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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and More Women Make Grammys History: 2021 Winners Roundup

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and More Women Make Grammys History: 2021 Winners Roundup

The Grammys is probably one of the biggest nights in music, and this year, despite the pandemic, that hasn’t changed. Some of the most notable names in the industry this past year won big, with many more lighting up the stage in dazzling performances. 

It’s always a momentous event when an artist wins a Grammy, but this year, women in particular dominated as the “big four” awards were all won by different female artists. Folklore by Taylor Swift won Album of the Year, “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish won Record of the Year, “I Can’t Breathe” by H.E.R. won Song of the Year, and Megan Thee Stallion won Best New Artist.

2021 Grammys: Taylor Swift ties record for album of the year - Los Angeles  Times

With Folklore, Taylor Swift now makes history as the female artist with most Album of the Year wins. In previous years, Swift has gone home with the AOTY award twice for Fearless and 1989. She is also the only woman to ever win this many AOTY awards.

Megan Thee Stallion’s Best New Artist win is also a significant one, seeing as she’s the first female rapper to snatch that award since Lauryn Hill in 1999. Her other Grammy wins of the night are Best Rap Song and Rap Performance for “Savage” featuring Beyoncé.

Grammy awards 2021: women rule as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé break records |  Grammys | The Guardian

What is probably the biggest record-breaker this year, though, goes to the Queen B herself, Beyoncé. With her four wins last night, her Grammy award total is now up to 28. This makes her the female artist with the most Grammy wins in history. 

Arianators and Little Monsters weren’t left disappointed either. The Best Pop Duo Performance went to “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. This is the first time this award has gone to an all-female act. 

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Here is the full list of Grammy 2021 winners:

Record of the Year: “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish

Album of the Year: Folklore, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year: “I Can’t Breathe,” H.E.R.

Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Rain On Me,” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: American Standard, James Taylor

Best Pop Vocal Album: Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Best Dance Recording: “10%,” Kaytranada ft. Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Bubba, Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Snarky Puppy

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 Alternative Music Album: Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple

Best R&B Performance: “Black Parade,” Beyoncé

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Anything For You,” Ledisi

Best R&B Song: “Better Than I Imagine,” Robert Glasper ft. H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Progressive R&B Album: It Is What It Is, Thundercat

Best R&B Album: Bigger Love, John Legend

Best Rap Performance: “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé

Best Melodic Rap Performance: “Lockdown,” Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Song: “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé

Best Rap Album: King’s Disease, Nas

Best Country Solo Performance: “When My Amy Prays,” Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber

Best Country Song: “Crowded Table,” The Highwomen

Best Country Album: Wildcard, Miranda Lambert

Best New Age Album: More Guitar Stories, Jim “Kimo” West

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “All Blues,” Chick Corea, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Secrets Are The Best Stories, Kurt Elling ft. Danilo Pérez

Modern Ancestors, Carmen Lundy

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Trilogy 2, Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Data Lords, Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album: Four Questions, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

City of Dreams, Chico Pinheiro

Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Movin’ On,” Jonathan McReynolds

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 Mexico, Vol. 1, Natalia Lafourcade

Best Tropical Latin Album: 40, Grupo Niche

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: 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, Original Cast

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Jojo Rabbit, Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “No Time to Die,” (From No Time to Die), Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas Baird O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Best Instrumental Composition: Sputnik, Maria Schneider

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella: Donna Lee, John Beasley

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: He Won’t Hold You, Jacob Collier

Best Recording Package: Vols. 11 & 12, Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Ode to Joy, Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco)

Best Album Notes: Dead Man’s Pop, Bob Mehr, album notes writer (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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Andrew Watt

Best Remixed Recording: “Roses (Imanbek Remix),” Imanbek Zeikenov, remixer (SAINt JHN)

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13,Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Producer of the Year, Classical: David Forst

Best Orchestral Performance: Ives: Complete Symphonies, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording: Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestral 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, Albany Symphony

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Smyth: The Prison, Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra

Best Classical Compendium: Thomas, M.T.: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Meditations on Rilke, Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Rouse: Symphony No. 5,” Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Best Music Video: “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé

Best Music Film: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt

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