Get ready to celebrate all things music when the 2023 Grammys debut very soon! When do you need to tune in? Who’s performing this year? There’s so much to know!
The very first Grammy awards were handed out on May 4, 1959. And since then, the show has become a staple in the music industry. There’s so many talents to recognize, so it’s wonderful to see a ceremony doing just that!
According to the Grammys website, the awards, which are gold-plated record players, are presented by the Recording Academy. The group’s goals are to “recognize excellence in the recording arts and sciences, cultivate the well-being of the music community, and ensure that music remains an indelible part of our culture.”
So what do you need to know ahead of the premiere? We’ve got you covered. Read on below!
All you need to know about the 2023 Grammys
Where and when to watch
You can tune in to this year’s show Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 live on CBS on TV, as well as live via Paramount+. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. ET and will run for three and a half hours, coming to an end at 11:30 p.m. ET. The show will also be available to watch on-demand once its over on the streaming service. The Grammy Awards are taking place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Nominees and categories
Of course we’re all eager to see who will snag a win this year! There’s so many artists, music engineers, and more crew who work hard being recognized for their work. The 65th Grammy Awards has a total of 91 categories this year. We’ve shared just a few below, but a full list of this year’s nominees can be found on the Grammys website.
Some of the categories this year include Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Latin Pop Album. The categories are broken down into different genres like Pop, Rock, R&B, and Musical Theater.
Some of this year’s nominees are Christina Aguilera for her album “Aguilera,” “Easy On Me” by Adele, “About Damn Time” by Lizzo, “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé, “Evergreen” by Pentatonix, “Six: Live On Opening Night” for Best Musical Theater Album, and many more.
The awards show is introducing five all-new categories as well: Songwriter Of The Year (Non-Classical), Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance, Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media, and Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.
Plus, a new award will also be given to a special someone. The Best Song for Social Change will be handed out. The tune has to have “lyrical content that addresses a timely social issue and promotes understanding, peace-building and empathy,” according to the Grammy website.
Host and performers
Taking on MC duties at the Grammys is comedian and former host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah. We’ve also got some exciting performances to look forward to! We provided a list of all those putting on a show for us viewers below:
- Bad Bunny
- Brandi Charlie
- Harry Styles
- Kim Petras
- Luke Combs
- Mary J. Blige
- Sam Smith
- Steve Lacy
- DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend, and Fridayy
One of the songs nominated this year is “God Did” by DJ Khaled, featuring Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend, and Fridayy. All six of the artists are set to also take the stage and perform the song live!
You won’t just be seeing nominated celebs or those performing. There’s many stars who are recruited to present the awards as well! An exciting presenter is First Lady Jill Biden! How cool is that? Here’s who you can expect to see:
- First Lady Jill Biden
- Cardi B
- James Corden
- Billy Crystal (also nominated for 2023)
- Viola Davis (also nominated for 2023)
- Dwayne Johnson
- Olivia Rodrigo
- Shania Twain
How do you qualify for a Grammy nomination?
According to the Grammys, the eligibility period is Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022. That means the song, album, etc. had to be released within that time period.