Grammys 2023: Tweets about Beyoncé’s album of the 12 months snub

What does Beyoncé must do to win the Grammy Award for album of the 12 months?

That was the question swirling round Twitter on Sunday evening after Harry Styles gained the highest Grammys prize in one more controversial upset over Queen Bey. Styles acquired the dignity for his third solo document, “Harry’s House,” whereas Beyoncé was nominated (and anticipated by many to lastly win) for her seventh studio album, “Renaissance.”

In an essay for the Los Angeles Times previewing the 2023 Grammys, pop music critic Mikael Wood insisted that the Recording Academy’s historical past of snubbing the “Break My Soul” hitmaker for the largest award of the evening “needs to change on Sunday.” Beyoncé has by no means gained album of the 12 months regardless of being nominated 4 instances: for “I Am…Sasha Fierce” (2008), “Beyoncé” (2013), “Lemonade” (2016) and “Renaissance” (2022).

“Grand-scaled yet painstakingly plotted, obsessed with tradition while attuned to the future, ‘Renaissance’ is a masterpiece of both form and feeling, with some of Beyoncé’s finest singing — growly, sensual, playful, angelic — amid arrangements that pull inspiration (and the occasional sample or interpolation) from a deep archive of disco, funk, techno, Afrobeats, hip-hop and ballroom music,” Wood writes.

“But the way ‘Renaissance’ coheres, with its intricate transitions and clever callbacks, is the real wonder to behold; it’s by far the most album-y of the 10 LPs competing for album of the year.”

During Sunday’s ceremony at L.A.’s Arena, Beyoncé made historical past by surpassing orchestra conductor Georg Solti because the artist with probably the most Grammy Awards of all time. After getting into this 12 months’s competitors with extra nominations than every other artist, the revered entertainer took dwelling the 2023 Grammys for dance/digital music album (“Renaissance”); R&B track (“Cuff It”); conventional R&B efficiency (“Plastic Off the Sofa”); and dance/digital recording (“Break My Soul”).

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That wasn’t sufficient for legions of followers who firmly imagine the veteran musician and performer deserved extra.

“I honestly don’t know how Beyoncé does it,” tweeted @MediumSizeMeech. “To know that you’re the best of the best, and still be so humble even when people playing in your face. I woulda BEEN flipped a table.”

“Beyoncé represents every Black woman that is constantly applauded for their work but when it comes to promotion time their white colleague gets it instead,” tweeted @adaenechi.

“you don’t have to even be a stan to acknowledge the table-shaking, industry-changing nature of beyoncé’s self-titled, lemonade, and renaissance albums,” tweeted @JarrettHill. “and yet…”

Several have been of the opinion that Styles profitable the highest prize over Beyoncé was notably insulting. Rounding out the 2023 nominees within the album of the 12 months class have been ABBA (“Voyage”); Adele (“30”); Bad Bunny (“Un Verano Sin Ti”); Mary J. Blige (“Good Morning Gorgeous”); Brandi Carlile (“In These Silent Days”); Coldplay (“Music of the Spheres”); Kendrick Lamar (“Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”); and Lizzo (“Special”) — who credited Beyoncé with inspiring her whereas accepting the award for document of the 12 months (“About Damn Time”).

“there’s no way realistically that white man had a better album than beyoncé, adele, AND bad bunny lmfao like come on,” tweeted @thedigitaldash_.

“Having a choice between Beyonce or Bad Bunny and somehow giving it to Harry Styles is an incredible way to unite African Americans, the general African diaspora, Hispanics, and Latinos,” tweeted @_Zeets.

“Y’all picked harry over Beyoncé DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH !!!!” tweeted @sirmaxwell301.

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See extra reactions to probably the most evident snub of this 12 months’s broadcast beneath.