Spotify’s 2023 Grammys party will take place on the evening of Thursday, February. 2, in Los Angeles, Billboard can only reveal. All 10 of the year’s Best New Artist nominees – Anitta, Omar Apollo, Domi & JD Beck, Muni Long, Samara Joy, Latto, Måneskin, Tobe Nwigwe, Molly Tuttle and Wet Leg – will be in attendance, with more performances and surprise guests planned.
Spotify launched its Best New Artist Grammy soiree in 2017 and last held its nightly showcase in 2020, where artists like Lizzo, Lil Nas X and eventual winner Billie Eilish performed intimate sets. After taking off in 2021 due to the pandemic, Spotify hosted a poolside brunch last April when the Grammys were held in Las Vegas, with Best New Artist nominees in attendance but no performances.
“Spotify stands for new artist discovery, and we take great pride in championing the next generation of superstars early. For each of the past six years, our Best New Artist campaign has celebrated the category’s nominees in increasingly impactful ways,” says Jeremy Erlich , Global Head of Music at Spotify. “These nominations mark a defining moment in their careers, and we want to help them further leverage that momentum with our marketing muscle and global reach, culminating in our annual BNA Party in Los Angeles. This is the biggest class of performing nominees that we will have in one night and it is certainly our biggest and best event to date.”
In 2021, Spotify filled the void in its Best New Artist celebration by launching a Spotify Singles series featuring this year’s nominees in the week leading up to the Grammys, which included Phoebe Bridger’s reworking of her song “Kyoto” with Jackson Browne and Chika covering Billie Eilish’s “My future.” That streak continued last year in the lead-up to the 2022 Grammys, and Spotify confirms that a new batch of Spotify singles featuring Best New Artist nominees is coming soon.