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14 March 2021

Grammys 2021: Who Won At This Year’s Award Ceremony

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The Grammys are taking place this evening (14 March) in Los Angeles and is being broadcast virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Stars will perform across five separate stages for safety measures, and the show is hosted by Trevor Noah. Only the general categories are being broadcast live, with the majority of the winners announced earlier in the day. This year’s Grammys have not been without controversy, with The Weeknd saying he will no longer be submitting his music for consideration after he received no nominations, though he was expected to receive multiple nominations for his record After Hours.

Women lead the way in this year’s Grammy awards, with Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish in particular being nominated in multiple categories.

Beyoncé is in the lead with nine nominations, while Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift have both been nominated for six awards.

Harry Styles kicked off the ceremony performing his hit, Watermelon Sugar, which he would then win Best Pop Solo Performance for, while Billie Eilish followed performed her ballad Everything I Wanted, which is up for both Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

Here are the awards so far:

Kanye West took the Grammy for his Christian music album Jesus Is King, while John Prine won two posthumous awards: for his song I Remember Everything (Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance). The star died in 2020 aged 73 due to complications from Covid-19.

The London-born jazz musician, Jacob Collier, has made Grammy history by becoming the first British artist ever to win a prize for each of his first four albums, winning Best Arrangement for his song He Won’t Hold You.

The Strokes won Best Rock Album – their first Grammy – for The New Abnormal and Fiona Apple won Best Alternative album for Fetch The Bolt Cutters as well as Best Rock Performance for Shameika, while Best Rock Song went to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes for her solo track, Stay High

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings took home the prize for Best Folk Album for their sumptuous All The Good Times, beating Laura Marling and the late Leonard Cohen.

Nas took home his first ever Grammy for King’s Disease, winning Best Rap Album, while Megan Thee Stallion won Best Rap Performance for Savage featuring Beyoncé. Megan also won Best New Artist.

Elsewhere John Legend scored Best R&B Album for Bigger Love; Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard was declared Best Country Album; Burna Boy won Best Global Music Album for Twice As Tall. Thundercat walked away with Best Progressive R&B Album for It Is What It Is.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s Rain On Me became the first female duet to win best the best pop duo category. They beat Korean pop group BTS to the prize, with the boy band hoping to be the first K-Pop act to win a Grammy with their hit, Dynamite.

Beyoncé picked up three Grammy awards, with Best R&B Performance for Black Parade; Brown Skin Girl winning Best Music Video and her duet with Megan Thee Stallion, Savage (Remix) getting Best Rap Performance.

Best Pop Vocal Album went to Dua Lipa for Future Nostalgia; Song Of The Year was picked up by HER for I Can’t Breathe; Taylor Swift walked away with Album Of The Year for Folklore and Billie Eilish bagged Record Of The Year for Everything I Wanted.