Harry Styles, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and the full list of 2021 Grammys winners

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2021 Grammy Awards

The 2021 Grammys kicked this off with a shirtless and green-boa-ed Harry Styles and things stayed that hot throughout the impeccably produced 3 1/2 hour-long show. The awards were definitely the best produced pandemic award show and the best Grammy-produced show in years!

Harry Styles

Clad in a leather Gucci suit, Harry Styles kicked off the night with his now Grammy-winning “Watermelon Sugar.”

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Accepting his Grammy, Styles began his acceptance speech looking chic in a yellow tweed jacket and a purple boa, saying, “Wow. To everyone who made this record with me, thank you so much. This was the first song we wrote after… my first album came out, during a day off in Nashville, and I just want to say thanks to Tom, Tyler and Mitch and everyone, Rob Stringer, and everyone at Columbia.”

Harry Styles Happy Dance GIF by Recording Academy / GRAMMYs
Harry Styles Happy Dance GIF by Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

He humbly added, “My manager Jeffrey [Azoff], who has always nudged me to be better and never pushed me and thank you so much. And I feel very grateful to be here. Thank you.”

Styles then started to mention the other nominees in his category when he was bleeped for saying, “All of these songs are fucking massive, so thank you so much. I feel very honored to be among all of you.”

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Beyoncé nabbed multiple awards at the 2021 Grammys on Sunday night, and with her win for best R&B performance for the song “Black Parade,” she became the most decorated female act in Grammy history.

The win was the 39-year-old singer's 28th overall, allowing her to take over the position previously held by Alison Krauss. She has been nominated a total of 79 times.

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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak brought down the house at the Grammys on Sunday.

The two have teamed up to release the song “Leave The Door Open” under the supergroup moniker of Silk Sonic.

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Mars also took the stage once again during the In Memoriam segment to pay tribute to Little Richard. He sang the legend's hits “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally.” Paak performed drums for the number.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell took home the top prize at the Grammys once again… but Megan Thee Stallion was at the center of Billie’s acceptance speech!

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In her acceptance speech for her win for Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted,” the 19-year-old singer addressed Megan in the audience, saying how much the “Savage” singer deserved the award over her.

Billie Eilish GIF by Recording Academy / GRAMMYs
Billie Eilish GIF by Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

“This is really embarrassing for me,” Billie said. “Megan, girl… I was gonna write a speech about how you deserve this, but then I was like, ‘There's no way they're going to choose me.’ I was like, ‘It's hers.’ You deserve this. You had a year that I think is untoppable. You are a queen — I want to cry thinking about how much I love you… You deserve everything in the world. I think about you constantly… You deserve it.” She then asked everyone to applaud Megan before thanking the Academy and her team.

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Eilish also performed the gorgeous “Everything I Wanted.”

Blue Ivy Carter

Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 9-year-old daughter, has won her first Grammy.

Blue Ivy became one of the youngest artists to ever win a Grammy when she shared a Best Music Video award with her mom, Beyoncé, and the Nigerian Afrobeats star Wizkid.

Beyonce and Wizkid sing most of the verses and choruses of the song together, while Blue Ivy sings the closing lines: “Brown skin girl/Your skin just like pearls/The best thing in the world/I’d never trade you for anybody else, singin’.”

“Brown Skin Girl” is from Beyoncé’s 2019 soundtrack album, The Lion King: Gift.

Taylor Swift

Following a five-year absence, Taylor Swift returned to the Grammys stage on Sunday for a magical performance of “Cardigan,” “August” and “Willow.”

Swift shared the stage with collaborators Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff. Speaking about the performance in advance of Sunday’s broadcast, Swift said, “This has been an adventure that the three of us have gone on since the very beginning of quarantine and lockdown, and we’ve only gotten to be together in the same room once. So this is really awesome to get to be together with them again.”

Swift’s Folklore won album of the year on Sunday, making the singer and songwriter the first woman to win the prize three times, following her victories for Fearless in 2010 and 1989 in 2016.

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Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Lipa’s sophomore album Future Nostalgia beat out records by Lady Gaga (Chromatica), Taylor Swift (folklore), Harry Styles (Fine Line), and Justin Bieber (Changes).

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Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now”—which also got nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year—during the ceremony. Future Nostalgia was nominated for both Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year, while producer Andrew Watt—who worked on the song “Break My Heart”—won for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion took Best New Artist to open the primetime show then picked up Rap Song of the Year with Beyoncé for “Savage.”

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Megan performed “Savage” along with “WAP” with Cardi B during the show.

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Lil Baby

Rapper Lil Baby devoted his Grammy Awards performance to making a striking statement on police brutality.

The 26-year-old entertainer took to the Grammy stage on Sunday to perform his 2020 hit, “The Bigger Picture,” released during a summer marked by historic nationwide protests against racism and police violence.

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The full list of 2021 Grammy winners

Album of the Year
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
I Can’t Breathe
Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

Record of the Year
Everything I Wanted
Billie Eilish

Best New Artist
Megan Thee Stallion

Best R&B Performance
Black Parade

Best Pop Vocal Album
Future Nostalgia
Dua Lipa

Best Rap Song
Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, Songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)

Best Pop Solo Performance
Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical​
Andrew Watt
• Break My Heart (Dua Lipa) (T)
• Me And My Guitar (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) (T)
• Midnight Sky (Miley Cyrus) (S)
• Old Me (5 Seconds Of Summer) (T)
• Ordinary Man (Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Elton John) (T)
• Take What You Want (Post Malone Featuring Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott) (T)
• Under The Graveyard (Ozzy Osbourne) (T)

Best Country Song
Crowded Table
Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
10,000 Hours
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Best Country Solo Performance
When My Amy Prays
Vince Gill

Best Rock Album
The New Abnormal
The Strokes

Best Rock Song
Stay High
Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Metal Performance
Bum Rush
Body Count

Best Rock Performance
Fiona Apple

Best Rap Album
King’s Disease

Best Rap Performance
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Best Melodic Rap Performance
Anderson .Paak

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
American Standard
James Taylor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Rain on Me
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

Best R&B Album
Bigger Love
John Legend

Best Progressive R&B Album
It Is What It Is

Best R&B Song
Better Than I Imagined
Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Anything for You

Best Latin Jazz Album
Four Questions
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Data Lords
Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Trilogy 2
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Secrets Are the Best Stories
Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
All Blues
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade)

Best Alternative Music Album
Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Fiona Apple

Best Musical Theater Album
Jagged Little Pill
Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists; Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker, Craig Rosen & Vivek J. Tiwary, producers (Glen Ballard, composer; Alanis Morissette, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Comedy Album
Black LMitzvah
Tiffany Haddish

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Rachel Maddow

Best Children’s Music Album
All the Ladies
Joanie Leeds

Best Global Music Album
Twice as Tall
Burna Boy

Best Reggae Album
Got to Be Tough
Toots & The Maytals

Best Regional Roots Music Album
New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Best Folk Album
All the Good Times
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

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

Best Traditional Blues Album
Rawer Than Raw
Bobby Rush

Best Bluegrass Album
Billy Strings

Best Americana Album
World on the Ground
Sarah Jarosz

Best American Roots Song
I Remember Everything
Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)

Best American Roots Performance
I Remember Everything
John Prine

Best Song Written For Visual Media
No Time to Die [From No Time to Die]
Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas Baird O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Jojo Rabbit
(Various Artists)
Taika Waititi, compilation producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Rouse Symphony No. 5
Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

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

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Contemporary Voices
Pacifica Quartet

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

Best Opera Recording
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
David Robertson, conductor; Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Orchestral Performance
Ives: Complete Symphonies
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Best Tropical Latin Album
Grupo Niche

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Un Canto por México, Vol. 1
Natalia Lafourcade

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
YHLQMDLG — Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
La Conquista del Espacio
Fito Paez

Producer of the Year, Classical
David Frost
• Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 (Jonathan Biss)
• Gershwin: Porgy And Bess (David Robertson, Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
• Gluck: Orphée & Eurydice (Harry Bicket, Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman, Lauren Snouffer, Lyric Opera Of Chicago Orchestra & Chorus)
• Holst: The Planets; The Perfect Fool (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
• Muhly: Marnie (Robert Spano, Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, Denyce Graves, Iestyn Davies, Janis Kelly, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
• Schubert: Piano Sonatas, D. 845, D. 894, D. 958, D. 960 (Shai Wosner)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’ (Riccardo Muti, Alexey Tikhomirov, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12, ‘Babi Yar’
David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Best Remixed Recording
Roses (Imanbek Remix)
Imanbek Zeikenov, remixer (SAINt JHN)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
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 & Matt Wiggins, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck)

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

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

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Ode to Joy
Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco)

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

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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Jesus Is King
Kanye West

Best Gospel Album
Gospel According to PJ
PJ Morton

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
There Was Jesus
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Movin’ On
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters

Best New Age Album
More Guitar Stories
Jim “Kimo” West

Best Music Film
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Linda Ronstadt
Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers

Best Music Video
Brown Skin Girl
Beyoncé, Blue Ivy & WizKid
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, video directors; Astrid Edwards, Aya Kaida, Jean Mougin, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, video producers

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

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

Best Instrumental Composition
Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Snarky Puppy

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Best Dance Recording
Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis
Kaytranada, producer; Neal H. Pogue, mixer

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