GRAMMY’s 2023!


Ellen Metzler, Editor

The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place on February 5, hosted by Trevor Noah on CBS Network. The GRAMMY Awards took place in Los Angeles, California. 

The GRAMMY Awards was first known as The Gramophone Awards, which first took place in 1958. The Oscars and Emmy Awards are recognize leading artists in film and television, but there was no musical equivalent at that time. The GRAMMYs also hand out an award known as the Lifetime Hall of Fame Award and this award is given to an artist who has made a substantial impact on the music industry. Some artists include: Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Queen. 

The GRAMMYs also give a second specialty award known as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes significant songs and compositions by well known artists. Some of these songs include; “Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Dream On” by Aerosmith, “Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffet, and “Shout” by The Isley Brothers. 

The very first GRAMMY Awards only had 28 categories, in 2019 there were 84 categories, and this GRAMMY awards has 91 categories. The winners of the major categories are as follows (not every category is displayed);

General Field

Record of the Year: “About Damn Time” by Lizzo

Album of the Year: “Harry’s House” by Harry Styles

Song of the Year: “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt

Best New Artist: Samara Joy



Best Pop Solo Performance: “Easy on Me” by Adele 

Best Pop Vocal Album: “Harry’s House” by Harry Styles



Best Rock Song: “Broken Horses” by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth

Best Rock Album: “Patient Number 9” by Ozzy Osbourne



Best Alternative Music Performance: “Wet Leg” by Wet Leg



Best R&B Song: “Cuff It” by Beyonce 

Best R&B Album: “Black Radio III” by Robert Glasper



Best Rap Song: “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album: “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” by Kendrick Lamar



Best Country Song: “Til You Can’t” by Matt Rogers & Ben Stennis

Best Country Album: “A Beautiful Time” by Willie Nelson


Congratulations to each of the winners and all of the nominees, 2022 was a really good year for the music industry with so many new/debut albums and singles. The music industry has a really good note to start with in 2023.