Grammy's 2021

The 63rd Annual Grammy’s were hosted by Trevor Noah in Los Angeles California.  Although the majority of awards were announced during a livestream event before the show, the top award winners were revealed during the telecast.  

 

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed their hit “WAP” that had everyone talking when it debuted in August.  Twitter is buzzing again, debating if the performance was too explicit to be shown.  To be far, Trevor Noah did put out a warning before, “"If you have small children in the room, just tell them it's a song about giving a cat a bath." 

 

Taylor Swift won album of the year for “Folklore” and performed on a set with twinkling trees and a quaint cabin studio.  Other performers included Bad Bunny, and Dua Lipa.  Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” earned record of the year.Beyoncé won four awards, bringing her lifetime total to 28. She now holds the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist. Blue Ivy Carter, her daughter, also won her first award.  Megan Thee Stallion was the first female rapper to win the best new artist award since Lauryn Hill in 1999. She also won best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage” featuring Beyoncé.  Harry Styles won his first Grammy, about time!  Check below for a complete list of winners.  

 

Record of the Year

“Everything I Wanted,” Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski and Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)

 

Album of the Year

“Folklore,” Taylor Swift

 

Song of the Year

“I Can’t Breathe,” Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

Best New Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Rain on Me,” Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“American Standard,” James Taylor

Best Dance Recording

“10%,” Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Bubba,” Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance

“Shameika,” Fiona Apple

 

Best Metal Performance

“Bum-Rush,” Body Count

Best Rock Song

“Stay High,” Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album

“The New Abnormal,” The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” Fiona Apple

Best R&B Performance

“Black Parade,” Beyoncé

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Anything For You,” Ledisi

Best R&B Song

“Better Than I Imagine,” Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello and Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello)

 

Best Progressive R&B Album

“It Is What It Is,” Thundercat

Best R&B Album

“Bigger Love,” John Legend

 

Best Rap Performance

“Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé