Grammys 2023: The full winners list and highlights of the night

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By Marissa Chin

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Grammys 2023: The full winners list and highlights of the night

Music’s biggest night (technically, morning for us in Malaysia) finally returned to the Arena in Los Angeles for the first time since Covid shut the world down. Safe to say, it was well worth the wait. Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 65th Grammy Awards saw big wins, explosive performances and wonderful tributes to music’s greatest figures.

Beyoncé made history at the prestigious music award show as the most-awarded Grammy artist of all time with a total of 32 wins as she turned four out of her nine nominations into trophies. This includes Best Dance/Electronic Music Album and Best R&B Song. Beyoncé actually missed the latter award as she was stuck in traffic in typical LA fashion, leading her co-writers to rush up on stage to accept the award for the artist.

Harry Styles took home the Album of the Year Award for Harry’s House, and the artist looked surprised to receive it as well—perhaps because the favourite to win was Beyoncé’s career-defining Renaissance despite the remarkable year Styles had. Another surprise win was Bonnie Raitt nabbing Song of the Year for Just Like That against the likes of Taylor Swift, Adele and Beyoncé. Understandably, many viewers were confused and left wondering who Raitt actually was. The singer actually has a career spanning 50 years in country and jazz. This marks her first songwriting Grammy.

Iconic rapper and entrepreneur Dr Dre was honoured with the Global Impact Award and the Recording Academy has even decided to name the award after him as well. Further, actress Viola Davis achieved EGOT status (this is when someone wins an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award) after her Grammy win for narrating her audiobook, making her the only third African-American to have done so. 

Performance-wise, Bad Bunny brought everyone to their feet with a medley performance of his hits, El Apagon and Despues De La Playa, transforming the arena into a Spanish summer beach party. Another big highlight was the Tribute to Hip-Hop as trailblazing artists from the genre came together to celebrate its upcoming 50th anniversary. LL Cool J, Big Boi, Miss Elliott, Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes and more took the stage to perform the biggest hits across the five decades, making this one of the most hyped Grammy stages according to netizens. The Grammys were closed with by DJ Khaled’s God Did along with Jay Z, Rick Ross, John Legend and Lil Wayne on a Last-Supper-inspired setup.  

Ahead, here is the full list of winners of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.


Record of the Year

About Damn Time, Lizzo

Album of the Year

Harry’s House, Harry Styles

Song of the Year

Just Like That, Bonnie Raitt

Best New Artist

Samara Joy

Best Pop Solo Performance

Easy on Me, Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Unholy, Sam Smith and Kim Petras

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Higher, Michael Bublé

Best Pop Vocal Album

Harry’s House, Harry Styles

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Break My Soul, Beyoncé

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

Renaissance, Beyoncé

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Empire Central, Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance

Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile

Best Metal Performance

Degradation Rules, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Tony Iommi

Best Rock Song

Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile

Best Rock Album

Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne

Best Alternative Music Performance

Chaise Longue, Wet Leg

Best Alternative Music Album

Wet Leg, Wet Leg

Best R&B Performance

Hrs & Hrs, Muni Long

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Plastic Off the Sofa, Beyoncé

Best R&B Song

Cuff It, Beyoncé

Best Progressive R&B Album

Gemini Rights, Steve Lacy

Best R&B Album

Black Radio III, Robert Glasper

Best Rap Performance

The Heart Part 5, Kendrick Lamar

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Wait for U, Future featuring Drake and Tems

Best Rap Song

The Heart Part 5, Kendrick Lamar 

Best Rap Album

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Solo Performance

Live Forever, Willie Nelson

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Never Wanted to Be That Girl, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Best Country Song

’Til You Can’t, Matt Rogers and Ben Stennis, 

Best Country Album

A Beautiful Time, Willie Nelson

Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album

Mystic Mirror, White Sun

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Endangered Species | Soloist – Wayne Shorter and Leo Genovese

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Linger Awhile, Samara Joy

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

New Standards Vol. 1, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Nicholas Payton and Matthew Stevens

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra, Steven Feifke, Bijon Watson, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album

Fandango at the Wall in New York, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring the Congra Patria Son Jarocho Collective

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Kingdom, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Fear Is Not My Future, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

Best Gospel Album

Kingdom Book One Deluxe, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Breathe, Maverick City Music

Best Roots Gospel Album

The Urban Hymnal, Tennessee State University Marching Band

Best Latin Pop Album

Pasieros, Rubén Blades and Boca Livre

Best Música Urbana Album

Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Motomami, Rosalía

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Un Canto por México, El Musical, Natalia Lafourcade

Best Tropical Latin Album

Pa’lla Voy, Marc Anthony

Best American Roots Performance

Stompin’ Ground, Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Best Americana Performance

Made Up Mind, Bonnie Raitt

Best American Roots Song

Just Like That, Bonnie Raitt

Best Americana Album

In These Silent Days, Brandi Carlile

Best Bluegrass Album

Crooked Tree, Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

Best Traditional Blues Album

Get On Board, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Brother Johnny, Edgar Winter

Best Folk Album

Revealer, Madison Cunningham

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Live at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Ranky Tanky

Best Reggae Album

The Kalling, Kabaka Pyramid

Best Global Music Performance

Bayethe, Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode

Best Global Music Album

Sakura, Masa Takumi

Best Children’s Music Album

The Movement, Alphabet Rockers

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

Finding Me, Viola Davis

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

The Poet Who Sat by the Door, J. Ivy

Best Comedy Album

The Closer, Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album

Into the Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Encanto, Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Encanto, Germaine Franco, composer

Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok

Best Song Written for Visual Media

We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Encanto| Songwriter – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Instrumental Composition

Refuge, Geoffrey Keezer

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Scrapple From the Apple | Arranger – John Beasley, arranger 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Songbird (Orchestral Version)| Arranger – Vince Mendoza

Best Recording Package

Beginningless Beginning, Tamsui-Kavalan Chinese Orchestra

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

In and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81 ’82 ’83

Best Album Notes

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) | Album notes writer – Bob Mehr

Best Historical Album

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

Tobias Jesso Jr.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Harry’s House | Engineers – Jeremy Hatcher, Oli Jacobs, Nick Lobel, Mark Spike Stent and Sammy Witte; Mastering Enginner -Randy Merrill

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Best Remixed Recording

About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix) | Remixer – Purple Disco Machine

Best Immersive Audio Album

Divine Tides | Immersive mix engineer – Eric Schilling; Immersive producers – Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej and Herbert Waltl 

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique — The Making of the Orchestra | Engineers – Shawn Murphy, Charlie Post and Gary Rydstrom; Mastering engineer – Michael Romanowski

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance

Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman | Conductor – Michael Repper (New York Youth Symphony)

Best Opera Recording

Blanchard: Fire Shut Up in My Bones | Conductor – Yannick Nézet-Séguin; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

Born | Conductor – Donald Nally, conductor 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Shaw: Evergreen, Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Letters for the Future, Time for Three | Conductor – Xian Zhang (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene | Soloist – Renée Fleming; Pianist – Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Best Classical Compendium

An Adoption Story, Starr Parodi and Kitt Wakeley

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Puts: Contact | Composer – Kevin Puts 

Best Music Video

All Too Well: The Short Film | Director – Taylor Swift; Video producer – Saul Germaine

Best Music Film

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story | Video directors – Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern; Video producers – Frank Marshall, Sean Stuart and Ryan Suffern


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