• 63rd Grammys: A night of histories being made

    63rd Grammys: A night of histories being made

    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