Grammys 2023: Who’s Performing, Attending and Skipping Music’s Biggest Night

At a time when nothing feels normal anymore, the first “normal” Grammy week in three years is developing with even more action than in the years before Covid. Starting Wednesday, almost every day and night will be packed with parties, showcases, brunch, lunch and happy hour like it’s 2019 all over again.

Amidst the hubbub, we’re still awaiting the full lineup of artists for the February 5th show at the Arena in Los Angeles, which announced the Grammys unusually late in the game this year – and literally during a game, as was the case when Harry Styles was revealed as a cast member in a commercial that aired Sunday night’s fourth quarter of the AFC Finals between Chiefs and Bengals.

Below is a breakdown of the artists we know will be performing, those we know won’t be performing, those who will be in attendance but unlikely to be performing – and those we hear from that they might occur… All this is to say subject to change and update.

Who performs: Already announced are Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo and Sam Smith with Kim Petras. diversity also hears that DJ Khaled will take the stage, possibly with Jay-Z – “GOD DID”, her collaboration with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy, is up for three awards including Song of the Year.

Also expected is an all-star tribute to Loretta Lynn, likely as part of a medley honoring several deceased musicians.

As for the big three — let’s just put it: Adele, Beyonce, and Taylor — status is still uncertain. Adele has residency concerts in Las Vegas the two nights before the Grammys, making an appearance at the big show possible (she could be rehearsing through Thursday), but less likely.

Beyonce performed a lavish set — reportedly worth $24 million — at the opening of Atlantis the Royal Hotel in Dubai earlier this month, so she’s certainly been rehearsing.
Fast, diversity hears, will not perform.

Who is there: The top new artist nominees – Anitta, Omar Apollo, DOMi & JD Beck, Samara Joy, Latto, Måneskin, Muni Long, Tobe Nwigwe, Molly Tuttle and Wet Leg – are expected to be in attendance, but no slot has been offered yet. Doja Cat, who is up for six nominations, will also walk the red carpet and sit inside, but is not expected to perform. The same goes for Future, who is nominated for Best Rap Album alongside several other nominations. Zach Bryan, nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, will be in attendance but not booked to perform.

Who skips: Lady Gaga, who is nominated for two awards for “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” is not expected to attend as she is currently filming; Finneas, nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media, is on tour in Australia; Drake is set for several collaborations in 2022, including with Future and Jack Harlow, but his participation in these ceremonies is rarely confirmed ahead of the launch.

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for The Recording Academy. Raj Kapoor serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Ben Winston and Jesse Collins as executive producers. Phil Heyes joins as director for the first time, Eric Cook as co-executive producer with Tabitha Dumo, Tiana Gandelman, Patrick Menton and David Wild as producers.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button