award Inspires Positive Global Impact & Celebrates Message-Driven Music

The GRAMMYs' newly announced award for Best Song For Social Change differs significantly from the other GRAMMY Award categories announced earlier this year and debuting at the upcoming 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards. Rather than a traditional GRAMMY Award, the Best Song For Social Change award is a Special Merit Award.