Editorial: 65th Grammy Awards

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February 5, 2023, the 65th Grammy Awards took place, hosted by Trevor Noah. He did an excellent job hosting music’s biggest event. The performances were incredible – the artists gave it their all. Congratulations to all the winners of last night’s Grammys.


-Opening Act
Bad Bunny – El Apagón Después la Playa
The music was catchy, with incredible dancing.
A great way to start the evening.

-Brandi Carlisle – Broken Horses
She gave a touching performance.
Side Note: She received a lovely introduction from her family.

-Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & Chris Stapleton
The Temptations’ The Way You Do the Things You Do and then Smokey Robinson joins Steve Wonder performing The Miracles’ The Tears Of A Clown.
After that, Chris Stapleton joins them with a performance of Higher Ground
It was a touching tribute to Motown music, a fantastic combination of RNB & Country.
Side Note: Lovely intro by Billy Crystal 

-Lizzo – About Damn Time
It was an epic & passionate performance.

-Harry Styles – As It Was
A fantastic performance with a lovely David Bowie/Freddie Mercury vibe with a 70s style. 

-In Memoriam 
*Kacey Musgraves performs Coal Miner’s Daughter – a tribute to Loretta Lynn. 
*Quavo with Maverick City Music Without You – an homage to Migos rapper Takeoff.
*Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Rail & Mick Fleetwood perform Fleetwood Mac’s Without You – a tribute to Christine McVie
This segment was a touching and heartwarming moment.

-Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous
She gave an uplifting and heartwarming performance. 

-50th Anniversary of Hip Hop
An Impressive Medley Performance of Rap/Hip Hop artists from the 1970s until now, including LL Cool J, Nelly, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, etc. 
(Full List below)

-Luke Combs Going Going Gone
A heartwarming performance

-Steve Lacy – Bad Habit
It was a phenomenal performance

-DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, Fridayy & John Legend – God Did
It was an epic ending to a fantastic event.

Awards – Highlights

-Best Dance Album
Winner: Beyoncé
She made a historical record with the most Grammy wins after this award.

– Dr. Dre Global Impact Award
Winner: Dr. Dre 
The first recipient

-Best Pop Solo Performance
Winner: Adele – Easy on Me

-Best Song for Social Change
Winner: Baraye by Shervin Hajipour

-Song of the Year
Winner: Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That
Side Note
US First Lady Jill Biden was the presenter for Best Song for Social Change & Song of the Year. A touching standing ovation took place.

-Record of the Year
Winner: Lizzo – About Damn Time

– 2023 Music Educator Award
Winner: Pamela Dawson

-2023 Industry Icon Awards
Winners: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

-Best New Artist
Winner: Samara Joy

-Best Album of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles
Side Note: Harry Styles hugs the fan who read the winner for Best Album of The Year. Trevor Noah showed the card inside the envelope to the Harry Styles fan, a sweet lady. 

Trevor Noah did a remarkable job hosting music’s biggest night. The performances were impressive and dynamic.
Congratulations again to the winners of the 65th Grammy Awards!

Flora Youssef


50th Anniversary of Hip Hop – List of Performers

Grandmaster Flash, 
Grandmaster Melle Mel 
Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

DJ Jazzy Jeff 
Public Enemy
Ice T

LL Cool J
Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star 
De La Soul 
Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan
The Lox 
Queen Latifah
Missy Elliott 
Houston’s Scarface 
The Bay Area’s Too Short.

Big Boi of Outkast 
DJ Drama

2010s & presents 
Swizz Beatz 
Lil Baby
Lil Uzi Vert  

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