As awards season progresses, arguably music’s biggest night draws near. The 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which honor the best and brightest in the music industry, are taking place next month.
The 2023 Grammy Awards will take place on February 5 in Los Angeles. The annual award ceremony honors outstanding recordings, compositions and musicians of the past year. Comedian Trevor Noah returns to host the ceremony for the third straight year. Some of this year’s nominees are Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Adele and Brandi Carlile.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Grammy Awards, including the nominees, presenters and how to see the red carpet.
Who hosts the show?
Trevor Noah is hosting this year’s Grammy Awards. The former “Daily Show” host first began hosting the awards ceremony in a virtual format in 2021 due to COVID-19 and the 2022 Grammys in Las Vegas due to Los Angeles’ COVID-19 restrictions. This year, Noah will host the prestigious awards ceremony in Los Angeles for the first time.
How do you see the red carpet?
The Grammys red carpet livestream special will be available on Live.grammy.com ahead of the ceremony, which will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. The real-time updated digital destination will also include the full live stream of the premiere ceremony, backstage behind-the-scenes moments and a multi-camera video feed giving fans a 360 view of the awards ceremony.
Who are the nominees?
The 2023 Grammy nominations were announced in November.
Among the projects nominated for Record of the Year were several by veteran artists, including Adele’s Easy on Me, Beyoncé’s Break My Soul and Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous. Blige, who celebrated her 52nd birthday this month in a Matthew Reisman mini dress, last won a Grammy in 2009. New names on the Record of the Year nomination list are Doja Cat for her fiery single “Woman” and Harry Styles for his hit “Wie es war.” Styles received a total of six nominations, with this year’s award marking the first time the “Watermelon Sugar” singer received a Grammy nomination.
For Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Camila Cabello received a nomination for her song “Bam Bam” with Ed Sheeran, while Sam Smith received a nomination for her seductive single “Unholy” with vocals by Kim Petras. Earlier this month, Smith and Petras performed the song on Saturday Night Live, which guest-hosted actress Aubrey Plaza.
Last but not least, in perhaps the most important category, among the works that received an Album of the Year award were those by Kendrick Lamar for his album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Harry Styles for Harry’s House, and Beyoncé’s Renaissance. Renaissance is Beyoncé’s first studio album in six years. The 16-track has already made waves for its house genre and inspiration from artists who are part of the LGBTQ community. This month, the singer performed in Dubai with an hour-long invitation-only show.
Who are the performers?
The first round of artists for the 2023 Grammy Awards was announced this month and the list spans music genres. So far appearing Petras and Smith, Blige, Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo and Bad Bunny. There will be more announcements about other cast members in the coming days.