Jay-Z Reportedly Set To Perform At 65th Grammy Awards

FM HipHop
2 min readJan 26, 2023

Jay-Z once said “And the winner is… HOV.” Well, the winner might actually be us if he actually performs at the Grammys. Reportedly he is returning to the stage this year. This will be his first award show performance in years, since we don’t really see him perform often as it is.

JAY-Z will reportedly perform at this year’s #GRAMMYs
(Per @HITSDD)
This will be Jay’s 1st award show performance in years as he rarely performs at award shows

He previously declined to perform at the 2018 #GRAMMYs despite leading the field in nominations with eight for “4:44” pic.twitter.com/4htkP1F2pS

— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) January 25, 2023

Beyonce’s Performed In Dubai, But May Not Perform At Grammys
This rumor circulates after his wife, the legendary Beyoncé, had her first performance since 2018. She not only sang but blessed the stage in Dubai for the hotel grand opening of ‘Atlantis The Royal.’ Although Queen Bey did receive some backlash from fans.

There is no talk of Beyoncé performing yet at the award show, even though 2022 Renaissance has nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best Dance/Electronic Recording.
Jay-Z Nominations For 65th Grammys
Together the power couple has over a dozen nominations this year. Jay-Z and Kanye West are tied for most Grammy wins by a hip-hop artist ever, as of last year. This year the New York-raised billionaire is nominated for Song of The Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for Dj Khaled’s song “God Did,” which he is featured on.

Congratulations 65th #GRAMMYs Best Rap Performance nominees: @DJKhaled ft. @RickRoss, @LilTunechi, Jay-Z, @JohnLegend & Fridayy; @DojaCat; @1GunnaGunna & @1future ft. @youngthug; @0hitkidd0 & @GloTheofficial; and @KendrickLamar: https://t.co/zovEzfXor6 pic.twitter.com/SUskw2HlZo
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 15, 2022

HOV’s Rap Verse On God Did
HOV’s alleged performance will take place at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles. It seems that it will be during DJ Khaled’s set for Jay’s about four-minute verse on “God Did.” Many preaching it was his best verse to date, and according to his long-time engineer Young Guru it was recorded in one take.

Other Possible Performers
Supposedly Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile will be performing as well. However, the verdict is still out for big nominees like Bey, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.
Musicians Seem To Want No Part of Music’s Biggest Night
The Academy has apparently had some difficulties organizing this year’s show as A-list superstars are starting to distance themselves from music’s biggest night.

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