2021 Grammys: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Make History and Other highlights

While the Grammys 2021, held on March 14, had no live audience to cheer their favourite musicians this year, they still brought all the fireworks one has come to expect from music’s biggest night over the last six decades. The event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre and some stars tuned in virtually to receive their awards.

Celebrities like Taylor Swift in a flowery Oscar da la Renta, Megan Thee Stallion in an orange Dolce & Gabbana, Harry Styles in plaid Gucci blazer paired with a purple boa, Dua Lipa in a shimmery Atelier Versace, Lizzo in Balmain, Beyoncé in Schiaparelli LBD, DaBaby in printed Dolce & Gabbana, BTS members in Louis Vuitton and Trevor Noah in Gucci graced the red carpet dressed to the nines.

The 2021 Grammys ceremony was hosted by The Daily Show’s Noah who brought in the punches in his opening monologue. He started with how “This year’s Grammys is going to look a little different, I’m not going to front, the whole thing is going to be pretty different. But it’s going to be even more exciting because our nominees will be sitting at those tables for their awards, so right now there’s more tension in that tent than at a family reunion at Buckingham Palace.”

And ended with “Tonight, we’re hoping this is all about what 2021 can be, full of joy, new beginnings and coming together, never forgetting what happened in 2020, but full of hope for what is to come. Let’s do this people.”

The show thrilled fans who tuned in from across the globe as it featured pre-recorded and live performances by artists like Harry Styles, Post Malone, Doja Cat, Maren Morris and John Mayer, and Miranda Lambert. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion got social media talking when they teamed up for a rendition of their hit single, WAP, with a prelude of Stallion’s Body, Savage and Cardi B’s latest, Up. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak gave their debut performance as the band Silk Sonic with the song Leave the Door Open.

K-pop band BTS brought their A-game while performing Dynamite, which was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance but lost to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s Rain on Me. The 2021 Grammys were not without some milestones. Beyoncé, nominated in nine categories, made history as she became the female artist with most Grammy wins, 28.

She equalled Alison Krauss at 27 when she won Best Rap Performance with Megan Thee Stallion for Savage. She then crossed the mark by winning the Best R&B Performance for Black Parade. Beyoncé is now tied with producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones for the second most Grammy wins. The late conductor Georg Solti is the most decorated Grammy winner with 31.

Taylor Swift also set a benchmark by becoming the first female artist to win the award three times when her album “Folklore” won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. She won it for her album “Fearless” in 2010 and for “1989” in 2015.

Other big winners of the night were Billie Eilish who took home Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted and Harry Styles who won his first-ever Grammy, for Watermelon Sugar in Best Pop Performance category.

Here are some of the 2021 Grammys winners

Record of the Year
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Black Pumas – Colors
DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch – Rockstar
Doja Cat – Say So
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Post Malone – Circles
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé – Savage

Album of the Year
Jhené Aiko – Chilombo
Black Pumas – Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)
Coldplay – Everyday Life
Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol. 3
Haim – Women in Music Pt. III
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
Taylor Swift – Folklore

Song of the Year
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Taylor Swift – Cardigan
Post Malone – Circles
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe
JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels – If the World Was Ending

Best New Artist
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance
Justin Bieber – Yummy
Doja Cat – Say So
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Taylor Swift – Cardigan

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy – Un Dia (One Day)
Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo – Intentions
BTS – Dynamite
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver – Exile

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian – Blue Umbrella
Harry Connick, Jr. – True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter
James Taylor – American Standard
Rufus Wainwright – Unfollow the Rules
Renée Zellweger – Judy

Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Bieber – Changes
Lady Gaga – Chromatica
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Harry Styles – Fine Line
Taylor Swift – Folklore

Best Dance Recording
Diplo & SIDEPIECE – On My Mind
Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai – My High
Flume Featuring Toro y Moi – The Difference
Jayda G – Both of Us
Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis – 10%

Here’s the full list of winners

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