Fan Reactions to Harry Kinds Profitable Album of the Yr Over Beyoncé on the 2023 Grammys

“This does not occur to folks like me usually,” Harry Kinds advised Grammys audiences upon receiving tonight’s Album of the Yr award. Analysts are nonetheless furiously debating what, exactly, the bedazzled younger artist meant by this confounding assertion, however regardless—Kinds, and the remainder of us, have been shocked after the artist beat out Beyoncé, Dangerous Bunny, Lizzo, and extra to clinch the night’s biggest honor.

The “As It Was” singer climbed the neon-lit stage as a torrent of (principally rage-induced) reactions poured onto social media, with probably the most livid indictments coming from Beyoncé followers, who’ve amassed ample proof that the Grammys have achieved nothing however disrespect their reigning queen for years. (Bear in mind what occurred with Lemonade?)

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“This does not occur to folks like me usually” – @Harry_Styles. We beg to vary, Harry. Mediocre white males get glamourized, rewarded and awarded over exceptionally gifted, superb Black girls like @Beyonce all day, each day. Working example is that this AOTY win. #GRAMMYs

— B. Bell🏁 (@MediaBritt) February 6, 2023

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For a second, neglect Kinds’ appeal and bravado, his shining Gucci fits and dulcet tones; there is a cause the singer himself appeared simply as shocked by the upset because the viewers. (He began his speech with a easy however efficient declaration: “Shit.”) Beyoncé is probably the most awarded artist in Grammys historical past. And but she has not one single Album of the Yr award. One thing about that math is not including up; and followers have been all too wanting to exhibit the algebra.

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Wow! They actually know the right way to unfold these awards round on the Grammys!

— sheryl lee ralph (@thesherylralph) February 6, 2023

Maybe it actually was one huge mistake, one other La La Land/Moonlight debacle for the ages. However, actually, are we going to present the Recording Academy that a lot credit score? After Beck beat Beyonce in 2015? We’re effectively previous poll mishaps, my associates.

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Having a selection between Beyonce or Dangerous Bunny and in some way giving it to Harry Kinds is an unimaginable strategy to unite African People, the overall African diaspora, Hispanics, and Latinos.

— Zito (@_Zeets) February 6, 2023

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i noticed two grammy voters quoted in that selection article who stated they did not vote for beyoncé as a result of she at all times wins and each time she does one thing new “it is a huge occasion” and it actually pisses me off. folks simply don’t love seeing Black girls win “an excessive amount of.” it is nasty.

— nadirah (@hinadirah) February 6, 2023

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Harold’s Home is technically well-produced however finally not even a fraction of the benefit within the the composition and execution of Renaissance—an explosion of ebullient pleasure, inventive and emotional freedom, and queer happiness. Beyoncé achieved soiled by this LAME ASS present AGAIN pic.twitter.com/LXc54056Xq

— coleman spilde (@colemanjspilde) February 6, 2023

Nonetheless, there was at the least one particular person current on the ceremony was keen to observe Kinds overtake the competitors: The so-called grandma superfan who introduced him with the award. (Admittedly, they did a really cute little shuffle-dance after they hugged.)

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Obsessive about the Harry Kinds tremendous fan. The best way she may barely croak out his identify in shock, the little dance he did when he ran to her, their candy second collectively on stage. Followers make music what it’s, and that was a enjoyable reminder. #Grammys pic.twitter.com/mKm6mhkgKp

— Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer) February 6, 2023

However the overarching style of the night’s outcomes was bitter. The phrases “ROBBED” and “DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH,” each in all caps, trended on Twitter mere minutes after the Album of the Yr announcement. And when requested if he, too, anticipated a Beyoncé win tonight, Kinds replied: “You by no means know with these things. I do not suppose you may take a look at any of the nominees and do not feel like they’re deserving. Once I take a look at this class, it is all individuals who have impressed me at completely different occasions, so it is not like—y’know, you’ll perceive anybody successful. And yeah, I am actually grateful that they selected us.”

There’s excellent news for many who will nonetheless be seeing factor when the morning comes: Beyoncé is happening tour, and her tickets are formally on presale. Ticketmaster higher be prepared this time.

Tradition Author

Lauren Puckett-Pope is a workers tradition author at ELLE, the place she primarily covers movie, tv and books. She was beforehand an affiliate editor at ELLE.

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