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And the Grammy Award Goes to…?

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: March 15, 2021  

Winners of the 63rd annual Grammy awards have been announced. Dubbed music’s biggest night, the Trevor Noah-hosted virtual ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sunday, had no audience and performers were separated onto five stages in line with social distancing measures.

Awards in 83 categories were handed out across 30 fields of music including roots, bluegrass, country, rock and Christian.

This year’s lead nominee, Beyoncé, picked up three Grammy wins for Savage with Megan Thee Stallion, Brown Skin Girl and Black Parade (R&B performance). She breaks the record as the most Grammy awarded female artist with 28 trophies in her name.

Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for Folklore while Dua Lipa’s sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, took home the coveted Best Pop Vocal Album. Billie Eilish won Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted while Megan Thee Stallion took both Best New Artist and Best Rap Song (Savage feat. Beyoncé) awards.

Afro beats stars Burna Boy and Wizkid shone Africa’s light to the world with their Grammy wins. Burna Boy bagged Best Global Music Album for Twice as Tall while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his feature in Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl stint.

The Grammys described Burna as one who “continues to torch limitations, seamlessly blending styles and genres and fearlessly fueling the fire heating the melting pot of pop, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae and more”. Wizkid’s win on Brown Skin Girl was cemented as “a feast for the fashion-forward and a celebration of Black and brown female beauty everywhere”.

Check out the complete list of nominees and winners for the Grammy Awards, 2021 below;

Record of the Year

WINNER: Billie Eilish: “Everything I Wanted”

Beyoncé: “Black Parade”

Black Pumas: “Colors”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch: “Rockstar”

Doja Cat: “Say So”

Dua Lipa: “Don’t Start Now”

Post Malone: “Circles”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé: “Savage”

Album of the Year

WINNER: Taylor Swift: Folklore

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

Song of the Year

WINNER: H.E.R.: “I Can’t Breathe”

Beyoncé: “Black Parade”

Roddy Ricch: “The Box”

Taylor Swift: “Cardigan”

Post Malone: “Circles”

Dua Lipa: “Don’t Start Now”

Billie Eilish: “Everything I Wanted”

JP Saxe ft. Julia Michaels: “If the World Was Ending”

Best New Artist

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Best Pop Solo Performance

WINNER: Harry Styles: “Watermelon Sugar”

Justin Bieber: “Yummy”

Doja Cat: “Say So”

Billie Eilish: “Everything I Wanted”

Dua Lipa: “Don’t Start Now”

Taylor Swift: “Cardigan”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

WINNER: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande: “Rain on Me”

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy: “Un Día (One Day)”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo: “Intentions”

BTS: “Dynamite”

Taylor Swift ft. Bon Iver: “Exile”

Best Pop Vocal Album

WINNER: Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia

Justin Bieber: Changes

Lady Gaga: Chromatic

Harry Styles: Fine Line

Taylor Swift: Folklore

Best R&B Performance

WINNER: Beyoncé: “Black Parade”

Jhené Aiko ft. John Legend: “Lightning and Thunder”

Jacob Collier: “All I Need”

Brittany Howard: “Goat Head”

Emily King: “See Me”

Best R&B Song

WINNER: Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello: “Better Than I Imagined”

Beyoncé: “Black Parade”

Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG: “Collide”

Chloe x Halle: “Do It”

Skip Marley & H.E.R.: “Slow Down”

Best Progressive R&B Album

WINNER: Thundercat: It Is What It Is

Jhené Aiko: Chilombo

Chloe x Halle: Ungodly Hour

The Free Nationals: Free Nationals

Robert Glasper: Fuck Yo Feelings

Best Rap Performance

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé: “Savage”

Big Sean: “Deep Reverence”

DaBaby: “Bop”

Jack Harlow: “What’s Poppin”

Lil Baby: “The Bigger Picture”

Pop Smoke: “Dior”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

WINNER: Anderson .Paak: “Lockdown”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch: “Rockstar”

Drake ft. Lil Durk: “Laugh Now Cry Later”

Roddy Ricch: “The Box”

Travis Scott: “Highest in the Room”

Best Rap Song

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé: “Savage”

Lil Baby: “The Bigger Picture”

Roddy Ricch: “The Box”

Drake ft. Lil Durk: “Laugh Now Cry Later”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch: “Rockstar”

Best Rap Album

WINNER: Nas: King’s Disease

D Smoke: Black Habits

Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist: Alfredo

Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony

Royce da 5’9″: The Allegory

Best Alternative Music Album

WINNER: Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Beck: Hyperspace

Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher

Brittany Howard: Jaime

Tame Impala: The Slow Rush

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

WINNER: Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG

Camilo: Por Primera Vez

Kany García: Mesa Para Dos

Ricky Martin: Pausa

Debi Nova: 3:33

Best Dance Recording

WINNER: Kaytranada ft. Kali Uchis: “10%”

Diplo & Sidepiece: “On My Mind”

Disclosure, Aminé, and Slowthai: “My High”

Flume ft. Toro y Moi: “The Difference”

Jayda G: “Both of Us”

Best Dance Album

WINNER: Kaytranada: Bubba

Arca: KiCk i

Disclosure: Energy

Baauer: Planet’s Mad

Madeon: Good Faith

Best Music Video

WINNER: Beyoncé, Saint Jhn, and Wizkid ft. Blue Ivy Carter: “Brown Skin Girl” (directors: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jenn Nkiru)

Future ft. Drake: “Life Is Good” (director: Julien Christian Lutz)

Anderson .Paak: “Lockdown” (director: Dave Meyers)

Harry Styles: “Adore You” (director: Dave Meyers)

Woodkid: “Goliath” (director: Yoann Lemoine)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

WINNER: Andrew Watt

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

 

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