Grammy Awards 2021: Looking at the most memorable moments
The Grammy Awards 2021 was all about artists impressing us with their spell-binding performances, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift scripting history, and women ruling the night. While Beyoncé got her 28th award and became the most decorated woman in Grammys history, Swift became the first female performer to get the 'Album of the Year' award thrice. Here's looking at the most memorable moments.
English singer-songwriter Harry Styles opened the night by crooning a new, groovier version of the hit song Watermelon Sugar. Styles chose to go shirtless for the performance and donned a leather black suit with a green feather boa. Dev Hynes played the bass alongside Styles, starting the ceremony on a high note. Haim and The Black Pumas performed after Styles.
Megan Thee Stallion, who was crowned the 'Best New Artist' at the 63rd edition of the coveted ceremony, got emotional. "It's been a hell of a year, but we made it. I really want to say thank you to my mama; she's not here with me today, but I know she's with me in spirit," she said. Female acts won the top four awards.
H.E.R., whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, picked up the 'Song of the Year' award for I Can't Breathe. "We are the change we wish to see," she said. Billie Eilish, who won 'Record of the Year' for Everything I Wanted, said Megan Thee Stallion deserved to win. This is the first time that four separate women bagged top four honors.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed their massive hit WAP. Though big cats were missing, that didn't stop the pop stars from delivering a top-notch performance. The organizers of Grammy Awards 2021 gave indie venues, hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, a chance to announce winners. Reportedly, a bartender at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood revealed the winner of 'Album of the Year.'
Beyoncé went into the night with 24 Grammys and came out with 28. In the list of artists winning the maximum number of awards, she is now ranked in the second place with Quincy Jones. She is now only behind Georg Solti, who has won 31 Grammy Awards. "I have been working my whole life. This is such a magical night," she said.