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Clockwise (LR): Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige and Brandi Carlile
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With the Grammys just weeks away, the Recording Academy has announced its first wave performers is set to take the stage at the Arena in Los Angeles on the big night.

Although two of this year’s most nominated names, Beyoncé and Adele, did not make the list, there is hope. The Academy also confirmed that additional performers will be announced in the coming days. Whether or not the pop icons perform at the Grammys this year, both artists recently made their long-awaited comebacks. Adele is in it rearranged Las Vegas residencymeanwhile recently Presentation of Dubai Marked his first show since leaving Beyoncé AV clubof #1 album of the year, Renaissance.

The eight performers announced Wednesday morning are Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras and Sam Smith. All eight are claiming awards this year.Brandi Carlile has the most nominations among established artists with 2,023 nominations, tied with Adele with seven. Beyoncé leads the way with 11 nods, followed by Kendrick Lamar (eight), Adele and Carlile.

Carlile is also up for Record of the Year, alongside Blige (six nominations), Lacy (four), Lizzo (five) and Bad Bunny (three). Combs is up for three awards in the country category, including Best Song, Best Duo/Group Performance and Best Album. First-time nominee Petras and four-time winner Smith are both nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Unholy.”

The 2023 Grammy Awards, hosted by three-time emcee Trevor Noah, will air live on CBS on February 5 at 8:00 PM/5 PMPT.



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