AceShowbiz - The first round of performers for the 65th annual Grammy Awards have been announced. Among those who will take the Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles stage on February 5 are Bad Bunny, Lizzo and Sam Smith.
On Wednesday, January 25, it's also announced that Sam's "Unholy" collaborator Kim Petras, Brandi Carlile, Mary J. Blige, Luke Combs and Steve Lacy will perform. While additional performers will be announced in the coming days, it's reported that Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, Adele and Harry Styles will also take the stage
The show will be broadcast live on CBS on February 5 at 8 P.M. ET/ 5 P.M. PT from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and hosted by Trevor Noah. Prior to the telecast, the Grammy Premiere Ceremony will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on live.grammy.com.
All of these artists are nominated in Big Four categories at the Grammys except for Luke, Sam and Kim. Two-time Grammy winner Bad Bunny is up for three nominations, Album of the Year (for "Un Verano Sin Ti"), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Moscow Mule") and Best Musica Urbana Album ("Un Verano Sin Ti").
Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. is nominated for six awards, including Record of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Good Morning Gorgeous", Album of the Year and Best R&B Album ("Good Morning Gorgeous" (Deluxe)), Best R&B Performance ("Here With Me") and Best R&B Album ("Good Morning Gorgeous" (Deluxe)).
Meanwhile, six-time Grammy winner Brandi is nominated for seven awards this year, including Record of the Year, Best Americana Performance and Best American Roots Song for "You and Me on the Rock", Album of the Year ("In These Silent Days"), Best Rock Performance ("Broken Horses"), Best Rock Song ("Broken Horses") and Best Americana Album ("In These Silent Days").
As for Luke, he's up for three nominations, Best Country Duo/Group Performance ("Outrunnin' Your Memory"), Best Country Song ("Doin' This") and Best Country Album ("Growin' Up"). Steve is up for four nominations, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Bad Habit" and Best Progressive R&B Album ("Gemini Rights").
Three-time Grammy winner Lizzo is nominated for five awards, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for "About Damn Time") as well as Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Special". Four-time winner Sam and first-time nominee Kim are up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their duet "Unholy".
Beyonce Knowles leads the 2023 Grammy nominees with nine nods. Kendrick Lamar is close behind with eight and Adele and Brandi are tied with seven. Four contenders enter the race with six nominations apiece, Future, Harry, Mary J., DJ Khaled and Randy Merrill. Less expectedly, Mary J. and ABBA are both up for Record of the Year and Album of the Year.