Writer: A. B. Jabur
The Grammys is an annual event hosted by the Recording Academy of the United States dedicated to awarding the best and brightest in the music industry. Highly regarded as the most prestigious award in the industry worldwide. The Grammys award categories such as an album of the year, song of the year, best new artist, and more. The Grammys ceremony is an event as large as the Academy Awards, with hundreds of guests, a red carpet, performances by highly regarded artists such as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Adele, and complete with a golden statue of a gramophone, similar to the well- recognized Oscar.
This year’s Grammys took place February 6th in Los Angeles, a gilded and glamorous event whose red carpet stroke up much conversation around certain guests and nominee’s outfits, the most notable being Cardi B’s sculpture- like blue dress, Lizzo’s red, flowery, all- enveloping gown, Harry Styles’ colorful, sparkly, and disco- inspired jumpsuit, and Taylor Swift’s jaw- dropping deep blue two- piece gown.
The evening kicked off with Bad Bunny’s energetic opening performance, setting the mood for the night. Later on, Harry Styles won the coveted Album of the Year award for “Harry’s House”, shocking all who expected Beyoncé to finally win, after being nominated for the award multiple times and not yet having won. Speaking of Beyoncé, the artist made history after winning her 32nd Grammy, this time for Best Dance/Electronic Album, officially cementing her as the artist with most wins in Grammy history; members of the audience teared up as she thanked the queer community as well as her uncle, husband, and children in a touching acceptance speech.
Some more highlights of the night include Kim Petras becoming the first trans woman to win a Grammy, Harry Style’s performance of his song ‘As it Was’ in yet another sparkly jumpsuit, something he appears to have a penchant for, and 73-year old blues singer Bonnie Raitt’s surprising but deserved win of Song of the Year for “Just Like That” against more well- known artists such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Adele, Kendrick Lamar, and Lizzo.