(CNN Spanish) – All eyes at the 2023 Grammy Awards were on Beyoncé. Not only did she arrive at the ceremony as the most nominated artist of the award, with nine mentions, but she was also a few awards away from having her own chapter in the history book of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Joined.
And, as expected, he did it by lifting the Grammy for best dance/electronic music album for “Renaissance.” Beyoncé Knowles is officially the most awarded artist in awards history with 32.
The singer, who was struggling not to cry, thanked God, her Uncle Johnny – who was the inspiration for the “Renaissance” -, her family and the community queer.
The ceremony itself had an atmosphere of familiarity. From artists being introduced by their loved ones and friends to fans joining the ceremony.
The Grammys this year had fans of each of the artists nominated in the “album of the year” category who, in a previously recorded video, gave their perspective on why each of the ten nominated productions should win the Grammy.
The highlights of the Grammys 2023
Bad Bunny opened the televised ceremony speaking in Spanish and singing “El apagón”. The party was set on fire with “Después de la playa”, one of the songs from the album “Un verano sin ti”. Taylor Swift could not resist the charms of the Dominican merengue and was seen dancing during the presentation.
The first Grammy of the night went to Harry Styles for best pop vocal album for “Harry’s House.” The singer was also awarded the most important award of the night, album of the year, which was delivered by one of his fans.
“This album from start to finish has been the greatest experience of my life, from making it with two of my best friends, to playing it for people, it’s been the greatest joy I could have asked for,” Styles said in his commencement speech. acceptance.
Kim Petras and Sam Smith made an impact not only on the red carpet, but also with their presentation, where the color red and visuals that contrast with the name of their song, “Unholy” prevailed.
The song won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group. In the acceptance speech, Petras thanked the LGBTQ community and music icons like Madonna.
“I want to thank all the amazing transgender legends who kicked open the doors for me,” Petras said in the speech.
Bad Bunny wins the award for best urban music album
This may not have been a surprise to some. The “bad rabbit”, as the artist is also known, managed for the second consecutive year to take home the Grammy for best urban music album for “A summer without you”.
The reggaeton player thanked the legends of the genre and the new generations and dedicated the award to his native Puerto Rico.
“I dedicate this award to Puerto Rico, the birthplace and capital of reggaeton throughout the world. I want to dedicate it to all the legends and especially also to the new ones that keep the movement alive and refreshing. Thanks to all the new talents, let’s continue to take this genre to another level,” said the interpreter.
The Grammys tribute to hip-hop
This was perhaps one of the most legendary performances together at the Grammy Awards ceremony. And it is that the Academy paid tribute to hip-hop50 years after the birth of the genus.
Many of the artists who are already hip hop icons came to the Crypto.com Arena stage to perform some of their hits. Among them stand out Busta Rhymes interpreting “Look at Me Now” or Missy Elliot rapping “Lose Control”.
Legends such as Run DMC, Rakim, Salt-N-Peppa, Queen Latifah, DJ Jazzy Jeff, GloRilla, IceT, Nelly, among others, were present.
How to make the venue not stop dancing? We have to ask Questlove (The Roots drummer) who was in charge of the musical curatorship and production of this presentation.
“For five decades, hip-hop has not only been a defining force in music, but a huge influence on our culture,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Grammys.
“Her contributions to art, fashion, sports, politics and society cannot be underestimated.”
Winners of the televised ceremony
- Best Pop Vocal Album: Harry Styles, “Harry’s House”
- Best R&B Song: “Cuff it” by Beyonce
- Best Country Album: “A Beautiful Time” by Willie Nelson
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras
- Best urban music album: “A Summer Without You” by Bad Bunny
- Best rap album: “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” by Kendrick Lamar
- Best electronic/dance music album: “Rennaisance” by Beyonce
- The Dr. Dre Global Impact Award inaugural goes to Dr. Dre
- Best Pop Performance: Adele for “Easy on Me”
- Special Merit Award for song for social change goes to Shervin Hajipour for “Baraye”
- song of the year It’s “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt
- Record of the year is “About Damn Time” by Lizzo
- best new artist It’s for Samara Joy
- Album of the year “Harry’s House” by Harry Styles
Source: CNN Espanol