That is Trevor Noah’s third consecutive yr internet hosting the Grammys (and in addition the third yr for producer Ben Winston, creator of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, who took over from longtime showrunner Ken Ehrlich in 2021). Noah, contemporary off his retirement from The Day by day Present in December, has promised a much bigger and higher present this time round.
“Clearly, the primary time was a present designed particularly for a pandemic, after which, the second yr was everybody recovering from a pandemic,” he informed Essence this week. “So it seems like this yr’s going to be an enormous celebration.”
In the identical interview, Winston mentioned the present would differ from years previous by together with introductions by “individuals who actually matter to the performer” and by “focusing closely on the Album of the 12 months.” The competitors for the evening’s largest award is stiff: Beyoncé, Adele, Dangerous Bunny, Abba, Brandi Carlile, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Kinds, Coldplay, Lizzo and Mary J Blige.
As talked about, Beyoncé leads the 2023 Grammys with 9 nominations, together with the evening’s prime award, album of the yr, for her dancehall celebration Renaissance. She’s adopted by Kendrick Lamar, who scored eight nominations, together with within the album, document and tune of the yr classes.
Adele, who beat Beyoncé for album of the yr in 2017 (25, over Lemonade), garnered seven nominations, as did Brandi Carlile.
Harry Kinds, DJ Khaled, Future, The-Dream, Randy Merrill and Mary J Blige acquired six nominations every. It’s the primary time in 16 years that Blige has acquired nominations for document and album.
See the total checklist of nominees beneath:
Taylor Swift has arrived in a really Midnights themed outfit – not lavender or maroon however navy blue with twinkling sequins.
Swift’s record-smashing album Midnights was launched three weeks too late for Grammy consideration, however she’s nonetheless up for 4 awards: tune of the yr for All Too Nicely (10 Minute Model), greatest nation tune for I Guess You Suppose About Me (Taylor’s Model) (From the Vault), greatest tune written for visible media for her tune from The place the Crawdads Sing, and greatest music video for her All Too Nicely quick movie.
Lizzo is right here for the “exhausting launch” of her boyfriend Myke Wright in a full-coverage floral cape that appears…sweltering.
It does seem to unzip, although:
Shania Twain is right here! Sporting…this. By some means she’s extra recognizable in a pink wig and large polka dots than when she went platinum blonde earlier this week.
The most important query hanging over the 2023 Grammys is a well-recognized one: will Beyoncé present up? She leads the pack with 9 nominations for her genre- and era-spanning album Renaissance, tying her for many all-time nominations together with her husband, Jay Z, at 88 apiece.
Factors for a efficiency: she introduced the Renaissance tour this week, which is able to certainly break LiveNation; she is contemporary to performing after her first live performance in 4 years, a controversial return to the stage in Dubai; she has but to carry out any materials from Renaissance publicly. Factors towards: she has by no means received album of the yr, an injustice that might make her disinclined to take part.
Beyoncé did attend in 2021, when she grew to become probably the most adorned singer (male or feminine) and most adorned feminine artist of all time, with 28 profession Grammy wins. She is at present tied for second place, all time, with producer Quincy Jones, and will doubtlessly prime conductor Georg Solti’s document of 31 wins.
Right here we go…
The Grammys by no means technically took a break for Covid – in case you bear in mind, the 2020 present was held on the evening of Kobe Bryant’s dying that January, and the delayed 2021 and 2022 ceremonies happened with Covid precautions – however that is the primary yr the Grammys are again. As in: every week of events, a return to the only room in LA’s Crypto.com area, and no looming shadow from both the pandemic or the battle in Ukraine, which headlined final yr’s present by way of video message from Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The Grammys have been sluggish to disclose their hand this yr, with just a few of the performers confirmed within the week previous the present. Thus far, we all know that a minimum of Harry Kinds, Dangerous Bunny, Brandi Carlile, Mary J Blige, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, and Lizzo and Sam Smith (with Kim Petras) will take the stage. Will Beyoncé present up, not to mention carry out? Will Adele and Taylor Swift attend? Will there be, as in years previous, distinguished Grammys detractors (a la Drake) in notable absentia? All questions that stay TBD.