Watch Harry Styles Sparkle In His Grammys 2023 Performance Of ‘As It Was’

Watch Harry Styles Sparkle In His Grammys 2023 Performance Of ‘As It Was’

Harry Styles brought his sartorial showmanship to the Grammys 2023 stage, performing a near-blinding rendition of his heavily-nominated song 'As It Was'. For the big moment, Styles donned a custom silver sequin-embroidered T-shirt and sequin-fringed trousers by Gucci, paired with metallic Adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneakers, prompting numerous audience members—yes, including Taylor Swift—to dance in the disco effect he projected.

At tonight’s ceremony, Styles was nominated for six Grammys—most of them for 'As It Was', including Record of the Year ('As It Was'), Album of the Year (Harry’s House), Song of the Year ('As It Was'), Best Pop Solo Performance ('As It Was'), Best Pop Vocal Album (Harry’s House), and Best Music Video ('As It Was').

Styles reflected on the process of creating his album Harry’s House to Better Homes and Gardens in April 2022. 'Finally, it doesn’t feel like my life is over if this album isn’t a commercial success,' he said. With his first album (2017’s self-titled Harry Styles), he was scared of making fun music 'because I’d come out of the band, and it was like, if I want to be taken seriously as a musician, then I can’t make fun music.”'

With his second solo release (2019’s Fine Line), he felt a bit 'freer', but remained concerned with making 'really big songs'. Harry’s House was built off a smaller but far more significant goal: to make music with legacy: 'I just want to make stuff that is right, that is fun, in terms of the process, that I can be proud of for a long time, that my friends can be proud of, that my family can be proud of, that my kids will be proud of one day,' Styles said.

Watch clips from his performance and a backstage video below.

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