The most anticipated time, the 65th annual Grammy Awards to honor the best in the music industry is here. The ceremony was hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah in the Los Angeles crypto.com arena. It was aired live on Sunday, February 5.
Beyoncé is the top nominee of the 65th annual Grammy Awards. Queen bey has made history with nine nominations this year. Kendrick Lamar has eight nominations followed by Adele and Brandi Carlile who has seven nominations.
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Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Future, and DJ Khaled have 6 grammy nominations this year. The star-studded night was filled with history-making wins and epic performances.
Lizzo won the record of the year for the billboard hot 100 song “About Damn Time”. The pop star had previously won three career Grammys before “About Damn Time”.
The “truth hurts” singer thank Beyoncé in her acceptance speech was also nominated for the same category said “she had skipped school to see you perform” when she was a kid.“Thank you so much. You clearly are the artists of our lives” she added.
Harry Styles bagged the best pop vocal album of the year award for Harry’s House which is his third solo album.
The 23-year-old jazz singer Samara Joy bagged the grammy award for best new artist alongside Bonnie Raitt who won the song of the year award for “Just Like That”. Austin Music icon, Willie Nelson won the grammy for best country album for “A beautiful time”. Adele won the award for the best pop solo performance for the #1 billboard hit “Easy on me”.
The singer was emotional as she accepted the award. Other nominations under the same category were Bad Bunny’s “Moscow Mule,” Doja Cat’s “Woman,” Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” and Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit”.
The British star thanked her son, Angelo quoting “He’s been nothing but humble and gracious and loving to me the whole time”. She has had a total of 25 grammy nominations during her career.
Sam Smith and Kim Petras won the award for best pop duo/group performance on their newest hit “Unholy”. It is the second single from Smith’s fourth studio album “Gloria” which was released in 2023. Kim Petras, the first transgender woman to accept this award-paid tribute to the late artist Sophie, for inspiring her.
After winning the award for best R&B song “cuff it” and best dance/electronic music album for “renaissance”, “Break my soul” by Beyoncé has won the award for best dance/electronic recording.
The song was nominated against Bonobo’s “Rosewood”, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue),” Diplo and Miguel’s “Don’t Forget My Love,” Kaytranada and H.E.R.’s “Intimidated,” and Rüfüs Du Sol’s “On My Knees”.
It was a disappointment to Taylor Swift fans that Midnights by Taylor Swift, one of the biggest hits in 2022 didn’t make the cuts to the Grammys. Still her All Too Well: The Short Film won the award for the best music video competing against Adele’s “Easy on Me”, Doja Cat’s “women”, Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5”, Harry Styles’s “As it was” and “Yet to come” by BTS.
Kendrick Lamar won the award for Best rap performance and Best rap song for his hit song “The Heart Part 5” which appeared on Hip Hop Vibe.
The song received 5 nominations in total. The song was released last spring and the music video went viral on social media, as Kendrick morphed into Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle, OJ Simpson, Will Smith, Kanye West, and more, as he was rapping from their point of view.
Bad Bunny won the Best Música Urbana Album honor for the song “Un Verano Sin Ti,”.
The performers of the main ceremony included artists like Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, and Harry Styles.
The presenters included artists like Viola Davis, first lady Jill Biden, Dwayne Johnson, Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shania Twain. DJ Khaled ended the ceremony with a performance of his song “God Did,” with guest artists Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend, and Fridayy. The ceremony paid tribute to the 50 years of hip-hop in the music industry.
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