The Recording Academy announced this Sunday’s Grammy Awards presenters and performers, and fans everywhere are starting to make predictions on who could win what. The list of performers includes Bad Bunny, Lizzo, and Mary J. Blige, all of whom are also nominated for several awards themselves. Bad Bunny makes history as one of the first artists with an entirely Spanish-language album to be nominated for album of the year. Un Verano Sin Ti could very well become the first non English album to win in the category.
Bad Bunny rose to new heights of fame in the mainland U.S. this year with Un Verano Sin Ti. His infectious reggaeton permeated clubs and coastal cities all summer 2022, and so did his activism. His native Puerto Rico was hit with category one Hurricane Fiona, and he used his newfound platform to spread awareness and resources for those impacted by the intense flooding and damage.
The list of presenters includes Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, James Corden, Madonna, Viola Davis, and several other acclaimed actors and musicians. The announcement also surprisingly includes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.Dr. Biden is reportedly scheduled for several important events in California this weekend.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) February 3, 2023
Grammys host Trevor Noah, who recently ended his long run on The Daily Show, also hinted at a secret female artist who is set to make a surprise appearance at this year’s Grammys.
— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 3, 2023
Immediately, the internet ran wild. Some theorize the artist will be Madonna, who recently announced her return to touring. Others suspect Taylor Swift, who is yet to perform any of her latest album, Midnights, on television yet. Swift is also known for using award shows to make major music announcements, as was the case with the 2022 People’s Choice Awards and Midnights.
The Beyhive thinks it just might be their queen Beyonce herself, who could also make history this year as the most decorated musician in Grammys history. She is already the most decorated woman, with 28 awards over the course of her career.
beyoncé will very likely break the record for most grammys won this sunday. ahead of that, i ranked every one of her grammy wins so far — not an easy task! https://t.co/a8W8wz1cZF
— JUST IN: Curto (@justinmcurto) February 3, 2023
Fans of all of the female musicians who are the suspected mystery performer are just hoping to see their idols succeed. Some are manifesting their favorite artists surprise presenting awards to each other.
Madonna is presenting at the grammys Sunday! If she presents Beyoncé with AOTY I may never recover pic.twitter.com/H0iyLh57XD
— ???? (@heyjaeee) February 3, 2023
Many of this year’s nominees will attend their first ever Grammys, and several will be attending the first awards show with a live audience since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these artists is Harry Styles.
this is gonna be harry’s first grammys with an audience and fans in attendance pic.twitter.com/5bZ2ryPQjq
— ???? (@oatmilkrrry) February 2, 2023
Several Grammy voters anonymously revealed to Variety who they voted for yesterday, and they did not hold back. Fans of some artists mentioned felt disheartened by the lack of regard for the songwriting process that some of the voters expressed.
this is so rude and unprofessional… it’s so clear 90% of the grammys voters don’t even know the meaning of soty and how it’s mostly based on songwriting, i don’t expect anything from this year’s grammys tbh pic.twitter.com/duhkvmvRe3
— Britt ~ fan acc (@taysrep89) February 3, 2023
Beyoncé, while one of the most decorated performers of all time at the Grammys, typically wins within the pop and R&B categories. Her latest release, Renaissance, is nominated primarily under the dance and electronic categories. Some point to the voters not understanding her versatility and putting her in the same genre box over the course of her career.
People like this are voting for GRAMMYs, no wonder Beyoncé rarely wins outside of the R&B categories… pic.twitter.com/EX0C6lYZ71
— BEYTHOVEN | non-affiliated fan account (@beyonceparkwood) February 3, 2023
Theories about the mystery guest and winners continue to swirl, and all will be revealed this Sunday on CBS, at 5 p.m. Pacific and 8 p.m. Eastern.