The 2023 Grammys is upon us. Music’s biggest night is right around the corner, and everyone is gearing up to see their favorite artist perform. This year is set to be full of highlights, with the latest announcement being that Quavo will be taking the stage for the first time since TakeOff passed.
This year is set to be a showcase of the divas. Beyonce is making her Grammy return in support of her album Renaissance. The project has just shut down the internet for the second time since its release, thanks to the announcement of a summer tour in support of it. Beyonce could become the most-awarded artist in the show’s history if they do right by her this weekend. Bey previously lost Album of the Year to Adele in 2017. Bey had 28 Grammys total and has nine nominations in this year’s ceremony. She is tied with her husband for most nominations by an artist. They both scored 88 in total over their careers.
Mary J. Blige is also stepping into this year’s Grammys with a lot to prove. A few years ago, Blige was battling divorce and the ending of what should have been her happily ever after. This year, she will be competing for top honors as her self-love album Good Morning Gorgeous is up for several major awards. Its title track is also up in several major categories. This has solidified the Queen of Hip-Hop soul’s groundbreaking comeback, which kicked off with an Oscar nomination a few years back and last year’s Super Bowl performance.
Pop’s favorite rookie Lizzo is also looking at some top honors this year. After her breakout year with the single “Truth Hurts,” she struck again with last year’s Special and its monster single “About Damn Time.” She will be up for song of the year, record of the year, and album of the year. She is also expected to perform at this year’s showcase.
On the hip-hop side, Jay-Z will be joining DJ Khaled for a performance of “God Did.” The record is up for Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance. Jay-Z currently has 24 Grammys to his name already. The performance will also feature Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend, and Fridayy. Together, the Migos have been nominated for two Grammys. Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.
The group was already divided when group member TakeOff was gunned down on November 1st in Texas. Surviving members Offset and Quavo have done several social media tributes but have yet to reunite in memory of their fallen brother. Instead, Quavo will reportedly take to the Grammy stage alone this year to pay tribute to his nephew.
Quavo will be joined Sunday in Los Angeles by the Mavericks City Music choir to perform his single “Without You,” released last month. It will be a part of the show’s In Memoriam section. While Offset is scheduled to be present, it is reported he will not take the stage with Quavo.