It was a big night for Beyonce and Taylor Swift in the 63rd annual Grammy Awards – the Oscars of the music world.

Beyonce bagged most trophies by a female artist — 28. Now Beyonce is the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

Taylor Swift won Grammy for Album of the Year for “Folklore” and became the first female artist ever to win album of the year three times. She has previously won Grammy with Fearless in 2010 and the pop opus 1989 in 2016.

Only three other artists have ever won the album of the year prize three times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.

Beyoncé led the field with nine nominations, Dua Lipa, Roddy Rich and Swift each scored six nominations themselves. 

Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, professionally known as H.E.R., won Song of the Year Grammy.

Trevor Noah hosted the ceremony from the Los Angeles Convention Center, just across the street from the award show’s usual home at the Staples Center. The show was held without audience due to coronavirus pandemic.

Notable absences include the Weeknd, whose album “After Hours” was one of the biggest of the year. This week, the Canadian pop star announced boycott of the Grammy, joining a list of Black artists who have criticised the nominating procedures as not transparent and out of touch.

Performers at the event have included Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion still slated to take the stage.

Below is a list of the winners:

Record of the Year

“Black Parade” — Beyoncé

Album of the Year

“Folklore” — Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

“I Can’t Breathe” — H.E.R.

Best New Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Watermelon Sugar” — Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“American Standard” — James Taylor

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa

Best Dance Recording

“10%” — Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Bubba” — Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Live at the Royal Albert Hall” — Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance

“Shameika” — Fiona Apple

Best Metal Performance

“Bum-Rush” — Body Count

Best Rock Song

“Stay High” — Brittany Howard

Best Rock Album

“The New Abnormal” — The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” — Fiona Apple

Best R&B Performance

“Black Parade” — Beyoncé

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Anything for You” — Ledisi

Best R&B Song

“Better Than I Imagined” — Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Progressive R&B Album

“It Is What It Is” — Thundercat

Best R&B Album

“Bigger Love” — John Legend

Best Rap Performance

“Savage” — Megan thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Lockdown” — Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Song

“Savage” — Megan thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Best Rap Album

“King’s Disease” — Nas

Best Country Solo Performance

“When My Amy Prays” — Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber

Best Country Song

“Crowded Table” — The Highwomen

Best Country Album

“Wildcard” — Miranda Lambert

Best New Age Album

“More Guitar Stories” — Jim “Kimo” West

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“All Blues” — Chick Corea, soloistBest Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“Trilogy 2” — Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Data Lords” — Maria Schneider Orchestra


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