Certainly not everyone’s choice to win the “Song of the Year” award at the GRAMMYs, but Bonnie Raitt totally deserves it. She herself didn’t even expect to win–I mean, just take a look at her reaction.
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) February 6, 2023
The internet, being the internet of course, didn’t know how to react to it, or perhaps they preferred another artist to win the title.
i obviously wanted taylor to win SOTY but i am so so happy for bonnie raitt she seemed so genuinely shocked and seeing a woman in her 70s recognised and celebrated in this industry makes me so happy
— agirlnamedally ☁️🌱 taylor’s version (@ally_sheehan) February 6, 2023
— Cuntology 🤷🏽♀️ (@Bardiology_) February 6, 2023
guys apparently bonnie raitt wasn’t recognized by the academy as a songwriter until tonight, this is also her first win for SOTY…like cmon she’s a legend don’t go around thinking she also didn’t deserve this because she did just as much as everyone else that was nommed
— Mil ❣️ (@ivycoversyou) February 6, 2023
y’all mean to tell me this random ass lady won over BEYONCÉ, LIZZO, KENDRICK LAMAR, TAYLOR SWIFT, ADELE & HARRY STYLES?!?! there must’ve been an mistake pic.twitter.com/IaeZMFBVDH
— court (@voidsinclair) February 6, 2023
We're all disappointed Taylor didn't win SOTY…But Bonnie Raitt debut in 1971. She's released 18 stidio albums since then and has done alot in the Blues community. It's not fair on us to take this win away from her. Because she has worked hard for decades.
— Tye (Taylors Version) (@EverMidnights) February 6, 2023
Okay I know a lot of ppl on here don’t know who Bonnie Raitt is but she’s a music legend, like it’s one thing to say she shouldn’t have won SOTY, but acting like she’s just some random person no one knows is so dumb 🤧 #GRAMMYs
— wylie ✨ taylor’s version (@taylorwahoo) February 6, 2023
Not even Bonnie Raitt beleived she won SOTY lol, first time I hear her name pic.twitter.com/hJhBXlG6pX
— Leona Swift (@Leona_Swiftie) February 6, 2023
I like bonnie raitt, she's a legend. but if true that soty awards songwriting, it should've gone to taylor.
— dykelor (@iredescente) February 6, 2023
Remember to treat people with kindness! Congratulations Bonnie Raitt!! You were the cutest accepting your award for SOTY!! pic.twitter.com/KwgexOhz8M
— The Thrifty Swiftie (@ThriftySwifty13) February 6, 2023
i’m so sorry to anyone who didn’t know who bonnie raitt was before tonight thinking she’s a new artist or something. she’s an amazing songwriter and that is what SOTY is awarded based on. ROTY is popularity + plays. https://t.co/dNXo1cfzDU
— coco! (@mingjuwu) February 6, 2023
Now that’s out of the bag, it’s time for us to introduce who Bonnie Raitt is.
Bonnie Raitt, born on November 8, 1949, is an American blues singer who has received quite a lot of awards during her professional career. She first began her career in 1971, where she first released her self-titled debut album, and later on released a number of critically acclaimed albums that cemented her commercial success.
1990 was a momentous year for Bonnie Raitt, where she had won her first Grammy awards for the categories, “Album of the Year”, “Best Female Rock Vocal Performance”, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” for her 10th studio album “Nick of Time” and the song of the same name. Her album was also selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the United States National Recording Registry.
Since then, Bonnie Raitt became a renowned blues and Americana singer in the U.S. Overall, Raitt has received thirteen Grammy Awards and was granted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. In the same year, she had also received the Icon Award at the Billboard Women in Music Awards.
She had also been ranked in Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”, as well as their “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list. In 2000, she had been inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame for her influence in the genre.
A long list of accolades, but perhaps you’d recognize her most mainstream work, which has been covered by other pop heavyweights such as George Michael (RIP) and Adele:
Her winning “Song of the Year” at this year’s Grammy Awards is totally deserved. She is a legend and a queen.
I know y’all are not out here disrespecting Bonnie Raitt. She’s a legend. pic.twitter.com/t8mYH4hh93
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) February 6, 2023
The Bonnie Raitt slander on here tonight is out of control. I love Beyoncé and Lizzo but just because y’all don’t know a legend doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a Grammy.
— ashley fairbanks (@ziibiing) February 6, 2023
Say what you will about Bonnie Raitt’s win, but this is refreshing as hell: pic.twitter.com/nzgQpjgrve
— Patrick Crowley (@pcrowl) February 6, 2023
everyone is slandering bonnie raitt but she’s the only one who wrote a song basically without the help of 10 songwriters and 5 fkn producers https://t.co/mOrmi0XRBJ
— Aduh latroo (@adagrlpwr) February 6, 2023
y'all leave Bonnie Raitt alone…cause she gave us one of the best songs ever pic.twitter.com/aL7LFa8WZB
— grant⚡️ (@jakegylllnhaal) February 6, 2023
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