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Your 2023 Grammy Awards Recap

For football fans, February 12 marks the Super Bowl. For music fans, February 5 marked their version of the Super Bowl: the 65th annual Grammy Awards. It’s a day where everyone comes together to celebrate their favorite artists…and brutally criticize the Recording Academy’s decisions.
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Yesterday was undeniably one of the biggest nights for music: the 2023 Grammy Music Awards.

From superstars like Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Bad Bunny, to everyone’s favorite Brits including Adele and Harry Styles, the biggest names in the industry showed up and showed out! Yet it goes without saying that the night belonged to Beyoncé and her dance masterpiece, Renaissance.

Like many of us at home, a true member of the BeyHive, Lizzo, was wondering when the Queen would grace us with her presence.

Like a true mega-star, Beyoncé has racked up 88 Grammy nominations throughout her massive career. And before Sunday’s 65th ceremony took place, she was already crowned the most-awarded woman performer.

Before making history, Beyoncé’s Renaissance also won best Dance/Electronic recording (“Break My Soul”), Traditional R&B Performance (“Plastic Off the Sofa”), and best R&B Song (“Cuff It”).

“I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre,” - Beyoncé thanked her gay godmother and the LGBTQ community during her acceptance speech for best Dance/Electronic Album (the first Black woman to win in this category).

With her latest wins, Beyoncé surpassed Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born classical conductor who died in 1997 and had long held the title of the most career wins by any artist.

Still, this historic moment felt bittersweet once the show ended and Beyoncé was yet again shut out of the major categories, winning all four of her prizes for the night in down-ballot genre categories. Also, to add insult to injury, only three black women have walked away with this award, the last being Lauryn Hill’s 98 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Yes, we’re happy Harry Styles took album of the year for Harry’s House, ecstatic Lizzo won record of the year for her dance anthem “About Damn Time,” and thrilled Bonnie Raitt was recognized for “Just Like That.” which won song of the year.

However, this being her FOURTH career loss for album of the year just hits harder, with several noted publications like Rolling Stone and the LA Times listing Renaissance as the album of 2022.

Still, a win is a win – especially a historic, record-breaking win – and Queen Bey walked away with four out of the nine awards she was nominated for, all with zero visuals (YES, we are still waiting!). Plus, according to Bey herself, Renaissance is only the beginning; there are still two more acts to come!

Grammys host Trevor Noah said it best: We can finally end the GOAT debate; it’s done now – it’s Beyoncé!”

Now I’m off to find out how I can nab a pair of tickets to her highly-anticipated Renaissance World tour set to start in Europe this May.

Designer and celebrity stylist Kim Shui has worked with some of the biggest names in pop culture. Lizzo, Kylie Jenner, and Megan Fox have all called upon her for a signature look. Shui's brand is one of the hottest fashion houses in the industry and one of the toughest tickets during New York Fashion Week.
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Halloween: a holiday for spooky-themed debauchery. Its allure can partly be attributed to its unabashed celebration of our inner children. We’re encouraged to be creative. To carve pumpkins, dress up in costume, and revel in our shared silliness. We show off our interests — from our favorite characters and to our favorite memes — with our elaborate get-ups. Even if you opt for a minimal, last-minute, or outright “sexy” outfit — bunny ears or cat ears included — it’s all about the fun.

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To be honest, I forgot about the Emmys. Okay, to be honest, I always forget about the Emmys.

But who can blame me? It’s been a big few weeks in Hollywood. The Don’t Worry Darling drama — I won’t rehash it here … but we’re worrying. And the rest of the Venice Film Festival, the beginning of New York Fashion Week, the My Policeman premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (Harry content, so obviously, I couldn’t look away). AND the death of Queen of England.

Phew! It’s been a week.

But there I was, doomscrolling my evening away, when I saw an angel. It was Zendaya, at her red carpet best strutting about in a classic Valentino gown. I literally let out a gasp. But what was this for? A movie premiere? Fashion week? Is it the Dune 2 Premiere already?

No — it was the Emmys. And wait … hold on … you’ll never guess … but they were actually kind of good?

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Unless you're one of those rare creatures not on TikTok or have somehow never seen a Summer Hits Spotify playlist, you've undoubtedly heard Lizzo's About Damn Time in the last 3 hours.

Admit it, you’ve even danced along - in the kitchen while cooking, in your home office at the end of a long workday, or you’ve full-out sung along with Mizz Lizzo while floating in the pool sipping on a frosty Piña Colada.

I know I have!

Now there's even more to celebrate. Not only has Lizzo's latest album - Special - debuted at number two on the Billboard charts, after a 3-week climb its lead single About Damn Time has peaked Billboard's Hot 100 chart, earning Lizzo her second No. 1.

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