First round of 65th Annual Grammy Awards performers announced

Music’s Biggest Night airs Feb 5th on CBS

The first round of performers for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced and taking the stage will be current nominees Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith. Live from Arena in Los Angeles and hosted by Trevor Noah, the 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 5th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Prior to the Telecast, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 pm PT and will be streamed live on Additional performers will be announced in the coming days.

Two-time Grammy winner Bad Bunny is up for three nominations: Album Of The Year (Un Verano Sin Ti), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Moscow Mule”) and Best Música Urbana Album (Un Verano Sin Ti).

Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year (“Good Morning Gorgeous”), Album Of The Year (Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)), Best R&B Performance (“Here With Me”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Good Morning Gorgeous”), Best R&B Song (“Good Morning Gorgeous”), and Best R&B Album (Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)).

Six-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile is nominated for seven Grammy Awards this year, including Record Of The Year (“You And Me On The Rock”), Album Of The Year (In These Silent Days), Best Rock Performance (“Broken Horses”), Best Rock Song (“Broken Horses”), Best Americana Performance (“You And Me On The Rock”), Best American Roots Song (“You And Me On The Rock”), and Best Americana Album (In These Silent Days).

Luke Combs is up for three nominations, including Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Outrunnin’ Your Memory”), Best Country Song (“Doin’ This”) and Best Country Album (Growin’ Up).

Steve Lacy is up for four nominations, including Record Of The Year (“Bad Habit”), Song Of The Year (“Bad Habit”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Habit”), and Best Progressive R&B Album (Gemini Rights).

Three-time Grammy winner Lizzo is nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year (“About Damn Time”), Album Of The Year (Special), Song Of The Year (“About Damn Time”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“About Damn Time”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (Special).

First-time nominee Kim Petras is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Unholy”).

Four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Unholy”).

SiriusXM has announced that The Grammy Channel will be returning for a limited time. Now airing on SiriusXM channel 105, listeners can hear the ultimate Grammy soundtrack with music, stories and insights from the nominees, SiriusXM hosts and Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, plus live coverage and interviews from the red carpet. Listeners can also expect to hear music from the Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees. The channel runs through February 7th.

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