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Shervin Hajipour, Who Wrote Iranian Protest Anthem, Honored at Grammy Awards

HeadlineFeb 06, 2023

The 65th Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles Sunday night. Beyoncé won her 32nd statue, making her the most awarded artist in the history of the Grammys. Viola Davis won for the audiobook of her memoir Finding Me and joins the exclusive EGOT club, having won all four major entertainment awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Kim Petras and Sam Smith also made history, becoming the first openly trans and nonbinary duo to win a Grammy, bringing home an award for their hit Unholy.

First lady Jill Biden presented Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour with the new “song for social change” special merit award for Baraye, which has become an anthem for the Iranian uprising. The singer was arrested after the song went viral, and is out on bail awaiting trial.

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