Beyoncé, Taylor Swift win, Viola Davis gets EGOT
Five years ago, Adele beat Beyoncé for album of the year at the Grammys. Will lightning strike twice on Sunday night?
The Beyhive and Adele faithful both have deep interests in the 65th Grammy Awards. With nine nominations in the lead, Beyoncé needs only two wins (having won a pair at the pre-show ceremony) to become the most awarded Grammy artist of all time. But for the biggest prize of the night, she takes on not only Adele but also Harry Styles, Lizzo, Bad Bunny and – a blast from the past – ABBA, among others.
Check out all the winners and highlights from the premiere ceremony before the show, and stay tuned for the Grammys main event (8 EST/5 PST).
2023 Grammy winners:Find out which stars have won gold
Taylor Swift and Lin-Manuel Miranda wins wrap up pre-show ceremony
Madison Cunningham, who performed as part of the pre-show ceremony, wins Best Folk Album for “Revealer” and admits, “I’m in shock.” Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” wins a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, and a 2022 Broadway cast recording of “Into the Woods” is named Best Musical Theater Album.
In addition to two previous wins for “Encanto,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” gets Best Song Written for Visual Media, while Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well: The Short Film” wins the best music video and documentary “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” wins the award for best musical film. And Jack Antonoff is named Producer of the Year for his work with Swift, Florence + The Machine, Diana Ross, The 1975 and the “Minions: The Rise of Gru” soundtrack.
Bonnie Raitt Wins a Pair of Grammys, Brandi Carlile Wins Americana
Aaron Neville wins a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance for “Stompin’ Ground” with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Carlile’s “In These Silent Days” wins Best American Album while Raitt wins two awards: Best American Performance for “Made Up My Mind” and best roots song for “Just Like That”.
Country categories honor Willie Nelson, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Nelson’s “Live Forever” wins the honor for Best Country Solo Performance and Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde’s “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” wins the Duo/Group Performance. “It transcended so many of my wildest dreams,” Pearce said as he accepted his first Grammy. And the best country song goes to “Till You Can’t” by Matt Rogers and Ben Stennis.
Artist’s New Wet Leg Nominee Lands a Pair of Alternate Honors
The British rock band – up for Best New Artist later that night – won two Grammys: Best Alternative Performance for “Chaise Lounge” and Alternative Music Album for the band’s self-titled debut album.
Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile and Ozzy Osbourne earn two honors each
Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, while Carlile’s “Broken Horses” won Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Osbourne gets best metal performance for “Degradation Rules” with Tony Iommi and rock album for “Patient Number 9”.
Viola Davis Officially Becomes EGOT Winner, Beyoncé Wins Second Grammy
The actress is making history by winning her first Grammy Award, for best audiobook recording, narration and narration for “Finding Me.” “I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma. It was such a journey. I JUST EGOT!” said Davis, adding to his Oscar, Emmy and Tony wins. And in the process, Beyoncé takes the best traditional R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa”.
Orchestral version of Christine McVie’s ‘Songbird’, Michael Bublé wins Grammy Awards
Vince Mendoza pays tribute to the late Christine McVie when he wins the award for best arrangement, instrumental and vocal. “I owe a debt of gratitude for so many of his great stories and moments,” Mendoza says, adding that he was 16 when Fleetwood Mac’s seminal 1977 album “Rumours” was released. “This record and this music have followed me throughout my life.” Additionally, Michael Bublé’s “Higher” conquers the best traditional pop album category.
Beyoncé lands the show’s first win for Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Broadway’s ‘MJ the Musical’ star Myles Frost arrives to present the next honors band. Best Dance/Electronic Recording goes to Beyoncé – her first of what could be a historic day – for “Break My Soul”, Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” lands the Grammy for Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical) and “Harry’s ‘Harry Styles House’ takes Best Crafted Album, and former The Police member Stewart Copeland’s ‘Divine Tides’ wins Best Immersive Audio Album.
Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Starts the Day with Two Grammy Wins
The first two Grammys of the day — Best Visual Media Soundtrack Compilation Album and Best Score Album — went to Disney’s animated musical “Encanto,” which featured songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” wins for best score soundtrack for a video game.
This year’s Grammys have a whole guest list
The roster of performers at the Grammys main show includes Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Lizzo and the “Unholy” duo of Sam Smith and Kim Petras.
As for presenters, first lady Jill Biden will be one of the main people handing out material alongside Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis (who could become an EGOT in the first ceremony), Olivia Rodrigo, Shania Twain and Dwayne Johnson.
Who’s ready for the Grammy Awards red carpet?
The Grammys are usually a place where musicians show off their coolest stuff. (Lady Gaga’s egg entry, anyone?) You can take a look at all of this year’s looks during The Recording Academy’s “Live from the Red Carpet” livestream which is due to start at 6 EST. /3 PST on live.grammy.com. E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” special is set to begin at the same time, co-hosted by Laverne Cox and Bobby Bones, and preceded by a “Live from E!: Countdown to the Grammys” pre-show at 4 EST/1 PST.
How to watch the 65th Grammy Awards
If you enjoy watching musicians receive trophies, the premiere ceremony is for you as it hands out the vast majority – 81 of the 91 Grammys – of the honors. Streamed on The Recording Academy’s YouTube channel and live.grammy.com, the first event is hosted by Randy Rainbow and features performances from Blind Boys of Alabama, Samara Joy and more.
Once you’ve seen this, or just want to see the major Grammys honored, the top performing main show airs live on CBS and streams on Paramount+.
Learn more about this year’s Grammy Awards and nominees