Women owned the Grammys this year, with Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, SZA, and Miley Cyrus claiming the spotlight and major awards.
The Grammys witnessed a glorious takeover by women this year. Powerhouses like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, SZA, and Miley Cyrus clinching the evening’s most coveted awards.
Breaking records left and right, Taylor Swift etched her name in history. She became the first artist to secure the Album of the Year trophy four times, as per The Economic Times.
Sharing the stage with Lana Del Rey, Swift expressed her joy. According to Music Radar, she said, “I would love to tell you this is the happiest moment of my life, but I feel this happy when I’ve finished a song. All I want to do is keep doing this.”
Adding a touch of humor while collecting the Best Pop Vocal Album, Swift quipped. “OK, this is my 13th Grammy, which is my lucky number. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that.”
Seizing the moment, she also announced the release of her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, scheduled for April 19.
The Album of the Year award was presented by none other than the legendary Celine Dion. Despite battling stiff person syndrome, she received a standing ovation, as per People. “When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart,” she shared.
Miley Cyrus celebrated her first-ever Grammy wins, securing Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Flowers.”
According to The Independent, in her acceptance speech, Cyrus humorously quipped, “I really hope this doesn’t change anything as my life was beautiful yesterday. I don’t think I’ve forgotten anyone, but I might have forgotten underwear!”
Pitchfork reported that Billie Eilish took home the honors for Best Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media with “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie.
Barbie also clinched the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media award.
Leading the night with nine nominations, SZA walked away with three wins. During her emotional acceptance speech for Best R&B Song, she shared, “I came really, really far, and I can’t believe this is happening.” Adding a touch of humor, Parade said she quipped, “I’m not an attractive crier.”
Victoria Monét, named Best New Artist, also scooped up the Best R&B Album award, as per The Irish Times. She used the moment to inspire others: “I just wanna say to everyone who has a dream, I want you to look at this as an example.”
The night showcased a remarkable triumph for women in the music industry. Let’s savor the memory of this night, where the ladies shone as the absolute stars of the show.
Whether reliving Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” performance or streaming SZA’s SOS, the impact of this empowering evening will undoubtedly resonate for a long time to come.
Banner photo via Instagram @mileycyrus.