It’s official: the Grammys are back and better than ever! After a year of pandemic-induced restrictions, the award ceremony returned to its home in the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and reclaimed its title as music’s biggest night. With Bad Bunny kicking off the show, ratings rose 30% from last year and viewers were treated to an unforgettable night of music and entertainment.
Beyoncé made history, becoming the most awarded artist in Grammy history with her hit album “Renaissance” producing four wins. Harry Styles won album of the year, and Bad Bunny scored a win for best música urbana album for his 2022 hit album “Un Verano Sin Ti”.
But the highlight of the night was the celebration of 50 years of hip-hop, with appearances from over 20 iconic artists in a mid-show medley that electrified viewers. Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, Run DMC, Salt-N-Peppa and more all took the stage to perform.
The ceremony also reached its largest live-streaming audience in history on Sunday, up 33% from last year across Paramount+ and other CBS streaming platforms. The show also dominated social media with 53 million social video clips of Grammys content consumed as of Monday morning, likely thanks to Ben Affleck’s hilarious speech.
It’s clear that the Grammys are back and better than ever, and viewers were certainly not disappointed this year. With its best ratings since 2020, the show was a memorable night of music and entertainment that will be talked about for years to come.