Kim Petras becomes first trans woman to win Grammy for Best Pop Duo
The 2023 Grammys are taking place tonight (5 February), with some of the biggest names in music competing for awards.
Much of the discussion beforehand has centred on the battle between Adele and Beyoncé for Album of the Year, six years after Adele’s 25 controversially beat out Beyoncé’s Lemonade for the top prize.
Beyonce has just one win to go to make Grammys history as the most-decorated artist ever.
This evening’s main event will be hosted by former Daily Show star Trevor Noah, with the live show broadcast beginning at 8pm ET or 5pm PT (1am UK time on Monday 6 February).
Those attending the ceremony will also receive a gift bag worth $60,000: take a look at what’s inside.
You can find a rundown of The Independent’s predictions for this year’s Grammys ceremony here and see the Grammy winners in full here.
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Grammys 2023 winners in full – latest
You can find the full list of Grammys 2023 winners right here.
Early wins have included Beyonce, Michael Buble, and Viola Davis, who became the third Black woman in history to achieve EGOT status after she winning a Grammy for her performance of the audiobook for her memoir Finding Me at the Premiere Ceremony.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé inched closer to becoming the most decorated artist in the history of the Grammys after “Break My Soul” won the Best Dance/Electronic Recording category.
She is now only three wins away from making music history, with nine nominations including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Years.
Full list of winners in full here:
Roisin O’Connor5 February 2023 23:15
HARRY STYLES WINS ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
Another surprise as Harry Styles takes home Album of the Year for Harry’s House.
The former One Direction star beat Beyoncé, Adele, Bad Bunny and ABBA to bring home the trophy.
Tom Murray6 February 2023 04:46
Samara Joy wins Best New Artist
In another curveball, jazz singer Samara Joy has taken home the trophy for Best New Artist.
“I’ve been watching y’all on TV for so long,” the shocked 23-year-old told the crowd after being presented the award by last year’s winner, Olivia Rodrigo.
“To be here … by just being myself, by just being who I was born as, I’m so thankful.”
She already took home a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Linger Awhile.
Tom Murray6 February 2023 04:42
Lizzo wins Record of the Year
Lizzo wins Record of the Year for her monumental hit, “About Damn Time”.
During her speech, Lizzo gave special tribute to Beyoncé who she said was “clearly” “the artist of our lives”.
“I skipped school to see you perform. You changed my life. The way you make me feel, I was like, ‘I wanna make people feel the same!’”
Tom Murray6 February 2023 04:26
Bonnie Raitt stuns with shock Song of the Year win
Nobody saw that one coming! Bonnie Raitt wins Song of the Year for “Just Like That”. The veteran singer/songwriter beat out favourites including Lizzo, Adele and Beyoncé.
“I’m so surprised, I don’t know what to say,” she said. She praised songwriters, the “soul-digging, hard-working people who put these ideas to music”.
Tom Murray6 February 2023 04:18
Jill Biden is here?
For some reason, the First Lady of the United States is here! Biden honoured Shervin Hajipour for his Iranian protest song before announcing the award for Best Song.
Tom Murray6 February 2023 04:10
Adele wins Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Easy on Me’
Adele dedicated her 16th Grammy win to her son Angelo.
She said her partner, Rich Paul, had told her “not to cry” when accepting her award, but became visibly emotional anyway.
“I wrote this first verse in shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life,” she said; “he’s been nothing but humble and gracious and loving to me the whole time.”
It is the British singer’s first award of the evening, despite having been nominated seven times.
Adele accepted the award from her new “best friend”, Dwayne Johnson.
Tom Murray6 February 2023 03:56
Dr Dre receives the Dr Dre Global Impact Award
LL Cool J presented Dr Dre with an award named after none other than the “Still D.R.E.” rapper himself.
“The recipient of this inaugural award is none other than an icon who helped define West Coast hip-hop and has become one of the most impactful success stories of our time,” LL Cool J said.
Accepting the award, Dre said: “Never compromise your vision at all. Pursue quality over quantity and remember that everything is important.”
Tom Murray6 February 2023 03:33
Beyoncé’s speech in full:
Beyoncé wins Best Dance Album making history as the most decorated Grammy winner
Tom Murray6 February 2023 03:15
Beyoncé fought back tears while accepting the award for Best Dance / Electronic music album for Renaissance.
“I want to thank God for protecting me… I’d like to thank my uncle Johnny who is not here but he is here in spirit,” she said.
“I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me, for pushing me. I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful children who are watching at home.”
“I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre,” she added.
The singer surpassed conductor Georg Solti with her 32nd Grammy win.
You can read more about the Hungarian-British conductor here.
Tom Murray6 February 2023 03:13
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