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Grammy Awards Hand Out Prizes to Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and More

As if we didn’t already know that Beyoncé was a legend a thousand times over, she has now set a new record with the most Grammy Awards wins in history for a female artist,  totaling at 28 after this year’s ceremony. 

The artist won the award for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade”, along with an award for Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl”. 

Other big winners from the 2021 Grammys included Megan Thee Stallion for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. Those latter two were both for “Savage”, which just so happened to feature – you guessed it – Beyoncé. 

Even Billie Eilish acknowledged the power of Megan, saying “You deserve this”, as she won the award for Record of the Year. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Grammys without Taylor Swift receiving some love, as she set a record of her own by being the first woman to win Album of the Year three times, this one being for her album “Folklore”. 

Over on the film side of things, Jojo Rabbit picked up the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, while Hildur Guðnadóttir continued her winning streak for her work on the film Joker, winning the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media over a year after she won the Oscar for Best Original Score. 

For the full list of Grammy winners, see below: 

Record of the Year

“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish 

Album of the Year

“Folklore” – Taylor Swift 

Best R&B Performance

“Black Parade” – Beyoncé

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Future Nostalgia” – Dua Lipa

Best Rap Song

Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Song of the Year

“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles

Best Country Album

“Wildcard” – Miranda Lambert

Best New Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

“Jojo Rabbit”

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

“Joker” – Hildur Guðnadóttir

Best Song Written For Visual Media Category

 “No Time to Die [From No Time To Die]” – Billie Eilish 

Best American Roots Performance

“I Remember Everything” – John Prine

Best American Roots Song

“I Remember Everything” – John Prine

Best Americana Album

“World on the Ground” – Sarah Jarosz

Best Bluegrass Album

“Home” – Billy Strings

Best Traditional Blues Album

“Rawer Than Raw” – Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues Album

“Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” – Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album

“All the Good Times” – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Best Regional Roots Music Album

“Atmosphere” – New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Best Reggae Album
“Got to Be Tough” – Toots & the Maytals

Best Global Music Album

“Twice As Tall” – Burna Boy

Best Children’s Music Album

“All the Ladies” – Joanie Leeds

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

“Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth” – Rachel Maddow

Best Comedy Album

“Black Mitzvah” – Tiffany Haddish

Best Musical Theater Album

“Jagged Little Pill”

Best Alternative Music Album

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” – Fiona Apple

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“Trilogy 2” — Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“All Blues” – Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“Secrets Are the Best Stories” – Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Data Lords” – Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album

“Four Questions” – Arturo O’farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Anything For You” – Ledisi

Best R&B Song

“Better Than I Imagine” – Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Progressive R&B Album

“It Is What It Is” – Thundercat

Best R&B Album

“Bigger Love” – John Legend

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“American Standard” – James Taylor

Best Rap Performance

“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Best Rap Album

“King’s Disease” – Nas

Best Rock Performance

“Shameika” – Fiona Apple

Best Metal Performance

“Bum-Rush” – Body Count

Best Rock Song

“Stay High” – Brittany Howard

Best Rock Album

“The New Abnormal” – The Strokes

Best Country Solo Performance

“When My Amy Prays” – Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Best Country Song

“Crowded Table” – The Highwomen

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Andrew Watt — “Break My Heart” (Dua Lipa), “Me And My Guitar” (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), “Midnight Sky” (Miley Cyrus), “Old Me” (5 Seconds Of Summer), “Ordinary Man” (Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Elton John), “Take What You Want” (Post Malone Featuring Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott), “Under The Graveyard” (Ozzy Osbourne)

Best Dance Recording

“10%” – Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Bubba” – Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

 “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” – Snarky Puppy

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak

Best New Age Album

“More Guitar Stories” – Jim “Kimo” West

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Movin’ On” — Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“There Was Jesus” — Zach Williams & Dolly Parton

Best Gospel Album

“Gospel According to PJ” – PJ Morton

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Jesus Is King” – Kanye West

Best Roots Gospel Album

“Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)” – Fisk Jubilee Singers

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

“YHLQMDLG” – Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

“La Conquista Del Espacio” – Fito Paez

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1” – Natalia Lafourcade

Best Tropical Latin Album

“40” – Grupo Niche

Best Instrumental Composition

“Sputnik” – Maria Schneider

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“Donna Lee” – John Beasley

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

 “He Won’t Hold You” – Jacob Collier Featuring Rapsody

Best Recording Package

“Vols. 11 & 12” – Desert Sessions

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

“Ode to Joy” – Wilco

Best Album Notes

“Dead Man’s Pop” – The Replacements

Best Historical Album

“It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers” – Mister Rogers

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

“Hyperspace” – Beck

Best Remixed Recording

“Roses (Imanbek Remix)” – Saint Jhn

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’” – Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Producer Of The Year, Classical

David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance

“Ives: Complete Symphonies” – Los Angeles Philharmonic

Best Opera Recording

“Gershwin: Porgy And Bess” – The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Best Choral Performance

“Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua” – James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Contemporary Voices” – Pacifica Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

“Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra” — Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

“Smyth: The Prison” – Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium

“Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke” — Isabel Leonard

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Rouse: Symphony No. 5” – Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony

Best Music Video

“Brown Skin Girl” Beyoncé

Best Music Film

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice”


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