Trevor Noah opened the 2023 Grammy Awards alongside some of the biggest musicians in the game, including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles.
He told the crowd at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, “We put Beyoncé in the room. Do you understand how amazing these people are? Nominating Beyoncé for her album ‘Renaissance.’ gone, which is, anyway, better than anything from the real Renaissance, in my opinion.”
He added, “The Renaissance was just pictures of grapes and stuff. Beyonce took it to another level. I was so moved by the lyrics to ‘Break My Soul’ that I actually quit my job. How much It was powerful.
“I wish Beyoncé had written a song about the importance of saving before you quit your job, but maybe next.”
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Beyoncé wasn’t actually in the crowd yet as she was running late due to Los Angeles traffic, but Taylor Swift was on hand to hear how she’s impacted Noah’s life over the last year.
Noah joked that Swift has sold more albums than anyone on the “planet” as he praised Taylor’s stellar year.
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“The only music we heard more than Taylor’s was the hold music for Southwest Airlines,” he said. “They have real streaming numbers.”
He added, “By the way, I love your song ‘Anti-Hero’. Thank you so much. My aunt is a hero too. Her name is Beatrice. Thank you for celebrating all the aunties out there.”
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Noah later presented Queen Bee with her trophy when she arrived at his desk.
Trevor kept things mostly playful and light-hearted after an opening performance by Bad Bunny to kick off the 65th event.
He looked at Harry Styles and joked, “Women throw their panties at this guy, and he looks better in them than they do!”
Styles later took the stage to perform a soulful version of his hit song “This Is It” from his album “Harry House,” which won the best pop album Grammy earlier in the evening.
Noah also made Adele’s dreams come true when he introduced her to her favorite wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson.
“The person Adele always wanted to meet but never did is Dwayne Johnson, and I found out he’s a big fan of yours too,” Noah told the crowd.
“I don’t have Dwayne Johnson here tonight, but I do have someone called ‘The Rock.'”
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