For the first time in years, the 2023 Grammy Awards may be remembered for the awards presented rather than their performance.
The day after the Grammys, the stars bringing their best game to the stage usually occupies a water-cooled conversation, but this year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday (February 5) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. and featured several surprise wins. I saw that few coming. From best new artist winner Samara Joy, a visibly shocked Bonnie Raitt wins Song of the Year, an overjoyed Lizzo wins Record of the Year, Harry Styles Zu won album of the year (in a category that included Beyoncé and Bad Bunny).An evening of twists that could only be matched if you skipped the Grammys entirely and M. Knight caught his Shyamalan work knock on the cabin Instead.
That’s not to say the performance didn’t leave a mark on viewers. Curated by Questlove, his 50th anniversary salute to hip-hop is the best of any awards show in recent years, bringing together generational pioneers like LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Public Enemy and Method Man. It was one of his enthusiastic and jaw-dropping performances. , Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Rakim, Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Big Boi and many more, along with new genre stars like Lil Baby and GloRilla. It was the only thing that justified his nearly four-hour telecast of the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Below, we rank all the performances at the 2023 Grammy Awards from worst to best. One thing worth noting is that it doesn’t rank the “Memorial” performances (by Kacey Musgraves, Quavo, Mick Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow, and Bonnie Raitt).