Taylor Swift and Beyoncé set new Grammy records

The Grammy Awards are among the world’s most sought-after music awards. These now took place on Sunday (March 14, 2021), three months after the original date. The list of winners includes US singer Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter.

Taylor Swift wins third Grammy for Album of the Year

With “Folklore” Taylor Swift won a Grammy in the category “Album of the Year” again this year. It is one of the two LPs that the pop singer released during the pandemic. This also helped her to her third award in the category to date. In the past, her albums “Fearless” from 2008 and “1989” from 2014 were also named album of the year.

She was the first female artist to win this award for the third time. They accompanied their producers Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff on stage. Swift also thanked Bon Iver singer Justin Vernon in her speech, who was part of a feature track on the album: “I want to thank Justin Vernon, I’m so excited to meet you one day.”

Taylor Swift also made an impressive live performance. Nominees like Harry Styles and Dua Lipa were also on stage at the Grammy Awards that evening.

Beyoncé wins her 28th Grammy Award

Beyoncé won her 28th Grammy in the “Best R&B Performance” category for her music video for “Black Parade”. With that she also sets a new record, because she won more Grammys than any other musician before. The organizers announced this at the gala in Los Angeles on Monday night (March 15, 2021). So far, Alison Krauss has held the record with 27 Grammy Awards.

In addition, her nine-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter also won a Grammy in the “Best Music Video” category. However, she picked it up together with her mother.

More winners of the evening

The US R&B singer HER also won a Grammy that evening. The 23-year-old received an award for her song “I Can’t Breathe”. This emerged in the course of the protests against racist police violence. In addition, the title picks up on a sentence by the African American George Floyd, who was killed as a result of this violence.

Billie Eilish also won for “Everything I Wanted” in the “Recording of the Year” category. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion also won a Grammy for “Best New Artist”. In her speech she again pointed out her co-nominees: “I don’t want to start crying. Everyone who was nominated in this category is so great. “

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s Grammy Awards took place with a mixture of live performances and video streams. Originally, the event should have taken place in January 2021, but was postponed to March due to the current situation.

An overview of all winners of the 63rd Grammy Awards can be found here.