The 66th Annual Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena, hosted by Trevor Noah and airing on CBS and Paramount+.
Taylor Swift made history winning ‘Album of the Year’ and her 14th Grammy Award overall for with her LP, Midnights. The win makes Swift the first artist in Grammys history to win the ‘Album of the Year’ award four times. Swift also won the Best Pop Vocal Album award, and announced during her acceptance speech that she would be releasing her next album, titled The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19. Swift later posted a preview of the album cover to her socials. In a surprise appearance, Celine Dion presented Swift her ‘Album of the Year’ Grammy. In 2022, Dion revealed she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome, which causes spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing. Dion told the crowd: “When I say I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.”
‘Record of the Year’ was awarded to Miley Cyrus for Flowers, who also earned the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for the song – marking Cyrus’ first Grammy award wins. The award for ‘Best R&B Song’ went to SZA for Snooze, who also earned Grammy awards for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ with Phoebe Bridgers for “Ghost in the Machine,” and ‘Best Progressive R&B Album’ for SOS. Meanwhile, Billie Eilish took home the Grammy for ‘Song of the Year’ for What Was I Made For from the Barbie film soundtrack; the song also earned Eilish the Grammy for ‘Best Song Written For Visual Media.’
‘Best Country Solo Performance’ went to Chris Stapleton for White Horse, which also earned him the award for Best Country Song; and Lainey Wilson took the Grammy for ‘Best Country Album’ with her LP, Bell Bottom Country. In the rock categories, Paramore took home two Grammy Awards – ‘Best Rock Album’ for This Is Why, and ‘Best Alternative Music Performance’ for the title track.
Killer Mike won the Grammy for ‘Best Rap Performance’ for Scientists & Engineers, featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane. Killer Mike also won the Grammy for ‘Best Rap Album’ for Michael, while Lil Durk and J. Cole won ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ for All My Life.
Billy Joel took the stage to perform “Turn the Lights Back On,” his first new song in 17 years, while Joni Mitchell earned a standing ovation for her performance of her 1966 song “Both Sides Now;” earlier in the evening Mitchell won the Best Folk Album award for ‘Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live).’ And Luke Combs’ delivered his rendition of “Fast Car”, joined by Tracy Chapman. In 1989 the song won Chapman best female pop vocal performance. Finally, ‘The Dr. Dre Global Impact Award’ was presented to Jay Z.
For the full list of Grammy winners, head here.
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