The 63rd chapter of the prestigious Grammy Awards unfolded this Sunday night, and to describe it in a few words, it was a night for the ladies. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé created new records, and the audience saw history in the making. The female artists grabbed the awards in the ‘Big Four’ categories – Album, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Record of the Year.
Besides that, all the glitz and glamour that the iconic awards show comes with made it a night to remember. Trevor Noah hosted the ceremony, and he did a fabulous job. Everything fell into place, and the viewers lapped it up completely. Some unforgettable moments deserve mention.
Beyoncé Creates History
Beyoncé, with already 26 Grammys under her belt, won her 27th this time. She came at par with Alison Krauss. However, the 28th Grammy was pretty much on its way, too, As her political number, Black Parade, grabbed the award in the Best R&B Performance category.
This was a huge achievement for Beyoncé as she became the first artist to have claimed the most Grammy Award wins in history. She graces the podium twice that night, and the excitement on her face was something that no one could miss out on. Beyoncé thanked everyone who has loved her work. She reminisced those times when she started working from the little age of 9. Beyoncé has had a long journey, and her crown is adorned with many jewels. The audience experienced every built of her joy and the power of womanhood.
Taylor Swift Did It!
The gorgeous and incredibly talented Taylor entered the league of Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra by winning the prestigious Album of the Year award thrice. None, except the above four, has managed to accomplish this feat. Folklore, the album she released during quarantine times, is preceded by Fearless and 1989.
She won the Grammy for these two in the years 2010 and 2016, respectively. Swift was the recipient of this award alongside Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff. Sunday night was one of the landmarks in Taylor’s career, and no wonder, she is over the moon now. A fourth Album of the Year award would take her up to the highest pedestal. And that is an honor even legends like Frank Sinatra did not achieve.
Megan Was On Cloud Nine
Megan Thee Stallion rose to fame with Good News, her debut album. She became the talk of the town when she joined hands with none other than Beyoncé to come up with the number, Savage. Megan, Akasha Boodie, Bobby Session Jr., and Anthony White, were the lyricists for this song.
The main attraction from Good News was the remix of this number which had Beyoncé in it. The remix received acclamation from almost every quarter. Megan and Beyoncé’s chemistry was for everyone to see, and that itself made this number a rage among the fans. The song has earned a distinction as more than 3 million copies have already been sold in the United States. Megan won the Best New Artist winner this edition, and the remix won the Best Rap Song. Savage was probably the first all-female collaboration to receive this honor.
H.E.R and Billie Eilish Came Out With Flying Colors
Women ruled the roost this Sunday night as H.E.R, and Billie Eilish sealed the awards ceremony with their respective triumphs. H.E.R touched the strings of all hearts when she released I Can’t Breathe, a protest song drawing inspiration from George Floyd.
Billie wrapped it up with the Record of the Year award for her creation, Everything I Wanted. It was lovely of Billie when she named Megan innumerable times in her acceptance speech. This was one of the greatest moments of the night for sure. Megan, too, was flattered by Billie’s compliments.
January 31, 2021, was the original date for the Grammy Awards 2021. However, COVID-19 concerns forced the organizers to push the event to March 14, 2021. The awards ceremony took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the outdoor show had no audience this time. However, this does not mean that the rest of the world cannot view the awards show as CBS had a live cast of the entire event for its worldwide fans.