The award show, held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, was hosted by Trevor Noah. A series of eye-catching performances from Travis Scott, Olivia Rodrigo, Luke Combs, Dua Lipa and others added flavor to the event.
Highlight of the Night
The first victory of the night was grabbed by SZA who won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award for a duet with Phoebe Bridgers. Notably, Taylor Swift, famous for her albums Midnights, 1989, and Folklore, was nominated for Album of the Year. She is already a thrice winner of this category, a feat achieved by no other solo female artist.
Being nominated for Album of the Year, artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Boygenius, and Miley Cyrus shared the spotlight. In the Best New Artist category, the 39-year-old newcomer, Jelly Roll, could make history by becoming the oldest winner.
The nominations for Album of the Year also included Boygenius, Janelle Monáe, Jon Batiste, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, and Taylor Swift. The Record of the Year saw nominees like Jon Batiste, Boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Victoria Monet, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and SZA.
Meanwhile, the Song of the Year category was fought between Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, Jon Batiste, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, and Billie Eilish. Best New Artist nominees included Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan, Victoria Monet, and War and Treaty.
On the awards front, Boygenius bagged the Best Alternative Album, while Taylor Swift's Midnights was nominated for Best Pop Album. The Best Rock Album went to Paramore and Chris Stapleton walked away with Best Country Solo Performance award. Michelle Obama added another feather to her cap by winning Best Spoken Word Album.
The award for Best Score for Visual Media was won by Oppenheimer. The Barbie song ‘What Was I Made For?' took home the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, was given to Jack Antonoff.
Kylie Minogue, the pop queen won the Best Pop Dance Recording, further proving that the night was full of surprises and excitement.