Beyoncé became the most crowned artist of all time at the Grammy Awards on Sunday evening February 5, winning four awards, for a total of thirty-two during her career, at the ceremony in Los Angeles, California. . The American singer was awarded the prize for best dance/electronic music album for Renaissance, released in the summer of 2022, and some of his songs. The previous record was held by conductor Georg Solti (thirty-one trophies).
The 65e ceremony, broadcast on CBS, hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, opened with a performance on stage by Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, one of the most commercially successful artists in the world in 2022; nominated in three categories, he won a gramophone in Latin urban music.
The glowing Crypto.com Arena was filled with stars, from Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z, to Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre, to Stevie Wonder, who paid homage to Motown, or Madonna , Lizzo and Mary J. Blige.
British pop star Harry Styles scooped the first award of the evening, Best Vocal Pop Album (Harry’s House), before intoning his tube As It Was, dressed entirely in sparkling fringes. It also blew Beyoncé’s Best Album award. “It doesn’t happen that often to people like me and it’s so cool”said the singer who was faced with blockbusters from titans of pop.
For its part, arriving a little late, “Queen B” was not yet there that a first gramophone was intended for it, that of the best R’n’B song for Cuff-it. In a dress with a silver train, she then went on stage to collect the best dance / electronic album, under the shining eyes of her husband, rapper Jay-Z. “I try not to be too emotional”she launched, thanking in turn her parents, her “beautiful husband” and his “three beautiful children” And “the queer community” who always supported her.
Viola Davis in the “EGOT” club
Even before the ceremony, history was already in motion for Beyoncé: with the nominations for this edition, she had equaled the record of her husband, Jay-Z, as the most nominated artist in the history of these awards (88) .
Other stars shone, such as Adele – who won the prize for best pop solo performance – rapper Kendrick Lamar who garnered three awards out of eight nominations, with the best rap performance and the best rap song for The Heart Part 5 and the best album, with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
And in the end, it was Lizzo who beat favorites Beyoncé and Adele to take home the award for best recording of the year, thanks to her title. About Damn Time.
Seven-nominated American folk rock star Brandi Carlile turned three into gramophones, including Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance with Broken Horses. Young American jazz singer Samara Joy has won the coveted Grammy Award for Newcomer of the Year. This 23-year-old African-American from the Bronx in New York triumphed against Brazilian pop-star Anitta, Franco-American duo DOMi & JD Beck and Italian rockers Maneskin.
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Among the first sensations of the pre-ceremony, actress Viola Davis joined the very select club of artists who won the four major American awards, the Oscar (cinema), the Emmy (television), the Tony (theater) and , Sunday evening, a Grammy, in the category “audiobook, narration” for his memoirs Finding Me. She is the eighteenth artist to perform this exceptional performance, called “EGOT”, after notably Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, or Rita Moreno.
The first award of its kind in the history of the Grammys, the award for best music for a video game went to American Stephanie Economou, for the music ofAssassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok.
Source: Le Monde