AceShowbiz - Harry Styles remark at the 2023 Grammy Awards have angered music fans. The former One Direction member found himself under fire after saying "people like" him don't win Grammys.
While accepting the award for Album of the Year at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the 29-year-old first said, "I think on nights like tonight it's important for us to remember there is no such thing as 'best' in music." He added, "I don't think any of us sit in the studio making decisions on what is going to get us one of these."
"I'm just so - This doesn't happen to people like me very often and this is so, so nice," Harry continued. The last statement, unfortunately, ruffled people's feathers.
" 'This doesn't happen to people like me often' - @Harry_Styles. We beg to differ, Harry," one person in particular argued. "Mediocre white men get glamourized, rewarded and awarded over exceptionally talented, amazing Black women like @Beyonce all day, every day. Case in point is this AOTY win. #GRAMMYs."
Another tweeted, "Harry styles said 'this doesn't happen to people like me very often' and I gotta be honest I can't think of a type of people this happens for more." A third, meanwhile, opined, "Harry Styles needs to send Kendrick and Beyonce a 9,000 word apology text and get it tattooed all over his body."
Harry won the coveted price for "Harry's House". He beated out Beyonce Knowles ("Renaissance"), Bad Bunny ("Un Verano Sin Ti"), Mary J. Blige ("Good Morning Gorgeous"), Lizzo ("Special"), Kendrick Lamar ("Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers"), Coldplay ("Music of the Spheres"), Brandi Carlile ("In These Silent Days"), Adele ("30") and ABBA ("Voyage").
At the Sunday, February 5 event, Harry also picked up other prizes for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical earlier that night. The English native also took the stage to perform his hit "As It Was".