The 2023 GRAMMY Awards was a night to remember

Recapping the Best Moments of the GRAMMYs

One of music’s most coveted nights is the GRAMMYs. The best musicians and artists come together to create unforgettable performances on stage and potentially go home with a career-changing golden GRAMMY. With so many eye-catching outfits, big winners and historic moments of pure greatness, it’s only fitting that we highlight some of the best moments from the 2023 GRAMMYs. 

Historic GRAMMY Moments 

Viola Davis achieves EGOT status.

Viola Davis’ career has been nothing short of absolutely legendary. Heading into 2023, she already had an Emmy, Oscar and Tony in her collection of accolades. The only thing missing to achieve one of the hardest accomplishments in entertainment was the GRAMMY. 

EGOT status was officially achieved for the 57-year-old actor when she won the award for the best audiobook, narration and storytelling recording for her memoir “Finding Me.” Viola Davis personifies black history and continues to make it. She’s the third Black woman to achieve EGOT status and the eighteenth person to do it overall. What a journey it has been and will continue to be! 

Bad Bunny breaks barriers and sets the tone for the GRAMMYs

Bad Bunny has become an absolute international musical sensation and his latest album “Un Verano Sin Ti” has skyrocketed his career. So much so that the album was nominated for one of the biggest GRAMMY awards of the night “Album of the Year”. 

Harry Styles ultimately walked away with the award at the end of the night, but Bad Bunny’s nomination alone made history as the first fully non-English album to be nominated for AOTY. Despite the AOTY award, Bad Bunny was a huge highlight of the night as he opened the GRAMMYs with a performance that reflected his music transcending language barriers and representing Latino culture on a global scale. 

Bad Bunny didn’t leave the night empty handed as he took the award home for Best Mùsica Urbana Album for the second year in a row. 

Beyoncé breaks the record for most-awarded GRAMMY artist of all time.

One of music’s best artists of all-time, Beyoncé sweeped up the 2023 GRAMMY awards with 4 wins and a historic appearance. On top of an amazing night of winning, the Houston legend broke one of the GRAMMY’s biggest accomplishments of all time as she broke the record for the most-awarded GRAMMY artist of all time. Beyoncé has a total of 32 wins and has surpassed a record that had been set since 1998. 

Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Tribute. 

2023 is a special year for Hip-Hop as it marks the 50th anniversary of the art that has been forever evolving and impacting the world since its inception. With such a rich and vast history that stems from Hip-Hop, the GRAMMYs showcased a powerful performance celebration produced by Questlove. 

The performance featured some of Hip-Hop’s most influential and foundational artists such as Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, Method Man, Melle Mel, Big Boi, Queen Latifah and many more. 

This huge celebration for Hip-Hop came after LL Cool J awarded another Hip-Hop pioneer and legend, Dr. Dre with the 2023 Global Impact Award.

Kim Petres became the first trans artist to perform at the GRAMMYs.

One of the biggest songs last year was created by the incredibly talented Sam Smith and German-born Kim Petras “Unholy”. The two joined forces another time to perform the smash hit on the GRAMMY stage. Their performance was one of the most talked about parts of the night, but more importantly, the duo received a GRAMMY for best pop duo/group performance. This win would make Kim the first transgender woman to win a Grammy in the category. 

“I grew up next to a highway in nowhere, Germany, and my mother believed me that I was a girl, and I wouldn’t be here without her and her support,” said Petras as she received her first ever GRAMMY. 

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