The biggest and brightest gathered for the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 5. Hosted by Trevor Noah, the celebration that honors excellence in the recording industry aired live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles with performances from nominated artists Bad Bunny (who opened the show), Brandi Carlile, Harry Styles, Lizzo, and more!
Grammy night is always an evening that either highlights well deserved talent that created buzz and/or topped charts over the past year, or upsets the masses when an artist goes unnoticed for their artistry. Last night’s show involved both, but there were also many monumental moments throughout the celebration.
Viola Davis joined the rare and elite EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) club with her Grammy win for the audio book of her memoir Finding Me. Davis earned an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series for How to Get Away with Murder as the beloved Annalise Keating, and won a Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for her role as Rose Maxson in Fences in 2017. That role also earned her a Tony in the Broadway revival of Fences backin 2010; Davis also received another Tony for her stage work in the 2001 play King Hedley II. Davis’s EGOT win makes her the 18th person ever to earn all four awards and the 3rd black woman joining Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg.
Dr. Dre was honored with the inaugural Dr. Dre Global Impact Award – which uplifts black music and innovation in the music industry. Kim Petras also made Grammy history as the first transgender woman to win an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with her collaboration on “Unholy” by Sam Smith. The Beyhive rejoiced to see Beyoncé not only attend the show, but receive Grammys for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Best R&B Song, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording; all for tracks from her RENAISSANCE album. Those wins made Beyoncé the top winning artist in recording academy history with 32 Grammys to her name.
Unfortunately, Beyoncé didn’t take home a Grammy in one of the bigger categories of the night. Bonnie Raitt won for Song of the Year with “Just Like That,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” earned Record Of The Year, and Harry Styles’ Harry’s House landed him the top honor of the night with Album of the Year.
The rest of the ceremony was filled with heartfelt and show-stopping performances with Kacey Musgraves, Quavo with Maverick City Music, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Mick Fleetwood performing to honor the lives that were lost in the music industry over the past year. To honor the 50 year anniversary for the birth of Hip Hop (deemed August 11, 1973 when DJ Kool Herc threw a back to school party with his sister in the rec room of an apartment building in the Bronx, NY); Questlove curated a medley of performances that spanned the history of the genre with Black Thought, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, Public Enemy, Ice T, Queen Latifah, Method Man, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Nelly, Too $hort, Lil Baby, GloRilla and more taking the stage.
DJ Khalid closed the show performing “GOD DID” with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, John Legend and Fridayy. It was truly a night that celebrated music and reminded us all why it unites so many.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Grammys! Check out the winners from the major categories below and the full list here.
Record of the Year
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
Album of the Year
Harry’s House, Harry Styles
Song of the Year
“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)
Best New Artist
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Easy On Me,” Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Unholy,” Sam Smith & Kim Petras
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Higher, Michael Bublé
Best Pop Vocal Album
Harry’s House, Harry Styles
Best Dance/Electronic Recording
“Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
Best Rock Performance
“Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile
Best Metal Performance
“Degradation Rules,” Ozzy Osbourne featuring Tony Iommi
Best Rock Song
“Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Best Rock Album
Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne
Best Alternative Music Performance
“Chaise Longue,” Wet Leg
Best Alternative Music Album
Wet Leg, Wet Leg
Best R&B Performance
“Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Plastic Off the Sofa,” Beyoncé
Best R&B Song
“Cuff It,” Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Beyoncé, Mary Christine Brockert, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Morten Ristorp, Nile Rodgers and Raphael Saadiq, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Best Progressive R&B Album
Gemini Rights, Steve Lacy
Best R&B Album
Black Radio III, Robert Glasper
Best Rap Performance
“The Heart Part 5,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Melodic Rap Performance
“Wait for U,” Future featuring Drake and Tems
Best Rap Song
“The Heart Part 5,” Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar and Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Best Rap Album
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar
Best Country Album
A Beautiful Time, Willie Nelson
Best Música Urbana Album
Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Music Video
“All Too Well: The Short Film,”Taylor Swift; Taylor Swift, video director; Saul Germaine, video producer
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