2021 Grammys: A Recap

(photo from flickr.com)

(photo from flickr.com)

On Sunday, March 14, the 2021 Grammys were hosted by Late Night Television Star Trevor Noah, and broadcasted live in front of a virtual audience. Even without a physical audience, the 2021 Grammys Ceremony was worth the watch.

This year, female artists dominated the awards. Record of the Year was won by Billie Eilish with her record Everything I Wanted. H.E.R. ‘s song I Can’t Breathe claimed song of the year, and Megan Thee Stallion won Best New Artist. 

Beyoncé Knowles made history this year when she received the trophy for best R&B performance. This is her 28th win at the Grammys, surpassing bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and earning her the title of the most awarded woman in Grammys history. “As an artist, I believe it’s my job to reflect the times, and it’s been such a difficult time,” said Knowles as she accepted this award, “So I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the world.”

Taylor Swift’s album Folklore received Album of the Year, making her the first woman in history to win album of the year three times. Only three other artists, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder, have won this specific award three times.  

The four-hour broadcast included incredible live performances that included artists such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Haim. Styles opened with his hit song, Watermelon Sugar, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Solo, making him the first previous member of OneDirection to win a Grammy. 

Billie Eilish followed his performance with a rendition of her song Everything I Wanted and was then followed by Haim. All artists gave performances that made the ceremony worth watching.