The 63rd Grammy Awards were held Sunday with people in attendance, and the show took advantage with a string of high-profile performances.
Everybody from Taylor Swift to Dua Lipa to Bad Bunny and even Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion bringing “WAP” to mainstream America took center stage.
Side note 1: I would hate to be the grandchild that had to explain what “WAP” meant after that performance, edited as it was.
Beyonce picked up four Grammys out of the nine she was up for, including the music video for “Brown Skin Girl”, which featured her daughter Blue Ivy Carter also picking up a Grammy at 9 years old.
Side note 2: In doing the deep dive for this article, I discovered there is a Grammy for “Best Album Notes.” It was won by Bob Mehr for “Dead Man’s Pop” by The Replacements. I now have a new, achievable goal in life.
The full list of winners is here. A quick rundown of the categories you actually care about is below, with some videos of performances also included.
The Grammy Winners
Album of the Year: “Folklore”, Taylor Swift
Record of the Year: “Everything I Wanted”, Billie Eilish
Song of the Year: “I Can’t Breathe”, H.E.R.
Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Future Nostalgia”, Dua Lipa
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Watermelon Sugar”, Harry Styles
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group: “Rain on Me”, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “American Standard”, James Taylor
Best Rock Song: “Stay High”, Brittany Howard
Best Rock Album: “The New Abnormal”, The Strokes
Best Rock Performance: “Shameika”, Fiona Apple
Best Metal Performance: “Bum-Rush”, Body Count
Best Alternative Music Album: “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”, Fiona Apple
Best R&B Song: “Better Than I Imagined”, Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello
Best R&B Album: “Bigger Love”, John Legend
Best R&B Performance: “Black Parade”, Beyoncé
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Anything for You”, Ledisi
Best Rap Song: “Savage”, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
Best Rap Album: “King’s Disease”, Nas
Best Rap Performance: “Savage”, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
Best Melodic Rap Performance: “Lockdown”, Anderson .Paak
Best Country Song: “Crowded Table”, The Highwomen
Best Country Album: “Wildcard”, Miranda Lambert
Best Country Solo Performance: “When My Amy Prays”, Vince Gill
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group: “10,000 Hours”, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
Best Bluegrass Album: “Home”, Billy Strings
Best Reggae Album: “Got to Be Tough”, Toots and the Maytals
Best Dance Recording: “10%”, Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis