Recap: The Grammy Awards

Many artists took home Grammys, including Beyonce who set an all-time record winning 32 Grammys in her career, the most in the show’s history


Bryden Bell

The Grammys have been around for 65 years. They started back in 1958.

Everyone knows of the Grammys, the well-known award show has been around for 65 years.  In order to be eligible for a Grammy, the recording or music video has to be released in the U.S between Oct. 1 of the previous year and midnight Sept. 30 of the given Grammy year. Voting isn’t done by fans, but it’s done by the Recording Academy voting members.

The 65th annual show was on Sunday Feb. 5, and with the best artists from all music categories. The four general awards given are for record, album, song of the year and best new artist.

The Grammys began with Bad Bunny performing, then the host, Trevor Noah had a few laughs with some of the famed musicians. The first award that was handed out was best Pop Vocal Album. The nominees were Harry Styles, ABBA, Lizzo, Adele, and Coldplay. The Grammy went to Harry Styles with his album “Harry’s House.” 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras
  • “Don’t Shut Me Down” by ABBA
  • “Bam Bam” by Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran
  • “My Universe” by Coldplay and BTS
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song)” by Doja Cat and Post Malone

“Unholy” by Sam Smith & Kim Petras won the Grammy. Kim Petras made history for being the first transgender woman to win this award.

“I want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open for me so I could be here tonight,” Petras said in her acceptance speech.

Record of the Year

  • “About Damn Time” by Lizzo
  • “Don’t Shut Me Down” by ABBA
  • “Easy On Me” by Adele
  • “BREAK MY SOUL” by Beyoncé
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous” by Mary J. Blige
  • “You and Me On The Rock” by Brandi Carlile ft. Lucius
  • “Woman” by Doja Cat
  • “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy
  • “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar
  • “As It Was” by Harry Styles

“About Damn Time” by Lizzo won Record of the Year, making her a four time Grammy winner.

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Easy On Me” by Adele
  • “Moscow Mule” by Bad Bunny
  • “Woman” by Doja Cat
  • “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy
  • “About Damn Time” by Lizzo
  • “As It Was” by Harry Styles

Adele’s song, “Easy On Me,” won the Grammy, adding another to her collection.

When it was time to announce the nominees for one of the biggest awards of the night, Album of the Year, everyone thought Beyoncé was going to win. Harry Styles ended up getting the Grammy for Album of the Year. Many Beyoncé fans were upset with the decision, people even went as far as booing Styles when he accepted the Grammy. However, Beyoncé already made history whether or not she won the Album of the Year Grammy.

The “Queen Bey,” as she is known, has a total of 32 Grammys, the all-time record in the history of the Grammys. She won a total of four Grammys on Sunday. Beyoncé won Best Dance/Electronic music album, Best R&B song, Best Traditional R&B performance, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording.

If you were looking for a Taylor Swift nomination for Album of the Year, sadly her latest album, “Midnights,” did not make the cut. The deadline for all Grammy nominations is due Oct. 1, and “Midnights”  just missed the cut, being released Oct. 21. She did however, win a Grammy for Best Music Video for “All Too Well: The Short Film.”

If you want to see the full list of winners, click here.