First, we’d like to say congratulations to each, and every 65th annual Grammy award winner, who has inspired all of pass through their music, videos, and of course, this year’s Grammy Awards.
We believe that each music artist and the genre of hip-hop, R&B, country, jazz, pop, hard rock, fusion are what makes our world happy. Yes, without music regardless of the category where what we do specifically, when it comes to inspirational films, concerts, musicals, driving in your car and the list goes on. Regardless of your favorite musical artist, and/or writing composer, we have to thank each, and everyone who takes the time to elevate others with words, beats, and frequency to elevate our souls.
RECORD OF THE YEAR ABOUT DAMN TIME Lizzo Ricky Reed & Blake Slatkin, producers; Patrick Kehrier, Bill Malina & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Emerson Mancini, mastering engineer
ALBUM OF THE YEAR HARRY’S HOUSE Harry Styles Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson & Sammy Witte, producers; Jeremy Hatcher, Oli Jacobs, Nick Lobel, Spike Stent & Sammy Witte, engineers/mixers; Amy Allen, Kid Harpoon, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Tyler Johnson, Mitch Rowland, Harry Styles & Sammy Witte, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer.
SONG OF THE YEAR (A SONGWRITER(S) AWARD) JUST LIKE THAT Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE EASY ON ME
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE UNHOLY Sam Smith & Kim Petras
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM HIGHER Michael Bublé
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC ALBUM RENAISSANCE Beyoncé
BEST R&B SONG (A SONGWRITER(S) AWARD) CUFF IT Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Beyoncé, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Terius “The-Dream” GesteeldeDiamant, Morten Ristorp, Nile Rodgers & Raphael Saadiq, songwriters (Beyoncé)
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE HRS & HRS Muni Long
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA Beyoncé
BEST R&B ALBUM BLACK RADIO III Robert Glasper
Words from Lela Christine
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE The Heart Part 5 Kendrick Lamar
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM A BEAUTIFUL TIME Willie Nelson
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM LINGER AWHILE Samara Joy
BEST LATIN POP ALBUM PASIEROS Rubén Blades & Boca Livre
Review entire list here at https://www.grammy.com/
Moshe Lewis Grammy Award backstage report following the award show:
Bonnie Raitt just won song of the year for a passionate heart felt song “Just Like That” which speaks to the importance of giving one’s organs to another when no other options to sustain quality of life exist. It was clear that going up against such popular artists as Beyonce and Adele as well as Harry Styles, LIzzo and Taylor Swift, Ms. Raitt was in pure shock with her win. She said “I would not be here tonight if it were not for the soul digging that songwriters all over do.” The positive resonance of her song and the emphasis on helping others in need gains worldwide recognition with this Grammy nod. It also shows, it’s never too late to write a Grammy winning song.
Although I got to see her backstage, I could not ask her more about the impact of her song. She said however, that she looks forward to women continuing to move up in the business and to the importance of using music to literally heal our land.
Muni Long who won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance says that she hopes there is a little one out there who will be inspired by her. She also hopes that others will share her vision in a broader way as she had to fight for some of her creativity. It’s also exciting that she just released her Grammy award-winning song in Spanish. She promises to bring even more diverse musical genres to her next album. She also hopes that her voice will continue to be stronger than ever with this win and that microaggressions will be more limited because she “does know what she is talking about ”
Moshe Lewis MD
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