Lizzo just the 2023 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for her hit song “About Damn Time”.
To her own surprise, she beat out ABBA, Adele, Beyoncé, Brandi Carlile, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Steve Lacy.
“About damn time” – @Lizzo accepts the #Grammys award for record of the year pic.twitter.com/azaXFv95AZ
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 6, 2023
.@lizzo reacts to winning Record of the Year for #AboutDamnTime at the #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/zZhlWcnNWx
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) February 6, 2023
and then there was this moment during her speech:
Lizzo praising Beyonce at the 2023 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/3SHNLYfqbC
— Beyoncé Press. | Fan Account (@beyoncepress) February 6, 2023
According to Pitchfork, in her acceptance speech, Lizzo shouted out artists who inspired her including Prince and Beyoncé, whom she called “the artist of our lives,” referencing Adele’s 2017 Grammy remarks about Beyoncé.
Lizzo got nominated for a handful of trophies this evening, including 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).
Before tonight, Lizzo had three Grammys under her belt, all of which were awarded in 2020.
She took home Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts,” as well as Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album, both for her 2019 LP, Cuz I Love You.
The singer will kick off a massive tour in support of Special later this month.
Lizzo’s dedication to Beyoncé was SO beautiful! pic.twitter.com/8WKYxsWqrT
— 🍋’s Has been waitlisted, @Beyonce come see me. (@Ritawhoras) February 6, 2023
Lizzo is the first Black woman to win Record of the Year at the #Grammys this century. pic.twitter.com/F0RmGzbacM
— Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) February 6, 2023
NOBODY TALK TO ME !!!!! pic.twitter.com/KUibFJjQrD
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) February 6, 2023
Beyoncé cheering for Lizzo!! #Grammys pic.twitter.com/BhLGXDZhsH
— RENAISSANCE Updates (@B7Album) February 6, 2023
Lizzo dedicating her acceptance speech to Beyoncé is top moment of the night, seeing newer artists showing their love and support to Bey means a lot to the music industry #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/8v2eXmRBnm
— virgo’s grooviest. (@virgosgrooviest) February 6, 2023
Congratulations to her!