The Grammy Awards are the most important and prestigious night in music. For 65 years, the show has captivated those around the world with the handing out of crucial awards and musical performances by the biggest stars.
The event is hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. This year’s event was held at the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Crypto.com arena.
A lot of history was made, as Beyoncé tied the record for the most Grammy Awards won by anyone.
Beyoncé has broken the record for most lifetime Grammy wins. She now has 32 with her win for dance/electronic music album for “Renaissance.” #Grammys https://t.co/t1MZ4jI0kz
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 6, 2023
32 is a lot of Grammy Awards, and Beyoncé won four of them Sunday evening. Other big winners included Adele, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Samara Joy.
But, the headline award, as always, is Album of the Year. And, this year’s nominees were star-studded.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR #GRAMMYs NOMINEES@ABBA @Adele @sanbenito @Beyonce @maryjblige @brandicarlile @coldplay @kendricklamar @lizzo @Harry_Styles
Full coverage: https://t.co/QhLIiMFm3n pic.twitter.com/1RDEyoqLkA
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) November 15, 2022
And, heading into the ceremony, Beyoncé’s album, Renaissance, was a huge favorite to take home the award.
From a betting perspective, there's been TONS of movement on RENAISSANCE for Album of the Year.
It opened as a co-favorite with 30. It's now a MASSIVE favorite with -500 odds on Bovada. #Grammys
— Brian Cantor (@cantorpedia) February 5, 2023
But, that’s not what happened. The award instead went to Harry Styles for Harry’s House.
Twitter was pretty split, but those who disagreed, DISAGREED.
beyonce has more grammys than anyone in the history of the world but also she does not have one single album of the year award sure sure sure that makes sense that sounds right
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 6, 2023
This is the craziest shit I ever seen. Beyoncé deserves so much better than this. No way was Gary’s album better than Renaissance, and he CAN’T EVEN SING #GRAMMYs
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) February 6, 2023
Beyonce really had the album of the century.
— THIQUE (@ScottieBeam) February 6, 2023
beyoncé losing album of the year to taylor swift, beck, adele and now harry styles. that’s qwhite interesting pic.twitter.com/2BVillWk9D
— out of context the white lotus (@oocwhitelotus) February 6, 2023
LET!! THE!! RECORD!! SHOW!! im no anti but I AM always pro beyoncé getting her flowers pls
— RMJ (@reneerapp) February 6, 2023
Denying Beyoncé AOTY… during black history month… the Grammy’s never seeing heaven.
— maybe: diane (@dianelyssa) February 6, 2023
Here’s the thing. The complaints make no sense. Clearly, the Academy isn’t biased against Beyoncé, because she’s won more Grammy Awards than anyone else. And, two African Americans have won the award since 2018, including last year. But, Beyoncé’s fans are never happy.