Women dominate this 12 months’s Grammys, with feminine artists taking dwelling the most important 4 awards of the evening.
Taylor Swift made historical past when she received greatest album for Midnights, changing into the primary artist to win the prize for a fourth time, having beforehand received for Fearless (2010), 1989 (2016) and Folklore (2021).
Accepting the prize, Swift known as her workforce round her saying, “Guys I feel so alone” earlier than occurring to thank everybody who made the album a hit.
She stated: “I would love to say this is the happiest moment of my life… but I feel this happy when I finish a song… For me the reward is the work… All I want to do is keep doing this, so thanks so much for giving me the opportunity. Mind blown!”
The award was introduced by Canadian celebrity Celine Dion, who in 2022 revealed that she was affected by the uncommon neurological dysfunction generally known as stiff-person syndrome (SPS), forcing her to cancel quite a few tour dates.
Swift additionally delighted her legion of followers by revealing through the present that she could be releasing a brand new album on 19 April – The Tortured Poets Department – and sharing a photograph of the album’s entrance cowl on social media.
The 34-year-old stated she’d be maintaining the key for the final two years.
Record of the 12 months was taken by Miley Cyrus, for her viral summer time hit Flowers, who broke her no-Grammy spell with two wins on the evening. She stated that she hoped her life did not change because it was already “beautiful.”
Reeling off an inventory of individuals to thank, the 31-year-old star who was sporting a sequined black robe with a excessive facet break up joked, “I don’t think I forgot anyone… But I may have forgotten underwear”.
Cyrus additionally received greatest pop solo efficiency for Flowers, which she carried out through the ceremony.
Accepting her award from Mariah Carey, she informed the viewers she’d almost missed the beginning of the present because of the rain, occurring to inform a narrative of a bit of boy who couldn’t catch a butterfly till one landed on his nostril, concluding, “this song is my butterfly”.
The award was introduced by file producer Mark Ronson, alongside together with his mother-in-law, Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep.
Song of the 12 months went to Billie Eilish, for her Barbie music What Was I Made For? who seemed to be really shocked by her personal win, telling the viewers, “This is the dumbest thing… Damn, I’m shocked,” and concluding her speech, “This is stupid, I’m not supposed to be here”.
The observe from the film which dominated the summer time and broke field workplace information additionally took dwelling the award for greatest music written for visible media.
Eilish carried out on the evening, wearing black sun shades and a pink headband in homage to the 1965 Barbie Poodle parade doll.
Best new artist went to R&B singer-songwriter Victoria Monet, who kicked off her acceptance speech by thanking “the champagne servers of the night,” occurring to dedicate her award to anybody “who has a dream”.
Using the analogy of a rising plant within the “soil” of the music business, Monet stated her “roots had been growing underground for so long, and were finally sprouting over ground”.
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SZA – who had probably the most nominations going into the evening – took three awards – together with greatest R&B music for Snooze, giving an emotional and out of breath speech because of the truth she was altering her outfit, throughout which she gave a shout out to Swift (the star of the evening) saying “Hi Taylor… I’m not an attractive crier. Have a good evening.”
Kylie Minogue was honoured with the inaugural greatest pop dance recording for hit Padam Padam – the Australian star’s second Grammy.
Rapper Jay-Z who received the Dr Dre world influence award took his daughter Blue Ivy up onto the stage, joking about her childhood “sippy cup” and saying now she has a Grammy of her personal.
He drew gasps when he chided the Grammy’s have beforehand uncared for rap stars, earlier than placing the highlight on his spouse, Beyonce, questioning how she’d received probably the most Grammy’s in historical past, however by no means received greatest album.
He joked, “Sorry, when I get nervous, I tell the truth”.
He completed by urging fellow artists “to keep showing up,” imploring, “Just in life, you’ve got to keep showing up. Just keep showing up.
Held at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles, the 66th annual ceremony was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah – his fourth consecutive year fronting the show.
There have been a bunch of performances from dwelling legends, with cultural icon Joni Mitchell making her Grammy debut aged 80.
With a formidable five-decade music profession, and after overcoming a near-fatal mind aneurysm in 2015, she sang her 1966 hit Both Sides Now, sat in a golden armchair and accompanied by singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile on guitar.
Mitchell additionally took dwelling the prize for greatest people album. She beforehand received the Recording Academy lifetime achievement award in 2002.
Other veteran entertainers to carry out included Stevie Wonder who paid tribute to singer Tony Bennet, Billy Joel and Tracy Chapman.
Eurhythmics star Annie Lennox gave an emotional rendition of Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U through the In Memoriam part of the present, sporting a black go well with and with a glittery black tear working from one eye.
Finishing the music, the 69-year-old singer introduced politics to the fore, saying: “Artists for ceasefire, peace in the world,” showing to discuss with the continuing Gaza-Hamas conflict.
Meanwhile, in sharp distinction to the glitz and glamour of the evening, rapper Killer Mike was led from the ceremony in handcuffs, shortly after profitable three gongs.
The 48-year-old activist and performer took dwelling greatest rap album for his sixth studio album, Michael, whereas his observe Scientists And Engineers that includes Andre 3000, Future And Eryn Allen Kane received greatest rap music and greatest rap efficiency.
A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed a person had been arrested however didn’t give any additional particulars.