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Recapping The GRAMMY and BRIT Awards! 🏆

Written by: Caroline Walters


We’ve only had our minds on one thing for the past two weekends: awards shows. The GRAMMYs aired on February 5th, and the BRITs just aired on the 11th! They were both full of amazing performances and records being broken, and we wanted to recap some of our favorite moments from both ceremonies! 😍


The GRAMMYs

First thing’s first: Beyoncé, unsurprisingly, broke the record for the most GRAMMYs ever held by a single artist. The previous holder had 31 awards, but when Beyoncé won four awards on the 5th, she officially became not only the most decorated woman but the most awarded person in GRAMMYs history. She’s won 32 GRAMMYs throughout her career! She won Best Dance Recording (“Break my Soul”), Best Dance/Electronica Album (Renaissance), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Plastic Off The Sofa”), and Best R&B Song (“Cuff It”). We’re not at all shocked that she broke the record! 👑

Not only did Beyoncé have a big night, but so did Harry Styles! Harry won GRAMMYs for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album with Harry’s House! His acceptance speech for AOTY had one of our favorite moments of the whole show: when the award was presented to him by his biggest fan. 🤩

Lizzo had one of the biggest moments of the night when she won the award for Record of the Year with “About Damn Time.” Her speech was one of our favorites from the night — she dedicated it to Prince and went on to talk about how glad she is to be making powerful, feel-good music that’s positive and just inspires people to be nice to each other. She was also the first Black woman to win the award since Whitney Houston in 1994. 🥰

Newcomers Wet Leg had a phenomenal night as well, taking home two awards for Best Alternative Album with their debut Wet Leg and Best Alternative Music Performance with “Chaise Longue!” They’re making a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with! 🎸


Adele also won Best Pop Solo Performance for her beautiful song “Easy on Me.” She dedicated her award to her son and said that she loves that she won the award for an “old-school piano ballad.” Her voice is just incredible and we’re so happy that she won this award! 🎹


We can’t forget Sam Smith and Kim Petras winning the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award for “Unholy,” and we’ll definitely never forget the fact that Kim Petras is the first transgender woman to win a GRAMMY in this category! We’ll be in awe of her and the performance for a while. ✨


Some of our favorite performances of the night include the 50 Years of Hip-Hop tribute featuring artists such as Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, and Run-D.M.C. The performance followed Dr. Dre winning a Global Impact Award and was so cool to watch! Another performance we just adored was the “Songbird” tribute for Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac. Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Mick Fleetwood came together and performed a beautiful rendition to honor their dear friend. 🤍


One of the sweetest moments we saw was after Taylor Swift won the Best Music Video award, she made sure to stand for every single acceptance speech that followed. She knows what it’s like to have to make your way in an industry, and the fact that she supported all of her peers and made sure they knew is just so sweet. 🥺


The BRITs

Beyoncé had a big night at the GRAMMYs, and her success carried over to the BRITs where she won International Artist of the Year, really solidifying her place as everyone’s favorite! She wasn’t able to be at the awards in person but the acceptance videos she made were so sweet and showed how much she truly loves making music for her fans. 💜


The same goes for Harry Styles — he dominated the BRITs as well, winning Album of the Year for Harry’s House (again!), Song of the Year (“As It Was”), Pop/R&B act (the public voted for this award), and even Artist of the Year! With winning Album of the Year at both ceremonies, Harry became the fourth person to ever do this! He thanked the members of One Direction by name in his speech and we’re pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house (including ours). Harry was so giddy that he even gave his friends Stanley Tucci and Lewis Capaldi a little kiss! 😘


It also wasn’t a shock to anyone that The 1975 won the fan-voted award for best alternative/rock group after the huge success that was their tour and latest album, Being Funny In a Foreign Language! And like we said earlier, Wet Leg are definitely making a name for themselves. They won the BRIT for Best New Artist and British Group! We’re so excited that they’re getting recognition for their album and are set to open for Harry Styles at more Love on Tour shows! 🤘🏼


The night was filled with incredible performances, but some of our favorites include Lewis Capaldi’s “Forget Me” with a gospel choir behind him. Lizzo’s medley of “Special/2 Be Loved/About Damn Time” gave us chills! We’re still thinking about that pink outfit she was wearing. Another performance we can’t get out of our heads is Wet Leg’s! The forest vibes they had when singing “Chaise Longue” felt so dreamy. Harry’s performance of “As It Was” left us wishing we had one of his red sparkly jackets! One of the best of the night was Sam Smith and Kim Petras. We will never forget the way they integrated the body shop theme into their stage setup! 🎤


The 2023 GRAMMYs and BRIT Awards were filled with so many incredible speeches, broken records, and even some new favorite performances. We can’t wait for the next awards season to start so we can hear all of the new music that will be released this year! If there’s anything we missed that you want to tell us or you want to see our GRAMMY reactions, follow us on Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter! 🤍


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