Unknown blues singer beats Beyonce, Adele and Taylor Swift to win ‘song of the year’ at Grammy’s

Bonnie Raitt was awarded the Song of the Year award at the 2023 Grammy Awards, beating out a star-studded fieId of nominees.

Her song, “Just Like That”, won over other notable nominees such as Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Harry Styles, Beyonce, Adele, DJ Khaled, and Kendrick Lamar.

Upon accepting the award, Raitt expressed her surprise and said, I don’t write a lot of songs, but I’m so proud that you appreciate this one. I’m totally humbIed. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden presented Raitt with the award. Shock as unknown blues singer beats Beyonce, Adele and Taylor Swift to win ‘song of the year’ at Grammy’s

Raitt’s win marked the first time a soIo songwriter had won since the late Amy Winehouse’s classic hit, Rehab, took home the prize in 2008. Raitt also paid tribute to the late John Prine, who died of COVID-19 in April of 2020, in her speech. She described her victory as an unreaI moment in honor of her song, which was inspired by organ donors and Prine.

During the Grammy Premiere ceremony earlier that evening, Raitt won two additional awards: Best Americana Performance for Made Up Mind and Best American Roots Song for “Just Like That”. Raitt has now won 13 Grammys over 30 all-time nominations. Shock as unknown blues singer beats Beyonce, Adele and Taylor Swift to win ‘song of the year’ at Grammy’s

Raitt, the daughter of Broadway performer John Raitt and pianist Marge Goddard, signed with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 21 and reIeased her self-titled debut album in 1971.