Pop celebrity Beyonce on Sunday tied the document for profitable essentially the most Grammys ever, taking three prizes to this point on music’s largest night time — with a number of extra possibilities to come back.
The 41-year-old entered the day with essentially the most possibilities at Grammy gold with 9, following the discharge of “Renaissance,” her wealthy, layered ode to membership music.
After scoring the award for Finest R&B Tune for “Cuff It,” she wants only one extra victory to overhaul classical conductor Georg Solti for essentially the most wins by any artist.
It appeared more and more probably she would: she nonetheless has 4 extra possibilities at a trophy.
Unhealthy Bunny kicked off the night time by bringing the viewers to its toes with the gala’s first efficiency, after which Harry Kinds jumped out of the gate by profitable the award for finest pop vocal album for his document “Harry’s Home.”
“Thanks a lot. This album, from begin to end, has been the greatet expertise of my life,” he mentioned onstage.
Beyonce continues to be a powerhouse contender for the night time’s main awards of album, document and tune of the yr — however the identical goes for British balladeer Adele, whose introspective album “30” earned her seven nods.
The 2023 face-off has prompted apparent comparisons to 2017, when Adele swept the highest prizes on the glitzy music biz gala, shutting out Queen Bey’s culture-shaking “Lemonade.
Regardless of breaking document after document, in the case of the massive three awards, Beyonce curiously stays one thing of an underdog.
She has by no means received Album of the 12 months honors and though she has essentially the most File of the 12 months nods with eight, she’s by no means received that prize both.
She solely scored Tune of the 12 months as soon as, for 2008’s “Single Girls.”
Unhealthy Bunny, Taylor Swift within the combine
Folks rocker Brandi Carlile scored three awards and rapper Kendrick Lamar added two from the early present, whereas Moist Leg, the British Finest New Artist nominee, swept the choice music classes.
“Oh my god, that is superb. Oh, I am going to by no means be the identical,” mentioned Carlile onstage. “I lower my hair and I discovered tips on how to scream and I simply received a Grammy for a rock and roll tune!”
And actress Viola Davis turned the newest showbiz heavyweight to earn a coveted EGOT — winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — by taking the Grammy for finest audio guide, narration and storytelling for her memoir “Discovering Me.”
The star-studded sixty fifth annual gala, hosted as soon as once more by comic Trevor Noah, will later function performances from Kinds, Lizzo and Mary J. Blige.
Unhealthy Bunny, indisputably the world’s largest business artist, has three Grammy possibilities off his main drop “Un Verano Sin Ti,” additionally an Album of the 12 months contender.
It is the primary time a wholly Spanish-language album has an opportunity at that coveted award, and it is the primary time the Puerto Rican reggaeton megastar has landed a solo nomination within the main Grammy classes.
“I wish to know if the Grammys are prepared for the true occasion,” he mentioned throughout his medley efficiency off his smash album.
Rosalia, whose “Motomami” was a crucial hit, received the Grammy for finest Latin Rock or Various Album — after the Spanish celebrity was snubbed in the primary classes.
Trade watchers had been additionally ready to see whether or not pop juggernaut Swift — who hit the pink carpet in a glowing, deep blue ensemble alluding to her most up-to-date album “Midnights” — may win the Tune of the 12 months prize that has evaded her for years.
The celebrity — who has been making good on a vow to re-record her first six albums to achieve management of her rights to them — has an opportunity on the award celebrating songwriters for her 10-minute model of “All Too Effectively.”
Finest New Artist hopefuls get head begin
After a number of Grammy years with clear Finest New Artist favorites — Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Thee Stallion and Billie Eilish — Sunday’s race is extensive open.
The class has grown more and more eclectic and reflective of the web age’s impression on fashionable music, and lots of the nominees — together with Brazil’s Anitta, Eurovision rockers Maneskin and rapper Latto — have all discovered viral fame on TikTok.
And together with Moist Leg, a number of of the nominees jumped ahead with early victories: Muni Lengthy stole one in all Beyonce’s 9 alternatives in taking house the award for Finest R&B Efficiency, whereas Molly Tuttle received for Finest Bluegrass Album.
Jazz performer Samara Pleasure scooped the award for Finest Jazz Vocal Album.
Talking on a pre-Grammy pink carpet, the Bronx-born artist advised AFP that merely incomes nominations had amped up her profession.
“You already know, over the previous few months, much more folks began selecting up the cellphone,” she mentioned with fun.
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