Coming in a little late this year, the Grammy Awards are widely considered the biggest celebration of music in the industry.
The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammys ceremony were announced in November. The ceremony was partly virtual, like the Golden Globes ceremony two weeks ago.
The awards began Sunday afternoon at the Grammys Premiere Ceremony and the majority of winners were announced.
Beyoncé’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations, making her the leading contender with nine going into the main ceremony. At the award show, she became the winner of her 27th Grammy, tying her for first place (with Alison Krauss) for the most Grammy wins in history for an individual artist. She broke her past Grammys bad luck streak, too she has lost album of the year three times and record of the year five times.
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Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti has won 31 Grammys, while producer Quincy Jones has won 28.
Beyoncé’s whopping 79 nominations over the years is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncés songs: He co-wrote Black Parade and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage (featuring Beyoncé) thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. Jay-Z has won 22 Grammys throughout his career.
Savage went on to win best rap performance and best rap song on Sunday, and Beyoncé, along with nine-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, won best music video for Brown Skin Girl.
Megan Thee Stallion took home the coveted best new artist award, the first female rapper to win since Lauryn Hill in 1999.
H.E.R. won song of the year for I Can’t Breathe, facing some stiff competition including Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Post Malone and Dua Lipa. Dua Lipa took home the best pop vocal album for Future Nostalgia.
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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber went into the ceremony with four nominations, while one of the biggest acts of the year, The Weeknd, had zero.
The musician (and Bieber) didn’t mince words when the nominations came out, with The Weeknd saying that “The Grammys remain corrupt,” and the awards body “owes [him], [his] fans and the industry transparency.”
Less than a week ago, he announced that he was boycotting the awards show going forward.
“Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” the 31-year-old said in a statement to The New York Times, referring to a select group of industry executives, vets and artists who decide the nominees in some categories.
Bieber was annoyed by the classification of his music, saying it should be under R&B, not pop. Bieber ended up winning his second Grammy on Sunday this time in the country music category along with Dan + Shay for their collaboration 10,000 Hours.
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The Grammys also took heat for the lack of diversity in their nominations and awards the hashtag #GrammysSoWhite took off late last year.
Find below a complete list of all the nominees in the major categories. Final winners will be bolded as the ceremony goes on.
Album of the Year
Chilombo, Jhené AikoBlack Pumas (Deluxe Edition), Black PumasEveryday Life, ColdplayDjesse Vol. 3, Jacob CollierWomen in Music Pt. III, HaimFuture Nostalgia, Dua LipaHollywoods Bleeding, Post MaloneFolklore, Taylor Swift
Record of the Year
Black Parade, BeyoncéColors, Black PumasRockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy RichSay So, Doja CatEverything I Wanted, Billie EilishDont Start Now, Dua LipaCircles, Post MaloneSavage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
Song of the Year
Black Parade, Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim Kaydence Krysiuk & Rickie Caso Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)The Box, Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)Cardigan, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)Circles, Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)Dont Start Now, Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish OConnell & Finneas OConnell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)** WINNER: I Cant Breathe, Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)If the World Was Ending, Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels)
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Best New Artist
Ingrid AndressPhoebe BridgersChikaNoah CyrusD SmokeDoja CatKaytranada** WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Vocal Album
Changes, Justin BieberChromatica, Lady Gaga** WINNER: Future Nostalgia, Dua LipaFine Line, Harry StylesFolklore, Taylor Swift
Best Pop Solo Performance
Yummy, Justin BieberSay So, Doja CatEverything I Wanted, Billie EilishDont Start Now, Dua Lipa** WINNER: Watermelon Sugar, Harry StylesCardigan, Taylor Swift
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Un Dia (One Day), J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and TainyIntentions, Justin Bieber featuring QuavoDynamite, BTS** WINNER: Rain on Me, Lady Gaga featuring Ariana GrandeExile, Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Blue Umbrella, Burt Bacharach & Daniel TashianTrue Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, Harry Connick Jr.** WINNER: American Standard, James TaylorUnfollow the Rules, Rufus WainwrightJudy, Renée Zellweger
Best Rap Performance
Deep Reverence, Big Sean featuring Nipsey HussleBop, DaBabyWhats Poppin, Jack HarlowThe Bigger Picture, Lil Baby** WINNER: Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring BeyoncéDior, Pop Smoke
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Best Melodic Rap Performance
Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy RicchLaugh Now, Cry Later, Drake featuring Lil Durk** WINNER: Lockdown, Anderson .PaakThe Box, Roddy RicchThe Highest in the Room, Travis Scott
Best Rap Song
The Bigger Picture, Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Raishaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby)The Box, Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)Laugh Now, Cry Later, Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour & Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake featuring Lil Durk)Rockstar, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch)** WINNER: Savage, 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 Rap Album
Black Habits, D SmokeAlfredo, Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistA Written Testimony, Jay Electronica** WINNER: Kings Disease, NasThe Allegory, Royce Da 59
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Best R&B Performance
Lightning & Thunder, Jhené Aiko Featuring John LegendBlack Parade, BeyoncéAll I Need, Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ignGoat Head, Brittany HowardSee Me, Emily King
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Sit on Down, The Baylor Project featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus BaylorWonder What She Thinks of Me, Chloe x HalleLet Me Go, Mykal Kilgore** WINNER: Anything for You, LedisiDistance, Yebba
Best R&B Song
** WINNER: Better Than I Imagine, Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)Black Parade, Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim Kaydence Krysiuk & Rickie Caso Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)Collide, Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG)Do It, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch & Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe x Halle)Slow Down, Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & H.E.R.)
Best Dance Recording
On My Mind, Diplo & SidepieceMy High, Disclosure featuring Aminé & SlowthaiThe Difference, Flume featuring Toro y MoiBoth of Us, Jayda G** WINNER: 10%, Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis
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Best Dance/Electronic Album
Kick I, ArcaPlanets Mad, BaauerEnergy, Disclosure** WINNER: Bubba, KaytranadaGood Faith, Madeon
Best Rock Album
A Heros Death, Fontaines D.C.Kiwanuka, Michael KiwanukaDaylight, Grace PotterSound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson** WINNER: The New Abnormal, The Strokes
Best Rock Song
Kyoto, Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)Lost in Yesterday, Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)Not, Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)Shameika, Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)** WINNER: Stay High, Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
Best Rock Performance
** WINNER: Shameika, Fiona AppleNot, Big ThiefKyoto, Phoebe BridgersThe Steps, HaimStay High, Brittany HowardDaylight, Grace Potter
Best Metal Performance
** WINNER: Bum-Rush, Body CountUnderneath, Code OrangeThe In-Between, In This MomentBloodmoney, PoppyExecutioners Tax (Swing of the Axe) [Live], Power Trip
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Best Alternative Music Album
** WINNER: Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona AppleHyperspace, BeckPunisher, Phoebe BridgersJaime, Brittany HowardThe Slow Rush, Tame Impala
Best Country Album
Lady Like, Ingrid AndressYour Life Is a Record, Brandy Clark** WINNER: Wildcard, Miranda LambertNightfall, Little Big TownNever Will, Ashley McBryde
Best Country Solo Performance
Stick That in Your Country Song, Eric ChurchWho You Thought I Was, Brandy Clark** WINNER: When My Amy Prays, Vince GillBlack Like Me, Mickey GuytonBluebird, Miranda Lambert
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
All Night, Brothers Osborne** WINNER: 10,000 Hours, Dan + Shay & Justin BieberOcean, Lady ASugar Coat, Little Big TownSome People Do, Old Dominion
Best Country Song
Bluebird, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)The Bones, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)** WINNER: Crowded Table, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)More Hearts Than Mine, Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)Some People Do, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
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Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
** WINNER: YHLQMDLG, Bad BunnyPor Primera Vez, CamiloMesa Para Dos, Kany GarcíaPausa, Ricky Martin3:33, Debi Nova
Best Comedy Album
** WINNER: Black Mitzvah, Tiffany HaddishI Love Everything, Patton OswaltThe Pale Tourist, Jim GaffiganPaper Tiger, Bill Burr23 Hours to Kill, Jerry Seinfeld
Best Musical Theatre Album
AmélieAmerican Utopia on Broadway** WINNER: Jagged Little PillLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Prince of EgyptSoft Power
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodBill & Ted Face the MusicEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaFrozen 2** WINNER: Jojo Rabbit
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Ad AstraBecoming** WINNER: Joker1917Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
For a complete list of the Grammy Award winners, visit the awards’ official site.
With files from The Associated Press
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