The 65th Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, in his third year at the helm of the award.
Also presenting the awards were actress Viola Davis and the likes of first lady Jill Biden, singer Cardi B, James Corden, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and multiple Grammy winners Olivia Rodrigo and Shania Twain .
Beyoncé led the nominations with 9 chances, followed by Kendrick Lamar (8), Adele (7), Brandi Carlile (7), Mary J. Blige (6), DJ Khaled (6), Future (6), Terius “The Dream Gesteelde-Diamant (6), Randy Merrill (6) and Harry Styles (6).
Winning her first statuette just half an hour later on television, plus the two she won in the period before that, Beyoncé was already tied for the most successful artist in the history of the awards.
More than an hour later, he won his fourth Grammy and broke the all-time record of the late Hungarian-British director Georg Solti, adding 32 statuettes in his career.
Trevor Noah’s introduction was made from the roof of the building across from the stadium, and immediately led into the first live number of the night: Bad bunnywho entered the stage through the aisles singing The blackoutwith his line “Everyone wants to be Latino”.
then he did After the beach and asked “I want to know if the Grammys are ready for the real party” and followed up with all the mambo, with the entire audience standing and dancing, including Taylor Swift. She greeted her by exclaiming “Long live Latin music!”.
Trevor Noah returned, announcing that he would be walking around the tables all night, “like a Chinese balloon”. He greeted guests including Beyoncé, Harry Styles, Lizzo, LL Cool J, Adele and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The next show was Brandi Carlilepresented by his wife and two daughters. Done broken horsewho had previously won three Grammys in off-television delivery.
Jennifer Lopez presented the grand prize of the night, which was for Best Pop Vocal Album. Harry Styles wonOf Harry’s houseand said doing it was the best experience of her life.
the second block
After the first batch, Noah introduced Viola Daviswho a few hours earlier had won a Grammy and had become one of the few artists in the world to reach the category EGO: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners.
Announced as the winner of Best R&B Song handcuff him, of Beyoncé, who had not yet reached the stadium, and who for that award was already tied for first place among the greatest Grammy winners in history.
Billy Crystal presented a tribute to the legendary Smokey Robinson, with Wanmor, Berry Gordy and Stevie wonderswhich closed with its classic hit higher ground. then won Sam Smith with Kim Petrasand Lizzo took the stage to sing a song.
The next item was Best Urban Music Album, where Bad Bunny has triumphed. Right away sang Harry Styles, which made his hit how it was on a revolving stage, accompanied by the same band that played in River.
the emotional moment
Then came the ever-moving tribute segment to musicians and record industry people who have died in the past year, featuring songs sung by Kathy Musgraves, Quavo and Sheryl Crow (featuring Bonnie Raitt and Mick Fleetwood) in honor of Loretta Lynn , Takeoff and Christine McVie, while passing the names of Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Verlaine, Pablo Milanés, Vangelis, Pharaoh Sanders, David Crosby, Coolio, Irene Cara, Gal Costa, Erasmo Carlos and Marciano Cantero .
It was already midnight, the presentation of Madonna at the Sam Smith and Kim Petras show, and suddenly came Beyoncé’s highlight: his fourth statuette and the moment to break the historical record. It was awarded by James Corden, in the Best dance/electronic album category, for Renaissance.
In the final stretch, Lizzo (best song of the year) and jazz singer Samara Joy (revelation) won. The top award, voted by viewers, album of the year, went to Harry Styles.
The balancethus, it had Beyoncé and Harry Styles as the big winners of the night, with numerous awards for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ozzy Osbourne, Lizzo and Bonnie Raitt.
The first of 80 untelevised articles
Five hours before the big party at the Crypto Arena, the previous ceremony kicked off, with more than 80 items which were delivered without live television, only on YouTube.
There was much anticipation for the result of the category in which Fito Páez competed, Best Alternative Rock/Latin Album. Hours later, the long-awaited moment arrived and the big favorite, Rosalía, won for her hit album motomami.
This premiere took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and saw the participation of several directors, such as comedian Randy Rainbow, actor Myles Frost, poet Amanda Gorman, producer Jimmy Jam, the legendary Judy Collins and Babyface, who first gave the directive to move forward phase if you are the winner and that no person from your team goes in your name.
As the main event of the evening, there was a Red carpet and there we saw the arrival of Fito, very early.
There were also live performances, such as jazz singer Samara Joy, Anoushka Shankar and the Colombian Charles Viveswho made hits like the cold drop AND Papa Mayte. from his legendary album provincial classicssince 1993. He went down into the audience and played a harmonica solo there.
The non-televised list of winners included several big names, including the first Grammys of 2023 for multiple nominees Beyoncé AND Kendrick Lamar (both winners of two statuettes) as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Raitt, the albino Edgar Winter and the Argentine Leo Genovese, for an album together with the great Wayne Shorter.
As a given of color, in the incidental music that followed the award he won ruby bladessound I don’t go by train by Charlie Garcia.
The list of winners
- Album of the Year: Harry’s houseHarry Styles
- Best R&B Song: handcuff himby Beyonce
- Best Dance/Electronic Recording: Break my soul, Beyoncé
- Best Traditional R&B Performance: Plastic from the sofaBeyoncé
- Best Dance/Electronica Album: RenaissanceBeyoncé.
- Disc of the Year: Speaking of damn time, lizzo
- Best Remixed Recording: lizzo
- Best Pop Vocal Album: Harry’s houseHarry Styles
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Harry’s houseHarry Styles
- Song of the Year: That’s rightBonnie Ratt
- Best New Artist: Samara Joy
- Best Rap Record: Kendrick Lamar
- Best Rap Performance: The heart part 5Kendrick Lamar
- Best Rap Song: The heart part 5Kendrick Lamar
- Best Vocal Performance or Duo: wickedSam Smith and Kim Petras
- Best Urban Music Album: Bad bunny
- Best Immersive Mix Album: Divine tidesEric Schilling and Stewart Copeland
- Best improvised jazz solo: Endangered speciesWayne Shorter and Leo Genovese
- Best Jazz Vocal Album: Wait a little’, Samara Joy
- Best Traditional Pop Album: higher, Michael Bubble
- Best Children’s Music Album: The movement, alphabet rockers
- Best Audiobook: finding me, Viola Davis
- Best R&B Record: black radio II, Robert Glasper
- Best Rock Performance: Brandi Carlile
- Best metal performance: Degradation rulesOzzy Osbourne with Tony Iommi
- The best rock songs: broken horseBrandi Carlile
- Best Rock Record: Patient number 9Ozzy Osbourne
- Best Alternative Performance: chaise longueWet leg
- Best Alternative Album: wet legWet leg
- Best Reggae Record: The call, Pyramid of Kabaka
- Best Latin Pop Record: passengersRubén Blades & Boca Livre
- Best Latin or Alternative Rock Album: motomamiRosalia
- Best Country Solo PerformanceWilliam Nelson
- Best Traditional Blues Album: Get on board, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
- Best Contemporary Blues Album: Edgar Winter
- Contemporary instrumental album: middle empire, Cheeky puppy
- Best American Performance: I have decidedBonnie Ratt
- Best American Roots Song: That’s rightBonnie Ratt
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.