The 63rd annual Grammy awards were held on March 14 and were the first ever held during a global pandemic. The host, Trevor Noah, kept everyone entertained for almost four hours, including the actual stars that attended. Despite the pandemic circumstances, artists were still able to sit in the audience and live performances occurred. This year’s artists that were recognized showed their true talent in their amazing performances that were featured.
The Grammy’s have been dissed in the past for not giving women enough recognition, but this year proved that complaint wrong. Artists such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa and Miranda Lambert won some great accomplishments the evening of the Grammy’s.
Beyonce collected her record 28th Grammy award, as she won best R&B performance for her song “Black Parade.” Taylor Swift became the first woman to win Album of the Year three times, with this year’s accomplishment coming from her new album Folklore. Another great accomplishment went to Dua Lipa for having the greatest pop vocal album. Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B performed an audience wowing performance that was definitely the highlight of the night. Megan won both the best song, which was “Savage,” and the best new artist. Switching the genre to female country singer, Miranda Lambert took over all country music with her album “Wildcard” winning Best Country Album this year.
Harry Styles started off the night with his performance of “Watermelon Sugar” wearing his green boa around his neck. He came home with his first ever Grammy for Best Pop Solo performance and welcomed Billie Eilish next. She was granted the best record for her song “Everything I Wanted,” which came out in 2019, but had lots of popularity in the past year.
The Recording Academy President stated a few years ago that women needed to “step up” and that was definitely an understatement this year. Most of the accomplishments taken home March 14 were made by some of the greatest women in the music industry. The support that each artist showed to each other and the effort everyone showed to participate, despite the pandemic allowed for a great turnout at the Grammy’s this year.