Beyoncé at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.
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The biggest musical night turned out to be historic for the women.
Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and other female artists broke records and scored historic wins in multiple categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
The winners were announced Sunday at two different ceremonies in Los Angeles, honoring the best music of the year across a wide range of genres.
The women won in more than 30 categories, taking home some of the biggest awards of the night, including ‘Best New Artist’, which Samara Joy won, and ‘Record of the Year’, which Lizzo won for her song ‘About Damn Time”.
Here are seven women who made history with their wins at the 2023 Grammys:
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Beyoncé is now the most awarded artist in Grammys history thanks to a quartet of awards for her album “Renaissance.”
Beyoncé’s four wins – for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album – took her to a total of 32 Grammys in her career, taking officially its former conductor Georg Solti, who previously held the record with 31 victories.
During her acceptance speech, the 41-year-old singer paid tribute to her late uncle Johnny, who she says introduced her to the house music that inspired ‘Renaissance’, and paid special tribute to the queer community. for his continued support and “the invention of this genre.”
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German singer-songwriter Kim Petras won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Sam Smith for their hit song ‘Unholy’, becoming the first transgender woman to win a Grammy in the category. .
“I just want to thank all the amazing transgender legends before me who opened these doors for me so I couldn’t be here tonight,” the 30-year-old said before referring to the late Grammy-nominated producer. , Sophie, who was one. of his friends and collaborators.
Petras also thanked Madonna for “fighting for LGBTQ rights” and her mother for her unwavering love and support.
“I grew up next to a highway in Germany,” Petras said. “And my mom believed me that I was a girl and I wouldn’t be here without her and her support and everyone who believed in me until now.”
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The 57-year-old actress earned EGOT status at the 2023 Grammy Awards, making her the third black woman in history to earn the rare and coveted honor.
On Sunday, Davis won her first Grammy for best audiobook recording, narration and narration for her memoir, “Finding Me.”
“I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything for her,” Davis said in her acceptance speech. “And it’s been such a trip. I just EGOT!”
Davis won an Emmy for “How to Get Away With Murder” in 2015, an Oscar for historical drama “Fences” in 2017 and a Tony for “King Hedley II” in 2001 and the original Broadway performance of “Fences” in 2010 .
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Taylor Swift won the Best Music Video Grammy for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” becoming the first artist to win the category with just one directing credit for her own music video.
Although Swift, 33, did not attend the previous ceremony to accept the award herself, she tweeted his excitement about winning the award after hearing the news.
“I can’t put into words what this means to me,” she wrote. “For the Recording Academy and my peers to recognize me as a director and in doing so recognize my work in trying to reclaim my music… I’m blown away. Thank you to all the fans who made this happen.”
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Germaine Franco won Best Soundtrack for Visual Media for composing the Disney animated film “Encanto.”
She is the first woman of color to win the award, Variety reports.
In her speech, Franco thanked Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote songs for “Encanto,” and said she was thrilled to be the first Latina to win.
Franco was the only woman to be nominated for the award, beating scores from “The Batman,” “No Time to Die,” “The Power of the Dog” and “Succession” in the category.
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