The 2023 Grammy Awards Winners Really Are Something
"This doesn't happen to people like me very often," said Harry Styles
Published Feb 06, 2023The 2023 Grammy Awards took place last night (February 5), and the winners list is the usual mix of well-deserved triumphs, slightly random legacy acts and out-of-touch pandering.
In one of the more baffling moments of the night, Harry Styles won Album of the Year for the forgettable Harry's House. "This doesn't happen to people like me very often and this is so, so nice, thank you very much," Styles said in his acceptance speech, in a statement we'd love for him to expand upon.
As much as "As It Was" is a bop, in a category that included Beyoncé's monumental RENAISSANCE (as well as beloved albums by Bad Bunny, Adele and Kendrick Lamar), it's hard to imagine what the Grammys were thinking. Harry's House also won Best Pop Vocal Album (in an admittedly much less stacked category).
In another facepalm, Dave Chappelle won Best Comedy Album for The Closer — yes, the transphobic special where he declares himself "Team TERF."
Other major awards included Lizzo winning Record of the Year with "About Damn Time," Bonnie Raitt winning Song of the Year for "Just Like That," Samara Joy earning Best New Artist, and Adele taking Best Pop Solo Performance for "Easy on Me." Kendrick Lamar added to his Grammy collection with Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, as well as Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for "The Heart Part 5."
While Beyoncé was robbed of Album of the Year, she did rack up one very notable achievement. With her wins for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album (RENAISSANCE), Best Dance/Electronic Recording ("BREAK MY SOUL") and Best R&B Song ("CUFF IT"), she now has 32 Grammy Awards — more than anyone else in history.
Also on the bright side, Wet Leg won two Grammys: Best Alternative Music Album (Wet Leg) and Best Alternative Music Performance ("Chaise Longue"). Fun!
See the full list of Grammy winners here.