Harry Styles, Bonnie Raitt, Lizzo: 65th Grammy Awards announce winners

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The annual Grammy Awards are known for celebrity fashion, artists’ performances, audience reactions and the shiny gold trophy handed out to each winner.

This year marked the 65th year of these awards and had performances such as the 50th anniversary of hip-hop salute performed by multiple artists which had the crowd on their feet and dancing. Other artists like Harry Styles, Lizzo, Brandi Carlile and Bad Bunny performed.

There was also a tribute performance by Kacey Musgraves, Quavo, Sheryl Crow and others to honor musicians that have passed away in the past year.

The various performances and the many announcements of “and the Grammy goes to …” had the crowd on their feet.

The most recognized awards are Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Album of the Year was won by Harry Styles for the album “As it Was.” Record of the Year was won by Lizzo for her hit song from her album “Special.” Best New Artist was awarded to Samara Joy. Song of the Year was won by Bonnie Raitt for her song “Just Like That.”

A complete list of winners can be found here.

Bonnie Raitt, Song of the Year winner, received some backlash for winning the award.

According to TIME Magazine, “‘Just Like That’ wasn’t remotely in the zeitgeist this year. It has one-sixtieth the number of Spotify streams as the secondleast streamed song in the category.”

Many people on social media and the internet wondered who Bonnie Raitt is and why she won the award if few people even heard the song.

Bonnie Raitt is now a 13-time Grammy Award winner. She released her debut album, “Bonnie Raitt,” in 1971. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among many other honors and awards. Her award-winning song “Just Like That” was the only song nominated in the category with one songwriter, herself.

According to American Songwriter, “Raitt’s self-penned ‘Just Like That,’ tells a story, one born from selflessness and unconditional love.”

The lyrics for the Grammy-winning song can be found here.