The main awards of the American music award “Grammy” were received by women. The award ceremony was held in Los Angeles on the night of Monday, February 5.
Taylor Swift’s Midnights was the best album of the year. The singer became the first to have four such statuettes. “I would like to say that this is the happiest moment in my life, but when I finish the song, I feel that happiness too. All I want to do is keep doing it,” Swift said, receiving the award. She announced a new album, The Tortured Poets Department, which will be released in April.
In the “Song of the Year” nomination, Billie Eilish won with the track What Was I Made For? from the movie “Barbie”. The song from the movie became the best for the first time since Céline Dion with the song “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic”, which received a “Grammy” in 1999.
Awards for best recording and best pop solo performance went to Miley Cyrus for the feminist song Flowers. The statuettes were the first in the career of the 31-year-old singer.
Victoria Monet was recognized as the best new performer of the year. She also took home the award for the album in the R&B genre.
The ceremony honored the memory of those killed at the Supernova music festival, whose participants were attacked on October 7 by members of the radical group Hamas, recognized by the USA and the EU as a terrorist group.
“This day and all subsequent tragic days were terrible for the whole world, and we mourn the loss of all innocent lives,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys. In the background of his speech about the unifying power of music, an orchestra of musicians of Israeli, Palestinian and Arab origin played.
The topic of the conflict was also touched upon by other guests of the ceremony. Members of the female group boygenius, who won three Grammy nominations, attached badges calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip to the lapels of their jackets. In addition, the singer Anna Lenox called from the stage. “Artists for a ceasefire. Peace in the world,” said Lennox.