2021 Grammy Awards: Beyoncé Wins Big as Female Artists Dominate

Beyonce making history at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
Beyonce at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799945eu)

The list of Grammy winners is in, and it’s the very definition of girl power! Beyoncé led the way with a total of four awards, while the list of winners also included the likes of the fellow female artists Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, and H.E.R.

In addition to topping the list of winners, Beyoncé also made Grammys history as the most rewarded woman with a career total of 28 Grammy wins. She’s currently tied with Quincy Jones as the artists with the second-most wins.

The album of the year award was collected by Taylor Swift with her critically acclaimed LP Folklore, making this her third win in this category. Billie Eilish collected her second record of the year award with “Everything I Wanted”, after winning it with “Bad Guy” last year.

Megan Thee Stallion was right behind her “Savage” collaborator Beyoncé with a total of three wins, including the best new artist. H.E.R. came out victorious in the song of the year category with “I Can’t Breathe”, beating the likes of Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch.

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14th, with Trevor Noah hosting for the first time.

Full List of 2021 Grammy Awards 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
Megan Thee Stallion ft. 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

Best Metal Performance
Bum Rush
Body Count

Best Rock Performance
Fiona Apple

Best Rap Album
King’s Disease

Best Rap Performance
Megan Thee Stallion ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. 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
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
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

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

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