Memorable Moments of the Grammy Awards 2023

Did you catch the electrifying 65th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday? If not, don't worry — we've got you covered with an epic rundown of the unforgettable moments that rocked the music world at this prestigious awards ceremony!

Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman and Nomcebo Zikode Win a Grammy for Best Global Music Performance for Bayethe

Let's raise the roof and applaud the extraordinary trio that clinched the coveted title of Best Global Music Performance at the GRAMMYs! They've not only made South Africa proud but have also set the international stage ablaze. But the journey wasn't without its challenges; facing global sensations like Burna Boy, they proved that hard work and exceptional talent can outshine the competition. Winning a GRAMMY remains the pinnacle of musical achievement.

Yet, amidst the celebration, there were skeptics who questioned whether Zakes' song truly deserved this prestigious accolade. Some even confessed they'd never heard the song until the electrifying awards ceremony.

Beyoncé Makes History as She Becomes the First Person Ever to Win 32 Grammys.

Queen Bey's reign at the 65th GRAMMY Awards was nothing short of legendary. With a staggering haul of 4 awards, including Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, her Renaissance album has etched its place in music history. But that's not all, Beyoncé now proudly claims the title of the artist with the most Grammy victories of all time.

Yet, the power couple doesn't just shine individually. Beyoncé and Jay-Z stand shoulder to shoulder, holding the record for the most Grammy Award nominations ever, a testament to their enduring influence and excellence in the music industry.

Way to go Bey! This should probably go in the Guinness Book of World Records.😁

Kendrick Lamar Takes Home 3 Grammy Awards

Kendrick Lamar, the hip-hop maestro, has now notched up an impressive total of 17 Grammys in his illustrious career, all thanks to his remarkable victories on Sunday night at the grand stage of the Arena.

In a triumphant sweep, Kendrick seized the titles of Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album, adding to his already glittering collection. But, as always, the hip-hop community had some mixed views about Kendrick's win in the Best Rap Album category. Some felt that 'Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers' wasn't his magnum opus, and they argued that Pusha T deserved the accolade more for his 'It's Almost Dry' album. The debate was intense!

If it weren't for the outstanding collaboration between Future, Drake, and Tems, as they clinched the Best Melodic Rap Performance with 'WAIT FOR YOU,' Kendrick might have swept all four awards in the rap category, leaving jaws on the floor.

And let's not forget the momentous victory for Tems, who secured her maiden Grammy win with 'WAIT FOR YOU.' This achievement marks a significant milestone as it is Nigeria's first Grammy win by a female artist. Let the applause resound.

Chris Brown Losses it After Losing Best R&B Album

In a stunning turn of events at the GRAMMYs, Robert Glasper emerged as the triumphant winner of the prestigious Best R&B Album award, thanks to his remarkable masterpiece, 'Black Radio III.' The competition was fierce, pitting him against the formidable talents of Mary J. Blige, PJ Morton, Lucky Daye, and, of course, the legendary Chris Brown.

However, the post-awards buzz took an unexpected turn when Chris Brown, known for hits like 'Possessive,' left fans wondering about his knowledge of the music world. In a candid moment on his Instagram story, he posed the question, 'Bro, who the heck is Robert Glasper?' It was a statement that raised eyebrows.

Yet, in the spirit of grace and reconciliation, the 'With You' sensation soon extended an olive branch. Chris Brown publicly apologized to Robert Glasper on Instagram, demonstrating that even in the heat of the moment, there's always room for understanding and respect. Here's a glimpse of the heartfelt apology shared by Chris Brown.

Best Performance of The Day

Let the spotlight shine on DJ Khaled, as he takes home his very first Grammy for the sensational track 'God Did.' This incredible song not only secured his place in the winner's circle but also brought the star-studded 65th GRAMMY Awards show to a breathtaking close.

The stage was set aglow with regal purple lights as Jay-Z stepped up to perform an extended verse of 'God Did' alongside DJ Khaled, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, and Rick Ross. It was a performance that left audiences awestruck, and if you missed it, you absolutely need to witness this electrifying moment.

What makes this performance even more extraordinary is the history that Jay-Z and Lil Wayne share with the Grammy Awards. Both artists have expressed their reservations in the past, questioning the credibility and nomination process of the Grammys. However, on this unforgettable night, they set aside their past grievances and delivered a performance that transcended all expectations, leaving a lasting mark on the GRAMMY stage.

Check out all 2023 Grammy nominees and winners here: Grammy 2023 Nominees & Winners
Check out the Grammy Awards' Instagram page at @recordingacademy to see visuals of the prestigious event.

Hip-hop fanatic, blogger and aspiring artist.