The 2021 Grammy’s

Olivia Nichols

March 14, 2021 was the night of the 63rd Annual Grammy Award Ceremony. With concerns about COVID-19 the event had been delayed by 6 weeks. It was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and hosted by comedian and television host, Trevor Noah. This year it recognized the best recordings, compositions and artists of the year from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. This year the nominations were revealed during a virtual livestream on November, 24, 2020 and the performances were announced earlier this month on March 7th. 

Beyonce, with her assist on Megan Thee Stallions “Savage (Remix)” and her own win for “Black Parade” for best R&B performance, made history by setting a new record for most wins by a female artist in Grammy history with 28 awards. She is now tied with Quincy Jones. Beyonce was not the only artist to break history at this year’s Grammys, with Taylor Swift winning Album of the Year for Folklore, Swift became the first woman to win that particular prize three times over. Beyonce and Swift were definitely not the only women who took over the Grammy’s Megan Thee Stallion became Best New Artist and won twice for “Savage.” Billie Eilish took home Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted.” and performed with Cardi B Dua Lipa also won for her album Future Nostalgia

The Grammy’s, and the music industry in general, have been criticized for misogyny and undervaluing female artists. This year’s show has proved women that they haven’t “stepped up” but taken over.