2023 Grammy Award Winners Announced

The 2023 (65th edition) Grammy Awards took place Sunday February 5th at the arena in Los Angeles, California. The evening was highlighted by Beyoncé leading the night in wins while setting the record for most Grammy wins, and a stirring 50th anniversary tribute to Hip Hop.

Beyoncé would be the only artist to capture 4 Grammys for the night. With her win in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, Beyoncé passed Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti for the record of most Grammy awards in the ceremony’s history, with 32. Going into the night, Beyoncé was had the most nominations for the 2023 awards with nine, and was tied for the all time nomination record of 88 (tied with her husband Jay-Z).

Kendrick Lamar was second in most nominations with eight and would also be one of four artists to win 3 Grammy Awards along with Brandi Carlile, Kirk Franklin, and Bonnie Raitt.

The “Big 3” categories saw some upsets. Lizzo’s About Damn Time upended favorites Steve Lacy (Bad Habit) and Harry Styles (As It Was). Styles would surprise some folks winning Album of the Year (Harry’s House). Meanwhile Bonnie Raitt surprised many in the Song of the Year category winning for Just Like That.

In the performances category, there was an all-star collaboration to celebrate 50 Years of Hip Hop. Tribute performances were held for Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, and Christine McVie. There was an all-start tribute to Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson featuring Robinson, Stevie Wonder, WanMor, and Chris Stapleton. A full list of the performances can be found here:

Bad Bunny“El Apagón”
“Después de la Playa”
Brandi Carlile“Broken Horses”
Stevie Wonder 
Smokey Robinson 
Chris Stapleton
Tribute to Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson 
“The Way You Do the Things You Do” 
“The Tears of a Clown” 
“Higher Ground”
Lizzo“About Damn Time”
Harry Styles“As It Was”
Kacey Musgraves 
Maverick City Music 
Sheryl Crow 
Mick Fleetwood 
Bonnie Raitt
In Memoriam 
“Coal Miner’s Daughter”  (Musgraves)
(tribute to Loretta Lynn) 
“Without You” 
“See You Again”  (Quavo, Maverick City Must)
(tribute to Takeoff) 
“Songbird”  (Crow, Raitt, Fleetwood)
(tribute to Christine McVie)
Sam Smith and Kim Petras“Unholy”
Mary J. Blige“Good Morning Gorgeous”
The Roots 
Black Thought 
Grandmaster Flash with Barshon, Rahiem, Melle Mel and Scorpio 
LL Cool J 
DJ Jazzy Jeff 
Public Enemy (Chuck D and Flavor Flav) 
De La Soul 
Queen Latifah 
Method Man 
Big Boi 
Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star 
Missy Elliott 
Nelly and City Spud 
Too $hort 
Swizz Beatz and The Lox 
Lil Baby 
Lil Uzi Vert
50 Years of Hip-Hop
“Flash to the Beat”
“The Message”
“King of Rock”
“I Can’t Live Without My Radio”
“Rock the Bells”
“My Mic Sounds Nice” 
“Eric B. Is President” 
“Rebel Without a Pause” 
“Mind Playing Tricks on Me” 
“New Jack Hustler (Nino’s Theme)” 
“Method Man” 
“Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” 
“Look at Me Now” 
“Lose Control” 
“Hot in Herre” 
“Blow the Whistle” 
“We Gonna Make It” 
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” 
“Just Wanna Rock”
Luke Combs“Going, Going, Gone”
Steve Lacy 
“Bad Habit”
DJ Khaled 
Lil Wayne 
Rick Ross 
John Legend 
“God Did”

Prior to the Grammy Award ceremony, Mick Fleetwood commented to Access Hollywood indicating the band is probably “done” following Christine McVie’s death.

Winners and Nominees

The following is summary of the nominees and winners for the 65th Grammy Awards

Multiple Award Winners

  • Four: Beyoncé, Maverick City Music
  • Three: Brandi Carlisle, Kirk Franklin, Kendrick Lamar, Bonnie Raitt
  • Two: Jeremy Hatcher, Tobias Jesso Jr., Samara Joy, Randy Merrill, Willie Nelson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ozzy Osbourne, Harry Styles, The-Dream Wet Leg

Nomination Leaders

The following are the artists with the most nominations:

  • Nine: Beyoncé
  • Eight: Kendrick Lamar
  • Seven: Adele, Brandi Carlile
  • Six: Mary J. Blige, Future, Harry Styles, DJ Khaled, Teri Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant (songwriter), Randy Merill (engineer)

Major Categories

The following are the Big Four General categories

1. Record Of The Year

Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

WINNER: About Damn Time: Lizzo

  • Don’t Shut Me Down: ABBA 
  • Easy On Me:Adele
  • BREAK MY SOUL” Beyoncé
  • Good Morning Gorgeous: Mary J. Blige
  • You And Me On The Rock:Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius
  • Woman: Doja Cat
  • Bad Habit: Steve Lacy
  • The Heart Part 5: Kendrick Lamar
  • As It Was: Harry Styles

2. Album Of The Year

Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s).

WINNER: Harry’s House: Harry Styles

  • Voyage: ABBA
  • 30: Adele
  • Un Verano Sin Ti: Bad Bunny
  • RENAISSANCE: Beyoncé
  • Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe): Mary J. Blige
  • In These Silent Days: Brandi Carlile
  • Music Of The Spheres: Coldplay
  • Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers: Kendrick Lamar
  • Special: Lizzo

3. Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

WINNER: Just Like That -Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

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    Sara Davis, GAYLE & Dave Pittenger, songwriters (GAYLE)
  • About Damn Time
    Melissa “Lizzo” Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin & Theron Makiel Thomas, songwriters (Lizzo)
  • All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)
    Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • As It Was
    Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon & Harry Styles, songwriters (Harry Styles)
  • Bad Habit
    Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby & Steve Lacy, songwriters (Steve Lacy)
    Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant & Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • Easy On Me
    Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
    Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
  • The Heart Part 5
    Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • Just Like That
    Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

4. Best New Artist

This category recognizes an artist whose eligibility-year release(s) achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.

WINNER: Samara Joy

  • Anitta
  • Omar Apollo
  • DOMi & JD Beck
  • Muni Long
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • Tobe Nwigwe
  • Molly Tuttle
  • Wet Leg

Complete Winners and Nominees List

The complete list of Grammy Winners and Nominees can be found here:

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