Grammy Awards 2023: Beyonce creates history; Ricky Kej wins for third time

Grammy Awards 2023: Beyonce creates history; Lizzo, Harry Styles also win

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With four victories on Sunday night, Beyonce set a record and now has 32 Grammy Award wins. After winning the best R&B song for “Cuff It,” best dance/electronic recording, and classic R&B performance, her “Renaissance” award for best dance/electronic album cemented her place in history.

Kendrick Lamar has had a number of significant victories. Sam Smith and Kim Petras won Best Pop Duo Performance, besting songs like ABBA and My Universe by Coldplay-BTS. The first transgender woman to win a Grammy, Kim Petras, made history. Lizzo left with the Record of the Year award.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru-based Indian music composer Ricky Kej has won his third Grammy Award for ‘Divine Tides,’ a nine-song album that aims to deliver the message that “each life plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance that serves all equally.” Kej beat the likes of Christina Aguilera, The Chainsmokers, and others in the Best Immersive Audio Album category.

At the star-studded event at Crypto.com Arena, Lizzo, Steve Lacy, Luke Combs, Mary J. Blige, Harry Styles, and Bad will perform. Sam Smith, Bunny, and numerous others were present. Bad Bunny’s fantastic performance featuring dancers dressed in traditional garb and pyrotechnics, kicked off the evening. Many famous people jumped up and started dancing, including Taylor Swift. Harry Styles performed his song As It Was. Unholy by Sam Smith and Kim Petras was performed with intensity.

Viola Davis is the third Black woman in history to attain the coveted EGOT status. In addition, the Grammys included a musical programme to honour 50 years of hip hop, drawing an enthusiastic ovation from the audience.

Grammy Awards 2023: Winners

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 and Kim Petras

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Higher — Michael Buble

Best Pop Vocal Album: Harry’s House — Harry Styles

Best Dance/Electronic Recording: Break My Soul — Beyonce

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album: Renaissance — Beyonce

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Empire Central — Snarky Puppy

Best Metal Performance: Degradation Rules — Ozzy Osbourne feat. Tony Iommi

Best Instrumental Composition: Refuge — Geoffrey Keezer

Best Immersive Studio album: Divine Tides — Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineer; Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej, & Herbert Waltl, immersive producers (Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella: Scrapple from the Apple — John Beasley

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Songbird (Orchestral Version) — Vince Mendoza

Best Rap Performance: The Heart Part 5 — Kendrick Lamar

Best Melodic Rap Performance: Wait For U — Future feat. Drake and Tems

Best Rap Song: The Heart Part 5 — Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album: Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers — Kendrick Lamar

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical: Tobias Jesso Jr.

Best Latin Pop Album: Pasieros — Ruben Blades and Boca Livre

Best Musica Urbana Album: Un Verano Sin Ti — Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: Motomami — Rosalia

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Un Canto Por Mexico — El Musical

Best Tropical Latin Album: Pa’lla Voy — Marc Anthony

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Encanto

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 Comedy Album: The Closer — Dave Chappelle

Best R&B Performance: Hrs and Hrs — Muni Long

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Plastic Off the Sofa — Beyonce

Best R&B Song: Cuff It — Beyonce

Best Progressive R&B Album: Gemini Rights — Steve Lacy

Best R&B Album: Black Radio III — Robert Glasper

Best Music Film: Jazz Fest: a New Orleans Story — Various Artists

Best Alternative Music Performance: Chaise Longue — Wet Leg

Best Alternative Music Album: Wet Leg — Wet Leg

Best Rock Performance: Broken Horses — Brandi Carlile

Best Country Solo Performance: Live Forever — Willie Nelson

Best Country Album: A Beautiful Time — Willie Nelson

Best American Roots Performance: Stompin’ Ground” — Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Best Americana Album: In These Silent Days — Brandi Carlile

Best Global Music Album: Sakura — Masa Takumi

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