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It's been a year of covid at this point, so you know what that means... another socially distanced award show. It's kind of sad to watch the Grammy's without the usual audience, but this year's Grammy Awards did not let Covid get in the way. The performances were very creative, fashion was still a big part of it, oh, and Beyoncé made history this Grammys!
Despite the circumstances, I think this year's award show was one of the most exciting in recent years. I know I've been kind of bored with award shows recently, and I feel like this year, they knew they had to go above and beyond because they don't have the physical audience cheering them on no matter what. Now that everyone is at home and in dire need to feel like they're somewhere else, the performances and everything just seemed really well put together and fun.
With that being said, lets get into the best moments from the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé Makes History - Female With the Most Grammy Wins
Beyoncé won her 28th Grammy, Best R&B Song, with "Black Parade". Now she's tied in second place with Quincy Jones who also has 28 Grammys. The person ahead of them is orchestra conductor, George Solti, with 31. Beyoncé is the Female artist with the most Grammy wins ever. The spot was previously held by country artist, Alison Krauss who has 27 wins.
Queen Bey also won Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl", Best R&B performance for "Black Parade", AND Best Rap Song and Performance for Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix.
Blue Ivy also Wins a Grammy
At just 9 years old, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's oldest daughter won her first Grammy for "Brown Skin Girl" Blue Ivy sang a part of the song and was in the music video. In Beyoncé's acceptance speech for "Black Parade" she shouted out Blue saying "how proud she is to be her mommy". So cute! She is the second youngest person to win a Grammy, right behind Leah Peasall, of the Peasall Sisters at 8 years old.
If this is how Blue Ivy's career is starting out, I'm excited for her future!
Megan Thee Stallion Wins Big
Megan Thee Stallion had a great night, she won Best New Artist, Best Rap song and Best Rap performance for "Savage" remix ft. Beyoncé.
Lizzo messing up and cracking jokes before presenting Megan with an award was definitely a great way to start the show.
Honestly, Megan was just a mood the whole night!
Top Awards of the Night
Some of the biggest Grammy awards were:
- Album of The Year - "Folklore", Taylor Swift
- Song of The Year - "I Can't Breathe", H.E.R.
- Best Pop Solo Performance - "Watermelon Sugar", Harry Styles
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - "Rain on Me", Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
- Best Pop Album - "Future Nostalgia", Dua Lipa
- Best Rap Album - "King's Disease", Nas
- Best Latin Pop Album - "YHLQMDLG", Bad Bunny
For the full list of winners and nominees, click here.
Now Lets Get Into The Fashion!
Even though the Red Carpet was less crowded than in past years, that did not stop celebs from going all out.
The Best Dressed:
Megan Thee Stallion in Dolce and Gabbana is a dream in orange.
Harry Styles in Gucci (obviously, once again)
I applaud Styles for the Boas, and I do like the leather outfit more than the Clueless moment, but I am a Harry Styles fan so I simply cannot put him in worst dressed no matter what. Also, he wasn't wearing a shirt...so? Yea.
Queen, Beyoncé wears a leather dress from Schiaparelli
H.E.R. wore a beautiful purple velvet ensemble from Dundas
I loved DaBaby's outfit for his performance of "Rockstar", sporting an all white suit with Chanel accessories
Doja Cat went bold with a feathery Roberto Cavalli dress
Last But Not Least, The Performances!
My favorite parts of the show were the performances. My top 3 favs were Lil Baby's "Bigger Picture", DaBaby's "Rockstar", and Megan Thee Stallion's trio of "Savage", "Body", and "WAP" with Cardi B.
I loved the vintage vibes of this, immediately made me think of The Mask (1994).
I hadn't listened to HAIM prior to this, but I loved their performance! 3 sisters rocking it out on drums and guitar was awesome, and it gave me 90s Alanis Morrissette vibes.
I have no words for this performance... it was simply iconic.
I LOVED Dua Lipa's performance! The outfits, the makeup, the background, EVERYTHING! Beautiful.
Harry Styles doesn't need much to make me happy. He came, he sang Watermelon Sugar, he did his lil dance-y dance, he won an award, that was it. And you know what, I'm not mad at all. He came, he saw, he conquered (my heart).
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak made their debut as Silk Sonic, and boy they did not disappoint! I loved the 70s outfits and aesthetic of this performance. This song has been on repeat since!
WOW. When I saw this, I thought, "DaBaby knocks it out of the park every time". I loved his outfit, MAPY on the violin, the older white lady choir, Anthony Hamilton singing in the background, the whole thing was an experience.
The BEST performance of the night was hands down, Lil Baby - "The Bigger Picture".
He re-enacted the scene of the police killing Rayshard Brooks. Special guests included activist Tamika Mallory, delivering a powerful speech about Black Lives Matter, and rapper, Killer Mike, reciting a verse from his song, "Walking in the Snow".
This was more of a movie than a performance, and the message was loud and clear - the fight must continue for racial justice in this country.
Well, those were my highlights from this years Grammy's.
There were definitely more moments that we didn't cover. Did we miss your favorite performance? Who did you think was best dressed? Let us know in the comments below, or on Instagram @trineix.