It’s not every day that Beyoncé gets to make history, but that could be in the cards when the 2023 Grammys, where she leads all nominations with nine, premiere. Bey already broke records last fall, when her recognition for Renaissance officially made her the most-nominated artist of all time and tied with her husband, Jay-Z, thanks to a massive 88 nods each. Following just behind the Carters are Kendrick Lamar with eight nominations, and Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven nods apiece.
Fresh off his Daily Show departure, Trevor Noah is hosting for the third year in a row with a Grammys that’s introducing five new categories. They include 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. (The full list of nominations can be found here.)
“It’s going to be the most star-studded room the Grammys has been for many, many years,” the show’s executive producer Ben Winston told The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s how to watch it all happen.
How to Watch the Grammys
The 2023 Grammys air live on Sunday, February 5, on CBS and Paramount+. This year’s telecast will also be available to stream online at cbs.com, through the CBS app, or via the Recording Academy’s social channels. Streaming options for those without a cable login include Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, DirectTV Stream, Sling TV, and FuboTV, many of which have free-trial periods.
Who Is Performing at the Grammys?
The performer lineup is filled with buzzy performers, including Harry Styles, Lizzo, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Steve Lacy, Luke Combs, Carlile, and Sam Smith with Kim Petras. This year’s slate of presenters is just as star-studded with first lady Jill Biden, Dwayne Johnson, Cardi B, Olivia Rodrigo, Billy Crystal, James Corden, Shania Twain, and Viola Davis tapped to present various honors. (Davis will achieve EGOT status if she wins best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording for her memoir, Finding Me, after Emmy, Oscar, and Tony victories.)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, artists including Missy Elliott, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Queen Latifah, Lil Wayne, RUN-DMC, and more will unite for a performance introduced by previous Grammys host LL Cool J and produced by Questlove.
There will also be a tribute to three major musicians who died in 2022—country icon Loretta Lynn, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, and Migos member Takeoff. Kacey Musgraves is set to honor Lynn with a performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter;” Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, and Bonnie Raitt will perform “Songbird” for McVie; and Quavo is singing “Without You” featuring worship music group Maverick City Music for his nephew, Takeoff.
It’s unclear whether or not Beyoncé will perform—or even attend—the ceremony. But if she were to pick up at least four awards, she’d beat the record held by late conductor Georg Solti for most Grammy wins of all time with 31. “I can think of few artists who are more deserving of holding that title and that position,” Noah told THR. “And without disrespecting any of the previous holders of that title in any way, it is safe to say that Beyoncé has truly done more than many to shape not just music, but pop culture, the perception of Black women, Black people in general, connecting the diaspora in the way she creates her music, defining dance moves. I mean, she’s left an indelible impression,” he said. Noah also added, “It’s wonderful that Beyoncé gets her flowers.”
When Do the Grammys Start?
The 65th annual Grammy Awards begin at 8 p.m. E.T./5 p.m. P.T. on Sunday, February 5. Festivities will take place at what was formerly known as the Staples Center—rebranded as the Crypto.com Arena in December 2021—in Los Angeles.