The Grammys 2021: a round-up of all the performances and winners

What a night!

The Grammy's 2021 - Meghan Thee Stallion with her awards
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The Grammys 2021 is the music event of the year and at last night's ceremony, history was made over and over. The night was filled with amazing performances, fabulous outfits, and some very poignant and touching acceptance speeches. 

Let’s kick this off by taking a moment to appreciate Beyoncé. On Sunday, Queen Bey became the most awarded woman in Grammys history, winning her 28th Grammy award and taking over the record held by bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. 

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Beyoncé won four Grammys for Best R&B Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (with Megan Thee Stallion), and Best Music Video for Brown Skin Girl. She said when accepting her record-breaking award: "I am so honored, I'm so excited."

Taylor Swift also made history by winning Album of the Year for the third time—it’s a feat previously only achieved by Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder, making Swift the first woman to to win the coveted category three times. She won the honor for her stunning album Folklore.

Harry Styles stole our hearts and made us all proud by scoring his first Grammy win, for Best Pop Solo Performance for Watermelon Sugar. He is the first member of One Direction to win a Grammy solo or as part of the group. 

Styles was also the first performer of the night with a live performance of the fruit-focused hit. Performances by Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Haim, and Post Malone followed. 

Billie Eilish cleaned out at the Grammys for the second year in a row. She again won Record of the Year, this time for Everything I Wanted, and also won Best Song for Visual Media with her Bond theme, No Time to Die.

Megan Thee Stallion also had a night to remember, winning Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance with Beyoncé. She dedicated her award to her mother who died in 2019 of a brain tumor. She said: "But she always knew that I would be at the Grammys, and I would be like, 'Oh mom, that's so far away' but it came so quick. And I'm just so appreciative that I'm here."

R&B singer H.E.R won Best Song of the Year for I Can’t Breathe, a song titled after the last words spoken by George Floyd, whose murder by police last year sparked global protests. The musician said in her acceptance speech that she never thought "my fear and my pain would turn into impact" and that she is "so, so grateful."

Dua Lipa won Best Pop Vocal Album for Future Nostalgia and performed a dazzling rendition of Levitating. Among other artists that won in major categories were Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for Best Pop Collaboration with Rain on Me—they are the first female duo to ever win this award.  

Scroll down to see the full list of winners. Congrats to all!

Full list of Grammys 2021 winners

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted – WINNER
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Black Pumas – Colors
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch– Rockstar
Doja Cat – Say So
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Post Malone – Circles
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé – Savage

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – Folklore – WINNER
Jhené Aiko – Chilombo
Black Pumas – Black Pumas
Coldplay – Everyday Life
Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol 3
Haim – Women in Music Pt III
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
Beyoncé – Black Parade – WINNER
Jhene Aiko featuring John Legend – Lightning & Thunder
Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign – All I Need
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Emily King – See Me

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia – WINNER
Justin Bieber – Changes
Lady Gaga – Chromatica
Harry Styles – Fine Line
Taylor Swift – Folklore

BEST RAP SONG
Savage - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé — Winner
The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby
The Box -Roddy Ricch
Laugh Now Cry Later - Drake featuring Lil Durk
Rockstar - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

SONG OF THE YEAR
H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe – WINNER
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Taylor Swift – Cardigan
Post Malone – Circles
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If the World Was Ending

BEST LATIN POP OR URBAN ALBUM
Bad Bunny — YHLQMDLG – WINNER
Camilo — Por Primera Vez
Kany García — Mesa Para Dos
Ricky Martin — Pausa
Debi Nova — 3:33

BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE
Anderson .Paak – Lockdown – WINNER
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – Rockstar
Drake featuring Lil Durk – Laugh Now, Cry Later
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Travis Scott – Highest in the Room

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar – WINNER
Justin Bieber – Yummy
Doja Cat – Say So
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Taylor Swift – cardigan

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Miranda Lambert – Wildcard – WINNER
Ingrid Andress – Lady Like
Brandy Clark – Your Life Is a Record
Little Big Town – Nightfall
Ashley McBryde – Never Will

BEST NEW ARTIST
Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – Rain On Me – WINNER
J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy – Un Dia (One Day)
Justin Bieber featuring Quavo – Intentions
BTS – Dynamite
Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver – Exile

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
James Taylor – American Standard – WINNER
Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian – Blue Umbrella
Harry Connick Jr – True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter
Rufus Wainwright – Unfollow the Rules
Renée Zellweger – Judy

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Kaytranada – Bubba – WINNER
Arca – Kick I
Baauer – Planet’s Mad
Disclosure – Energy
Madeon – Good Faith

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Fiona Apple – Shameika – WINNER
Big Thief – Not
Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
Haim – The Steps
Brittany Howard – Stay High
Grace Potter – Daylight

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
Body Count – Bum-Rush – WINNER
Code Orange – Underneath
In This Moment – The In-Between
Poppy – Bloodmoney
Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live

BEST ROCK SONG
Brittany Howard – Stay High – WINNER
Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday
Big Thief – Not
Fiona Apple – Shameika

BEST ROCK ALBUM
The Strokes – The New Abnormal – WINNER
Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death,
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Grace Potter – Daylight
Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters – WINNER
Beck – Hyperspace
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Brittany Howard – Jaime
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
Thundercat – It Is What It Is – WINNER
Jhené Aiko – Chilombo
Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour
Free Nationals – Free Nationals
Robert Glasper – F*** Yo Feelings

BEST R&B SONG
Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello – Better Than I Imagine – WINNER
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Tiana Major9 and EARTHGANG – Collide
Chloe x Halle – Do It
Skip Marley and H.E.R.– Slow Down

BEST R&B ALBUM
John Legend – Bigger Love – WINNER
Ant Clemons – Happy 2 Be Here
Giveon – Take Time
Luke James – To Feel Love/d
Gregory Porter – All Rise

BEST RAP ALBUM
Nas – King’s Disease – WINNER
D Smoke – Black Habits
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Alfredo
Jay Electronica – A Written Testimony
Royce Da 5’9” – The Allegory

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé – Savage – WINNER
Big Sean featuring Nipsey Hussle – Reverence
DaBaby – Bop
Jack Harlow – What’s Poppin
Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture
Pop Smoke – Dior

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Vince Gill – When My Amy Prays – WINNER
Eric Church – Stick That in Your Country Song
Brandy Clark – Who You Thought I Was
Mickey Guyton – Black Like Me
Miranda Lambert – Bluebird

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours – WINNER
Brothers Osborne – All Night
Lady A – Ocean
Little Big Town – Sugar Coat
Old Dominion – Some People Do

BEST COUNTRY SONG
The Highwomen – Crowded Table – WINNER
Miranda Lambert – Bluebird
Maren Morris – The Bones
Ingrid Andress — More Hearts Than Mine
Old Dominion — Some People Do

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez – Secrets Are the Best Stories – WINNER
Thana Alexa – Ona
Carmen Lundy – Modern Ancestors
Somi with Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper
Kenny Washington – What’s the Hurry

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – Four Questions – WINNER
Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra – Tradiciones
Chico Pinheiro – City of Dreams
Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymee Nuviola – Viento y Tiempo — Live at Blue Note Tokyo
Poncho Sanchez – Trane’s Delight

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
PJ Morton – Gospel According to PJ – WINNER
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – 2econd Wind: Ready
Myron Butler – My Tribute
Ricky Dillard – Choirmaster
Kierra Sheard – Kierra

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Kanye West – Jesus Is King – WINNER
Cody Carnes – Run to the Father
Hillsong Young & Free – All of My Best Friends
We the Kingdom – Holy Water
Tauren Wells – Citizen of Heaven

BEST LATIN ROCK OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Fito Paez – La Conquista del Espacio – WINNER
Bajofondo – Aura
Cami – Monstruo
Cultura Profética – Sobrevolando
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
Grupo Niche – 40 – WINNER
José Alberto “El Ruisenor” – Mi Tumbao
Edwin Bonilla – Infinito
Jorge Celedon & Sergio Luis – Sigo Cantando al Almor (Deluxe)
Víctor Manuelle – Memorias de Navidad

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Tiffany Haddish – Black Mitzvah – WINNER
Patton Oswalt – I Love Everything
Jim Gaffigan – The Pale Tourist
Bill Burr – Paper Tiger
Jerry Seinfeld – 23 Hours to Kill

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Beyoncé – Brown Skin Girl – WINNER
Future featuring Drake – Life Is Good
Anderson .Paak – Lockdown
Harry Styles – Adore You
Woodkid – Goliath

BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Andrew Watt – WINNER
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus

BEST FOLK ALBUM
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – All the Good Times – WINNER
Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman
Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance
Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter
The Secret Sisters – Saturn Return\

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Jojo Rabbit – Various Artists – WINNER
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Various Artists
Bill & Ted Face the Music – Various Artists
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Various Artists
Frozen 2 – Various Artists

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Billie Eilish – No Time to Die (from No Time to Die) – WINNER
Taylor Swift – Beautiful Ghosts (from Cats)
Brandi Carlile – Carried Me With You (from Onward)
Idina Menzel and Aurora – Into the Unknown (from Frozen 2)
Cynthia Erivo – Stand Up (from Harriet)