WOW, I can’t believe it’s already Grammy season! The 63rd Grammys were originally scheduled for late January but because of COVID, the ceremony was this past Sunday, March 14th. Some of the biggest names in music were there to celebrate!
Because of COVID regulations, the big event was very different than past celebrations. Only artists who were nominated or who were performing were invited to the already prestigious event. Even though there was less of a crowd, the outfits were as AMAZING as ever. Here are some of my favs:
So beautiful, right!?
Besides the beautiful looks, the performances were KILLER! From Cardi B’s “Up” to Haim’s “The Steps”, the range of songs performed was next to none!
One of the most powerful performances had to be Lil Baby’s showcase of “The Bigger Picture.” The performance highlighted police violence in the black community and how that effects everyday life. The song was released last year after George Floyd’s tragic death. The performance was filled with moving lyrics, powerful speeches, and even called out President Biden by demanding justice and protection. Here is the full performance:
This year at the Grammys, some major records were broken by our girls Queen B and TSwift. Beyoncé went home with 4 more Grammys bringing her grand total to 28, breaking the record for most awarded woman in Grammy history. Taylor Swift became the only woman to win Album of the Year 3 times. She won previously with Fearless in 2010 and 1989 in 2016. There are only 3 other artists who have done this…they are Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder.
Besides these records broken by women, women had a big night in general. Women took home awards for The Big Four:
Album of the Year: Taylor Swift – Folklore
Record of the Year: Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
Song of the Year: H.E.R – I Can’t Breathe
Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Because of the shutdowns this past year, the Grammys decided to highlight some of our country’s most famous independent performance venues that have been closed for a year. All the way from Nashville, to New York, and back to LA these venues got the spotlight, and even got to present some of the awards. The Troubadour (LA), The Hotel Café (LA), the Apollo Theater (NYC), and The Station Inn (Nashville) were the four lucky venues to be featured.
Rachelle Erratchu of The Troubadour presented Best Pop Vocal Performance to Harry Styles.
Candice Fox of the The Hotel Café presented Album of the Year to Taylor Swift.
Two others presented but they were not in-person.
The most heartwarming performances had to the songs dedicated to all of the musicians we have lost in the last year. Brandie Carlisle honored John Prine, Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rodgers, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak honored Little Richard, and Brittany Howard and Chris Martin gave a powerful performance of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to honor numerous music legends.
Even though the Grammys looked different compared to years past, the night was still exciting for the music industry and just what musicians needed to know that they are seen and heard. It was definitely music’s biggest night.
Full list of winners: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/arts/music/grammys-winners-list.html
Official highlights: https://youtu.be/93CokMHJBxo
Grammys Youtube to watch full performances: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGRAMMYs