On Sunday night (3.14), musicians came together for Music’s Biggest Night. Hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, the part-socially distanced, part-virtual Grammy Awards took place throughout the country and wthin a tent just outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Embodying Women’s History Month, female artists swept all of this year’s major categories, with Taylor Swift earning her third consecutive Album of the Year for folklore (joining the elite club of Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder.) Beyoncé took home four more trophies, making her the most Grammy awarded female artist of all time with 28 statues, Billie Eilish won record of the year for “Everything I Wanted,” Dua Lipa took home the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Future Nostalgia and Megan Thee Stallion for Best New Artist and Best Rap Song. Also making history was Mickey Guyton, who was the first black female solo artist to be nominated in a country music category.
An important but sobering part of the night were the three departed musicians who received posthumous trophies including John Prine for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for “I Remember Everything,” Chick Corea for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Toots Hibbert for Best Reggae Album with his band the Maytals for Got to Be Tough.
Performances were plentiful with live acts including Harry Styles, Haim, Post Malone, DaBaby, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak’s Silk Sonic, along with last year’s big winner, Billie Eilish.
Here are some of the best performances during the 63rd Grammy Awards!