What to Expect at the 65th GRAMMY Awards

Live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and hosted by Trevor Noah, the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on Sun, Feb. 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Prior to the Telecast, the GRAMMY Awards 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.

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 for the first time as director, Eric Cook as co-executive producer with Tabitha Dumo, Tiana Gandelman, Patrick Menton, and David Wild as producers. 
On GRAMMY Sunday, fans can access exclusive behind-the-scenes GRAMMYs® content, including performances, acceptance speeches, interviews from the GRAMMY Live red-carpet special, and more via the Recording Academy’s digital experience on live.GRAMMY.com.

Presenters For The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards

A diverse roster of presenters, including First Lady Jill Biden, GRAMMY® winner Cardi B, actor, producer, writer, and host James Corden, current GRAMMY nominee Billy Crystal, current GRAMMY nominee Viola Davis, actor Dwayne Johnson, three-time GRAMMY winner Olivia Rodrigo, and five-time GRAMMY winner Shania Twain will take the stage at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

Performers For the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, And Sam Smith To Perform At The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Two-time GRAMMY winner Bad Bunny is up for three nominations: Album Of The Year (Un Verano Sin Ti), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Moscow Mule”) and Best Música Urbana Album (Un Verano Sin Ti)

Nine-time GRAMMY® winner Mary J. Blige is nominated for six GRAMMY Awards®: 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 Brandi Carlile is nominated for seven GRAMMY 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 American Roots Song (“You And Me On The Rock”), and Best Americana Album (In These Silent Days). 

Luke Combs is up for three nominations: Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Outrunnin’ 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 Habit”), Song Of The Year (“Bad Habit”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Habit”), and Best Progressive R&B Album (Gemini Rights). 

Three-time GRAMMY winner Lizzo is nominated for five GRAMMY 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). 

First-time nominee Kim Petras is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Unholy”). 

Four-time GRAMMY winner Sam Smith is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Unholy”).

GRAMMY Awards To Pay Tribute To Lost Icons With Star-Studded In Memoriam Segment

Takeoff, Christine McVie, and Loretta Lynn

There will be an In Memoriam segment paying tribute to just some of those from the creative community that we have lost this year. The segment will feature Kacey Musgraves performing “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in a tribute to Loretta LynnSheryl CrowMick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt honoring Christine McVie with “Songbird”; and Maverick City Music joining Quavo for “Without You” as they remember the life and legacy of Takeoff

The GRAMMY Awards To Celebrate 50 Years Of Hip Hop With Historic Segment At 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards


The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will include a historic segment celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop in 2023 showcasing the genre’s rich history and continued global influence with electrifying performances by Big BoiBusta Rhymes with Spliff StarDe La SoulDJ DramaDJ Jazzy JeffMissy ElliottFutureGloRillaGrandmaster FlashGrandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-TLil BabyLil WayneThe LoxMethod ManNellyPublic EnemyQueen LatifahRahiemRakimRUN-DMCSalt-N-Pepa and SpinderellaScarfaceSwizz Beatz, and Too $hortLL COOL J will introduce the segment, perform and give a dedication to hip hop. 
This GRAMMY® segment is being produced by Questlove, Jesse Collins, Patrick Menton of Fulwell 73, Creative Producer Fatima Robinson, and Questlove’s manager and President of LNU, Shawn Gee.Music will be provided by The Roots and Black Thought will narrate.

“For five decades, Hip Hop has not only been a defining force in music, but a major influence on our culture,” said Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. “Its contributions to art, fashion, sport, politics, and society cannot be overstated. I’m so proud that we are honoring it in such a spectacular way on the GRAMMY stage. It is just the beginning of our year-long celebration of this essential genre of music.”
The all-star performance is part of Paramount Global’s companywide initiative to honor the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop. Paramount announced an extensive slate of new and returning content offerings and initiatives that celebrates the culture across the media and entertainment company’s portfolio of leading broadcast, cable, streaming and digital brands. In partnership with the Recording Academy, CBS will broadcast a special Hip Hop music event later in 2023. More information on the global initiative can be found HERE.

Pamela Dawson Named Recipient Of The 2023 Music Educator Award, Presented By The Recording Academy And GRAMMY Museum

Pamela Dawson of DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas, is the recipient of the 2023 Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. In addition, nine music teachers have been announced as finalists for the award. Initial nominations were submitted from 47 states.

The Music Educator Award recognizes current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the music education field and demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.
The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators.
Teachers are also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers are notified and invited to fill out an application.
Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students’ lives. They will receive a $10,000 honorarium and matching grant for their school’s music program. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium and matching grants. The remaining 15 semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants.
The matching grants provided to the schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Museum’s Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, NAMM Foundation, and National Education Association support this program through outreach to their constituencies.
Nominations and applications for the 2024 Music Educator Award are now open via www.grammymusicteacher.com.

Flo Rida To Headline The 2023 GRAMMY Celebration — the Recording Academy®‘s Official After-Party

Past GRAMMY® nominee Flo Rida is set to headline the exclusive 2023 GRAMMY Celebration® — the Recording Academy®‘s Official After-Party honoring the winners and nominees of Music’s Biggest Night®. Five-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform in the GRAMMY Celebration Jazz Lounge and Michelle Pesce will return as the evening’s DJ. One of the year’s most anticipated industry events, attracting GRAMMY® winners, nominees, industry executives, and celebrities, the 2023 GRAMMY Celebration will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center immediately following the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Feb. 5 and is a ticketed event.
The Recording Academy will produce the post-telecast GRAMMY Celebration, overseeing the entertainment, décor and logistics involved in bringing the annual event to life. More than 5,000 after-party guests will “take flight” into a beautiful bird-filled sanctuary, featuring imaginative architectural elements including an aviary, nest, pond, and phoenix-adorned stage.
“We’re excited to return to Los Angeles with a larger-than-life experience that truly captivates the last year in music,” said Branden Chapman, COO & Head of Entertainment for the Recording Academy. “As the official after-party of the GRAMMYs®, we look forward to bringing the industry and our annual nominees a GRAMMY Week closing celebration with electrifying performances, culinary delights and more.”
Guests will enjoy the masterful culinary skills of acclaimed chef Jason Fullilove, who has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry managing fine dining establishments, leading his Los Angeles-based catering and events company, and more. To honor the evening and in collaboration with Levy, the hospitality partner at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Fullilove has prepared a lively and eclectic menu that celebrates global destinations including Havana, Jalisco, Jamaica, and Miami. Fullilove’s credentials are extensive, spanning multiple locations across the country including New York City’s BRGuest Restaurants and the launch of his own Barbara Jean LA (BJLA), where he brought his interpretation of African American soul food and globally inspired comfort food into the fine dining arena. An avid traveler since childhood, his passion for the culinary arts has taken Chef Fullilove around the world as he soaked up global flavors and wisdom from some of the top culinary figures in America and beyond. Fullilove has curated an innovative menu with 48 food stations featuring appetizers, entrées, and desserts that complement the unique theme of this year’s GRAMMY Celebration.
Following the event, the Recording Academy will once again partner with the charitable organization, Musically Fed, to repurpose leftover food to feed those in need in the local community. The mission of Musically Fed is to mobilize the music industry in the fight against hunger. The organization works with artists, promoters, management, and venues nationwide to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. The organization is also confirmed to repurpose food from the official telecast and MusiCares® Persons of the Year.

Recording Academy Partners With Top Brands For The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards

IBM, Google Pixel, Mastercard, GREY GOOSE, Amazon Music, JBL, City National Bank, United Airlines, Hilton, People, Frontera, FIJI Water, and SiriusXM will serve as the official partners for the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

“The GRAMMY® is the music industry’s highest honor, so it’s only fitting that we have the world’s top brands partnering with us for this year’s GRAMMY Awards®,” said Adam Roth, Senior Vice President of Partnerships & Business Development at the Recording Academy. “These brands truly support the Academy’s mission of celebrating excellence in the recording industry and protecting music’s place in our culture. We can’t wait to bring the show back to Los Angeles and celebrate with fans in person and at home.”

IBM, the Official Cloud & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, returns to the GRAMMY® Live Red Carpet Pre-Show and GRAMMY.com with “GRAMMY Insights with IBM Watson.” The insights are shared in real time as nominees walk the red carpet and served up to artist profile pages on GRAMMY.com, getting music fans closer to the artists they love. For the first time, the Recording Academy has also enlisted IBM Consulting practice to help drive membership engagement by enhancing and personalizing the way new GRAMMY nominees as well as existing and prospective members experience the Recording Academy.

Google Pixel, the Official Phone Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, is redefining the way we create content with Google Pixel’s cutting-edge camera capabilities. On GRAMMY Sunday, photographers will be equipped with Pixel phones to capture behind-the-scenes content and talent photos in real time, creating a dynamic photo collection that portrays the true essence and energy of the ultimate celebration of music. Google Pixel will also serve as a title sponsor of the Recording Academy Honors gala, presented by the Black Music Collective.

Mastercard, the Official Financial Services Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, has been the Recording Academy’s preferred payments technology partner of the GRAMMY Awards for over a decade. Ahead of Music’s Biggest Night®, Mastercard is hosting the GRAMMY U® Masterclass on Thurs, Feb. 2, featuring five-time GRAMMY Award winner Jacob Collier and GRAMMY-nominated moderator Jessie Reyez.

GREY GOOSE Vodka has returned for the second year as the Official Spirits Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, bringing the GREY GOOSE Passion Drop specialty cocktail back for this year’s show. The cocktail, which is a remix of the GREY GOOSE quintessential martini, will be featured at signature GRAMMY Week events. GREY GOOSE x GRAMMYs: Sounds Sessions, a weekly artist interview and performance series, also returns for its second year and features artists such as current GRAMMY nominee Muni Long, acclaimed singer-songwriter Pink Sweat$, and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Ella Mai. Fans can watch the series on GREY GOOSE’s YouTube now. The GREY GOOSE Essences Sound Sessions Brunch will also return for its second iteration, featuring a live performance from two-time GRAMMY winner Jazmine Sullivan.

Amazon Music, the Official Music Streaming Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, will capture and share exclusive content, with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” competitor Mo Heart conducting artist interviews from the GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet and award-winning entertainment journalist Gia Peppers chatting with talent on the Recording Academy Honors Black Carpet. This builds on the relationship that began with the launching of the annual “Your Future Is Now” HBCU Scholarship Program with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective in 2021, which gives students the opportunity to learn and explore all facets of the music industry. This year, Amazon Music will also be curating official GRAMMY Awards playlists and will be the exclusive music streaming service for hip-hop and R&B-focused GRAMMY playlists.

JBL, the Official Sound Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, joins the Recording Academy for the 11th year. The audio brand’s unmatched JBL Pro Sound will power the various GRAMMY events and experiences throughout the week, creating memorable and unexpected experiences for attendees. GRAMMY performers and presenters will be gifted the brand’s innovative products.

City National Bank, the Official Bank Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, joins as the first-ever presenting sponsor of the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony®, where GRAMMY winners will step off the stage and immediately share their excitement with the City National First Look Video Camera. City National Bank will also provide nominees and attendees of the Premiere Ceremony with a limited-edition portable phone charger and nourishing essentials on site.

United Airlines, the Official Airline Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, will be providing travel for the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards, including flying HBCU students to Los Angeles for an unforgettable GRAMMY experience. After the show, follow @united to learn more about their experience and how United helps champion Recording Academy initiatives that are positively changing the music industry.

Hilton, the Official Hotel Partner of the GRAMMY Awards for more than 30 years, is returning as a longtime partner and host venue for the exclusive Pre-GRAMMY® Gala at The Beverly Hilton, produced by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy. In 1959, Hilton and the Recording Academy came together to honor the music community with the first-ever GRAMMY Awards at The Beverly Hilton, and today Hilton continues to proudly support musicians, creators and fans on Music’s Biggest Night and every other night of the year. Through the Hilton Honors Experiences platform, 20 lucky fans will receive access to various GRAMMY Weekend events including the MusiCares® Persons of the Year Gala, the 65th GRAMMY Awards and the Official GRAMMY Celebration® After-Party.

PEOPLEthe Official Magazine Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, will be broadcasting from the GRAMMYs Red Carpet with a live pre-show. Hosted by Jeremy Parsons and Janine Rubenstein, Red Carpet Live: 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards will feature interviews with the world’s leading performers and nominees. The PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live will stream at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET on Sun, Feb. 5 on people.com, ew.com and their social platforms.

FIJI Water, the Official Water Partner of the GRAMMY Awards, will be on hand at the GRAMMYs Red Carpet to hydrate attendees, executives and talent as they take photos and participate in interviews with media. FIJI Water will also be the exclusive water brand across GRAMMY Week events, ensuring everyone has the chance to enjoy Earth’s Finest Water.

Frontera Wines, the Official Wine Partner of the GRAMMY Awards and the No. 1 Chilean wine brand in the U.S., will be pouring across GRAMMY Week events. The Recording Academy will exclusively work with Frontera to highlight specific Frontera varietals as well as host a sweepstakes where lucky music fans will receive tickets to attend the GRAMMYs.

SiriusXM, the Official Radio Platform of the GRAMMY Awards, is bringing The GRAMMY Channel back for its third year. The limited-run channel will feature a variety of music from this year’s nominees across the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields, all leading up to the live broadcast of Music’s Biggest Night. The GRAMMY Channel will run for a limited time only from Jan. 24 through Feb. 7 on channel 105.


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