NYC’s Own Samara Joy Wins Best New Artist

New York Youth Symphony Makes History

50th Anniversary Performance Celebrates NYC Roots of Hip Hop

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment congratulates the New York City winners and nominees honored at the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards, held Sunday night and hosted by Trevor Noah. One of the night’s biggest winners was Bronx-born Samara Joy who took home GRAMMY awards for Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album. Additionally, the New York Youth Symphony made history as the first youth orchestra to ever win a GRAMMY, in the category of Best Orchestral Performance.

In honor of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration some of Hip Hop’s most iconic voices gathered to perform a special tribute, which acknowledged the Bronx as the original birthplace of the genre. MCed by NYC’s own LL Cool J, the performance featured NYC artists Questlove, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel, Method Man, Rahiem, Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepawith DJ Spinderella, and Swizz Beatz.

NYC was well represented throughout the night, as Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Billy Crystal all took the stage as presenters, while Mary J. Blige performed her nominated song “Good Morning, Gorgeous” and Jay-Z joined an ensemble group to perform the nominated song “God Did.” During the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony, Brooklyn’s Arooj Aftab performed, as well as the night’s big winner, Samara Joy.

“Music’s biggest night was a big night for NYC music! Congratulations to our NYC talent honored with GRAMMY awards and nominations this year, and to the Recording Academy on last night’s epic celebration,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Anne del Castillo. “From the star-studded celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop’s birth in NYC, to the Best New Artist win for Bronx-born Jazz singer Samara Joy, to the history-making win for New York Youth Symphony, this year’s GRAMMYS reminds the world that NYC will always be a global music capital.”

NYC 2023 GRAMMY Winners:

Marc Anthony Best Tropical Latin Album – Pa’lla Voy

Jack Antonoff Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Samara Joy Best New Artist Best Jazz Vocal Album – Linger Awhile

Lin Manuel Miranda Best Song Written for Visual Media – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, featuring the Congra Patria Son Jarocho Collective Best Latin Jazz Album – Fandango at the Wall in New York

Into the Woods Best Musical Theater Album – Into the Woods’ 2022 Broadway Cast Recording

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus Best Opera Recording – Blanchard: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

New York Youth Symphony Best Orchestral Performance – Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman

MOME is proud to continue its partnership with the GRAMMY Museum to present “A New York Evening With….” series, which kicked off 2023 with a performance and intimate conversation with Silvana Estrada. In 2022, the series featured Jon Batiste, Gavin DeGraw, Stromae, Coheed & Cambria and more. For more information on the series, please visit