The 65th Annual Grammy Awards took over the Crypto.com Arena on Sunday night (February 5) for the biggest night in music. Trevor Noah returned to host the Grammys for the third straight year, orchestrating a first encounter between Adele and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during the show’s opening minutes.
But they were far from the only unexpected celebrity couple at the 2023 Grammys. Lizzo and Adele spent time together, Bonnie Raitt and Taylor Swift posed for photos, and Mary J. Blige and HER chatted amongst themselves. Plus, there were plenty of knockout couples on stage, from Chris Stapleton to Stevie Wonder for a raunchy stint of the latter’s classic “Higher Ground” and an all-star coterie of hip-hop GOATS joining forces for a 50th anniversary salute to the culture-changing genre.
Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Smokey Robinson, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Nile Rodgers, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez with Ben Affleck, Harry Styles and many more music stars were in attendance – including Sam Smith and Kim Petras, Petras doing the Grammy history on Sunday night as the first openly trans woman to win a Grammy (for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Unholy”). In her speech, Petras paid tribute to the late SOPHIE and living icon Madonna for helping inspire and encourage her.
The “in memoriam” segment was a three-part musical, with Kacey Musgraves performing the late Loretta Lynn’s classic “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” who died at age 90, during the first part. Next, Quavo took the stage with Music City Collective to pay a memorial tribute to Takeoff, his bandmate Migos who was tragically killed last year at the age of 28. Finally, Mick Fleetwood, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow joined forces for a tribute to Christine McVie, the legend of Fleetwood Mac who died at 79.