The 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony which took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023, came with a lot of surprises. The 65th annual show was hosted by comedian,Trevor Noah for the third time.
Though I did a few predictions and we all know some things never change at this ceremony; some took me by surprise e.g Harry Styles.
To be honest, I never saw Harry Styles winning best album but i was rooting for him for song of the year (“As it was” is a great song) , best solo pop solo performance and best music video (who am i kidding,i knew Taylor Swift will eat that). He also won the Pop Vocal album.
But Best Album? Nah especially with heavyweights like Beyonce, Adele,ABBA, Coldplay. Another surprise was Kendrick Lamar for Rap album and Rap song; don’t get me wrong, Kendrick is a phenomenal rapper but he also had some heavyweights in that category as well. So it was really tough but I am also happy he won.
Another surprise was Lizzo with Record of the year! Again like Harry and Kendrick, there were really great songs in that category that I didn’t even imagine Lizzo winning.
I wasn’t happy that Burna o didn’t take any home but it’s alright, at least he was nominated for his own song and has won a grammy before so it’s fine. Just happy Tems represented us.
Another person i was really happy for is Viola Davis. PS: she is an EGOT now, finally!
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, this was a really tough one. See the full List below;
Harry’s House Harry Styles, Kid Harpoon, Mitch Rowland
Best Song Just Like That Bonnie Raitt
Best New Artist Samara Joy
Best Record About Damn Time Lizzo
Rap Album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers Kendrick Lamar
Music Video All Too Well: The Short Film Taylor Swift, Saul Germaine
Pop Duo/Group Performance Unholy Sam Smith, Kim Petras
Rock Album Patient Number 9 Ozzy Osbourne
Country Solo Performance Live Forever Willie Nelson
Metal Performance Degradation Rules Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi
Music Film Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story F. Marshall, Sean M. Stuart, Ryan Suffern
Musical Theater Album Into The Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording) Phillipa Soo, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles
R&B Song CUFF IT Beyoncé, Nile Rodgers, Teena Marie
Rap Song The Heart Part 5 Kendrick Lamar, Matt Schaeffer, Johnny Kosich
Pop Solo Performance Easy on Me Adele
Dance Recording BREAK MY SOUL Beyoncé, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart
Producer, Non-Classical Jack Antonoff Dance Fever, Minions: The Rise of Gru, All Too Well (10 minute
Country Song Til You Can’t Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers
Melodic Rap Performance WAIT FOR U Drake, Future, Tems
Latin Rock or Alternative Album Motomami Rosalía
Reggae Album The Kalling Kabaka Pyramid
R&B Performance Hrs and Hrs Muni Long
Engineered Album, Non-Classical Harry’s House Spike Stent, Randy Merrill, Sammy Witte
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Encanto Germaine Franco
Pop Vocal Album Harry’s House Harry Styles
Alternative Music Album Wet Leg Wet Leg
Global Music Album Sakura Masa Takumi
Tropical Latin Album Pa’llá voy Marc Anthony
Spoken Word Album Finding Me Viola Davis
Rock Song Broken Horses Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth
Opera Recording Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones
Rock Performance Broken Horses Brandi Carlile
Jazz Instrumental Album New Standards Vol. 1 Terri Lyne Carrington, Nicholas Payton, Linda Oh
Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song Fear is Not My Future
Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Encanto
Rap Performance The Heart Part 5 Kendrick Lamar
Song Written for Visual Media We Don’t Talk About Bruno Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dance/Electronic Album Renaissance Beyoncé
Country Album A Beautiful Time Willie Nelson
Gospel Album Kingdom Book One Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin
Latin Pop Album Pasieros Rubén Blades, Boca Livre
Comedy Album The Closer Dave Chappelle
R&B Album Black Radio III Robert Glasper
Historical Album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Jeff Tweedy, Bob Ludwig, Cheryl Pawelski
Contemporary Christian Music Album Breathe Maverick City Music
Bluegrass Album Crooked Tree Molly Tuttle, Golden Highway