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Listen: All Of The Best Reggae Album 2023 GRAMMY Nominees In One Playlist
Ahead of Music's Biggest Night on Feb. 5, 2023, celebrate with this comprehensive playlist of every nominee for Best Reggae Album at the 2023 GRAMMYs.
Vivacious authenticity characterizes the nominees for the 2023 GRAMMYs for the reggae field. During a tumultuous year, they offered a seemingly endless source of positivity, filling 2022 with bubbly repose — and now you can listen to all of the nominees for Best Reggae Album on one playlist.
Kabaka Pyramid stitches together a balmy atmosphere with thick bass and funky offbeat guitar in an effortless flow on the mesmerizing The Kalling. Koffee keeps spirits sunny and high on Gifted with dancehall influences, and Sean Paul sparkles with pop undertones and collaborations on the high-energy Scorcha.
Honest and captivating, Protoje offers a collection of polished contemporary reggae on Third Time's The Charm. Lighthearted reggae fusion soars on Shaggy's Com Fly Wid Mi — the rapper-singer charms with his classic easygoing joviality, singing the Frank Sinatra songbook in a reggae style.
Listen to all of the above albums in this immersive playlist of the Best Reggae Album GRAMMY nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs.
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Beyoncé Breaks Record For Most GRAMMY Wins In History | 2023 GRAMMYs
It's official: Beyoncé has made GRAMMY history. Her win for Best Dance/Electronic Album for 'RENAISSANCE' put her GRAMMY total at 33, the most of all time.
After earning the award for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Beyoncé now holds the all-time record for most GRAMMY wins. While George Solti had previously held that incredible honor, Queen Bey has now overtaken the classical conductor thanks in part to her powerful 2022 record, Renaissance. With 32 GRAMMY awards now in her trophy case — and the potential to add even more still to come this evening — the mega-star produced yet another unequaled GRAMMYs moment.
The record-tying award came early in the ceremony — so early in fact that Beyoncé had yet to arrive. The GRAMMY for Best R&B Song was instead accepted on her behalf, the legendary Nile Rodgers sharing his story of "Cuff It" and offering words of thanks. In fact, prior to this year's ceremony even beginning, Beyoncé had already marked another record: tying her own husband, Jay-Z, as the most nominated artists in GRAMMY history.
When time came for the record-setting GRAMMY win, Beyoncé herself was present, arriving to the stage to a standing ovation and an immeasurable wash of applause.
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Harry Styles Brings His "As It Was" Music Video To Life With A Stirring Performance | 2023 GRAMMYs
Shortly after winning Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Harry's House,' Harry Styles delivered an energetic performance of the album's smash lead single, "As It Was."
Harry Styles brought his smash single "As It Was" to life on the 2023 GRAMMYs stage — almost literally.
Harry — or "Garry," according to Harry's House co-producer Kid Harpoon's cheeky introduction — recreated the giant red turntable from the track's now-iconic music video as he drifted around the stage. Donning a sparkling, tasseled silver jumpsuit, he crooned, "Answer the phone/ 'Harry, you're no good alone/ Why are you sittin' at home on the floor?/ What kind of pills are you on?'"
As the lead single off Styles' third solo album Harry's House, "As It Was" snowballed into an inescapable and dominating cultural force of 2022. The song earned Styles his second career No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in record-breaking fashion, topping the chart for a grand total of 15 non-consecutive weeks — the most time at the top of the chart for any British act in history.
Styles earned his first trio of GRAMMY nominations back in 2021, taking home the golden gramophone for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Watermelon Sugar." He added another six nods this year, including his first for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "As It Was" and Album Of The Year for Harry's House.
The pop superstar was already a winner going into his performance, as he took home the first GRAMMY of the night, Best Pop Vocal Album. "As It Was" helped Styles score two more nominations, for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video.
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Rap Album For 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' | 2023 GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech
Kendrick Lamar took home the award for Best Rap Album, recognizing how 'Mr. Morale' allowed him to grow as an artist.
Kendrick Lamar won the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers at the 2023 GRAMMYs. Lamar thanked his family for giving him the "courage and vulnerability" to tell his stories, as well as his fans for trusting him with the stories.
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Watch Lizzo Deliver Electrifying Performances of "About Damn Time" and "Special" | 2023 GRAMMYs
The pop star offered dazzling renditions of two hits from her fourth album, 'Special,' which earned Lizzo her second Album of the Year nomination.
Very few people can inspire a room the way Lizzo can — and she proved that on the 2023 GRAMMYs stage.
Lizzo performed two songs from her Album Of The Year-nominated LP Special, starting with an a cappella burst of "About Damn Time," a celebration of self-love. She then quickly transitioned to bringing everyone to “church” via her album’s anthemic title track.
"In case nobody told you today/ You're special,” she sang, surrounded by a group of black-and-gold robe-clad backup singers on the minimalist stage. And when Lizzo reached the vibrato peak of her vocal delivery, the spiritual truth of her message reached an equal height.
"About Damn Time" has already earned a double-platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) since its April 2022 debut, and spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "Special," meanwhile, seems poised to have its own turn in the spotlight, its uplifting message like a ray of sunshine.
The performance comes in the midst of a massive night for Lizzo, with nominations in a variety of categories, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, as well as Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "About Damn Time."
Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs.