How the Grammys went down this year
Music’s biggest night of the year is the Grammys.
Music’s biggest night of the year is the Grammys. With red carpet moments, show-stopping performances and iconic awards, Grammys night is always one for the books, and this year was no different. Sunday, February 5, was the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles and a historical moment in entertainment.
Let’s talk “Renaissance.” With her album released last summer, Beyoncé broke records at this year’s ceremony. She now has the most Grammy award wins of all time. That’s not that surprising. What is surprising is that she still didn’t win album of the year, and she’s been nominated for it four times.
Instead, that award went to Harry Styles for his album, “Harry’s House.” During his speech, Styles said, “This doesn’t happen to people like me,” a statement that’s being dunked on all over social media.
But Styles acknowledged other nominees in the category, thanking them and admitting, “Man, I’ve been so, so inspired by every artist in this category with me. A lot of different times in my life, I listened to everyone in this category when I’m alone.” The other nominees were Adele, ABBA, Coldplay, Brandi Carlile, Bad Bunny, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige.
Styles also performed his song “As It Was” while wearing a silver tassel-y jumpsuit. Another notable moment was Bad Bunny opening the ceremony with a medley of songs from his album of the year–nominated album, “Un Verano Sin Ti.” Other standout performances included Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo, Mary J. Blige, Quavo and Maverick City Music and a duo by Sam Smith and Kim Petras.
Along with Beyoncé, Kim Petras also made award history Sunday night at the Grammys. She and Sam Smith won for best pop duo and group performance, and she’s the first transgender woman to win in that category. “My mother – I grew up next to a highway in nowhere, Germany, and my mother believed me that I was a girl, and I wouldn’t be here without her and her support,” Petras said. She also thanked Sophie, an influential transgender producer who died in 2021.
Actor Viola Davis won a Grammy for narrating her audiobook memoir, giving her the coveted EGOT status (someone who’s won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award).
Editors note: A correction was made to this article, which previously said this year marked the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. It was actually the 65th.