- The 65th Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 5, 2023
- Here is a list of performers, including Steve Lacy, Lizzo, and Bad Bunny.
While some huge awards will be given out throughout the night of the 65th Grammy Awards, the stage is set for some epic performances from music’s biggest names. The Recording Academy announced that Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Mary J. Blige, and more will step into the spotlight at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena. Fresh off his farewell from The Daily Show, Trevor Noah is back as the host and will try to keep his excitement in check while he sees all these stars perform live.
“What many people don’t realize is how much work goes into the performances,” Trevor told Billboard in December. “Getting every single key right, every lighting cue perfect, choreographing all the moves between the cameras and the artists. Seeing the artists and how much they love what they’re doing — they’ll put so much time into that three- or four-minute performance. You don’t truly appreciate it until you get behind the scenes, and I think that’s what makes me enjoy the show even more.”
Beyoncé leads the 2023 nominations with nine. She’s already the most nominated female performer of all time and is currently tied with her husband, Jay-Z, for the most nominations (88, FYI.) If Beyoncé takes home four Grammys, she will become “the artist with the most GRAMMY wins in history.” Kendrick Lamar is behind Bey with eight nominations, while Adele and Brandi Carlile come in with seven.
Here is a running list of performers at the 2023 Grammy Awards:
Bad Bunny has three nominations going into the 2023 Grammy Awards, but he’s a heavy contender to sweep those categories. He’s up for Best Música Urbana Album for his chart-topping Un verano sin ti, which is also up for Album of the Year. His “Moscow Mule” song is also up for Best Pop Solo Performance. He’ll take the stage at the Grammy Awards, likely playing his nominated track.
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige will also perform at the 2023 Grammy Awards, where she is nominated in six categories. It’s extraordinary to consider the iconic and immaculate Mary J. Blige as an underdog, but that’s how intense the competition is this year. Her “Good Morning Gorgeous” is up for Record of the Year, a category that features Kendrick’s “The Heart Part 5,” Harry Styles’s “As It Was,” and Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”
Mary J. Blige is also up for Album of the Year, Best R&B Performance (“Here With me”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Good Morning Gorgeous”), Best R&B Song (“Good Morning Gorgeous”), and Best R&B Album (Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)).
Brandi Carlile returns to the Grammy Awards, performing on the heels of her seven nominations. She’s up for Record of the Year (“You and Me on the Rock” ft. Ludacris“), Album of the Year (In These Silent Days), Best Rock Performance (“Broken Horses”), Best Rock Song (“Broken Horses”), Best American Performance (“You And Me On The Rock” ft. Ludacris”), Best Americana Roots Song (“You And Me On The Rock” Ft. Ludacris”), and Best Americana Album (In These Silent Days).
Luke Combs will bring some country flavor to the stage of the Crypto.com Arena. The modern country legend is up for multiple awards, including Best Country Song (“Doin’ This”), Best Country Album (Growin’ Up), and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Outrunnin’ Your Memory” with Miranda Lambert).
The Internet’s Steve Lacy had a banner year in 2022, releasing Gemini Rights, which spawned the hit single “Bad Habit.” He will perform at the 2023 Grammy Awards, where he’s nominated in four categories: Record of the Year (“Bad Habit”), Song of the Year (“Bad Habit”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Habit”), and Best Progressive R&B Album (Gemini Rights).
Lizzo heads into the 2023 Grammys with five nominations under her belt. She might leave the awards show with some extra gold after performing. She’s up for Record of the Year (“About Damn Time”), Album of the Year (Special), Song of the Year (“About Damn Time”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“About Damn Time”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (Special).
Sam Smith & Kim Petras
Fresh off their Saturday Night Live performance, Sam Smith and Kim Petras will make the Grammys get “Unholy” when they perform their viral duet. The song is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, going up against Coldplay + BTS (“My Universe”), ABBA (“Don’t Shut Me Down”), Camila Cabello with Ed Sheeran (“Bam Bam”), and Post Malone with Doja Cat (“I Like You (A Happier Song)”).
Keep checking back to see the list of performers as more are announced. And tune into HollywoodLife’s coverage of the 65th Grammy Awards on Feb. 5.
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