The 65th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner. Hosted by Trevor Noah for the third year in a row at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles (f.k.a. the Staples Center), the ceremony will kick off on Sunday, February 5th at 8 p.m. EST, streaming live on CBS and free online to Paramount+ subscribers.
Beyoncé tied her husband Jay-Z’s record of 88 career Grammy nominations with nine nods this year with her album Renaissance. Close behind her are Kendrick Lamar with eight nominations, Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven each, and Mary J. Blige, Harry Styles, DJ Khaled, Future, The-Dream, and mastering engineer Randy Merrill with six a piece. View the full list of 2023 Grammy nominees here.
A stacked bill of nominated artists will perform at this year’s event, including Blige and Carlile, as well as Bad Bunny, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith. An additional slate of performances were announced yesterday (February 2) in honor of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary: Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, the Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, Scarface, Spinderella, Spliff Star, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort will share the stage to celebrate the milestone, with Questlove directing and producing the segment and LL Cool J introducing it.