Kendrick Lamar claimed the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album with “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.” The award was presented to the rapper by Cardi B and he won over other contenders including Pusha T, Jack Harlow, Future, and DJ Khaled.
This marks Lamar’s third victory in the Best Rap Album category, previously winning in 2016 with “To Pimp a Butterfly” and 2018 with “DAMN.” He was also nominated in 2014 for “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” but lost to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Earlier in the night, Lamar received trophies for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his single “The Heart Part 5.” Despite this success, he lost the award for Best Melodic Rap Performance to Future, Drake, and Tems for their track “Wait for U.”
Lamar was the most-nominated male artist at the 2023 Grammy Awards, with eight total nominations, falling only behind Beyoncé with nine.
At the 2023 Grammy Awards, Harry Styles‘ third solo album “Harry’s House” was declared the winner of the Album of the Year award. The album was up against strong competition, including ABBA’s “Voyage“, Adele’s “30“, Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti“, Beyoncé’s “Renaissance“, Brandi Carlile’s “In These Silent Days“, Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres“, Kendrick Lamar’s “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers“, Lizzo’s “Special“, and Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)“.
Not only did Styles win the top award, but he also received six additional nominations for his work. He was recognized for Record of the Year (“As It Was”), Song of the Year (“As It Was”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“As It Was”), Best Pop Vocal Album (Harry’s House), and Best Music Video (“As It Was”). Styles took home the award for Best Pop Vocal Album and entertained the audience with a performance of his hit single “As It Was“.