Germany, March 15: The 63rd edition of the Grammys was historic for Beyonce, who is now the artist with the most trophies.
She now has 28 Grammys, beating singer Alison Krauss’ record – the 28th win went to best R&B performance for Black Parade.
The three big Grammys went to last year’s big winner, Billie Eilish (record of the year for All I Wanted), Taylor Swift (album of the year for folk music), and H.E.R. (Song of the year for I Can’t Breathe).
The biggest winner, however, was Megan Thee Stallion, who scored three Grammys – Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance for Savage. “You deserve it,” said Billie Eilish in her speech to Megan Thee Stallion, who is also nominated for the record of the year.
Trevor Noah opened the biggest music night in Los Angeles, joking that it was going to be the biggest outdoor event of 2021 since the storming of the U.S. Capitol in January.
“I know you haven’t been able to go to a concert in a long time – neither have I. So we’re bringing the concert to you tonight,” he said.
John Prine, who died last year at the age of 73, received awards from the Recording Academy for Best Roots Performance and Best Roots Song. Chick Corea also received a Posthumus Award for the best-improvised jazz solo.
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 from Fiona Apple
Best metal performance: Bum-Rush After Body Count
Best rock song: Stay High by Brittany Howard
Best rock album: The New Abnormal by The Strokes
Best Alternative Music Album: Get the Bolt Cutters from Fiona Apple
Best R&B achievement: Black Parade by Beyonce
Best traditional R&B service: Everything for you by Ledisi
Best R&B song: Better than I imagined from Robert Glasper
Best R&B album: Bigger Love by John Legend
Best rap performance: Savage by Megan Thee Stallion with Beyonce
Best Melodic Rap Performance: Lockdown by Anderson.Paak
Best rap song: Savage by Megan Thee Stallion with Beyonce
Best rap album: King’s Disease by Nas
Best dance recording: 10% by Kaytranada with Kali Uchis
Best electronic dance album: Bubba by Kaytranada
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Live at the Royal Albert Hall by Snarky Puppy
Best Country Solo Performance: When my Amy prays from Vince Gill
Best Country Duo / Group Performance: 10,000 hours by Dan-Shay and Justin Bieber
Best Country Song: Crowded Table by The High Women
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 Kurt Elling’s Best Stories
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 from 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: Must 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 John and Wizkid with Blue Ivy Carter
Best music film: Linda Ronstadt: The sound of my voice from Linda Ronstadt
The Grammy Music Awards, slated for January 31 in Los Angeles, have been postponed due to the rapidly spreading Covid-19 pandemic.