Los Angeles: The 63rd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles saw many firsts as artists such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift made histories. With many remarkable artists winning the Grammys for the first time, it was a spectacular day, especially for the women artists.
Beyonce was able to make history by being the first female artist to win the most number of Grammys with her 28th win being the best R&B performance for ‘Black Parade’. Beyonce surpassed singer Alison Krauss, who formerly held the title.
Beyonce also swept other titles such as Best Music Video for ‘Brown Skinned Girls’, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for ‘Savage’ with Megan Thee Stallion.
“As an artist I believe it’s my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect time and it’s been such a difficult time”, Beyonce stated onstage after winning the Best R&B performance.
It was another history-making night for Taylor Swift as she became the first woman to win Album of the Year thrice. Swift secured her third win with her album ‘Folklore’. Her previous two wins for Album of the Year were for her albums ‘Fearless’ and ‘1989’.
“We just want to thank the fans”, Swift said.
In addition to Swift, the other big two Grammys went to last year’s big winner Billie Eilish who won Record of the Year for ‘Everything I Wanted’ and H.E.R who won Song of the Year for ‘I Can’t Breathe.
On the other hand, Megan Thee Stallion and Harry Styles were able to win their first Grammys. While Harry won the Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Watermelon’, it was Megan who was the big winner as she swept three Grammys – Best New Artist, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for ‘Savage’.
It was a night of another first as BTS, the blockbuster South Korean boy group became the first Korean pop group to ever receive a major Grammy nomination. BTS was nominated for Best Duo Pop/Group performance but lost the title to Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s ‘Rain on Me’.
The complete list of the winners of 63rd edition of Grammys is:
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’ by Harry Styles
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: ‘Rain On Me’ by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: ‘American Standard’ by 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