The 63rd Grammy Awards held Sunday evening celebrated this past year in the music industry.
The award show did not disappoint despite show officials, celebrities and performers attending multiple locations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Coverage began with the pre-show at 3:30 p.m. This included pre-recorded performances and segments announcing winners for some of the more obscure categories like, “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.”
During the preshow, there were also numerous interviews with artists and past Grammy winners during the preshow
After the pre-show, the televised broadcast began. The top four awards up for grabs were, “Record of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best New Artist.”
Record of the year was the last award to be handed out that night. Eight songs were nominated including hits, “Rockstar” by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch and “Say So” by Doja Cat; but it was Billie Eilish who came out on top with her record, “Everything I wanted” winning the category.
Album of the year was second-to-last at the award show. Dua Lipa’s album, “Future Nostalgia,” which features her song “Don’t Start Now,” was nominated. Jacob Collier, who rose to fame through social media and YouTube, was in the running for Album of the Year with his new album “Djesse Vol. 3.” In the end, while both artists produced great albums, Grammy veteran Taylor Swift won the award with her latest album, “Folklore.”
In the Song of the Year category, hits like “The Box” by Roddy Ricch and “Circles” by post Malone were up for nomination. Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” was also up for nomination, before winning Record of the Year with the same song. In the end, “I Can’t Breathe” by H.E.R. came out on top and won the Song of the Year award. The song, which was most notably known for connection with the Black Lives Matter protests throughout summer 2020, talks about the need for change in the system known as the government.
Finally, the “Best New Artist” award had some of the more well-known artists like Megan Thee Stallion, known for her song “Savage,” which also won the best rap performance; and Doja Cat, know for her hit “Say So,” which was nominated for Record of the Year and popular on the social media app TikTok in spring 2020. In the end, Megan Thee Stallion came out on top winning the best new artist award.
The Grammys saw two new records with Beyonce adding a few more awards, totaling 28 Grammys in her musical career; and Taylor Swift becoming the first woman to win Album of the Year three times.