The 63rd Grammy Awards was a night to be reckoned with for female artists as pop diva Beyonce made history by becoming the most awarded female artist, and singer Taylor Swift became the first female artist to win the top honour – album of the year- three times in her career.

Queen Bey was nominated in nine categories and won four, an award with Megan Thee Stallion for ‘Savage (Remix)’ as best rap song and one for ‘Black Parade’ as best R&B performance.

In the pre-telecast premiere ceremony, the pop star won the best music video award for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ and another trophy for ‘Savage’.

With 28 Grammy wins in all, Beyonce broke the mark set by veteran singer Alison Krauss. She trails only classical conductor Sir George Solti, who still holds the all-time record with 31 Grammys.

Meanwhile, the top honour winner Taylor Swift bagged the nomination for ‘Folklore’.

She also won it in 2010 for her album ‘Fearless’ and again in 2015 for ‘1989’.

Prior to the pop singer, celebrated musicians Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon have won the top prize thrice.

Swift’s ‘Folklore’ defeated nominated albums by Jhene Aiko, Black Pumas, Coldplay, Jacob Collier, HAIM, Dua Lipa and Post Malone to win the highest prize of the ceremony.

Hosted by Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show”, the 2021 Grammy Awards were held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Other venues were used for the reading of nominations and announcement of winners in various categories.

Here are this year’s Grammy winners:

Record of the Year: Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

Album of the Year: Folklore by Taylor Swift

Song of the Year: I Can’t Breathe by H.E.R

Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance: Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Rain On Me – Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: American Standard -James Taylor

Best Pop Vocal Album: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Best Rock Performance: Shameika by Fiona Apple

Best Metal Performance: Bum-Rush by Body Count

Best Rock Song: Stay High by Brittany Howard

Best Rock Album: The New Abnormal by The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album: Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple

Best R&B Performance: Black Parade by Beyonce

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Anything For You by Ledisi

Best R&B Song: Better Than I Imagined by Robert Glasper

Best R&B Album: Bigger Love by John Legend

Best Rap Performance: Savage by Megan Thee Stallion, featuring Beyonce

Best Melodic Rap Performance: Lockdown by Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Song: Savage by Megan Thee Stallion, featuring Beyonce

Best Rap Album: King’s Disease by Nas

Best Dance Recording: 10% by Kaytranada, featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance Electronic Album: Bubba by Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Live At The Royal Albert Hall by Snarky Puppy

Best Country Solo Performance: When My Amy Pray by Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: 10,000 Hours by Dan-Shay and Justin Bieber

Best Country Song: Crowded Table by The Highwomen

Best Country Album: Wildcard by Miranda Lambert

Best New Age Album: More Guitar Stories by Jim “Kimo” West

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: All Blues by Chick Corea

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Secrets Are The Best Stories by Kurt Elling

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Trilogy 2 by Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Data Lords by Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album: Four Questions by Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Bluegrass Album: Home by Billy Strings

Best Traditional Blues Album: Rawer Than Raw by Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? by Fantastic Negrito

Best Reggae Album: Got To Be Tough by Toots And The Maytals

Best Spoken Word Album: Blowout by Rachel Maddow

Best Comedy Album: Black Mitzvah by Tiffany Haddish

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Jojo Rabbit by various artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Joker by Hildur Guanadottir

Best Music Video: Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce, Saint Jhn and Wizkid, featuring Blue Ivy Carter

Best Music Film: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice by Linda Ronstadt

With inputs from PTI



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