As the 65th Grammy Awards ceremony aired Sunday, during which music fans watched for a showdown between mega performers like Adele, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar for the night’s top honors.
The ceremony, which aired at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, will be hosted by Trevor Noah for the third year in a row. Actress Viola Davis won a Grammy for the recording of the audiobook for her memoir, “Finding Me,” making her the third Black woman in history and the 18th ever to earn an EGOT—An Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. All eyes were on Beyoncé: She has won 41 Grammys, is nominated for nine, and needed three more to tie, or four more to earn the record for most overall wins in Grammys history (she is tied with her husband Jay-Z for the most nominations, with 88). So far, has Beyoncé won three awards: Best Traditional R&B Performance (”Plastic Off The Sofa”), Best Dance/Electronic Recording (“Break My Soul”) and Best R&B song (“Cuff It”).
Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Quavo will perform during the “in memoriam” segment. Watch for a performance dedicated to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, when the likes of Missy Elliot, Future, Lil Wayne, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Queen Latifa and other legends will share the stage. Other performers include Bad Bunny, Lizzo and Harry Styles.
Record Of The Year: “Don’t Shut Me Down,” ABBA; “Easy On Me,” Adele; “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé; “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige; “You And Me On The Rock,” Brandi Carlile; “Woman,”