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When: Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 8PM ET

Where: Televised on CBS live from the Arena in Los Angeles

Music awards shows may come and go, but the original Grammys remain The Oscars of the music industry representing the entire music spectrum from classical, country and gospel to rock, rap and reggae.

This year, the 2023 Grammy Awards show was televised at 8PM ET on Sunday February 5, 2023 celebrating its landmark 65th edition live from the Arena in Los Angeles.

2023 Grammy nominees (also see WINNERS, below) had Beyoncé leading with 9 nominations, followed by Kenrick Lamar with eight. Adele and Brandi Carisle received seven apiece. Rounding out the top nominees were Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige. Future, DJ Khaled and songwriter The-Dream who each received six Grammy nods.

Beyoncé, Adele, and Kenrick Lamar are some of this year's leading Grammy nominees.


2023 Grammys host and performers

Returning for the third time in a row, Trevor Noah was host for the 2023 Grammys.

50 years of hip hop
LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot
and Lil Wayne head an all-star tribute
to honor 50 Years of Hip Hop.

The stellar lineup included performances by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, and Sam Smith.

Special performances were given Kacey Musgraves who paid homage to the late Loretta Lynn with “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.

Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt also honored Christine McVie with “Songbird”; and Maverick City Music and Quavo performed “Without You” in memory of rapper Takeoff.

Among the many highights of awards night was an anniversary tribute, introduced by LL Cool J, which honored 50 years of hip-hop featuring an all-star cast including: Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel and Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort

Jay-Z, the godfather of rap, was also be on hand for a performance of "God Did" in a collab with DJ Khaled that was nominated for three awards, including song of the year, best rap song and best rap performance.

Just up ahead check out the complete list of noiminees and 2023 Grammy WINNERS, along with fun facts and related resources on music's biggest night!

DID YOU KNOW? Top Grammy Awards fun facts

first Grammy winners for rap
The first ever Grammy for Best Rap
performance was awarded in 1989
to Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff for
"Parents Just Don't Understand".

• The Grammy Awards presentation is the second-most-watched awards show after the Oscars.

• The Grammy Awards are the only music awards that are voted upon by music peers. Nominations and winners are determined by the Recording Academy's voting membership, which is composed of music artists, producers, songwriters, and engineers.

• In 2023, Beyoncé earned her 32nd Grammy, becoming a record holder for most Grammy wns of all time..

• In 1989, the Fresh Prince (Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff won the first Grammy for a Rap performance.

• The first artists to be stripped of their Grammys were Milli Vanilli in 1989, when it was discovered that their album was not originally sung by them. The duo, which won for Best New Artist that year, lip-synced a live performance during the program.

• Rapper Snoop Dogg has been nominated 12 times for a Grammy but has never won.

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also see -> Latin Grammys

2023 Grammy Award Nominees & WINNERS

Record of the Year
"About Damn Time" — Lizzo — Winner
"Don't Shut Me Down" — ABBA
"Easy on Me" —Adele
"BREAK MY SOUL" — Beyoncé
"Good Morning Gorgeous" — Mary J. Blige
"You and Me on the Rock" — Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius
"Woman" — Doja Cat
"Bad Habit" — Steve Lacy
"The Heart Part 5" — Kendrick Lamar
"As It Was" — Harry Styles

Album of the Year
"Harry's House" — Harry Styles — Winner
"Voyage" — ABBA
"30" — Adele
"Un Verano Sin Ti" — Bad Bunny
"Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)" — Mary J. Blige
"In These Silent Days" — Brandi Carlile
"Music of the Spheres" — Coldplay
"Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers" — Kendrick Lamar
"Special" — Lizzo

Song of the Year
"Just Like That" — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt) — Winner
"abcdefu"— Sara Davis, GAYLE & Dave Pittenger, songwriters (GAYLE)
"About Damn Time" — Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin & Theron Makiel Thomas, songwriters (Lizzo)
"All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film) — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
"As It Was"— Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon & Harry Styles, songwriters (Harry Styles)
"Bad Habit"— Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby & Steve Lacy, songwriters (Steve Lacy)
"Break My Soul"— Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius "The-Dream" Gesteelde-Diamant & Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"Easy on Me" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
"God Did"— Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
"The Heart Part 5" — Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best New Artist
Samara Joy — Winner
Omar Apollo
DOMi & JD Beck
Muni Long
Tobe Nwigwe
Molly Tuttle
Wet Leg

Best Pop Vocal Album
"Harry's House" — Harry Styles — Winner
"Voyage" — ABBA
"30" — Adele
"Music of the Spheres" — Coldplay
"Special" — Lizzo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Unholy"  Sam Smith and Kim Petras — Winner
"Don't Shut Me Down" — ABBA
"Bam Bam" — Camila Cabello featuring Ed Sheeran
"My Universe" — Coldplay and BTS
"I Like You (A Happier Song)" — Post Malone and Doja Cat

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Easy on Me" — Adele — Winner
"Moscow Mule" — Bad Bunny 
"Woman" — Doja Cat
"Bad Habit" — Steve Lacy
"About Damn Time" — Lizzo
"As It Was" — Harry Styles

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
"RENAISSANCE" — Beyoncé — Winner
"Fragments" — Bonobo
"Diplo" — Diplo
"The Last Goodbye" — ODESZA
"Surrender" — RÜFÜS DU SOL

Best Dance/Electronic Recording
"Break My Soul" — Beyoncé — Winner
"Rosewood" — Bonobo
"Don't Forget My Love" — Diplo and Miguel
"I'm Good (Blue)" — David Guetta and Bebe Rexha
"Intimidated" — Kaytranada featuring H.E.R.
"On My Knees" — Rüfüs Du Sol

Best Rock Song
"Broken Horses" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile) — Winner
"Black Summer" — Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Blackout" — Brady Ebert, Daniel Fang, Franz Lyons, Pat McCrory & Brendan Yates, songwriters (Turnstile)
"Harmonia's Dream" — Robbie Bennett & Adam Granduciel, songwriters (The War On Drugs)

"Patient Number 9" — John Osbourne, Chad Smith, Ali Tamposi, Robert Trujillo & Andrew Wotman, songwriters (Ozzy Osbourne featuring Jeff Beck)

Best Rock Album
"Patient Number 9" — Ozzy Osbourne — Winner
"Dropout Boogie" — The Black Keys
"The Boy Named If" — Elvis Costello & The Imposters
"Crawler" — IDLES
"Mainstream Sellout" – Machine Gun Kelly
"Lucifer on the Sofa" — Spoon

Best Alternative Music Album
"Wet Leg" — Wet Leg — Winner
"WE" — Arcade Fire
"Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You" — Big Thief
"Fossora" — Björk
"Cool It Down" — Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best R&B Performance
"Hrs & Hrs" — Muni Long — Winner
"VIRGO'S GROOVE" — Beyoncé
"Here with Me" — Mary J. Blige featuring Anderson .Paak
"Over" — Lucky Daye
"Hurt Me So Good" — Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
"CUFF IT" — Denisia "Blu June" Andrews, Beyoncé, Mary Christine Brockert, Brittany "Chi" Coney, Terius "The-Dream" Gesteelde-Diamant, Morten Ristorp, Nile Rodgers & Raphael Saadiq, songwriters (Beyoncé) — Winner
"Good Morning Gorgeous" — Mary J. Blige, David Brown, Dernst Emile II, Gabriella Wilson & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (Mary J. Blige)
"Hrs & Hrs" — Hamadi Aaabi, Dylan Graham, Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Brandon John-Baptiste, Priscilla Renea, Isaac Wriston & Justin Nathaniel Zim, songwriters (Muni Long)
"Hurt Me So Good" — Akeel Henry, Michael Holmes, Luca Mauti, Jazmine Sullivan & Elliott Trent, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
"Please Don't Walk Away" — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

Best Rap Performance
"The Heart Part 5" — Kendrick Lamar — Winner
"GOD DID" — DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend & Fridayy
"Vegas" — Doja Cat
"pushin P" — Gunna & Future featuring Young Thug
"F.N.F. (Let's Go)" — Hitkidd & GloRilla

Best Rap Song
"The Heart Part 5" — Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar, & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) — Winner
"Churchill Downs" — Ace G, BEDRM, Matthew Samuels, Tahrence Brown, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Jack Harlow & Jose Velazquez, songwriters (Jack Harlow featuring Drake)
"God Did" — Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
"pushin P" — Lucas Depante, Nayvadius Wilburn, Sergio Kitchens, Wesley Tyler Glass & Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters (Gunna & Future featuring Young Thug)
"Wait for U" — Tejiri Akpoghene, Floyd E. Bentley III, Jacob Canady, Isaac De Boni, Aubrey Graham, Israel Ayomide Fowobaje, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Mule, Oluwatoroti Oke & Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Future featuring Drake & Tems)

Best Rap Album
"Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers" — Kendrick Lamar — Winner
"God Did" — DJ Khaled
"I Never Liked You" — Future
"Come Home the Kids Miss You" — Jack Harlow
"It's Almost Dry" — Pusha T

Best Country Solo Performance
"Live Forever" — Willie Nelson — Winner
"Heartfirst" — Kelsea Ballerini
"Something in the Orange" — Zach Bryan
"In His Arms" — Miranda Lambert
"Circles Around This Town" — Maren Morris

Best Country Song
"'Til You Can't" — Matt Rogers & Ben Stennis, songwriters (Cody Johnson) — Winner
"Circles Around This Town" — Ryan Hurd, Julia Michaels, Maren Morris & Jimmy Robbins, songwriters (Maren Morris)
"Doin' This" — Luke Combs, Drew Parker & Robert Williford, songwriters (Luke Combs)
"I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" — Lori McKenna & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton)
"If I Was a Cowboy" — Jesse Frasure & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"I'll Love You Till The Day I Die" — Rodney Crowell & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Willie Nelson)

Best Country Album
"A Beautiful Time" — Willie Nelson — Winner
"Growin' Up" — Luke Combs
"Palomino — Miranda Lambert
"Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville" — Ashley McBryde
"Humble Quest" — Maren Morris

Best Jazz Vocal Album
"Linger Awhile" — Samara Joy — Winner
"The Evening : Live at APPARATUS" — The Baylor Project
"Fade to Black" — Carmen Lundy
"Fifty" — The Manhattan Transfer with The WDR Funkhausorchester
"Ghost Song" — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
"New Standards Vol. 1" — Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Nicholas Payton & Matthew Stevens — Winner
"Live in Italy" — Peter Erskine Trio
"LongGone" — Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade
"Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival" — Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese & Esperanza Spalding
"Parallel Motion" — Yellowjackets

Best Música Urbana Album
"Un Verano Sin Ti" — Bad Bunny — Winner
"TRAP CAKE, VOL. 2" — Rauw Alejandro
"LEGENDADDY" — Daddy Yankee
"La 167" — Farruko
"The Love & Sex Tape" — Maluma

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
"MOTOMAMI" — Rosalía — Winner
"El Alimento" — Cimafunk
"Tinta y Tiempo" — Jorge Drexler
"1940 Carmen" — Mon Laferte
"Alegoría" — Gaby Moreno
"Los Años Salvajes" — Fito Paez

Best American Roots Song
"Just Like That" — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt) — Winner
"Bright Star" — Anaïs Mitchell, songwriter (Anaïs Mitchell) 
"Forever" — Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott, songwriters (Sheryl Crow)
"High and Lonesome" — T Bone Burnett & Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
"Prodigal Daughter" — Tim O'Brien & Aoife O'Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O'Donovan & Allison Russell)

"You and Me on the Rock" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius)

Best Americana Album
"In These Silent Days" — Brandi Carlile — Winner
"Things Happen That Way" — Dr. John
"Good to Be..." — Keb' Mo'
"Raise the Roof" — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
"Just Like That..." — Bonnie Raitt

Best Global Music Album
"Sakura" — Masa Takumi — Winner
"Shuruaat" — Berklee Indian Ensemble
"Love, Damini" — Burna Boy
"Queen of Sheba" — Angélique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf
"Between Us... (Live)" — Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley featuring Manu Delago

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album
"The Poet Who Sat by the Door" — J. Ivy — Winner
"Black Men Are Precious" — Ethelbert Miller
"Call Us What We Carry: Poems" — Amanda Gorman
"Hiding in Plain View" — Malcolm-Jamal Warner
"You Will Be Someone's Ancestor. Act Accordingly." — Amir Sulaiman

Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games & and Other Interactive Media
"Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök" — Stephanie Economou, composer — Winner
"Aliens: Fireteam Elite" — Austin Wintory, composer
"Call of Duty®: Vanguard" — Bear McCreary, composer
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" — Richard Jacques, composer
"Old World"— Christopher Tin, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media
"We Don't Talk About Bruno" [from "Encanto"] — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Carolina Gaitán [La Gaita], Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & "Encanto"cast) — Winner
"Be Alive" [from "King Richard"] — Beyoncé & Darius Scott Dixson, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"Carolina" [from "Where the Crawdads Sing"] — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Hold My Hand" [from "Top Gun: Maverick"] — Bloodpop® & Stefani Germanotta, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
"Keep Rising (The Woman King)" [from "The Woman King"] — Angélique Kidjo, Jeremy Lutito & Jessy Wilson, songwriters (Jessy Wilson featuring Angélique Kidjo)
"Nobody Like U" [from "Turning Red"] — Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O'Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, Grayson Villanueva)

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical
Tobias Jesso Jr. — Winner
Amy Allen
Nija Charles
Laura Veltz

Best Classical Compendium
"An Adoption Story" — Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley; Jeff Fair, Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley, producers — Winner
"Aspire" — JP Jofre & Seunghee Lee; Enrico Fagone, conductor; Jonathan Allen, producer
"A Concert for Ukraine" — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; David Frost, producer
"The Lost Birds" — Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
"In and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden '81, '82, '83" — Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson & Dave Van Patten, art directors (Grateful Dead) — Winner
"Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined"  — Josh Abraham, Steve Berman, Jimmy Iovine, John Janick & Jason Sangerman, art directors (Various Artists)
"Big Mess" — Berit Gwendolyn Gilma, art director (Danny Elfman)
"Black Pumas (Collector's Edition Box Set)" — Jenna Krackenberger, Anna McCaleb & Preacher, art directors (Black Pumas)
"Book" — Paul Sahre, art director (They Might Be Giants)

Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording
"Finding Me" — Viola Davis — Winner
"Act Like You Got Some Sense" — Jamie Foxx
"Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World" — Lin-Manuel Miranda
"All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business" — Mel Brooks
"Music Is History" — Questlove

Best Comedy Album
"The Closer" — Dave Chappelle — Winner
"Comedy Monster" — Jim Gaffigan
"A Little Brains, A Little Talent" — Randy Rainbow
"Sorry" — Louis C.K.
"We All Scream" — Patton Oswalt


Also see -> Billboard Music Awards   |   MTV VMAs

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