Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 GRAMMY Awards

“Music’s Biggest Night” is here!

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 5, 2023

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Music’s Biggest Night, the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards, is upon us! 

On Sunday, music’s biggest stars across all genres will gather at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles for the GRAMMYs where winners in 91 categories will be unveiled.  

Several winners will be revealed during the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony ahead of the CBS broadcast, while the winners in the remaining categories will be announced during the three-and-a-half-hour show. 

Below you will find everything you need to know about the 2023 GRAMMYs, including how to watch, who’s performing, who’s presenting, and more. 

How And Where To Watch?

The 2023 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5 at 8/7c on CBS. The coveted awards ceremony will also stream live and on demand via Paramount+.

Who’s Performing?

Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Chris Stapleton, 

The GRAMMYs will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of hip hop with performances by Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, RUN-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort. LL COOL J will be on hand to introduce the segment and give a dedication to hip hop.

Several all-star tributes will also take place during the coveted awards show ceremony. The 2023 GRAMMY Awards will honor the late Loretta Lynn, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, and Migos’ Takeoff during the In Memoriam segment.

Kacey Musgraves, a six-time GRAMMY winner, will take the stage to perform Lynn’s iconic hit, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt will honor the late Christine McVie with a performance of her hit, “Songbird.”

Kacey Musgraves; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Citi, Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Kacey Musgraves; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Citi, Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Maverick City Music and Quavo will pay tribute to the late Migos’ rapper Takeoff for a special performance of “Without You,” a song that Quavo wrote after his nephew and bandmate was shot and killed in November of 2022.

Who’s Presenting?

First Lady Jill Biden, Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shania Twain are among the star-studded list of presenters. 

Who’s Hosting?

GRAMMY-nominated comedian, actor, author and former TV host Trevor Noah will return as the host of the GRAMMYs for the third consecutive year. He will also serve as the executive producer of the show.

“I’m enjoying the fact that we’re juggling flaming swords,” Noah previously told Billboard of his experience hosting the GRAMMYs. “Just putting it all together, combining different genres, getting the musicians in sync with each other and the audience, keeping the audience in tune with what’s happening. One of my favorite things about the GRAMMYs as a whole is it is one of the few places where you get to experience artists in their rawest element, which is performing their music live … there’s nothing like it. You develop a deep appreciation for what these people are doing beyond just the music that they make.”

Who’s Nominated? 

Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, including Record Of The Year (“Break My Soul”), Album Of The Year (Renaissance), Song Of The Year (“Cuff It”), Best R&B Performance (“Cuff It”), Best R&B Song (“Cuff It”) and more. 

Kendrick Lamar follows behind Beyoncé with eight nods, while Adele and Brandi Carlile each earned seven nominations each and Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Harry Styles, Future, The Dream and Randy Merrill have six nominations.

The Recording Academy added five new categories that will be awarded during the 2023 show: Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical, Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media, Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.    

For a full list of 2023 GRAMMY nominees click HERE

Who’s Performing And How to Watch the 2023 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony?

Prior to the awards show broadcast, The Recording Academy will reveal select winners during the 2023 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony. Taking place at the Microsoft Theater, the celebration will stream live at 3:30/2:30c via live.GRAMMY.com and will feature performances from current GRAMMY nominees Arooj Aftab, Madison Cunningham, Samara Joy, Anoushka Shankar, and Carlos Vives. Blind Boys of Alabama, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, and additional surprise performers will perform the opening number. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.