Album of the Year went to Harry Styles at Sunday night’s Grammys, where Beyoncé dominated the evening and became the most rewarded artist of the night. Beyoncé’s 32nd win shattered a record that had stood for 26 years. The Album of the Year award, however, escaped her once again.
Last night, Styles walked away with three trophies. The emotional performer stated, “I am extremely inspired by every artist in this category.” At various points in my life, I’ve listened to all of these groups. Always keeping in mind that “best” does not exist is crucial.
Still, Beyoncé reigns supreme atop the Grammys, and she had the room’s backing all night long, as many of the night’s honorees paid tribute to her and acknowledged her influence. The celebrity remarked, “I’m trying not to be too emotional” following her historic win, with hubby Jay-Z standing and applauding her.
The singer expressed gratitude to the people who had helped her throughout her life, including her late uncle, parents, Jay-Z, and children. This evening, all I want to do is take in information. To God be the glory, he has kept me safe. Our gratitude to God is unending.
Beyoncé took home four awards: one for best R&B single, “Cuff It”; one for best dance-electric music recording, “Break My Soul”; one for best traditional R&B performance, “Plastic Off the Sofa;” and one for the best dance-electric album, “Renaissance,” which was also nominated for album of the year.
After Lizzo’s acceptance speech, many in the audience, including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Adele, stood up to applaud her win for record of the year for “About Damn Time.” We were cheering on our pals and enjoying a nice time with Adele. What a fantastic evening. Lizzo expressed shock after receiving the award and dedicated it to Prince.
To effect positive change in the world, I realized that I had to be that change. Looking around, I realize now that a lot of popular songs center on the theme of “embracing yourself as you are.”
Samara Joy, a jazz vocalist, received the award for best new artist, beating out more established acts like Wet Led, Anitta, and Maneskin. The New Yorker, who was nearly in tears as she accepted the award, revealed that her younger brother had accompanied her as her date.
I am indebted to you in every conceivable way. That’s helpful, so many thanks! She already has two albums under her name as a main artist, and earlier tonight she received a Grammy for best jazz vocal album.
Beyoncé wasn’t present when her record-setting performance equaled Solti’s, which had stood since 1997. Despite not being able to accept the award in person, host Trevor Noah said she was on her way there. He blamed Los Angeles traffic. Songwriters Beyonce, The Dream, Nile Rodgers, and Raphael Saadiq all contributed to the track.
After the night’s most anticipated performer, Beyoncé, had arrived, Noah surprised her by bringing the trophy for best R&B song to her table. In spite of stiff competition from the likes of Adele, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé, veteran singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt was able to take home the award for song of the year.
Really, I am shocked. Clearly taken aback, Raitt said, “I don’t know what to say,” before explaining that organ donation is a topic explored in “Just Like That.” It capped off an evening in which Raitt also won two other Grammys (for best Americana performance and best American roots song).
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