Beyoncé won a record-breaking 32nd Grammy Award, while Viola Davis has become the 18th person to achieve the EGOT, before Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, Tems bagged her first-ever Grammy award under the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category. On the same night, Hip-Hop celebrates her 50 Years anniversary.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was filled with glamour, record-breaking moments, and reunions. South African comedian, Trevor Noah was the host for a second time at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.
The 27-year-old Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Tems won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category for her role in ‘Wait for U’, a 2022 hit song by Future featuring Drake.
Meanwhile, Viola Davis became the third Black woman in HISTORY to achieve EGOT status, joining Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson. The actor Sunday has now won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards (EGOT), after taking home the gramophone for best audiobook, narration and storytelling.
Beyoncé on the other hand made history as she won best dance/electronic album for her euphoric dance opus, Renaissance. She is now the most rewarded grammy recipient after overtaking Hungarian-British conductor George Solti, whose record of 31 Grammys had stood for more than 20 years.
On the night, the hip-hop community celebrated their 50 years anniversary with artists from the genre’s past five decades performing; including Big Boi, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Lil Baby, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, RUN-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort.
Grammy awards 2023: list of winners
Album of the year - Harry Styles - Harry’s House
Best new artist - Samara Joy
Record of the year - Lizzo
Song of the year - Bonnie Raitt - Just Like That
Best pop solo performance - Adele - Easy on Me
Best dance/electronic album - Beyoncé – Renaissance
Best rap album - Kendrick Lamar – Mr Morale & the Big Steppers
Best musica urbana album - Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Best pop duo/group performance - Sam Smith and Kim Petras
Best country album - Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time
Best R&B song - Beyoncé – Cuff It
Best pop vocal album - Harry Styles – Harry’s House
Best dance/electronic recording - Beyoncé - Break My Soul
Best global music performance - Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode - Bayethe
Best country solo performance - Willie Nelson - Live Forever
Best R&B performance - Muni Long - Hrs & Hrs
Best rap performance - Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5
Best metal performance - Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi - Degradation Rules
Best rock performance - Brandi Carlile - Broken Horses
Best rock album - Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9
Best alternative music album - Wet Leg – Wet Leg
Best traditional R&B performance - Beyoncé – Plastic Off the Sofa
Best progressive R&B album - Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights
Best R&B album - Robert Glasper – Black Radio III
Best rap song - Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5
Best comedy album - Dave Chappelle – The Closer
Best folk album - Madison Cunningham – Revealer
Best country song - Cody Johnson – ‘Til You Can’t