2023 Grammys: Surprise Wins and Record-Setting Acheivements


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Beyonce Surpasses Grammy Winning Record

Jayson Palmer, Staff Writer

The whole nation was watching the 2023 Grammys as they unfolded on February 5th. Each year, the Recording Academy of the United States honors artists in the music industry for their outstanding achievements. This year, the presentation of the Grammy Awards was hosted by Trevor Noah. This makes it his third consecutive year hosting the Grammys.

Harry Styles won Album of the Year for his album Harry’s House. Every year, a new artist emerges, and Samara Joy took that award home with her in 2023. Lizzo won the Record of the Year award for her single “About Damn Time.” Bonnie Raitt, who is 73 years old, won the Song of the Year for her release “Just Like That.” She was surprised that she had won and said she was shocked.

After the Grammys on February 5, 2023, Beyoncé is being celebrated as the female artist with the most Grammys in a lifetime. The 41-year-old singer/songwriter from Texas took home four awards out of the nine categories in which she was nominated this year.  Over the course of her career, Beyoncé has received 88 Grammy nominations. In total, Beyoncé now has 32 wins. Going into the 2023 Grammys, she had 28 and only needed four more to surpass Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor Georg Solti who had 31 wins. Before Sunday’s achievement, she was already the most-awarded female performer.