It’s about damn time for Grammy Awards 2023! Along with the usual fanfare at the Grammys, the 65th edition of the annual award ceremony will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop with a special segment.
Grab some popcorn and get ready for music’s biggest night. Continue reading further to know everything about the Hip-Hop segment that will be a part of the Grammy Awards 2023.
Grammy Awards 2023 will celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop
The Hip-Hop segment will consist of electrifying performances by Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, 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.
LL Cool J will introduce this particular segment. Not only that, but the two-time Grammy Award winner will also perform and give a dedication to hip hop. Questlove will act as a producer and musical director. Throughout the narration, the music will be provided by The Roots, and Black Thought.
In a statement issued, Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said, “For five decades, Hip Hop has not only been a defining force in music, but a major influence on our culture.”
He went on to say, “Its contributions to art, fashion, sport, politics, and society cannot be overstated. I’m so proud that we are honoring it in such a spectacular way on the GRAMMY stage. It is just the beginning of our year-long celebration of this essential genre of music.”
Which artists will perform at the Grammy Awards 2023?
Along with all the artists mentioned above, nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige who has bagged nominations in six categories including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best R&B Performance, will also be taking over the stage at the Grammys 2023.
On the other hand, Bad Bunny who is vying for three gramophones to his two-win count, including Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Música Urbana Album will also be setting the stage on fire with his stellar performance.
Six-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile, who is nominated for seven awards, including Best Rock Performance, Best Americana Performance, and Best Americana Album will also perform at the Grammy Awards 2023.
Lizzo, who is up for five Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album is all set to entertain her fans at the Grammys 2023. Luke Combs and Steve Lacy are also nominated musicians who are slated to give performances during the Sunday night show, along with first-time nominee Kim Petras. Sam Smith will also join.
When are the 2023 Grammys?
The Grammy Awards 2023 will be telecast live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBS. Along with this, the awards will also stream on Paramount +.
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