LOS ANGELES – Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo missed out on the list of winners as the 65th Grammy awards’ ceremony ended on Sunday – February 5 at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre.
It was the first time that the show returned to its usual February timing after the covid-19 pandemic had pushed the previous two events to March 2021 and April 2022.
Edrisah Musuuza aka Eddy Kenzo became the first Ugandan to be nominated at the Recording Academy Grammy Awards in November 2022 – for his collaboration with Matt B dubbed ‘Gimme Love’ selected in the Best Global Music Performance category.
But the category saw South African artists – take gold after beating competition of Nigeria’s Burna Boy; Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo; USA’s Matt B; Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni; and Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab to win in the Best Global Music Performance category at the Grammy Awards’ night.
The South African winning trio comprises Nomcebo Zikode, who is renowned as the singer in ‘Jerusalema,’ record producer and singer, Zakes Bantwini as well as celebrated flutist, producer and composer Wouter Kellerman.
Below is the list of categories, nominees and winner;
Song of the year Adele - Easy on Me Beyoncé - Break My Soul Bonnie Raitt - Just Like That – WINNER DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy - God Did Gayle - ABCDEFU Harry Styles - As It Was Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5 Lizzo - About Damn Time Steve Lacy - Bad Habit Taylor Swift - All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film) Best pop solo performance Adele - Easy on Me – WINNER Bad Bunny - Moscow Mule Doja Cat - Woman Harry Styles - As It Was Lizzo - About Damn Time Steve Lacy - Bad Habit Best dance/electronic album Beyoncé – Renaissance – WINNER Bonobo – Fragments Diplo – Diplo Odesza – The Last Goodbye Rufus Du Sol – Surrender Best rap album DJ Khaled – God Did Future – I Never Liked You Jack Harlow – Come Home the Kids Miss You Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers – WINNER Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry Best musica urbana album Rauw Alejandro – Trap Cake, Vol. 2 Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti – WINNER Daddy Yankee – Legendaddy Farruko – La 167 Maluma – The Love & Sex Tape Best pop duo/group performance Abba – Don’t Shut Me Down Camilla Cabello and Ed Sheeran – Bam Bam Coldplay and BTS – My Universe Post Malone and Doja Cat – I Like You (A Happier Song) Sam Smith and Kim Petras – Unholy – WINNER Best country album Luke Combs – Growin’ Up Miranda Lambert – Palomino Ashley McBryde – Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Maren Morris – Humble Quest Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time – WINNER Best R&B song Beyoncé – Cuff It – WINNER Mary J Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous Muni Long – Hrs & Hrs Jazmine Sullivan – Hurt Me So Good PJ Morton – Please Don’t Walk Away Best pop vocal album Abba – Voyage Adele – 30 Coldplay – Music of the Spheres Lizzo – Special Harry Styles – Harry’s House – WINNER Best dance/electronic recording Beyoncé - Break My Soul – WINNER Bonobo - Rosewood David Guetta & Bebe Rexha - I’m Good (Blue) Diplo & Miguel - Don’t Forget My Love Kaytranada Featuring Her - Intimidated Rüfüs Du Sol - On My Knees
Best global music performance
Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar - Udhero Na Burna Boy - Last Last *Matt B & Eddy Kenzo - Gimme Love* Rocky Dawuni Featuring Blvk H3ro - Neva Bow Down Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode - Bayethe – WINNER Best country solo performance Kelsea Ballerini - Heartfirst Maren Morris - Circles Around This Town Miranda Lambert - In His Arms Willie Nelson - Live Forever – WINNER Zach Bryan - Something in the Orange Best R&B performance Beyoncé - Virgo’s Groove Jazmine Sullivan - Hurt Me So Good Lucky Daye - Over Mary J. Blige Featuring Anderson Paak - Here With Me Muni Long - Hrs & Hrs – WINNER Best rap performance DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy - God Did Doja Cat - Vegas Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug - Pushin P Hitkidd & Glorilla - FNF (Let’s Go) Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5 – WINNER Best metal performance Ghost - Call Me Little Sunshine Megadeth - We’ll Be Back Muse - Kill or Be Killed Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi - Degradation Rules – WINNER Turnstile - Blackout Best rock performance Beck - Old Man The Black Keys - Wild Child Brandi Carlile - Broken Horses – WINNER Bryan Adams - So Happy It Hurts Idles - Crawl! Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck - Patient Number 9 Turnstile - Holiday Best rock album The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie Elvis Costello & the Imposters – The Boy Named If Idles – Crawler Machine Gun Kelly – Mainstream Sellout Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9 – WINNER Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa Best alternative music album Arcade Fire – WE Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You Björk – Fossora Wet Leg – Wet Leg – WINNER Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool It Down Best traditional R&B performance Snoh Aalegra – Do 4 Love Babyface featuring Ella Mai – Keeps on Fallin’ Beyoncé – Plastic Off the Sofa – WINNER Adam Blackstone featuring Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Round Midnight Mary J Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous Best progressive R&B album Cory Henry – Operation Funk Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights – WINNER Terrace Martin – Drones Moonchild – Starfruit Tank and the Bangas – Red Balloon Best R&B album Mary J Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) Chris Brown – Breezy (Deluxe) Robert Glasper – Black Radio III – WINNER Lucky Daye – Candydrip PJ Morton – Watch the Sun Best rap song Jack Harlow featuring Drake – Churchill Downs DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy – God Did Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5 – WINNER Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug – Pushin P Future Featuring Drake & Tems – Wait for U Best comedy album Dave Chappelle – The Closer – WINNER Jim Gaffigan – Comedy Monster Randy Rainbow – A Little Brains, A Little Talent Louis CK – Sorry Patton Oswalt – We All Scream Best folk album Judy Collins – Spellbound Madison Cunningham – Revealer – WINNER Janis Ian – The Light At The End Of The Line Aoife O’Donovan – Age of Apathy Punch Brothers – Hell on Church Street Best country song Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town Luke Combs – Doin’ This Taylor Swift – I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) Miranda Lambert – If I Was a Cowboy Willie Nelson – I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die Cody Johnson – ‘Til You Can’t – WINNER * Agencies