Nomination Night: What Happened at the Grammys?


On February 5, 2023, the 65th Annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles. “Music’s Biggest Night” was hosted by Trever Noah, making it his third consecutive year.

There were many live performances with artists such as Brandie Carlile, Harry Styles, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Mary J. Blige, Steve Lacy, and Bad Bunny, who opened the whole show.

Beyoncé made history at the Grammy’s this year. She had already won the most Grammys of any female artist ever, but she passed conductor Georg Solti when she won her fourth award of the night, earning her 32 total awards, more than anybody in the history of the ceremony.

Beyoncé also tied the record for most nominations ever after being nominated nine times during the event, granting her 88 nominations in total.

Out of the 91 nominations for the night, here were some of the biggest: Record of the Year awarded to Lizzo, Best New Artist went to Samara Joy, Best Pop Solo Performance awarded to “Easy On Me” by Adele, Best R&B Song was “CUFF IT” by Beyoncé, Best Rap Album went to Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar, and the biggest award, Album of the Year, went to Harry’s House by Harry Styles.

Styles’ album was released on May 20, 2022 and has been notably popular ever since. According to Styles, he was “so inspired” by the other artists nominated for the category, which included Beyoncé’s Renaissance, Lizzo’s Special, and Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres.