According to HITS Daily DoubleHov is among the A-list names set to hit the stage for “music’s biggest night,” which takes place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5.
Bad Bunny and Harry Styles are also said to be likely performers at this year’s Grammys, along with Mary J. Blige, Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile.
The Recording Academy has reportedly faced “tremendous obstacles” while organizing this year’s show, with a growing number of high-profile artists distancing themselves from the Grammys.
Insiders say that is “unlikely”. Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Taylor Swift – all of whom are up for several major awards – will perform, while Adele is “pretty sure” skipping the ceremony altogether, despite being nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Silk Sonic duo Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars previously announced them did not submit any of their material for Grammy consideration this year after sweeping four categories in 2022, while Drake and The Weeknd quietly went on to capture the Recording Academy.
JAY-Z has also had a contentious relationship with the Grammys over the years. He famous boycotted the awards in 1999 after his Def Jam labelmate DMX was shut out despite losing two No. 1 albums, It’s dark and hell is hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Bloodthe previous year.
Then, in 2018, he walked away empty-handed despite going into the night with the most nominations of any artist thanks to his 04:44 LP. “Tell the Grammys that 0 for eight shit,” he later rapped on “Apeshit”.
Performing alongside DJ Khaled might not be the only onstage appearance Hov makes at the 2023 Grammys. “God did” – which also contains Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend and Fridayy – are nominated for three awards, including Song of the Year, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
With just one win, JAY-Z would break the tie with his old friend Kanye West (24) to become the most decorated hip-hop artist in Grammy history.