Grammys 2021 Recap


Hunter Nealey, Secretary

Sunday marked the day that the long awaited and anticipated Grammy Awards were held. After having been delayed due to coronavirus, a virtual form of the ceremony was held with many performances and nominees being telecast through Zoom. In this article, I will be breaking down the night’s biggest winners and best performers!


The night was kicked off by Harry Styles who, draped in a black leather jacket and a green feather boa, delivered a rousing live performance of his hit song “Watermelon Sugar,” for which he later won his first Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance. Megan Thee Stallion was among the performance highlights, singing her quarantine hits “Body” and “Savage.” Megan’s night was later capped by winning Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and–most importantly–Best New Artist, beating out indie darling Phoebe Bridgers for the honor. While Megan and Harry gave great performances, the best live performance of the night had to go to Taylor Swift. Aided by an impressive cottage-core stage set and a medley of hits from her albums folklore and evermore, Taylor dazzled us all with a set that was both visually and audibly stunning. Taylor’s importance in the ceremony was cemented when folklore won Album of the Year in one of the biggest take homes the Grammys had to offer. 


The night’s other big winners included names such as Billie Eilish and Beyoncé. Taking home the final prize of the evening, Billie Eilish won the much vaunted Record of the Year Award in the most shocking moment of the ceremony. A very perplexed Eilish dedicated the award to Megan Thee Stallion, whom she said “deserved the award more.” This is Billie’s second time in a row winning Record of the Year, taking home the award just last year for “bad guy” from her breakout album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Fiona Apple dominated the alternative awards category, taking home Best Alternative Album of the Year for her critically acclaimed and long awaited masterpiece Fetch The Bolt Cutters. However, the night’s biggest winner has to be Beyoncé. After winning Best R&B Performance for her album Black Parade, Beyoncé broke an all time record for Grammy holders. Tying with Quincy Jones, Beyoncé now has 28 Grammy awards, making her the highest woman to ever hold such an honor.