The 63rd Grammy event finally held Sunday night since being rescheduled from January, and music fans around the world erupted as the winners emerged. There were new winners, record breakers, and of course, vicious debate and controversy.

On an historical night for women’s music, Queen B (BeyoncΓ©) broke her own record with the addition of two more Grammy awards to her collection, bringing her total at present to 28 Grammy awards. Safe to say her continuous outstanding performance and impact in the global music sphere will only continue to grow. Nigerian artists Wizkid and Burna Boy were one of new names on the Grammy roll of winners, alongside BeyoncΓ©’s young daughter Blue Ivy, whose podium finish came from her role in the music video for her superstar mother’s song “Brown Skin Girl”, co-written and performed by Wizkid. For Burna Boy especially, winning the award for global music album of the year for his album titled ” Twice As Tall” must have brought a deeper sense of satisfaction and achievement than most, a worthy reward for his persistence after losing out on the same prize to Angelique Kidjo last year.

American singer Billie Eilish made history as the first soloist in this century to win the Record of the year award twice in a row.

Like every other Grammy Award event before now, the 2021 Grammy award show was full of scintilating performances from A-list music artists.  Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Taylor Swift, RoddyRich, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, BTS, Da baby, Doja cat, Lil baby, Chris Martin, Post Malone, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Brittany Howard, Black Puma, Brandi CaGrrlile, Mickey Guyton and Haim all performed to the awe of attendees and viewers  across the globe.

Here is a full list of the awards and winners below:

  1. Record of the year: Everything I wanted – Billie Eilish
  2. Album of the year: Folklore- Taylor Swift
  3. Song of the year: I can’t breathe – Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas.
  4. Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
  5. Best new pop solo performance: Harry Styles
  6. Best pop vocal album: Future nostalgia – Dua lipa
  7. Best pop duo/ group performance: Rain on me – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
  8. Best traditional pop vocal album: American Standard – James Taylor
  9. Best dance recording: 10% – Kaytranada ft. Kali Uchis
  10. Best dance/ electronic album: Bubba – Kaytranada
  11. Best contemporary instrumental album: Live at the royal albert hall – Snarky Puppy
  12. Best rock album: The new abnormal – The strokes
  13. Best rock performance: Shameika – Fiona Apple
  14. Best rock song: Stay high – Brittany Howard
  15. Best metal performance: Bum Rush – Body count
  16. Best alternative music album: Fetch the bolt cutters – Fiona Apple
  17. Best R&B performance: Black parade – BeyoncΓ©
  18. Best R&B album: Bigger love – John Legend
  19. Best R&B song: Better than I imagine – Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndeyeocello and Gabriella Wilson
  20. Best traditional R&B performance: Anything for you – Ledisi
  21. Best progressive R&B album: It is what it is – Thundercat
  22. Best rap song: Savage – Megan Thee Stallion ft. BeyoncΓ©
  23. Best rap album: King’s disease – Nas
  24. Best rap performance: Savage – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé 
  25. Best melodic rap performance: Lockdown – Anderson Paak
  26. Best comedy album: Black mitzvah – Tiffany Haddish
  27. Best country solo performance: When my Amy prays – Vince Gill
  28. Best country duo: 10,000 hours – Dan + Shay & Justin Beiber
  29. Best country album: Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
  30. Best country song: Crowded table – Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna
  31. Best new age album: More guitar stores – Jim Kimo West
  32. Best improvised jazz solo: All blues – Chick Corea Soloist
  33. Best jazz vocal album: Secrets are the best stories – Kurt Elling ft. Danilo Perez
  34. Best jazz instrumental album: Trilogy 2 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade
  35. Best large jazz ensemble album: Data Lords – Maria Schreider Orchestra
  36. Best Latin jazz album: Four questions – Arturo O’Farrill, and the afro latin jazz orchestra
  37. Best gospel performance/song: Movin on – Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson
  38. Best contemporary Christian music performance: There was Jesus – Zach Williams and Dolly Parton
  39. Best gospel album: Gospel according to PJ – PJ Morton
  40. Best contemporary Christian music album: Jesus is King – Kanye West
  41. Best roots gospel album: Celebrating Fisk ( the 150th anniversary album) – Fisk Jubilee Singers
  42. Best latin pop: YHLQMDLG – Bad bunny
  43. Best latin rock/ alternative album: La Conquista Del Espacio – Fito Paez
  44. Best regional Mexican music album: Un canto Por Mexico vol1 – Natalie Lafourcade
  45. Best tropical latin album: 40 – Grupo Niche
  46. Best Americana album: World on the ground – Sarah Jarosz
  47. Best American roots song: I remember everything – Paul McLaughin & John Prine
  48. Best American roots performance: I remember everything – Paul McLaughin & John Prine
  49. Best bluegrass album: Home – Billy Strings
  50. Best traditional blues album: Rawer than Raw – Bobby Rush
  51. Best contemporary blues: Have you lost your mind yet? – Fantastic Negrito
  52. Best Folk album: All the good times – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
  53. Best regional roots music album: Atmosphere – New Orleans night crawlers
  54. Best reggae album: Got to be tough – Toots & Maytals
  55. Best global music album: Twice as tall – Burna Boy
  56. Best children music album: All the ladies – Joanie Leeds
  57. Best spoken words album: Blowout: Corrupted democracy, rogue state, Russia & the richest, most destructive industry on Earth – Rachel Maddow
  58. Best musical theater album: Jagged little pill – Original cast
  59. Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: Jojo Rabbits – Various artists
  60. Best score soundtrack for visual media: Joker – Hildur Gudnadottir, composer
  61. Best song written for visual media: No time to die – Billie Eilish
  62. Best instrumental composition: Sputnik – Maria Schneider
  63. Best arrangement, instrumental or accapela: Donna Lee – John Beasley
  64. Best arrangements, instruments and vocal: He won’t hold you – Jacob Collier
  65. Best recording package: Vol 11& 12 – Doug Cunningham & Jeff Tweedy
  66. Best album notes: It’s such a good feeling: the best of mister Rogers – Lee Lodyga & Cheryl Pawelski
  67. Best remixed recording: Roses(Imanbek Remix) – Imanbek Zeikenov, remixer SAINt JHN
  68. Best engineered album, classical: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, β€˜Babi Yar’ – David Frost and Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineering( Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  69. Best orchestra performance: Ives: complete symphonies – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  70. Best opera recording: Gershin: Porgy & Bess- David Robertson, conductor; Angle blue & Eric Owens; David Frost, prtoducer( the metropolitan opera orchestra, the metropolitan opera chorus)
  71. Best choral performance: Danielpour: the passion of Yeshua – JoAnn Falletta, conductor: James K. Bass and Adam Luebke
  72. Best chamber music/small ensemble performance: Contemporary voices – Pacifica Quartet
  73. Best classical instrumental solo: Theofanidis: concerto for viola and chamber orchestra – Richard O’Neill
  74. Best classical solo vocal album: Smyth: the prison – Sarah Bailey and Dashon Burton
  75. Best classical Compendium: Thomas,M.T.: From the diary of Anne Frank & meditations on Rilke – Isabel Leonard, Michael Tilson Thomas
  76. Producer of the year, classical: David Frost
  77. Best contemporary classical composition: Rouse: symphony Nois – Christopher Rouse
  78. Best engineered album, non-classical: Hyperspace – Drew Brown, Andrew Coleman, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, Jaycen Joshua and Mike Larson
  79. Best music video: Brown skin girl – Wizkid, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Blue Ivy Carter
  80. Producer of the year, non-classical: Andrew Watt
  81. Best music film: Linda Ronstadt: The sound of my voice – Linda Ronstadt
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