The most iconic night in music returned to LA on a Sunday night, and The LA Girl was all over it. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Adele, Harry Styles, & more of music’s biggest names on the planet packed LA’s Crypto.com arena to perform and accept those little, but very BIG golden statutes. And ICYMI, Beyoncé, who swooped up 4 awards last night, officially made music history by breaking the Grammy record for the most wins of any artist of all time. Go Bey! So whether you’re like us and still stuck in a post-Grammy haze, or just searching for a quick recap, we’ve rounded up some of the best jaw-droppers and tear-jerkers of the Grammy’s 2023.
Most Inspirational Speeches｜Lizzo & Bad Bunny
After winning Record of the Year, the flowery cape owner expressed her gratitude by offering her best words of wisdom. “In a world where there’s a lot of darkness and a lot of scary s***, I like to believe that not only can people do good, but we just are good inherently,” Lizzo reassures us. Bad Bunny also took the motivational route, refreshing all of us with the secret to life. “It’s easy ‘cuz I just made this album with love and passion,” the Latin icon preaches, “When you do things with love and passion, everything is easier.”
Best Performances｜Hip Hop Tribute, Lizzo, Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny opened the ceremony with spicy red lights and merengue dancers, honoring Dominican, Caribbean and Puerto Rican culture. Along with dozens of dancers, cabezudos, or giant figures of Latin icons (like Roberto Clemente, Tego Calderón, Andy Montañez), got the audience out of their seats. As Benito celebrated Latin culture, Lizzo’s solo performance was a fierce statement of self-love. Electrifying choreography performed by a women’s gospel choir made her powerful lyrics ring clear. The world of Hip Hop also kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration with an unforgettable Grammys tribute featuring major day one’s like Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Nelly, Queen Latifah, and Lil Wayne. Guests went back in time, flowing through hip hop’s most iconic bops from Salt-N-Pepa’s “My Mic Sounds Nice” to Ice-T’s “New Jack Hustler (Nino’s Theme)” and Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control”.
Most Original Suits｜Anderson Paak, Shania Twain, Steve Lacy
One of the best parts of red carpet fashion is seeing every celebrity’s personal suit rendition. Shania Twain kept it camp with a Cruella Deville vibe donning a black and white polka-dot suit and matching top hat above her strawberry red wig. Anderson Paak showed off his eccentric personality through vintage-inspired floral patterns on his bold tuxedo. Steve Lacy sported head-to-toe Saint Laurent with silk pockets, a rhinestone brooch, and black and white pointed dress shoes.
Best Outift Coordination｜Pharrel Williams & Helen Lasichanh, Sam Smith & Kim Petras, Måneskin
If slaying one red carpet fit is hard enough, then pulling off an entire group ensemble is superior. Songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, rocked the ultimate couple fit with matching quilted tracksuits in black and red. Sam Smith and Kim Petras channeled their unholiness, flaunting an all red attire with mesh designs and dramatic ruffles. Members of the Italian rock band, Måneskin, turned heads in complementary metallic Gucci pieces.
Now that you’re all caught up with the Grammys, celebrate the rest of February by making your Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) plans at the 5 Best Rooftop Restaurants in LA!
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