The highly anticipated 2021 GRAMMY Awards have come and gone. They were a night where for the first time since lock-down, things felt semi-normal. We got to see people we love interact and perform, and it was just like a big sigh of relief.
There were so many stand-out moments that we have to break them down and talk about them one by one!
Beyoncé Becomes Most Awarded Female Artist Of All Time With 28!! GRAMMYs
It’s no secret that Beyoncé is an all-time great. She’s been a pioneer for women in music since her Destiny’s Child days and has never lost that. She’s looked to by fans and her peers as Queen B. And, rightfully so. Throughout the years, the GRAMMYs have been very kind to Beyoncé with making sure her hard work gets recognized. At the 63rd GRAMMYs, she won 4 awards making her the most decorated female GRAMMY winner of all time. Bringing her total number of awards to 28! The same night Beyoncé made history, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter won her first GRAMMY! Talk about absolute legends!
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Make Their Debut As Silk Sonic
These fine men had that stage on fire at the GRAMMYs! Both of their killer performances blew us away and made us even more excited to get the full project from Silk Sonic. Bruno Mars has been lighting up the GRAMMY stage for years and continues to show why he’s one of the best musicians to ever be in the game. After those performances, it’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Anderson .Paak won his very first GRAMMY, but we are certain it will not be anywhere near his last.
Dua Lipa Wins Big And Delivers A Stunning Performance
Dua Lipa took home one of the night’s biggest awards bringing her GRAMMY total to three! She looked stunning all night long but that pink outfit during her performance was otherworldly. She proved to everyone that she is the epitome of a performer. Laughing in the face of her previous critics who said she can’t dance and we love to see it.
Harry Styles Opens The Show And Wins His First GRAMMY
We can’t imagine anything being better than Harry Styles opening up the GRAMMYs. And the outfit he wore? We are going to be thinking about it for the rest of our lives. This black leather look with an open jacket is what dreams are made of. And just when we thought our hearts couldn’t get fuller Harry won his first GRAMMY award! It brought us and him to tears and made us so proud of someone whose career we have watched blossom since the very beginning.
Taylor Swift Makes GRAMMYs History
We already had a feeling it would be a big night for our girl Taylor Swift but wow! She is now an eleven-time GRAMMY winner after taking home one of the night’s most prestigious awards. Her performance was a mashup of ‘Cardigan’, ‘August’, and ‘Willow’. She performed alongside Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner and together they made magic. The whole time we felt like we were fellow folklorians living inside this world Taylor has so beautifully created.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan showed up to the GRAMMYs having never won and left a three-time GRAMMY winner. That’s what we love to see! Megan is someone who has worked her ass off to get where she is. She hustled and over the last year, it’s paid off. She’s blown up to superstardom and the whole world is doing hot girl shit right along with her. She got to share the GRAMMY stage last night with her longtime idol Beyoncé as they accepted an award for their collaboration on Megan’s song ‘Savage’. Seeing Megan shine and get emotional as she won these awards was certainly a highlight for us and a moment that showed why these awards are so praised.
BTS Brought The House Down With Their Performance
Despite the major snub of the night with BTS losing their nomination to ‘Rain On Me’, they still owned the night. Their fans, as always, rode hard for them and were all over social media to show their love for the performance. The group killed it, the energy and talent are always top-notch. We are eagerly awaiting the day that the GRAMMYs recognize the talent of these guys.
Nominees and Winners
Record Of The Year:
“Black Parade” — Beyoncé
“Colors” — Black Pumas
“Rockstar” —DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
“Say So” — Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish (WINNER)
“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa
“Circles” — Post Malone
“Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
Album Of The Year:
“Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko
“Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)” — Black Pumas
“Everyday Life” — Coldplay
“Djesse Vol.3” — Jacob Collier
“Women in Music Pt. III” — HAIM
“Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone
“Folklore” — Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Song Of The year:
“Black Parade” — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Box” — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan” — Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Circles” — Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now” — Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe” — Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.) (WINNER)
“If the World Was Ending” — Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
Best New Artist:
Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)
Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Yummy” — Justin Bieber
“Say So” — Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa
“Watermelon Sugar” — Harry Styles (WINNER)
“Cardigan” — Taylor Swift
Best Pop/Duo Group Performance:
“Un Dia (One Day)” J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
“Intentions” — Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo
“Dynamite” — BTS
“Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande (WINNER)
“Exile” — Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver
Featured Image Source: The Recording Academy