Grammys 2023

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Randey Orellana, Staff Writer

The rooms of the grammys were filled with masses of prominent members of the music industry, placing their footprints on the red carpet of the 65th annual Grammys. Singers like Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Sam Smith, and Steve Lacy were all filling the air at the Grammys with their singing voices.


The Grammys award show is arguably the most influential award show given for musicians, so as expected, it always creates buzz when its time comes. Grammy recipients are chosen by the academy, composed of more than 12,000 members. 


The Grammys, possibly, have the best top 4 academy awards in music to be given out. Those awards can be noted as the Album of the Year award, Record of the Year award, Song of the Year award, and the Best new artist award. Winning one of these awards can go on to give the artist many opportunities within the music industry.


The Grammys had a large attendance rate as usual, so there was going to be a lot of debate over who would be winning particular awards such as the big 4 awards mentioned earlier. Tonight, artists who haven’t been shown in the spotlight had their chance to shine brighter than they ever had before.


Beyonce deserves all of the credit for being the most anticipated artist to attend the Grammys that night, being the most awarded person in Grammy history with 9 nominations this year. The title was previously held by Georg Solti, with his 31 Grammys counted in total. Beyonce, in contrast, had 28 grammys before the 2023 Grammys, and by the end of the night, she gained 4 more Grammy awards—totalling 32 Grammy awards.


Other notable events that happened at the Grammys include Bonnie Raitt winning song of the year when going up against artists like Adele, Lizzo, and Taylor Swift. People Believe she shouldn’t have won and it should’ve gone to the more popular artists that were nominated, so the entire event caused discourse online. Kim Petras becoming the first transgender woman to win a Grammy and honoring the people that helped pave the way for her win in her acceptance speech. Finally, Harry Styles winning Album of the Year caused discourse surrounding it to spark up for the same reason as Bonnie Raitt, people didn’t believe he should’ve won when there were other artists nominated that they felt were more deserving. 

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Here’s quick recap of all the relevant wins of the night:


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

Best New Artist

Samara Joy

Best Music Video

All Too Well: The Short Film, Taylor Swift

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Easy on Me”, Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Unholy”, Sam Smith & Kim Petras

Best Pop Vocal Album

Harry’s House, Harry Styles

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

“Break My Soul”, Beyoncé

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

Renaissance, Beyoncé

Best Rap Performance

“The Heart Part 5”, Kendrick Lamar

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Wait For U”, Future feat. Drake & Tems 

Best Rap Song

“The Heart Part 5”, Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar

Best Música Urbana Album

Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Motomami, Rosalía

Best Americana Performance

“Made Up Mind”, Bonnie Raitt

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Includes Film and Television)

Encanto, Germaine Franco

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno (From Encanto)”, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Plastic Off the Sofa”, Beyoncé

Best R&B Song

“Cuff It”, Beyoncé

Best Progressive R&B Album

Gemini Rights, Steve Lacy

Best American Roots Song

 “Just Like That”, Bonnie Raitt

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

 Harry’s House, Jeremy Hatcher, Oli Jacobs, Nick Lobel, Mark “Spike” Stent & Sammy Witte, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Harry Styles)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

 Jack Antonoff 

Best Rock Album

Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne


There ends the recap of the 2023 Grammys !