Lizzo Had A Very “Special” Evening At The 2023 GRAMMYs: See Photos/Videos Of Her Living Her Best Life

Lizzo was the life of the party at the 2023 GRAMMYs. She partied with Adele, Harry Styles, Beyoncé and more.

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Adele, Beyoncé, Lizzo, Harry Styles; Photos Courtesy of Getty Images For The Recording Academy

The 65th annual Grammys took place on Sunday (Feb. 5) evening. And, while stars who flocked to the night’s main event had major moments, it was Lizzo, who had a very special evening at the ceremony held inside the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

First, the vocal powerhouse, 34, appeared in full glam mode while walking the awards-show red carpet.

She turned heads in a coral cape draped with plenty of flowers. But, it was what was underneath the cape that truly dropped jaws. Under the cape, Lizzo had on an orange Dolce & Gabbana corset gown.

Lizzo was up for five awards going into the coveted ceremony. They included: Record Of The Year (“About Damn Time”), Album Of The Year (Special), Song Of The Year (“About Damn Time”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“About Damn Time”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (Special).

On hand to celebrate her success was her new boyfriend, Myke Wright, 35. The pair made their red-hot, red-carpet debut ahead of the ceremony walking side by side and posing together for pictures.

The night before the Grammys, Lizzo took to Instagram to reveal her and Wright’s relationship. She did that by showcasing a slideshow of photos featuring the two attending the Clive Davis pre-GRAMMYs gala.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“Hard Launch😮‍💨,” Lizzo captioned a series of photos, which shows the pair dressed to the nines, with her wearing a black and blue pom dress and him in a sleek tuxedo.

Lizzo’s GRAMMY night saw her making history as she became the first black woman to win Record Of The Year this century. She won the gramophone for her hit smash, “About Damn Time.” The last time a black woman collected the trophy was in 1994 when Whitney Houston – with David Foster – nabbed the title for their rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”

On “About Damn Time,” from her latest album Special, Ricky Reed and Blake Slatkin serve as producers, while Patrick Kehrier, Bill Malina, and Manny Marroquin are engineers/mixers. Emerson Mancini, meanwhile, is the mastering engineer on the song.

Stunned by her victory, Lizzo’s jaw dropped as she went up to receive her award. She also received a ginormous hug from fellow singer Adele, who partied with her all night while the friends were seated next to each other.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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During her big moment, Lizzo had the entire arena on their feet clapping for her, including Taylor Swift, who was seen enjoying the moment with dance moves.

“Let me tell you something. Me and Adele having a good time, just enjoying ourselves, just rooting for our friends. So this is an amazing night. This is so unexpected,” Lizzo said, shouting out Adele during her acceptance speech.

She, then, dedicated her award to the late Prince.

“When we lost Prince, I decided to dedicate my life to making positive music. This was a time when positive music wasn’t mainstream at that point. I felt very misunderstood … but I stayed true to myself. Because I wanted to make the world a better place, so I had to be that change to make the world a better place. Now, I look around, and there are all these songs about loving our bodies, and feeling comfortable in our skin and feeling f***ing good! I’m just so proud to be a part of it….”

“The last time a black woman won Record of the Year was Whitney Houston for ‘I Will Always Love You’… I don’t take this lightly. Thank you,” Lizzo later tweeted her excitement for her history-making win.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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She also took to Instagram with a set of photos, showing her holding up her gramophone while partying with her beau and good buddy, Adele.

During her acceptance speech for Record of the Year, Lizzo also made sure to point out her friendship with Beyoncé.

“Beyoncé, whew,” Lizzo said while holding back tears. “In the fifth grade, I skipped school to see you perform. My sister, she got me out of school. It was literature. I’m good. You changed my life. You sang that gospel medley, and the way you made me feel, I was like, ‘I want to make people feel this way with my music.’ So thank you so much. You clearly are the artist of our lives.”

“I can’t possibly accept this award,” she continued. “I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but the artist of my life is Beyoncé.”

During the 2023 Grammys, Beyoncé, who nabbed four trophies during the night, also made history, becoming the most awarded artist in the history of the ceremony with 32 wins to her name.

“Selfie as Beyoncé casually makes herstory ,” Lizzo tweeted a photo of her posing with Adele as Beyoncé appears in the background accepting her award for Best Dance/Electronic album for Renaissance.

“I won 🥹,” Lizzo later captioned on Instagram while posing for a photo with Beyoncé.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“NOBODY TALK TO ME !!!!!” she added a series of snapshots that sees her standing next to Adele and Beyoncé.

Aside from her buddy-buddy relationship with Adele and Beyoncé, Lizzo also has a long-standing friendship with Harry Styles.

“Moments before Album of the Year…,” she captioned a photo with Styles on Twitter before he earned the award for Harry’s House.

Lizzo, who was seemingly the life of the party at the Grammys, was also captured in several Twitter posts reacting in a big way to Styles’ win.

In addition to bringing home the award for Record of the Year, Lizzo performed not one but two songs. She took the stage kicking off her performance with a few lines from her GRAMMY-winning “About Damn Time” before segueing into her single “Special.”

The 65th annual Grammys, hosted by Trevor Noah for the third time in a row, featured performances from Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Lizzo, Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Chris Stapleton, Stevie Wonder, and more. Among those who presented awards were First Lady Jill Biden, Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shania Twain.

The 2023 GRAMMYs aired live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5, at 8/7c on CBS. The coveted awards ceremony also streamed live and on-demand via Paramount+.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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