We now know who’ll be sitting next to who at the 65th Grammy Awards this weekend — and while some of the pairings are no-brainers, others are a little more … interesting.
CBS and the Recording Academy just dropped photos/video of the seating arrangement for Sunday night at the Crypto.com Arena in DTLA … and it seems showrunners both tried to mix it up, while also playing it safe at the same time.
Here’s a look at the seating arrangements for the #Grammys, including where Adele, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Anitta and more will be sitting pic.twitter.com/5kk7SJbKBr
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 4, 2023
For example, the Grammys have Taylor Swift sitting next to her longtime collaborator and music industry pal, Jack Antonoff at one table — while they’ve also placed Beyonce and Jay-Z right next to each other at another table across the way. No big surprises there.
Where they seem to be throwing everyone for a loop lies in some other big names cozying up next to each other who don’t necessarily have close ties — like Cardi B sitting next to John Legend, or LL Cool J next to Shania Twain … or even Lizzo sitting next to Adele.
CBS has shared a look at seat cards for the 65th Grammy Awards, featuring Taylor Swift, Adele, Lizzo, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Latto, Anitta, Olivia Rodrigo, more (press pics by Francis Specker/CBS) https://t.co/9lc21AC3cx
(As a reminder, these do not guarantee anything for Sunday) pic.twitter.com/DONuJjEPn4
— Headline Planet (@headlineplanet) February 2, 2023
Some other interesting matchups … Chuck D and Flavor Flav (who’ve beefed in the recent past), Black Thought/Chris Stapleton (OGs of their genre), Viola Davis/Queen Latifah.
A handful of artists that appear to be sitting all by their lonesome (at least for now) include … The Rock, Olivia Rodrigo, Ice T, Bad Bunny … and Mr. Harry Styles, who’s also performing.
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Worth noting … these name cards certainly suggest this is where folks will be parked throughout the broadcast — but, of course, these things are likely subject to change and not necessarily set in stone. In other words, they could easily switch things up by showtime.
Still, it’s clearly going to be a who’s-who of Hollywood … not only are the biggest music stars rolling through — sans a few notable exceptions — but it looks like movie/TV stars are filing in as well, so this stands to be even bigger than the forthcoming Oscars … which is all film.
Can’t wait to see it live!