March 15, 2021 by Nancy Evans
It took a minute, but The 63rd Grammy Awards finally took place. There were lots of great moments, and a few surprises.
The night was hosted by Trevor Noah from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is situated across the street from where we normally see the Grammys (Staples Center). Due to the weirdness that is still Covid-19 , there was no live audience. Instead the limited seats were reserved for performers and nominees. This year’s performers included Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
As anticipated, Beyoncé led the pack with nine nominations. To no surprise, she picked up the 28th Grammy of her career breaking the record for the most Grammy wins ever by a female artist and most Grammy wins ever by any singer.
Also very notable, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Swift each scored six nominations themselves, and Swift took home her third Album of the Year award. Also as anticipated, The Weeknd was nowhere to be found.
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A moving moment took place when Chris Martin and Brittany Howard performed during the “In Memoriam” portion of the show.
Another great moment took place when “Record of The Year” was announced by Ringo Starr. In receiving the award Eilish was humble and acknowledged the accomplishments of Megan The Stallion from the stage. It was a special moment for any Grammy year.
Here is a list of some of the spotlight winners at the 63rd Grammy Awards:

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 R&B Album

“Bigger Love” by John Legend

Best Progressive R&B Album

“It Is What It Is” by Thundercat

Best R&B Performance

“Black Parade” by Beyoncé

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Anything for You” by Ledisi

Best R&B Song

“Better Than I Imagined” by Robert Glasper (feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello )

Best Rap Album

“King’s Disease” by Nas

Best Rap Song

“Savage” by Megan thee Stallion (feat. Beyoncé)

Best Rap Performance

“Savage” by Megan thee Stallion (feat. Beyoncé)

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Lockdown” by Anderson .Paak

Best Rock Album

“The New Abnormal” by The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” by Fiona Apple

Best Rock Performance

“Shameika” by Fiona Apple

Best Rock Song

“Stay High” by Brittany Howard

Best Metal Performance

“Bum-Rush” by Body Count

Best Country Album

“Wildcard” by Miranda Lambert

Best Country Solo Performance

“When My Amy Prays” by Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber

Best Country Song

“Crowded Table” by The Highwomen

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“American Standard” by James Taylor

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Future Nostalgia” by Dua Lipa

Best Dance Recording

“10%” by Kaytranada (feat. Kali Uchis)

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Bubba” by Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Live at the Royal Albert Hall” by Snarky Puppy

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

“La Conquista del Espacio” by Fito Paez

Best Latin Pop Album or Urban Album

“YHLQMDLG” by Bad Bunny

Best Music Video

“Brown Skin Girl” — Beyoncé, Saint Jhn & Wizkid (Feat. Blue Ivy Carter)

Best Music Film

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” by Linda Ronstadt

It was an overall great night. The Academy still has some controversy they need to address, but for one night, all was good in the world of music.