Music’s Greatest Night: The 2023 Grammys

Alyvia Pierson, Staff Editor/Writer

Across the world, many celebrated artists gathered in Los Angeles to experience the 64th Grammy Awards, the most prestigious award ceremony in the music industry. 

Artists, performances, and achievements headlined music’s greatest night at the 2023 Annual Grammy Awards! Live from the Crypto Center, artists Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Offset, Miguel, and many others posed stunningly on the red carpet. Indie musician Steve Lacy and rising R&B artist Muni Long won their first Grammys. K-pop sensation, BTS, earned three Grammy nominations, making them five–time Grammy nominated in total, as the only Korean act to be nominated for the Grammys.   

Sam Smith won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Unholy,” a collaboration with Kim Petras, who made history as the first trans woman to win a Grammy. Additionally, actress and producer Viola Davis achieved EGOT status, earning the four highest honors in the entertainment industry: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. With many artists breaking records and making history, who achieved the most accolades during music’s greatest night?

The star of the night, Beyonce, earned four Grammys for Best Electronic/ Dance Recording for “Break My Soul,” Best Electronic/Dance Album for Renaissance, Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa,” and Best R&B Song for “Cuff It.” Notably, Beyonce achieved a total of 32 Grammys in her career, making history as the artist with the most prestigious accolades.  






Influential rapper, Kendrick Lamar, made headlines as the artist who received the second-most awards of the night. Lamar won three Grammys for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song for “The Heart Part 5,” and Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. The celebrated rapper is known for his progressive rap style, dabbling in suggestive topics such as police brutality and white supremacy, contributing to his monumental success. 




The world’s favorite male pop singer, Harry Styles, scored two Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for his latest, Harry’s House. The former One Direction member earned three Grammys in his solo career. Most surprisingly, Styles beat Beyonce for Album of the Year, sending shockwaves throughout the media.   





Arguably known as “the music industry,” Taylor Swift achieved a Grammy for Best Music Video for “All Too Well-the short film.” The highly acclaimed song won several accolades previously, making the track even more popular. Swift arrived at the red carpet, dazzled in her midnight blue two-piece, looking fabulously bejeweled.  






Self-love and body image mogul, Lizzo earned a Grammy for Record of the Year for her #1 hit, “About Damn Time,” on her latest album, Special. Shocked upon her name being announced, she thanked her fans, producers, and mother for supporting her throughout her musical career. On Friday, February 3rd, the Hip-Hop singer released a surprise music video, “Special,” inspiring young girls to achieve their dreams to the fullest.   



British pop singer, Adele, earned a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit “Easy on Me.” Achieving awards in the UK and the U.S., Adele created a stellar hit for fans to serenade to. Known for her previous albums, 19, 21, and 25, and her recent, 30, Adele’s albums are known for reflecting on herself at which the age she wrote them, hence the album title.