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5 biggest performances of the 2023 Grammy Awards

by The Grio

Lizzo performs onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio.

The Grammy Awards is one of, if not the biggest, night in music each year. The 2023 ceremony was no different. 

During a night when history was made, including Beyonce becoming the highest all-time Grammy winner and Viola Davis reaching EGOT status, the 65th Grammys also had many great performances. 

From Steve Lacy linking with Thundercat for “Bad Habits” to Jay-Z’s endless rhymes on DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” the telecast had some unforgettable performances. Here are theGrio’s five favorite 2023 Grammy Award performances. 

Stevie Wonder Leads Motown Tribute

With Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson receiving the prestigious MusicCares honor, the legacy of Motown Records was celebrated with a performance led by legend Stevie Wonder. The 25-time Grammy Award-winner spearheaded the tribute with a medley, joined by WanMor (also known as Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris’ quartet of singing sons) for The Temptations’ “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” Then, Robinson stepped onstage to duet on his co-composition with Wonder, “Tears of a Clown.”  The performance reached a climax when country singer Chris Stapleton duetted on “Higher Ground” with Wonder. 

Lizzo Says It’s “About Damn Time” We All Feel “Special”

Lizzo would take home the 2023 Record of the Year for her Billboard Hot 100 single, “About Damn Time.” But earlier in the evening, she performed her hit record on the Grammy stage. Walking out in silhouette before the lights come on to reveal her in a corsetted black dress, she sang her hit song as well as the title track of her album,…

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