The Grammys are drunk soft on with Beyonce and Taylor Swift: the singers both made history at the 2021 show.
Swift, 31, became first woman to win the album of the year thrice.
“We just want to thank the fans,” said Swift, who won the highest prize with “folklore.” Swift previously won album of the year together with her albums “Fearless” and “1989.”
Beyonce made history by surpassing Alison Krauss to become the foremost decorated female act in Grammy history.
Beyonce creates Grammy Award history; breaks the all-time record for many wins by a vocalist
Beyonce earned her 28th Grammy on Sunday, finding out honors like best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” best music video for “Brown Skin Girl” further as best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage,” with Megan Thee Stallion.
“As an artist i think it’s my job, and every one of our jobs, to reflect time and it has been such a difficult time,” Beyonce said onstage as she won best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” which was released on Juneteenth.
She went on to mention she created the song to honor the “beautiful Black kings and queens” within the world.
Beyonce is now tied with producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones for the second most Grammy wins. The late conductor Georg Solti is that the most decorated Grammy winner with 31 wins.
Beyonce was the night’s top contender with nine nominations, and she’s still up for record of the year, where she’s a double nominee due to “Black Parade” and “Savage.” She sang “cardigan” and “august” from “folklore,” in addition as “willow” from “evermore,” and was joined by the collaborators who helped her make the albums, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, who both won album of the year with Swift.
Silk Sonic, aka Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, also performed, bringing a throwback R&B vibe to the show with their smooth new single, “Leave the Door Open.” Dua Lipa, who won best pop vocal album, proved her pop star status with a performance of her hits “Don’t Start Now” and “Levitating,” where she was joined by the DaBaby, who was an all-star during his own performance of his guitar-tinged rap hit “Rockstar,” flipping the song for an exceptional live rendition featuring R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, a talented violinist and background singers. And country singer Mickey Guyton – the primary Black female nominated for best country solo performance – gave a powerful performance of her song “Black Like Me.”