The Grammys 2023: The Winners


For the last five weeks, I’ve been listening to the nominations in ten categories and choosing who I think should win those Grammys. Sunday night, I really tried to watch the awards broadcast, but the couch in my family room is really comfy, and the show was almost four hours, so guess what—I fell asleep!

Luckily, the winners are posted on the internet, so I was able to find out who won. Let’s see how well I did with my predictions.

Best Music Video: I chose “All too Well: the Short Film” by Taylor Swift. And the judges agreed!

Best Dance/Electronic Recording: I chose “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé, and the judges agreed!

Best Rock Performance: I chose “Broken Horses” by Brandi Carlile, and the judges agreed!

Best R&B Song: I chose “Hurt Me So Good” by Jazmine Sullivan. The judges chose “Cuff It” by Beyoncé. Now, I like Beyoncé, but I hate this song. She uses the F-word all the way through. Really? This is the best R&B song? In a category with “Hurt Me So Good,” “Please Don’t Walk Away,” “Good Morning Gorgeous,” and “Hrs & Hrs”? And this is the one they thought was best? Or did they just want Beyoncé to be the first artist to win 32 awards (breaking conductor Georg Solti’s record of 31 in 1998)? How would it have hurt Beyoncé to tie that record this year and break it next year? She’d still be amazing. Here’s the UGLY song that the judges chose for Best R&B Song (BTW, they’re wrong):

Best Country Song: I chose “’Til You Can’t,” written by Matt Rodgers and Ben Stennis and performed by Cody Johnson, and the judges agreed:

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: I chose “God Really Loves Us,” but the judges chose an equally beautiful song, “Fear Is Not My Future”:

Best American Roots Song: I chose “Prodigal Daughter,” but the judges chose “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt, which also won Song of the Year and Best Americana Performance:

Best Global Music Performance: I chose “Bayethe,” and the judges agreed.

Best Song Written for Visual Media: I chose “Nobody Like U” from Turning Red. The judges chose “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto:

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: I chose Abels: Isolation Variation, performed by Hillary Hahn. The judges chose “Letters for the Future” performed by Time for Three; conductor Xian Zhang (Philadelphia Orchestra):

I picked 5 winners out of 10. That’s slightly better than my choices last year (46%).

Now it’s your turn. Did you watch the Grammys? Were you happy with the winners? Who were your favorites? Were there any you particularly disagreed with? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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  1. I didn’t really watch a whole lot of the Grammys, but I am glad that Bonnie Raitt and Brandi Carlile won awards. One part that I did see was the tribute they did to the people who had passed on. They showed a brief clip of David Crosby playing “Guinnevere” with some string accompaniment that I think was being played by some of the musicians there on the broadcast. It sounded quite beautiful. I could listen to a whole album of that, if they chose the right songs to accompany.

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