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Grammys 2023 performances, ranked from best to worst

Beyoncé made history, Lizzo gave a moving speech and Harry Styles won big in a shocking turn of events at the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. (Video: Julie Yoon/The Washington Post)
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Beyoncé made history at the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday night, winning four awards and bringing her career total to 32 — the most in the show’s history. But she was shut out of the major categories, despite fans and critics hoping this could be her first album of the year win for the acclaimed “Renaissance.”

Instead, the night’s most prestigious trophy went to pop star Harry Styles for his album “Harry’s House.” Styles appeared surprised as he arrived onstage, and the censors quickly jumped into action as he uttered a few shocked expletives.

Lizzo landed record of the year for “About Damn Time,” livening up the nearly four-hour show with an ecstatic acceptance speech, and Bonnie Raitt stunned everyone with a win for song of the year for “Just Like That.” Jazz singer Samara Joy took home the best new artist trophy. Here is the full list of winners.