Award Shows, Music
Feb 6, 2023

Grammy’s ReCap, The Best, The Funniest, The Most Surprising

Trevor Noah brought the house down as one of the best hosts The Grammys have ever had.

One of the best parts of social media is the behind the scenes footage we’ve been able to enjoy over the years of what is happening at our favorite award shows like The Grammys, where we get to peek into what our favorite performers are really up to. Can we all agree that the audience cams might be as fun as the show itself? We’ll go first with one of our favorite moments but let us know what your were.

The 65th annual Grammy Awards are back in their usual winter home after running in April and March the past two years, the show delivered 12.4 million viewers, a nearly 30 percent improvement on the 9.59 million people who watched the 2022 awards. This makes The Grammys the most watched network primetime program (excluding sports) this season. 

LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 5: Adele, Beyonce and Lizzo at THE 65TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcasting live Sunday, February 5, 2023 (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)

Continuing on our favorite off-camera or audience moments of our favorite performers at this year’s Grammy Awards includes the viral Taylor Swift and Harry Styles hug! Yiiiii. Congratualtions to Harry Styles on album of the year and the flutters for hearts across the world that Taylor x Harry hug delivered.

The Recording Academy posted this 2 minute highlight/sizzle reel of the night and honestly, fire – sizzle sizzle (Fuego!).

A juicy moment of the night surrounds Beyonce. As Harry Styles was announced as winner for album of the year a Beyonce stan in section 209 screamed out in her favor (hey at least no one was rushing the stage, right?). Weird they left that out of the sizzle…we jest. But, the shout was brow raisingly brave! The moment was created by a disgruntled Beyonce fan who shouted “Beyonce” during Harry’s winning announcement and followed up with “Beyonce shoulda won!” The moment was caught by journalist Ernest Owens who shared this tweet on social media:

Viola Davis became the 18th person to earn an EGOT — i.e., taking home Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards — after she won a Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narrative, and Storytelling Record for her memoir, Finding Me. Unfortunately, the historic moment wasn’t aired as part of the prime-time ceremony. “I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola,” she said in her speech. “To honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And it has been such a journey — I just EGOT!”

Another of our favorite moments was Bad Bunny. Bad Bunny kicked off the night with a performance that had everybody, including Taylor Swift, out of their seats and dancing. He performed “El Apagón” and “Después De La Playa,” turning the entire auditorium into a salsa-and-merengue dance party. Bad bunny came to turn up the fun who doesn’t want a merengue dance party at The Grammys?

Fans were sad that Beyoncé didn’t walk the red carpet, but it wasn’t surprising. And her absence was obviously felt during Trevor Noah’s opening monologue, when even Lizzo turned directly to the camera and asked, “Where is Beyoncé?” It wasn’t until she won her first televised award of the night — Best R&B Song for “Cuff It” — that people really started getting frustrated. As co-writers Nile Rodgers and Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant took the stage to accept the award, to avoid confusion (and, I assume, a riot), Noah assured fans that Queen Bey was coming but was currently stuck in traffic. She eventually made her way to the awards, and got her Grammy personally delivered by Noah, which honestly goes down as a favorite moment as well. What a Queen.

Ben Affleck was giving the most Ben Affleck. We found ourselves chuckling and sure that he’d be making rounds today with TikTok’s famous ” I wanna go home” song clip and you know what? The internet did not disappoint. Do a quick google for a good laugh.

What were your favorite moments? Let us know in the comments below.