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Beyonce and Taylor Swift make history at the Grammys

Last night saw some of the biggest artists in the world be celebrated at the 2021 Grammy's.

It was a female-led celebration last night with two huge artists making history at the event.

H.E.R received the Grammy for Song of the Year for her single "I Can't Breathe". The track, which references George Floyd's infamous words was written last summer in memory of Floyd and became a soundtrack to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We wrote this song over FaceTime, and I didn’t imagine that my fear and that my pain would turn into impact and it would possibly turn into change,” H.E.R., born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, said during her acceptance speech.

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Taylor Swift became the first female artist to receive three 'Album of the Year' awards; this year for her album 'Folklore' and previously for 1989 in 2016 and the infamous Fearless back in 2010.

Megan Thee Stallion took home Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance for the Savage remix with Beyonce, becoming the first female artist to bring home the award.

From the Savage remix, Beyonce is now the most awarded woman in the history of the Grammys and currently has the same amount of Grammys as super-producer Quincy Jones with a total of 28 Grammys each.

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Only classical conductor Sir Georg Solti has more, with 31 awards.

Other awards received at this years Grammys include Record of the Year which went to Billie Eilish for 'Everything I Wanted2 and Best Pop Duo to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

See the list of nominees and winners below.

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Album of the year

  • WINNER: Folklore - Taylor Swift
  • Chilombo - Jhené Aiko
  • Black Pumas - Black Pumas
  • Everyday Life - Coldplay
  • Djesse vol. 3 - Jacob Collier
  • Women in Music Pt. III - Haim
  • Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
  • Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone

Record of the year

  • WINNER: Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish
  • Black Parade - Beyoncé
  • Colors - Black Pumas
  • Rockstar - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • Say So - Doja Cat
  • Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Song of the year

  • WINNER: I Can't Breathe - H.E.R
  • Black Parade - Beyoncé
  • The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • Cardigan - Taylor Swift
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
  • Everything I Want - Billie Eilish
  • If the World Was Ending - JP Saxe and Julia Michaels

Best new artist

  • Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Chika
  • Noah Cyrus
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada

Best pop solo performance

  • WINNER: Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
  • Yummy - Justin Bieber
  • Say So - Doja Cat
  • Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish
  • Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
  • Cardigan - Taylor Swift

Best pop duo/group performance

  • WINNER: Rain on Me - Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
  • Un Dia (One Day) - J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy
  • Intentions -Justin Bieber featuring Quavo
  • Dynamite - BTS
  • Exile - Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver

Best pop vocal album

  • WINNER: Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
  • Changes - Justin Bieber
  • Chromatica - Lady Gaga
  • Fine Line - Harry Styles
  • Folklore - Taylor Swift

Best progressive R&B album

  • WINNER: It Is What It Is - Thundercat
  • Chilombo - Jhene Aiko
  • Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle
  • Free Nationals - Free Nationals
  • F*** Your Feelings - Robert Glasper

Best rap song

  • WINNER: Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
  • The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby
  • The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • Laugh Now Cry Later - Drake featuring Lil Durk
  • Rockstar - Da Baby featuring Roddy Ricch

Best rap album

  • WINNER: King's Disease - Nas
  • Black Habits - D Smoke
  • Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist
  • A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica
  • The Allegory - Royce da 5'9

Best melodic rap performance

  • WINNER: Lockdown - Anderson .Paak
  • Rockstar - Dababy featuring Roddy Ricch
  • Laugh Now Cry Later - Drake featuring Lil Dur
  • The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • Highest in the Room - Travis Scott

Best dance recording

  • WINNER: 10% - Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis
  • On My Mind - Diplo and Sidepiece
  • My High - Disclosure featuring Amine and Slowthai
  • The Difference - Flume featuring Toro y Moi
  • Both of Us - Jayda G

Best dance/electronic album

  • WINNER: Bubba - Kaytranada
  • Kick I - Arca
  • Planet's Mad - Baauer
  • Energy - Disclosure
  • Food Faith - Madeon

Best rock performance

  • WINNER: Shameika - Fiona Apple
  • Not - Big Thief
  • Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers
  • The Steps - Haim
  • Stay High - Brittany Howard
  • Daylight - Grace Potter

Best metal performance

  • WINNER: Bodycount - Bum Rush
  • Code Orange - Underneath
  • The In-between - In This Moment
  • Bloodmoney - Poppy
  • Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe) - Live by Power Trip

Best rock album

  • WINNER: The New Abnormal - The Strokes
  • A Hero's Death - Fontaines DC
  • Kiwanuka - Michael Kiwanuka
  • Daylight - Grace Potter
  • Sound & Fury - Sturgill Simpson

Best alternative album

  • WINNER: Fetch the Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple
  • Hyperspace - Beck
  • Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers
  • Jaime - Brittany Howard
  • The Slow Rush - Tame Impala

Best R&B performance

  • WINNER: Black Parade - Beyoncé
  • Lightning and Thunder - Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend
  • All I Need - Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign
  • Goat Head - Brittany Howard
  • See Me - Emily King

Best country album

  • WINNER: Wildcard - Miranda Lambert
  • Lady Like - Ingrid Andress
  • Your LIfe is a Record - Brandy Clark
  • Nightfall - Little Big Town
  • Never Will - Ashley McBryde

Best Country Solo Performance

  • WINNER: When My Army Prays - Vince Gill
  • Stick That in Your Country Song - Eric Church
  • Who You Thought I Was - Brandy Clark
  • Black Like Me - Mickey Guyton
  • Bluebird - Miranda Lambert

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • WINNER: 10,000 Hours - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
  • All Night - Brothers Osborne
  • Ocean - Lady A
  • Sugar Coat - Little Big Town
  • Some People Do - Old Dominion

Best musical theatre album

  • WINNER: Jagged Little Pill
  • Amelie
  • American Utopia on Broadway
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Soft Power
  • Little Shop of Horrors

Producer of the year, non-classical

  • WINNER: Andrew Watt
  • Jack Antonoff
  • Dan Auerbach
  • Dave Cobb
  • Flying Lotus

Best music video

  • WINNER: Brown Skin Girl - Beyoncé ft Blue Ivy and Wizkid
  • Life is Good - Future Featuring Drake
  • Lockdown - Anderson .Paak
  • Adore You - Harry Styles
  • Goliath - Woodkid

 

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