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With the most outstanding awards in their hands and beating different records, the female artists were the main protagonists of the 63rd edition of the Grammy, the awards given by the Recording Academy of the United States.
Billie Eilish, Beyoncand, Taylor Swift, HER and Megan Thee Stallion They triumphed this Sunday at the music party that was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with Trevor Noah as the presenter.
Eilish, who swept the Grammys last year and in this edition had 4 nominations, won at the end of the gala with the most prestigious award, that of recording of the year. by Everything I Wanted.
Upon receiving the Grammy, the young American expressed her admiration and affection for Megan Thee Stallion, who, she said, was due that recognition.
Taylor Swift won the Grammy for Album of the Year for Folklore and became the first woman to win this award 3 times (along with Fearless in 2010 and “1989” in 2016).
There are only three other artists with three Grammys per album of the year; Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
The other great record was broken by Beyoncé, who with the awards won this Sunday became the female artist with the most Grammy in history, 28, one more than Alison Krauss.
The British Harry Styles, meanwhile, received the award for best solo pop performance for Watermelon sugar.
There was no shortage of references to the health crisis and the racial tensions that marked a turmoil in 2020 in the United States.
These are the main winners.
- I recordedn of the year: Everything I wanted – Billie Eilish
- Album of the year: Folklore – Taylor Swift
- Song of the year: I can’t breathe – HER and Tiara Thomas
- Revealed artistorn: Megan Thee Stallion
- Best Pop Album: Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Watermelon sugar – Harry Styles
- Best Pop Duo or Group Performance: Rain on me – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
- Best Rap Album: King’s Disease – Nas
- Better rap song: Savage (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion ft Beyoncé
- Best Rap Performance: Savage (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion ft Beyoncé
- Best Music Video: Brown Skin Girl – Beyoncé
- Mbest traditional pop album:American Standard – James Taylor
- Best Latin or Urban Pop Album: YHLQMDLG – Bad Bunny
- Better latin rock album or alternative: “The conquest of space” – Fito Páez
- MBest Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano): “Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1” – Natalia Lafourcade
- Better Latin tropical album: “40” – Niche Group
- Best R&B Album:Bigger love – John Legend
- Best R&B Performance: Black parade – Beyoncé
- Best R&B Song: Better Than I Imagined – Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson
- Best Rock Album: The New Abnormal – The Strokes
- Best songrock on: Stay high – Brittany Howard
- Best Rock Performance: Shameika – Fiona Apple
- Best Alternative Music Album: Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple
- Best Country Music Album: Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
- Best Country Solo Performance: When My Army Prays – Vince Gill
- Best Country Duo or Group Performance: 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
- Best Original Soundtrack for Visual Media: Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
- Best Original Song for Visual Media: No Time to Die (“No Time to Die”) – Billie Eilish and Finneas
- Best dance recording: “10%” – Kaytranada ft Kali Uchis
- Best Dance / Electronic Album: Bubba – Kaytranada
- Best Metal Performance: Bodycount – Bum Rush
Women as protagonists
The American singer and songwriter Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, known artistically as HER, received the Grammy for song of the year for I can’t breathe (“I can’t breathe”).
The song of HER refers to the last words of the African-American George Floyd who died in May 2020 after being subdued by a policeman who held him with his knee on his neck.
Her death, along with that of Breonna Taylor, sparked a global wave of protests last summer.
Upon receiving the award, HER said that he never imagined that his “fear and pain” would turn into something of shock.
“That’s why I write music,” she added, “and I’m so so grateful.”
Megan Thee Stallion was recognized as a breakthrough artist and also won the Grammy for best rap song for Savage.
This last award is shared with Beyoncé, who with this Grammy and the one obtained for best R&B performance by Black parade broke the record for Grammy Awards under his belt.
Bad Bunny,Phyto Ptoez and Natalia Lafourcade were the Latin names that stood out.
“I’m very excited. Gustavo Cerati had a beautiful phrase that said that he felt that the universe was conspiring in his favor. This could be a moment like that, of absolute fulfillment as far as I’m concerned and I feel infinitely grateful“wrote Fito Páez on Twitter.
Bad Bunny, who was one of the artists who performed at the ceremony, was very grateful for the award for best Latin / urban pop album: “I do what I like and they give me awards for it.”
Aside from the awards, the nearly four-hour-long ceremony deliberately focused on musical performances.
“I know they haven’t been able to go to a concert in a long time,” host Trevor Noah said. “So tonight we bring the concert to you.”
This year’s gala combined live and prerecorded performances without the usual audience of thousands of musicians and industry executives.
Harry Styles and Billie Eilish were in charge of opening the way to a succession of performances, among which those of Lil Baby, Bruno Mars with Anderson .Paak, Megan Thee Stallion with Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny or Miranda Lambert stood out.
The most shocking was that of Lil Baby who made a graphic denunciation of police brutality and the discrimination suffered by the American population in the country.
Especially emotional was the tribute to the artists who died in the last year, such as Little Richard, Chick Corea, Eddie Van Halen or Kenny Rogers.
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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift make history at the 2021 Grammys: these are the winners of the music awards in the USA – BBC News World