Photos: How women ruled the 2021 Grammys
Published on March 15, 2021 at 09.57
Women won every major Grammy at Sunday's history-making gala, a joyful night for music's biggest stars after a devastating year for the industry.
Beyonce broke the record for most career wins by a female artist with 28. "It's such a magical night, thank you so much," Beyonce said.
Taylor for most career wins by a female artist with 28.
Swift became the first woman to win the coveted Album of the Year prize three times, this year for “folklore,” the first of her twin quarantine releases. She thanked her fans, saying: “You guys met us in this imaginary world that we created, and we can’t tell you how honored we are.”
Rap sensation Megan Thee Stallion charmed while accepting her three awards including Best New Artist — and disarmed viewers with a performance that set the Los Angeles stage ablaze. Megan and Queen Bey earned two awards together, for their remix of the rapper’s smash hit “Savage.”
British star Dua Lipa won Best Pop Vocal Album, for her sparkly disco ball of a record released just as the pandemic took hold. “I felt really jaded at the end of my last album, where I felt like I only had to make sad music to feel like it mattered,” she said. “And I’m just so grateful and so honored because happiness is something we all deserve and need in our lives.”
Cardi B took her love for shoes to new levels on Sunday night. The rapper performed her hit song “WAP,” alongside Megan Thee Stallion and a giant life-size stiletto shoe.
Billie Eilish, who took her second straight Record of the Year prize, nodded to Megan Thee Stallion, who she said had an “untoppable” year and deserved to win.
“You deserve it, honestly, genuinely, this goes to her — can we just cheer for Megan Thee Stallion,” she said.
Lizzo stole the show while presenting the award for Best New Artist by singing lines from her song "Cuz I Love You" as soon as she approached the microphone.
Miranda Lambert, who won best country album, in her acceptance speech, paid an ode to women and her fellow nominees, saying, "We're such a family in country music. I feel like holding this right now, I'm holding it for all of us – especially us girls," she said as she lifted her trophy.
Brittany Howard won Best Rock Song, as Fiona Apple scored two awards for her album “Fetch The Bolt Cutters,” which many critics hailed as a masterpiece.