Grammys 2023: All of the Performances
The 2023 Grammy Awards took place yesterday (February 5) in Los Angeles. The televised ceremony featured a sprawling assortment of performances from acts including Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Brandi Carlile, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Chris Stapleton, DJ Khaled, and Luke Combs.
The Recording Academy also hosted a celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. LL Cool J, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, Glorilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel, Scorpio, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, the Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort joined the Grammys in tribute to the genre.
The ceremony also honored musicians who died this year with an in memoriam segment featuring Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Migos’ Quavo, playing songs popularized by Loretta Lynn, Christine McVie, and Takeoff.
Below, find the full list of 2023 Grammy Awards performers, and make sure you know how to watch and livestream the proceedings.
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Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar
During the premiere ceremony, Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar teamed up to play their song “Udhero Na.” It had been nominated in Best Global Music Performance, which went to Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode for “Bayethe.”
The Puerto Rican rapper and singer opened the ceremony with “El Apagón” and “Después de la Playa,” leading a troupe of dancers in papier-mâché heads and colorful skirts. He was nominated three times this year and won Best Música Urbana Album for his smash hit LP Un Verano Sin Ti.