Grammy Awards 2023: Lizzo, Bad Bunny and Sam Smith lead first round performers

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Lizzo, Bad Bunny and Sam Smith lead the first round of performers for the glittering 2023 Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 5.

About Damn Time hitmaker Lizzo, 34, will be looking to add to her three Grammy Awards as the star is nominated in a whopping five categories.

Two-time Grammy winner Bad Bunny, 28, is nominated in three categories — including Album of the Year for Un Verano Sin Ti, while four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith, 30, will perform the nominated hit Unholy alongside Kim Petras, 30.

Will she win? Lizzo, Bad Bunny and Sam Smith lead the first round of performers for the glittering 2023 Grammy Awards, to be held February 5 (Lizzo pictured 2020)

The artists who will also take the stage are Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs and Steve Lacy – with more musical guests to be announced in the coming days.

Beyonce leads the way with a whopping nine Grammy nominations, tying the all-time record for most nominations with a total of 88.

The 40-year-old A-lister happened to have as many nominations as her own husband Jay-Z at 88, while the 52-year-old mogul held the previous record of 83 and earned another five, bringing her to the same total.

Not far behind the Queen Bey were British singing megastars Adele and Harry Styles who both earned seven and six respectively.

Talented: Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile (seen in LA earlier this month) performs and has also earned seven nominations

Talented: Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile (seen in LA earlier this month) performs and has also earned seven nominations

Iconic: Mary J Blige (pictured last week) will also take the stage

Iconic: Mary J Blige (pictured last week) will also take the stage

Epic: Beyonce (pictured last month) led the way with a whopping nine nominations at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards

Epic: Beyonce (pictured last month) led the way with a whopping nine nominations at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards

Queen and King: The 40-year-old A-lister just happened to have as many nominations as her own husband Jay-Z at 88 as the 52-year-old mogul held the previous record of 83 and racked up another five bringing them to the same total, will they be Pictured together in February 2019

Queen and King: The 40-year-old A-lister just happened to have as many nominations as her own husband Jay-Z at 88 as the 52-year-old mogul held the previous record of 83 and racked up another five bringing them to the same total, will they be Pictured together in February 2019

At a Glance: Grammy Award Nominations – Top Four Categories

Album of the Year

ABBA – Journey

Nobility – 30

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Beyonce – Renaissance

Brandi Carlile – In these quiet days

Coldplay – Music of the Spheres

Harry Styles – Harry’s house

Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale and the Great Steppers

Lizzo – Special

Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)

Record of the year

ABBA – Don’t cut me off

Adele – Easy for me

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Beyoncé – Break my soul

Brandi Carlile with Lucius – You and me on the rock

Doja Cat – Female

Harry Styles – As it was

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart part 5

Lizzo – About damn time

Mary J. Blige – Good morning beauty

Steve Lacy – Bad habit

Song of the year

Adele – Easy for me

Beyoncé – Break my soul

Bonnie Raitt – Just like that

DJ Khaled with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy – God Did

Gayle – ABCDEFU

Harry Styles – As it was

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart part 5

Lizzo – About damn time

Steve Lacy – Bad habit

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 minute version) (the short film

Best New Artist

Anita

Domi & JD Beck

Latto

Maneskin

Molly Tuttle

Mun long

Omar Apollo

Samara joy

Tobe Nwigwe

Wet leg

Rapper Kendrick Lamar had the second most nominations with eight, while singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile also tied Adele with seven.

Beyonce, Adele, Harry, Kendrick and Brandi compete in several categories, including best album of the year.

The grand prize consists of an impressive and extensive field that includes ABBA – Voyage, Adele – 30, Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti, Beyoncé – Renaissance, Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days, Coldplay – Music of the Spheres, Harry Styles – Harry’s House, Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Lizzo – Special and Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).

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In the same vein comes the Record of the Year, which is awarded for a single or for one song from an album and once again featured the three big stars, including: Beyoncé – Break My Soul, Adele – Easy on Me and Harry Styles – Like it was.

It won’t be an easy road to the top as they will be up against ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down, Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius – You and Me on the Rock, Doja Cat – Woman, Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5, Lizzo – About Damned Time, Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous and Steve Lacy – Bad Habit.

The Grammy Awards will be presented on February 5, 2023 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Wow factor: Not far behind are British singing megastars Adele (pictured in London in July) and Harry Styles, who both earned seven and six respectively, announced The Recording Academy during a livestreaming event from Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Satisfied: Harry will be seen in New York in May

Wow factor: Not far behind are British singing megastars Adele (pictured in London in July) and Harry Styles, who both earned seven and six respectively, announced The Recording Academy during a livestreaming event from Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Big stepper: Rapper Kendrick Lamar (pictured in April 2017) had the second most nominations with eight

Big stepper: Rapper Kendrick Lamar (pictured in April 2017) had the second most nominations with eight

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