Who run the Grammys? Beyoncé, Taylor Swift make historical past | Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) – The Grammys are in love with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift: The two singers made history on the 2021 show.

Swift, 31, became the first woman to win album of the year three times.

“We just want to thank the fans,” said Swift, who won the grand prize with “Folklore”.

Swift previously won album of the year with her albums “Fearless” and “1989”.

Beyoncé made history by surpassing Alison Krauss to become the most decorated female plot in Grammy history.

Beyoncé received her 28th Grammy on Sunday and received awards such as best R&B performance for “Black Parade”, best music video for “Brown Skin Girl” and best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion.

“As an artist, I believe that it is my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect on the time and it was such a difficult time,” said Beyoncé on stage when she performed the best R&B performance for “Black Parade” which was released on June 19th.

She went on to create the song to honor the “beautiful black kings and queens” of the world.

She added, “I’ve worked all my life … This is a magical night.”

Beyoncé is now linked up with producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones for the second most Grammy title. The late conductor Georg Solti is the most awarded Grammy winner with 31 victories.

The musical royal family won all honors on Sunday: Jay-Z shared the best rap song win since co-writing Savage, and nine-year-old Blue Ivy Carter, who won best music video alongside her mother, became the second youngest Leah Peasall was 8 years old when The Peasall Sisters won Album of the Year on the 2002 show for their appearance on T Bone Burnett’s “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Soundtrack.

Megan Thee Stallion, who won three awards, also made history by becoming the first female rapper to win best rap song. She is also the fifth rap act to win best new artist.

Beyoncé was the top contender of the night with nine nominations, and she still stands for the record of the year with a double nomination thanks to “Black Parade” and “Savage”.

Beyoncé did not appear, but Swift did.

She sang “Cardigan” and “August” from “Folklore” and “Willow” from “Evermore” and was supported by the staff who helped her create the albums, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, who both won the album have year with Swift.

Silk Sonic, also known as Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, also performed and brought an R&B flair to the show with their new single “Leave the Door Open”. Dua Lipa, who won the best pop vocal album, proved her pop star status with a performance of her hits “Don’t Start Now” and “Levitating”, where she was accompanied by the DaBaby, who was an all-star himself Performances of his guitar-colored rap hit “Rockstar”, which flips the song for an exceptional live performance with R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, a veteran violinist and backing vocalist. And country singer Mickey Guyton – the first black woman to be nominated for best country solo performance – gave an impressive performance of her song “Black Like Me”.

Other artists were Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Harry Styles, who won the best pop solo performance for the hit “Watermelon Sugar”.

“Thank you everyone who made this record with me,” said Styles, the first One Direction to win a Grammy.

Host Trevor Noah started the show and shared jokes about the coronavirus pandemic and 2020. He lived live in downtown Los Angeles. The participants wore masks and sat socially distant at small round tables.

R&B singer HER won two awards, including song of the year for her protest anthem “I Can’t Breathe,” and became one of the rare R&B songs to win the grand prize. Another title about the Black experience – Anderson Paak’s “Lockdown,” released June 19 – also won a Grammy for the best melodic rap performance.

Other double winners are Fiona Apple, Kaytranada and the late artists John Prine and Chick Corea.


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Grammy household: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy win early awards | Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter are the queen and princess of the Grammys.

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