The first round of performers for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards has been announced: current nominees Bad Bunny, Mary J. Featuring Blige, Brandi Carlyle, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petrus and Sam Smith.
The event will be broadcast live on CBS from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023 at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT and will be hosted by Trevor Noah. Prior to the telecast, the Grammy premiere ceremony will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater beginning at 12:30 PT PT and streamed live on live.grammy.com. Additional performers will be announced in the coming days.
Two-time Grammy winner Bad Bunny is up for three nominations: Album of the Year (for “Un Verano Sin T”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Moscow Mule”) and Best Musica Urbana Album (“Un Verano Sin T”).
Nine-time Grammy winner Blige is nominated for six awards, including Record of the Year (“Good Morning Gorgeous”), Album of the Year (“Good Morning Gorgeous” (Deluxe)), 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)).
Six-time Grammy winner Brandy Carlyle is nominated for seven awards this year: Record of the Year (“You and Me on the Rock”), Album of the Year (“In These Silent Days”), Best Rock Performance (“Broken Horses”), Best Rock Song. (“Broken Horses”), Best Americana Performance (“You and Me on the Rock”), Best Americana Roots Song (“You and Me on the Rock”), and Best Americana Album (“Silence on These” :).
Luke Combs is up for three nominations: Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Outrunin’ Your Memory”), Best Country Song (“Doin’ This”) and Best Country Album (“Growin’ Up”).
Steve Lacy is up for four nominations: Record of the Year (“Bad Habits”), Song of the Year (“Bad Habits”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Habits”), and Best Progressive R&B Album (“Gemini Rights”).
Three-time Grammy winner Lizzo is nominated for five awards: 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”).
Four-time winner Smith and first-time nominee Petrus are up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their duet “Unholy.”
Beyonce leads 2023 Grammy nominees with nine nods Kendrick Lamar is eight behind, while Adele and Carlyle are at number seven. Four contestants entered the running with six nominations: Future, Harry Styles, Blige, DJ Khaled and Randy Meryl. Beyonce, Adele, Styles, Lamar and Lizzo are the five contenders who were each nominated in the top three all-genre categories: Record, Album and Song of the Year. Less expectedly, Blige and ABBA are both up for record of the year and album of the year. The very hot Steve Lacy also landed in the top two categories, recently controversial for both record and song for the chart-topping “Bad Habits.”
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards is produced by Fullwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy®. Raj Kapoor serves as showrunner and executive producer, alongside Ben Winston and Jessie Collins as executive producers. Phil Hayes joins as director for the first time, with Eric Cook as co-executive producer, Tabitha Dumo, Tiana Gandelman, Patrick Menton and David Wild as producers.