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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Beyoncé Leads the 63rd Grammys Awards With 4 Wins

It was Beyoncé’s night at the Grammys yesterday. The singer won four awards last night and is now winner of the most Grammys ever. This is her 28th win (plus one for daughter Blue Ivy Carter) 

Taylor Swift picked up Best album, and Billie Eilish scored Record of the Year. 

The Black Lives Matter movement was honored with a performance by Lil Baby and a film about Beyoncé’s 'Black Parade'. Megan Thee Stallion was left speechless by her Best New Artist win. 

For performances, the Recording Academy served us DaBaby with some violins and Judge Judy clones , a seductive song from Silk Sonic and Mickey Guyton’s emotional debut Grammy performance. Lockdown queen Dua Lipa gave new dance moves, Taylor Swift brought us a 'woodsy' folky medleyand Harry Styles shook his butt in a feather boa.  Megan Thee Stallion proved she (still) is that bitch with a dream performance of 'Savage (Remix)" “Savage (Remix)” and we got 'WAP', the clean version.  See how your favorites fared with the full slate of winners below:

Record of the Year “Everything I Wanted,” Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski and Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish) 

Song of the Year “I Can’t Breathe,” Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (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 with Ariana Grande 

Best Pop Vocal Album “Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “American Standard,” James Taylor 

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, songwriter (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 Imagine,” Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello and Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and 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,” Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe and Anthony White, songwriters (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,” Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna, songwriters (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, soloist 

Best Jazz Vocal Album “Secrets Are the Best Stories,” Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album “Trilogy 2,” Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album “Data Lords,” Maria Schneider Orchestra 

Best Latin Jazz Album “Four Questions,” Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Gospel Performance/Song “Movin’ On,” Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard and Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters (Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music) 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song “There Was Jesus,” Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith and Zach Williams, songwriters (Zach Williams and Dolly Parton) 

Best Gospel Album “Gospel According to PJ,” PJ Morton Best Contemporary Christian Music Album “Jesus Is King,” Kanye West 

Best Roots Gospel Album “Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album),” Fisk Jubilee Singers 

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album “YHLQMDLG,” Bad Bunny 

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album “La Conquista Del Espacio,” Fito Paez 

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) “Un Canto Por Mexico, Vol. 1,” Natalia Lafourcade 

Best Tropical Latin Album “40,” Grupo Niche Best American Roots Performance “I Remember Everything,” John Prine Best American Roots Song “I Remember Everything,” Pat McLaughlin and John Prine, songwriters (John Prine) 

Best Americana Album “World on the Ground,” Sarah Jarosz 

Best Bluegrass Album “Home,” Billy Strings 

Best Traditional Blues Album “Rawer Than Raw,” Bobby Rush 

Best Contemporary Blues Album “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?,” Fantastic Negrito 

Best Folk Album “All the Good Times,” Gillian Welch and David Rawlings 

Best Regional Roots Music Album “Atmosphere,” New Orleans Nightcrawlers 

Best Reggae Album “Got to Be Tough,” Toots and the Maytals Best Global Music Album “Twice as Tall,” Burna Boy 

Best Children’s Music Album “All the Ladies,” Joanie Leeds 

Best Spoken Word Album “Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,” Rachel Maddow 

Best Comedy Album “Black Mitzvah,” Tiffany Haddish Best Musical Theater Album “Jagged Little Pill,” Original Broadway Cast 

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media “Jojo Rabbit,” Various Artists Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media “Joker,” Hildur Gudnadottir, composer 

Best Song Written For Visual Media “No Time to Die,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas Baird O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) Best Instrumental Composition “Sputnik,” Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider) 

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella “Donna Lee,” John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley) 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals “He Won’t Hold You,” Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier featuring Rapsody) 

Best Recording Package “Vols. 11 & 12,” Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions) 

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package “Ode to Joy,” Lawrence Azerrad and Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco) 

Best Album Notes “Dead Man’s Pop,” Bob Mehr, album notes writer (The Replacements) 

Best Historical Album “It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers,” Lee Lodyga and Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Mister Rogers) 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical “Hyperspace,” Drew Brown, Julian Burg, Andrew Coleman, Paul Epworth, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Jaycen Joshua, Greg Kurstin, Mike Larson, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco and Matt Wiggins, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck) 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Andrew Watt Best Remixed Recording “Roses (Imanbek Remix),” Imanbek Zeikenov, remixer (Saint Jhn) Best Engineered Album, Classical “Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar,’" David Frost and Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra) 

Producer of the Year, Classical David Frost Best Orchestral Performance “Ives: Complete Symphonies,” Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) Best Opera Recording “Gershwin: Porgy and Bess,” David Robertson, conductor; Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore and Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; the Metropolitan Opera Chorus) 

Best Choral Performance “Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua,” JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass and Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann and Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and UCLA Chamber Singers) 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance “Contemporary Voices,” Pacifica Quartet Best Classical Instrumental Solo “Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra,” Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony) 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album “Smyth: The Prison,” Sarah Brailey and Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra) 

Best Classical Compendium “Thomas, M.T.: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Meditations on Rilke,” Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition “Rouse: Symphony No. 5,” Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero and Nashville Symphony) 

Best Music Video “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and WizKid 

Best Music Film “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” Linda Ronstadt

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