On 14th March 2021, The 2021 GRAMMY Awards officially known as the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Award (2020) was presented over the hybrid ceremony. The award recognised the recordings released between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. Trevor Noah, an award-winning comedian from South Africa hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, United States.
- The awards were presented under 83 categories and the 63rd Grammy Awards for Best Immersive Audio Album will be announced next year in addition to the 64th Grammy nominations.
Important awards at 63rd Grammy Awards:
i.American Singer and Songwriter Taylor Swift won the award for the Best Album of the year for her album “Folklore”.
She became the first female ever to win the album of the year for the 3rd time. She won the award for her albums ‘Fearless’ in 2010 and ‘1989’ in 2016.
ii.American pop star, Billie Eilish O’Connell won the record of the year award for her song “Everything I Wanted”.
She also won the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media along with Finneas Baird O’Connell, for No Time To Die From No Time To Die.
iii.Beyonce won 4 awards and broke the record of most ever Grammy wins by female artists with 28 Grammys. She broke Alison Krauss’ record of 27 wins at Grammys.
Beyonce along with her daughter Blue Ivy Carter (9 years) won the best music video award for “Brown Skin Girl”. Blue Ivy Carter became one of the youngest Grammy winners.
With the best rap performance award for “Savage”, Rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé became the first female duo to win the award.
They also won the award for the Best Rap Song for “Savage”.
iv.Harry Styles won his first grammy under the category “Best Pop Solo Performance” for his single “Watermelon Sugar”.
Recording Academy’s 2021 Special Merit Awards:
- The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, and Talking Heads.
- The Trustees Awards were presented to Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
List of 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 Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson(professionally known as “HER”)|
|Best New Artist||Megan Thee Stallion|
|Best Pop Solo Performance||‘Watermelon Sugar’ by Harry Styles|
|Best Pop Duo/Group Performance||‘Rain On Me’ by Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande|
|Best Music Video||Beyonce for ‘Brown Skin Girl’|
|Best Rap Album||‘King’s Disease’ by Nas|
|Best Rap Song||Savage by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce|
|Best Rap Performance||Savage by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce|
|Best Rock Album||‘The New Abnormal’ by The Strokes|
|Best Rock Performance||‘Shameika’ by Fiona Apple|
|Best Pop Vocal Album||‘Future Nostalgia’ by Dua Lipa|
|Best R&B Album||‘Bigger Love’ by John Legend|
|Best R&B Performance||‘Black Parade’ by Beyoncé|
|Best Alternative Music Album||‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ by Fiona Apple|
|Best Global Music Album||‘Twice as Tall’ by Burna Boy|
|Best Country Album||‘Wildcard’ by Miranda Lambert|
|Best Contemporary Christian Music Album||‘Jesus Is King’ by Kanye West|
|Best Comedy Album||‘Black Mitzvah’ by Tiffany Haddish|
|Best Song Written for Visual Media||‘No Time to Die’ (for ‘No Time to Die’) by Billie Eilish|
About Grammy Awards:
The Grammy Awards are presented by the Recording Academy since 1958.
The award recognises and celebrates excellence in the music community.