Grammy Awards 2021: The winners and nominees

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift were among the big winners at this year's history-making Grammy Awards.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift were among the big winners at this year's Grammy Awards, with Beyoncé setting a new record as the most-awarded woman in Grammys history.

Beyoncé collected her 28th Grammy for Black Parade as Best R&B Performance; a song that celebrates black power and resilience.

"As an artist, I believe it's my job to reflect the times, and it's been such a difficult time," she said as she was presented with the award. "So I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the world".

Beyoncé overtakes Alison Krauss as the most-awarded female artist at the Grammys, while the star now equals producer Qunicy Jones' total of 28 Grammys. The only musician with more is classical conductor Sir Georg Solti, with 31.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift also made history as the first female artist to win the coveted Album of the Year award three times, picking up the prize for her eighth album Folkore, released last July. Taylor's previous records to be awared the gong are Fearless in 2010 and 1989 in 2016. 

It was a night of firsts for the Grammys, now in its 63rd year. Beyoncé was part of another historic moment as Megan Thee Stallion's Savage (Remix) - which includes a guest verse from the star - became the first female artist to win the best rap song award, while Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's Rain On Me won became the first all-female collaboration to ever win Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Elsewhere, Harry Styles won Best Pop Solo Performance for Watermelon Sugar, which he performed on the night, Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia won Best Pop Vocal Album and critics' favourite Fiona Apple won Best Alternative Album for Fetch The Bolt Cutters.

Grammys Awards 2021: The winners and nominees in the key categories.

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
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat

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
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 - Woodki

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