This is so ludicrous that it might be real.
One of the take-home gifts at this year's Grammy Awards sounds so ridiculous that it has to be real.
The 2023 Grammys goody bag is actually a suitcase, NBC New York reports, featuring 75 unique gifts for over 150 nominees to take home. The suitcase includes the following highlights:
Is a voucher for liposuction deemed problematic in an industry rife with body image issues, eating disorders, and mental illness stemming from the pressures put on artists to look a certain way?
Beyoncé leads the Grammy nominations with nine nods, but Adele is expected to win Album Of The Year with 30, PerthNow reports.
The 50th anniversary of the hip-hop segment at the Grammy Awards will be honoured with a massive tribute at this year's ceremony.
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With the ceremony taking place today at noon (AEDT) and airing on Paramount+, Australian viewers can also watch the mega tribute. While Channel 7 aired the event last year, Channel 9 is airing it for free-to-air watchers.
The Grammys 50th anniversary tribute to hip-hop will be introduced by LL Cool J, produced and musically directed by Questlove, with The Roots on board as the backing band. Hip-hop legends taking the stage include Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Run-DMC and more.
We're represented by local legends Rüfüs Du Sol at this year's Grammy Awards, who are up against the likes of Beyoncé, Bonobo, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha, Kaytranda featuring H.E.R.; Odesza, and Diplo and Miguel. The group's track, On My Knees, has been nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, while the latest Rüfüs album, Surrender, received a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Additionally, NYC-based contemporary jazz musician Linda May Han Oh, originally from Perth, has scored a nomination in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category alongside Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Nicholas Payton and Matthew Stevens for New Standards Vol. 1. As noted by Sydney Morning Herald last year, the acclaimed musician was the inspiration for the double bass player, Miho, in Pixar’s Soul, a film in which she also contributed music to.
For King + Country have received a nod in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for their track For God Is With Us (featuring Hillary Scott). The fellow nominees are God Really Loves Us (Radio Version) by Crowder (featuring Dante Bowe), DOE's So Good, Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin with Fear Is Not My Future, Holy Forever by Chris Tomlin, and Hymn Of Heaven (Radio Version) by Phil Wickham.