The first wave of Grammy artists has been revealed and Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras and Sam Smith are set to hit the stage next month.
Additional singers have yet to be announced.
The 2023 ceremony will air live on CBS on February 5 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The show will air on Paramount+.
Trevor Noah hosts the evening and it is sure to be an evening of unforgettable moments, music and stars.
The Grammy Premiere ceremony – an event where the Recording Academy awards more than 70 awards in musical genres such as classical to jazz – will take place before the main show.
The pre-show party will air live from the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT and will stream on live.grammy.com.
Bad Bunny, 28, received three nominations for this year’s show, including album of the year for his record ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’.
Blige, 52, has been nominated for six accolades, such as Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best R&B Song. Carlile, 41, is also up for seven awards for his hits ‘You And Me On The Rock’, ‘Broken Horses’ and more.
Combs, 32, scored nods for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album at the 65th annual ceremony.
Petras, 30, and Smith, 30, are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single “Unholy.”
“About Damn Time” crooner Lizzo, 34, got five nods while “Bad Habit” singer Lacy, 24, is up for four awards.
Beyonce leads the pack with nine nominations and Kendrick Lamar is close behind with eight. Adele is tied with Carlile and also has seven names.
Noah, 38, opened up about his hosting gig with Billboard in an interview last month. “It’s exciting. For me, it’s a cheat code because I’m a fan of almost everyone out there,” the former ‘Daily Show’ host said.
“I was lucky enough to work in television – if I also count South Africa – for 18 years,” he continued. “I’ve been lucky enough to host crazy productions where everyone is running around and you have to achieve your goals and do different things.”
The South African-born artist also noted how much fun he enjoys at these awards shows.
“And the most important thing—funny enough—is that I don’t take myself too seriously. I allow myself [to be] comfortable with the idea that everything could go wrong in an instant,” Noah explained.