At the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, Adele and Dwayne Johnson took center stage and stole the show. Adele was awarded the Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Easy on Me”, beating out some of the music industry’s biggest stars like Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Steve Lacy, Lizzo and Harry Styles.
The moment was made even more special when Johnson invited Adele to the stage, a reference to how host Trevor Noah kicked off the show by pointing out that Adele had been dying to meet the former wrestler. Adele got up to receive her award, hugging her boyfriend Rich Paul and fellow musician Lizzo as Styles and other guests rose to their feet to applaud the British singer.
In her emotional acceptance speech, Adele thanked her fans and family, and dedicated the award to her 10-year-old son, Angelo. She related her boyfriend’s advice, “if you win anything, don’t cry,” and then added, “And here I am crying.”
The moment was made even more special when Johnson invited Adele to the stage, a reference to how host Trevor Noah kicked off the show by pointing out that Adele had been dying to meet the former wrestler. Johnson, 50, could be seen taking a seat next to the now 16-time Grammy winner, who was up for seven awards at the 65th annual ceremony.
The award was previously won by Olivia Rodrigo for “drivers license” off of Sour, and Harry Styles for “Watermelon Sugar” off of Fine Line. Styles wound up taking home the coveted award for album of the year.
The 2023 Grammy Awards were aired live on CBS and Paramount+ Sunday night from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. It was a night of celebration, joy, and recognizing excellence in an individual performance. Adele and Dwayne Johnson have certainly set the bar high for the next Grammy Awards ceremony.