See the 2023 GRAMMY winners and nominees

The 2023 GRAMMY Awards took place Sunday, Feb. 5, and the list of winners – and nominees – included plenty of surprises.

Below are a selection of the GRAMMY categories, with the winners highlighted in bold. (If you’re curious about all the categories and nominees, NPR Music has the full list.)

Album of the Year
Voyage — ABBA
30 — Adele
Un Verano Sin Ti — Bad Bunny
Renaissance — Beyoncé
Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) — Mary J. Blige
In These Silent Days — Brandi Carlile
Music of the Spheres — Coldplay
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — Kendrick Lamar
Special — Lizzo
Harry’s House — Harry Styles

Record of the Year
“Don’t Shut Me Down” — ABBA
“Easy on Me” — Adele
“Break My Soul” — Beyoncé
“Good Morning Gorgeous” — Mary J. Blige
“You and Me on the Rock” — Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius
“Woman” — Doja Cat
“Bad Habit” — Steve Lacy
“The Heart Part 5” — Kendrick Lamar
“About Damn Time” — Lizzo
“As It Was” — Harry Styles

Related: See the setlist and videos from the GRAMMYs hip-hop tribute

Song of the Year
“abcdefu” — (Gayle)
“About Damn Time” — (Lizzo)
“All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)” — (Taylor Swift)
“As It Was” — (Harry Styles)
“Bad Habit” — (Steve Lacy)
“Break My Soul” — (Beyoncé)
“Easy On Me” — (Adele)
“God Did” — (DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
“The Heart Part 5” — (Kendrick Lamar)
“Just Like That” — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

Best New Artist
Omar Apollo
DOMi & JD Beck
Samara Joy
Muni Long
Tobe Nwigwe
Molly Tuttle
Wet Leg

Best Rock Song
“Black Summer” —  (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
“Blackout” —  (Turnstile)
“Broken Horses” —  (Brandi Carlile)
“Harmonia’s Dream” —  (The War On Drugs)
“Patient Number 9” —  (Ozzy Osbourne featuring Jeff Beck)

Best Rock Performance
“So Happy It Hurts” — Bryan Adams
“Old Man” — Beck
“Wild Child” — The Black Keys
“Broken Horses” — Brandi Carlile
“Crawl!” — Idles
“Patient Number 9” — Ozzy Osbourne ft. Jeff Beck
“Holiday” — Turnstile

Best Rock Album
Dropout Boogie — The Black Keys
The Boy Named If — Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Crawler — Idles
Mainstream Sellout — Machine Gun Kelly
Patient Number 9 — Ozzy Osbourne
Lucifer on the Sofa — Spoon

Best Alternative Music Performance
“There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” — Arctic Monkeys
“Certainty” — Big Thief
“King” — Florence + the Machine
“Chaise Longue” — Wet Leg
“Spitting Off the Edge of the World” — Yeah Yeah Yeahs featuring Perfume Genius

Related: Watch the Wet Leg Tiny Desk Concert

Best Alternative Music Album
WE — Arcade Fire
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You — Big Thief
Fossora — Björk
Wet Leg — Wet Leg
Cool It Down — Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Progressive R&B Album
Operation Funk — Cory Henry
Gemini Rights — Steve Lacy
Drones — Terrace Martin
Starfruit — Moonchild
Red Balloon — Tank And The Bangas

Related: Steve Lacy mixes styles, emotions on ‘Mercury’

Best Country Solo Performance
“Heartfirst” — Kelsea Ballerini
“Something in the Orange” — Zach Bryan
“In His Arms” — Miranda Lambert
“Circles Around This Town” — Maren Morris
“Live Forever” — Willie Nelson

Best Country Album
Growin’ Up — Luke Combs
Palomino — Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville — Ashley McBryde
Humble Quest — Maren Morris
A Beautiful Time — Willie Nelson

Producer of the Year
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Denst “D’mile” Emile II

Best American Roots Performance
“Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)” — Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton
“Life According To Raechel” — Madison Cunningham
“Oh Betty” — Fantastic Negrito
“Stompin’ Ground” — Aaron Neville With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
“Prodigal Daughter” — Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song
“Bright Star” — Anaïs Mitchell, songwriter (Anaïs Mitchell)
“Forever” — Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott, songwriters (Sheryl Crow)
“High and Lonesome” — T Bone Burnett & Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
“Just Like That” — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)
“Prodigal Daughter” — Tim O’Brien & Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell)
“You and Me on the Rock” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius)

Best Americana Performance
”Silver Moon [A Tribute to Michael Nesmith]” — Eric Alexandrakis
“There You Go Again” — Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett
“The Message” — Blind Boys Of Alabama Featuring Black Violin
“You and Me on the Rock” — Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius
“Made Up Mind” — Bonnie Raitt

Best Americana Album
In These Silent Days — Brandi Carlile
Things Happen That Way — Dr. John
Good to Be … — Keb’ Mo’
Raise The Roof — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Just Like That … — Bonnie Raitt

Best Bluegrass Album
Toward the Fray — The Infamous Stringdusters
Almost Proud — The Del McCoury Band
Calling You From My Mountain — Peter Rowan
Crooked Tree — Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
Get Yourself Outside — Yonder Mountain String Band

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Best Traditional Blues Album
Heavy Load Blues — Gov’t Mule
The Blues Don’t Lie — Buddy Guy
Get on Board — Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder
The Sun Is Shining Down — John Mayall
Mississippi Son — Charlie Musselwhite

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Done Come Too Far — Shemekia Copeland
Crown — Eric Gales
Bloodline Maintenance — Ben Harper
Set Sail — North Mississippi Allstars
Brother Johnny — Edgar Winter

Best Folk Album
Spellbound — Judy Collins
Revealer — Madison Cunningham
The Light at the End of the Line — Janis Ian
Age of Apathy — Aoife O’Donovan
Hell on Church Street — Punch Brothers

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“Let It Happen” — Louis Cole, arranger (Louis Cole)
“Never Gonna Be Alone” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier featuring Lizzy McAlpine and John Mayer)
“Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying” — Cécile McLorin Salvant, arranger (Cécile McLorin Salvant)
“Songbird (Orchestral Version)” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Christine McVie)
“2 + 2 = 5 (Arr. Nathan Schram)” — (Becca Stevens and Attacca Quartet)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined”  (Various Artists)
“Big Mess,”  (Danny Elfman)
“Black Pumas (Collector’s Edition Box Set),” (Black Pumas)
“Book,”  (They Might Be Giants)
“In and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81 ’82 ’83,”  (The Grateful Dead)

Best Album Notes
The American Clavé Recordings — (Astor Piazzolla)
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady — (Andy Irvine & Paul Brady)
Harry Partch, 1942 —  (Harry Partch)
Life’s Work: A Retrospective —  (Doc Watson)
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) —  (Wilco)

Best Historical Album
Against the Odds: 1974–1982 —  (Blondie)
The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased 1981 Studio Sessions — (Glenn Gould)
Life’s Work: A Retrospective —  (Doc Watson)
To Whom It May Concern… —  (Freestyle Fellowship)
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniv’y Super Deluxe Edt’n): Cheryl Pawelski, Jeff Tweedy, prod’rs;  (Wilco)

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