On Sunday, March 14, the Recording Academy held the 63rd Grammy Awards. Artists from around the world and across all genres came together to celebrate the best music of 2020, with a lucky few taking home some serious hardware.
The Grammy Awards featured performances from top artists including Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and the first-ever live performance by Silk Sonic, a new supergroup formed by Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars. Lil Baby turned in a particularly spectacular performance, using a city block as his stage to showcase his talent and call for social justice. Dua Lipa was also brilliant. She relied on her hit songs “Levitating” and “Don’t Start Now” to wow the virtual audience, and DaBaby joined her onstage to add even more star-power to the show.
New artists broke onto the scene at the 63rd Grammys, but the big winners were no surprise. Beyoncé, no stranger to the Grammys, received a mind-boggling nine nominations and took home four awards, while Taylor Swift won her third Album of the Year award. Other notable winners included Billie Eilish, who took home the prestigious Record of the Year award and Megan Thee Stallion, who was deemed the best new artist of 2020.
Beyoncé and Taylor Swift both made history at the Grammys, as Beyoncé became the winningest woman in Grammys history and Taylor Swift became the first female artist to have won Album of the Year three times. To see a complete list of winners at the 63rd Grammys, visit www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2021-grammys-complete-winners-nominees-list.
The virtual format of the 63rd Grammys allowed artists to be incredibly creative with their performances. From Silk Sonic’s Little Richard tribute to Post Malone’s dramatic entrance on “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” artists made the most of their opportunity to show off their talent on one of the world’s biggest stages. To see all the live performances, check out the 63rd Grammy Awards YouTube playlist, compiled by the Recording Academy, athttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzAduZ80dWSu1zZRWlkKALOe8uUFdWClh.