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The 2021 Grammy Awards aired last night after being delayed for six weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trevor Noah hosted the 63rd annual ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the winners were announced. The awards show featured many performances by artists such as Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, BTS, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, and Roddy Ricch. Below, find out who won the 2021 Grammys.
Record of the Year
After achieving a sweep of awards last year, for the second year in a row, Billie Eilish won Record of the Year with her popular song “Everything I Wanted.” She accepted the award next to her brother and main collaborator Finneas O’Connell. Eilish also won Best Song Written for Visual Media with her James Bond theme song “No Time To Die.”
Song of the Year
Last night, H.E.R. won Song of the Year with her song “I Can’t Breathe.” She recently became more popular after she opened the Super Bowl with her rendition of “America the Beautiful.” In winning the Song of the Year award, H.E.R. beat popular contenders such as Beyoncé, Post Malone, Dua Lipa, and Taylor Swift.
Album of the Year
Taylor Swift took home a Grammy for Album of the Year with her recent album folklore. With her win, Swift is now the first woman and the fourth artist to win Album of the Year three times.
Best New Artist
Megan Thee Stallion won the Best New Artist Grammy, making her the first female rapper to do so in 22 years. She also won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for her “Savage” remix with Beyoncé. During her acceptance speech, she thanked her late mother, Beyoncé, and her team.
Best Pop Solo Performance
Former boy band icon Harry Styles won his first-ever Grammy for his song “Watermelon Sugar.” He won the award after performing the song at the beginning of the ceremony. During his acceptance speech, Styles said he wrote the song during a day off and expressed gratitude for winning the award.
Best Pop Vocal Album
Dua Lipa won Best Pop Vocal Album for her sophomore album Future Nostalgia. At the ceremony, Lipa performed her song “Don’t Start Now,” which was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. She also performed her song “Levitating,” which features rapper DaBaby.
Best R&B Performance
Beyoncé has made history by winning 28 Grammy awards throughout her career, making her the most Grammy-awarded woman of all time. At last night’s ceremony, she won the Best R&B Performance Grammy for her song “Black Parade.” She also won Best Music Video for “BROWN SKIN GIRL” and Best Rap Song for her feature on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix.”
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Producer Kaytranada won Best Dance/Electronic Album for his LP Bubba. Additionally, Kaytranada’s collab with singer-songwriter Kali Uchis won Best Dance Recording for their song “10%.” Both awards were Kaytranada’s first-ever Grammy wins, and he made history by being the first Black artist to win in the Dance/Electronic Album category.
Best Rock Performance
Fiona Apple took home two Grammy Awards, marking her first Grammy win in 23 years after her first win in 1998. She won Best Rock Performance for her song “Shameika.” She was also awarded Best Alternative Music Album for her critically-acclaimed album Fetch the Bolt Cutters.
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