Lizzo wins the Record of the Year Grammy Award for 2023
Music’s biggest night is currently in full swing as the 2023 Grammy Awards airs. Fans around the world tuned in to see if their favorites took home an award – particularly in the four main categories. Luckily, some music lovers get their wish. Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” was awarded “Record Of The Year”.
During her winning speech, she dedicated it to the late prince who inspired her to make the world a better place. “I’m just so proud to be a part of it,” she said. “Not only can people do good, but we are good.” She also called out to Beyoncé, breaking down in tears over how her life had changed in fifth grade.
The award recognizes the entire recording package of a release and not just the song, and goes “to the artist and to the producer(s), sound engineer(s) and/or mixer and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist,” according to the website of the Recording Academy.
There were ten nominees in total for the Record Of The Year award. Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul”, Harry Styles “As It Was” and Adele’s “Easy On Me” were among the inclusions.
That night, other ROTY nominees, including Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Steve Lacy, and the aforementioned Lizzo and Styles, performed their respective songs.
Rounding out the Record Of The Year category was Kendrick Lamar’s The Heart Pt. 5″, ABBA’s “Don’t Shut Me Down” and Doja Cat’s “Woman”.
Watch Lizzo’s touching acceptance speech for the record of the year above.
The full list of this year’s Grammy nominees and winners can be found here.
Some of the artists featured here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
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