65th edition of the Grammy Awards: Harry Styles, Sam Smith and Beyoncé marked the evening
This year's edition of the prestigious Grammy music awards, held on Sunday, marked several historic victories, great performances and breathtaking fashion creations.
Like every year, all fans of popular entertainment music have been eagerly waiting to find out who will be the winners in the four main categories – Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.
This year, the R&B singer Beyonce was the biggest star of the night as she officially became the most awarded artist in Grammy Awards history. Beyoncé was nominated in nine categories and won four of them (Best R&B Song, Traditional R&B Performance, Dance/Electronic Album, and Dance/Electronic Record), bringing her total to 32. Grammy Awards throughout his career. The record of 31 trophies was previously held by the late classical music conductor Georg Solti. Before the 65th edition of the Grammy Awards, Beyoncé was already the most awarded female artist with 28 Grammy statuettes won.
Blues, folk and country veteran Bonnie Raitt won Song of the Year for "Just Like That". The award was presented by the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, who was one of the awardees at the ceremony.
The British singer and favorite of the female audience Harry Stice won the prestigious statuette for the best album "Harry's House", and the singer Samara Joy was named the best new artist.
– This album, from start to finish, was the best experience of my life. From doing it with two of my best friends, to performing the songs in front of the fans - it was the greatest pleasure - said Styles.
The song "About That Time" by the rapper Lizo was declared the best musical recording.
– When we lost Prince, I decided that I would dedicate my life to making positive music. And I said to myself: "I don't care if my positivity bothers you, what's wrong with you?". When I started making music, positive music wasn't popular and I felt very misunderstood. But I stayed true to myself because I wanted to make the world a better place - said Lizo when she received the award.
Sam Smith и Kim Petras won the award for best performance by a pop duo or group for the song "Unholy". With this, Smith became the first non-binary performer and Petras became the first transgender person to win the award in this category.
- I would like to thank all the amazing transsexual legends, who opened the doors for me so that I could be here tonight - said Petras.
Also, the biggest hip-hop stars celebrated the 50th anniversary of this musical genre with an incredible performance. They appeared on the stage Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Ran D-Mc and other.
Previously, the legendary rapper and music producer Dr. Dre received the Global Impact Award for his achievements in the music industry.
The British singer Adele won the award for best solo performance in the pop category for her song "Easy On Me". She dedicated this award to her son Angelo.
– I wrote the first verse of the song at a moment when I chose to change my son's life. And he was nothing but modest and with great love for me all this time - said Adele.
The rapper Kendrick Lamar won three awards – for best rap performance, rap song for “The Heart Part 5” and for best rap album – “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”.
You can read all the winners here.