The brightest celebrities gathered once again for the biggest night of the year in the music industry: the GRAMMYS. On the evening of February 5 (California time), the 65th annual Grammy Awards took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The industry, artists and fans have always looked forward to the GRAMMYs, as winning a Grammy can be a measure of success for most music artists. This is the reason why all eyes are on every award presented. But apart from that, the Grammys can also bring about some wild moments in TV viewing. A year has passed since we witnessed Olivia Rodrigo and BTS’ V’s ‘viral’ interaction, Silk Sonic’s clean sweep, and Doja Cat receiving her first ever Grammy straight from the bathroom. This year’s Grammys brings forth new things to talk about, such as:
Harry Styles wins ‘Album of the Year’
Harry Styles has undoubtedly become one of the biggest stars of our generation. The “Watermelon Sugar” singer surprised everyone as he claimed the “Album of the Year” award for his third album as a soloist, “Harry’s House.” He successfully won over huge artists such as Adele, Beyoncé, and Coldplay.
Prior to receiving the major award, he also received the Grammy for the ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ and delivered an iconic performance of his hit single, “As It Was.” Everyone was so happy for Harry’s victory, with his fellow celebrities hugging him and standing up for him as he received the award.
“I’ve been so inspired by every artist in this category with me at a lot of different times in my life,” he said. “I think on nights like tonight it’s obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as ‘best’ in music… This doesn’t happen to people like me very often and this is so, so nice,” he said during his acceptance speech
Beyoncé breaks the record for ‘Most Grammy wins of all time’
The queen of femme pop, Beyoncé, made history again as she broke the record for most ‘Grammy wins of all time.’ The singer now holds a total of 32 golden gramophones. She was able to claim the title after winning her fourth award for the night, the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for the 2022 release “Renaissance.”
As soon as the award presenter, James Corden, mentioned “history,” and despite the winner’s name not being announced yet, Beyoncé already stood up, with other celebrities already clapping for her (just queen things). It was indeed an iconic one.
Kim Petras becomes the first transgender to win ‘Best Duo/Pop Performance’
Another history was made as Kim Petras claimed the ‘Best Duo Pop Performance’ with Sam Smith for their hit song “Unholy,” making her the first transgender woman to win in the said Grammy category.
When the two singers went on stage to receive the award, Smith stood aside and cheered for Petras as she gave her acceptance speech.
“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” Petras said. She also thanked transgender legends who paved the way for LGBT artists like her in the industry.
Viola Davis earns elite EGOT status
Viola Davis earned the ‘Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording’ Grammy award for her audio recording of her very own memoir “Finding Me “. With this, she becomes the third Black woman and the 18th person in history to claim the coveted EGOT status by winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
“I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, her everything. It has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!,” Davis said during her acceptance speech.
Adele meets Dwayne Johnson for the first time
Meeting American actor Dwayne Johnson was a dream come true for Adele. During the awards night, host Trevor Noah approached Adele’s table and talked about a ‘strange’ fact that the “Easy On Me” singer has been wanting to meet the Ballers alum but never had the chance to do so.
A few moments later, Noah quipped, “I don’t have Dwayne Johnson here tonight, but I do have someone called ‘The Rock’,”The actor walked towards Adele and welcomed him with a smile and a warm hug. (What a cute fangirl moment)
Johnson also presented the award for the ‘Best Pop Solo Performance,’ which Adele, whom he referred to as his “best friend,” had won.
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