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Grammys 2021: Beyonce Makes History

Grammys 2021: Beyonce Makes History

Beyonce makes history. (Courtesy: AFP)

Highlights

  • Trevor Noah is hosting the awards
  • Beyonce received nominations in nine categories
  • Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and rapper Roddy Ricch got 6 nominations
New Delhi:

The 63rd edition of the Grammys were historic for Beyonce, who is now the female artist with the most trophies. She has 28 Grammys now, surpassing the record held by singer Alison Krauss. The awards began with Megan Thee Stallion winning three trophies - Best New Artist Award, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for Savage. Taylor Swift's Folklore won Album of the Year and I Can't Breathe by H.E.R won Song of the Year - two of the three big awards of the night. Dua Lipa won the Best Pop Vocal Album for Future Nostalgia. Trevor Noah opened music's biggest night from Los Angeles, joking that it would be the largest outdoor event of 2021 since the storming of the US Capitol in January. "I know that you haven't been able to go to a concert in a long time -- neither have I. So tonight we're bringing the concert to you," he said.

John Prine, who died at the age of 73 last year, received awards for Best Roots Performance and Best Roots Song from the Recording Academy. Chick Corea also received a Posthumus award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Meanwhile, in terms of nominations, Beyonce leads the pack with nine, followed by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and rapper Roddy Ricch, all with six.

Here are some of this year's Grammy winners:

Record of the Year:

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: 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 - Dua Lipa

Best Rock Performance: Shameika

Best Metal Performance: Bum-Rush

Best Rock Song: Stay High

Best Rock Album: The New Abnormal

Best Alternative Music Album:Fetch the Bolt Cutter

Best R&B Performance:

Best Traditional R&B Performance:Anything For You

Best R&B Song: Better Than I Imagined

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Best R&B Album: Bigger Love

Best Rap Performance: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

Best Rap Song: Savage

Best Rap Album: King's Disease

Best Dance Recording: 10%

Best Dance Electronic Album: Bubba

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Best Country Solo Performance: When My Amy Pray

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: 10,000 Hours

Best Country Song:Crowded Table

Best Country Album: Wildcard

Best New Age Album: More Guitar Stories

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: All Blues by Chick Corea

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Secrets Are The Best Stories

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Trilogy 2

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

Best Latin Jazz Album:Four Questions

Best Bluegrass Album:

Best Traditional Blues Album:Rawer Than Raw

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

Best Reggae Album:Got To Be Tough

Best World Music Album:

Best Spoken Word Album: Blowout

Best Comedy Album: Black Mitzvah

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Jojo Rabbit

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Joker

Best Music Video:

Best Music Film:

The Grammy music awards, which were slated for January 31 in Los Angeles, were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been rapidly spreading in.

(This list is being updated as awards are announced)