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Did Taylor swift win a grammy 2021, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift make history

Did Taylor swift win a grammy 2021

The star is now the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

“I am so honored, I’m so excited,” she said while holding her record-breaking trophy, for the best R&B concert.

Taylor Swift also created history at Sunday’s ceremony, by becoming the first female artist ever to win album of the year three times.

The star was rewarded for her lockdown album Folklore – after previously winning with Fearless in 2010 and the pop opus 1989 in 2016.

Only three other artists have ever won the album of the year prize three times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder.

Grammy Awards – Main winners

Album of the year: Taylor Swift – Folklore

Record of the year: Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted

Song of the year: H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe

Best new artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Beyoncé’s 28th Grammy was presented in recognition of Black Parade, a festival of black power and resilience, which she released on Juneteenth last year.

“As an artist, I understand it’s my job to reflect the times, and it’s been such a stressful time,” she said as she collected the award.

“So I wanted to uplift, encourage, observe all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the world”.

The star has now reached super-producer Qunicy Jones’ total of 28 Grammys. Only classical conductor Sir Georg Solti has more extra, with 31.

Beyoncé was also part of a different historic moment – when Megan Thee Stallion matched the first female artist to win the biggest rap song award.

The Houston musician picked up the prize for her breakout hit Savage (Remix), on which Beyoncé gives a guest verse.

Black Parade was not the single award-winner song to follow the Black Lives Matter march: R&B singer H.E.R. won song of the year for I Can’t Breathe, which demands the last words of George Floyd.

The 46-year-old died while being detained by police in Minneapolis last year. His death, onward with that of Breonna Taylor, sparked a global wave of demonstrations.

Receiving the prize, H.E.R. told she never imagined “that my fear and my pain would turn toward impact”.

“That’s why I write music,” she added, “and I’m so, so thankful”.

The singer, whose real surname is Gabriella Wilson, was accompanied by her co-writer Tiara Thomas, and she remembered how they’d written I Can’t Breathe “over FaceTime” last summer.

“I recorded this song by myself in my bedroom at my mom’s home,” she said. “And I need to thank my dad – he cried, he was in tears while I wrote the song and I played it for him. He held the first person I played it for.”

“But remember,” she decided. “We are the change that we wish to see and you know that game that we had in us the summer of 2020, keep that same spirit. Thank you.”

‘Bringing the concert to you’

Apart from the awards, the four-hour ceremony carefully put the focus on live music.

“I know that you haven’t been ready to go to a performance in a long time,” said owner Trevor Noah. “So the night we’re bringing the concert to you.”

The show kicked off with three back-to-back appearances from Harry Styles. Billie Eilish, and Haim, who produced from a circle of stages. 

Styles raised the curtain with his hit single Watermelon Sugar, wearing a lime green wing boa and an open-chested leather jacket.

The song progressed on to win the biggest pop solo show later in the ceremony, making him the first member of One Direction to win a Grammy – either as a solo performer or as part of the group.

“It’s crazy to think someone that skilled and beautiful is from the same place as Boris Johnson,” joked Noah as Styles’ show ended.

Billie Eilish, who ruled last year’s ceremony, followed with her ballad Everything I Wanted; while Haim performed The Steps from their album-of-the-year nominated Women In Music Pt III.

Eilish’s song later won recording of the year – her second back-to-back win in that category. Her Bond theme, No Time To Die, was also conferred best song written for visual media.

“It was a dream to make the song,” said the 19-year-old. “I have no words. I can’t believe this is real. I couldn’t believe it was real then…”

The majority of the convention was held in a marquee outside the LA Convention Center, with candidates sitting at socially-distanced tables.

“So there’s more pressure in that tent than at a family gathering at Buckingham Palace,” joked Noah, who added: “Tonight is going to be the largest outside event this year, besides the storming of the Capitol.”

Other prize-winners covered Dua Lipa, who picked up sufficient pop vocal album; and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, who converted the first female duo to win best pop collaboration for Rain On Me.

One of the most emotional conversations came from Megan Thee Stallion, who devoted her best new artist prize to her mother, who perished of a brain tumor in 2019.

“She couldn’t be here beside me tonight,” she had told on the red rug earlier in the night. “But she perpetually knew that I would be at the Grammys, and I would be like, ‘Oh mom, that’s so far gone but it came so quick.

“And I’m just so grateful that I’m here.”

Performance highlights added Taylor Swift, who sang a medley of songs from her lockdown albums Customs and Evermore, from an enchanted forest set.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion got together for the first-ever TV performance of their X-rated single WAP, while Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak unveiled their new “supergroup” Silk Sonic, leading the 70s soul sounds of Earth, Wind, And Fire.

The program also highlighted the plight of music venues by having staff from venues. Including New York’s Apollo Theater and LA’s Troubador, present some of the awards.

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