Miley Cyrus’ Grammy Acceptance Speech Snubs Billy Ray
Miley Cyrus Wins Record of the Year at the 2024 Grammys, Omits Dad
Miley Cyrus took home her second Grammy of the night for record of the year, beating out Billie Eilish, boygenius, Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Taylor Swift and Victoria Monét in the category for the major award.
Miley Cyrus: A Two-Time Grammy Winner with “Flowers” as Record of the Year
Cyrus, 31, took the stage to accept the award for her 2023 hit and made an effort to thank “all the people that we love,” including a sweet shoutout to viewers watching at home.
“This award is amazing. But I really hope that it doesn’t change anything because my life was beautiful yesterday. Not everyone in the world will get a Grammy, but everyone in this world is spectacular,” she said, before adding with a laugh, “So please don’t think that this is important, even though it’s very important, right guys?”
Miley Cyrus’ Grammy Speech: Gratitude and Omission of Billy Ray Cyrus
Cyrus went on to thank her team members, her partner, and her “main gays” before asking if she had forgotten anyone. She concluded her speech with a quip about forgetting underwear, but notably did not mention her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” Triumphs Over Other Nominees for Record of the Year
“Flowers” beat out Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?,” boygenius’ “Not Strong Enough,” Jon Batiste’s “Worship,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire,” SZA’s “Kill Bill, Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” and Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama” to take home the major award, which honors the overall production of a song.
Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” Explores Identity and Self-Doubt
Eilish, 22, and her brother/collaborator Finneas O’Connell’s tender ballad “What Was I Made For?” hails from the Barbie movie and plays in a pivotal scene, where Margot Robbie’s titular character comes to accept her identity. The song has also received nominations for best pop solo performance, best song written for visual media and best Music video, and won best song earlier in the night.
boygenius’ “Not Strong Enough”: Introspective Exploration of Relationships
The indie supergroup boygenius featuring Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus received their first-ever Grammy Nominations this year. Their song “Not Strong Enough” from their debut full-length LP the record earned record of the year, best rock performance and best rock song nods.
Jon Batiste’s “Worship”: A Celebration of Human Connection
While Batiste’s “Butterfly” is nominated for song of the year and best American roots performance, the World Music Radio track “Worship” is up for record of the year. The song fuses jazz, gospel, roots and hip-hop sounds into a joyous celebration about the beauty of connection within the human experience.
Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers”: A Self-Love Anthem and Chart-Topping Hit
One of the biggest songs of the past year came from Cyrus, 31, as fans couldn’t get enough of her ultra-catchy, self-love anthem “Flowers.” The song broke records upon its release, becoming the first song to reach over 100 million streams on Spotify in one week and sat pretty atop the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks.
Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire”: A Searing Power Ballad About a Toxic Relationship
Rodrigo, 20, launched the release of her hit sophomore album GUTS by dropping “vampire” in summer 2023. The searing power ballad finds the pop-rock star reflecting on how an ex took advantage of and used her throughout their relationship.
SZA’s “Kill Bill”: A Confessional Track Fantasizing About Revenge
SZA’s “Kill Bill” is one of her biggest songs to date, spending weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and breaking records on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track off 2022’s SOS has been acclaimed for both its groovy rhythm and confessional lyrics, which find the R&B superstar, 34, fantasizing about murdering an ex.
Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero”: A Vulnerable Examination of Flaws and Public Perception
Swift, 34, and her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff’s team-up “Anti Hero” received record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance nominations. The synth-pop tune, which finds the superstar examining her own flaws and public’s perception of her, was the lead single off her hit 2022 album Midnights.
Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama”: A Self-Confident Hip-Hop-Influenced R&B Song
Monét’s “On My Mama” is among several of her songs up for Awards at the 2024 Grammys, with both a record of the year and best R&B song nods. The song has become the fan-beloved, breakout center piece of her debut studio album Jaguar II, which dropped in August of last year.
Miley Cyrus’ Omission of Billy Ray Cyrus in Grammy Speech: A Notable Absence
Despite her comprehensive list of thank-yous, Cyrus notably omitted her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, from her Grammy acceptance speech. This omission has drawn attention and sparked discussions about the relationship between the father and daughter.
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Grammy Awards 2023: A Night of Music and Celebration
The 2023 Grammy Awards was a night of music, celebration, and recognition of outstanding achievements in the music industry. With a diverse lineup of nominees and performances, the show highlighted the talent and artistry of musicians from various genres.