The Winners Of The 2021 Grammy Awards

Sofia Vinueza, Business Manager

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, Mar. 14 on CBS and hosted by comedian Trevor Noah. The awards show took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in order to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. 

The performers included stars such as: Bad Bunny, Burna Boy, Cardi B, DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift. Harry Styles opened the ceremony with a breathtaking version of “Watermelon Sugar,” the song that ended up winning Best Pop Solo performance. The ceremony was closed with an outstanding performance by Burna Boy, who won Best Global Music Album for his song “Twice as Tall.”

In addition, Lizzo, Jacob Collier, Jhene Aiko and Ringo Starr served as presenters. They kept the crowd and viewers entertained with jokes, laughs and smiles. 

There were many nominees, but there can only be one winner. 


Record of the Year:

“Everything I Wanted,”  Billie Eilish


Album of the Year: 

“Folklore,” Taylor Swift


Song of the Year:

“I Can’t Breathe,” H.E.R


Best New Artist:

Megan Thee Stallion


Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Rain on Me,” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

“American Standard” James Taylor


Best Pop Vocal Album:

“Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa


Best Dance Recording:

“10%,” Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis


Best Dance/ Electronic Album:

“Bubba,” Kaytranada


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:

“Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” Snarky Puppy


Best Rock Performance:

“Shameika,” Fiona Apple


Best Metal Performance:

“Bum-Rush,” Body Count


Best Rock Song:

“Stay High,” Brittany Howard


Best Rock Album:

“The New Abnormal,” The Strokes


Best Alternative Music Album:

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” Fiona Apple


Best R&B Performance:

“Black Parade,” Beyonce


Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Anything for You,” Ledisi


Best R&B Song:

“Better Than I Imagined,” Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello


Best Progressive R&B Album:

“It Is What It Is,” Thundercat


Best R&B Album:

“Bigger Love,” John Legend


Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Anything for You,” Ledisi


Best Progressive R&B Album:

“It Is What It Is,” Thundercat


Best R&B Album:

“Bigger Love,” John Legend


Best Rap Performance:

“Savage,” Megan thee Stallion featuring Beyonce 


Best Melodic Rap Performance:

“Lockdown” Anderson Paak


Best Rap Song:

“Savage,” Megan thee Stallion featuring Beyonce 


Best Rap Album:

“King’s Disease,” Nas


Best Country Solo Performance:

“When My Amy Prays,” Vince Gill


Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

“10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber 


Best Country Song:

“Crowded Table,” The HighWomen


Best Country Album:

“Wildcard,” Miranda Lambert


Best New Age Album:

“More Guitar Stories,” Jim “Kimo” West 


Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

“All Blues,” Chick Corea, soloist


Best Jazz Album:

“Secrets are the Best Stories,” Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Perez


Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

“Trilogy 2,” Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade 


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

“Data Lords,” Maria Schneider Orchestra


Best Latin Jazz Album:

“Four Questions,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 


Best Gospel Performance/Song:

“Movin’ On,” Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music 


Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:

“There Was Jesus,” Zach Williams & Dolly Parton 


Best Gospel Album:

“Gospel According to PJ,” PJ Morton 


Best Contemporary Cristian Music Album:

“Jesus is King,” Kanye West


Best Roots Gospel Album:

“Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album),” Fisk Jubilee Singers 


Best Latin Pop Album or Urban Album:

“YHLQMDLG,” Bad Bunny


Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: 

“La Conquista del Espacio,” Fito Paez


Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Un Canto por México, Vol. 1,” Natalia Lafourcade


Best Tropical Latin Album

“40,” Grupo Niche


Best American Roots Performance

“I Remember Everything,” John Prine


Best American Roots Song

“I Remember Everything,” John Prine


Best Americana Album

“World on the Ground,” Sarah Jaroz


Best Bluegrass Album

“Home,” Billy Strings


Best Traditional Blues Album

“Rawer than Raw,” Bobby Rush


Best Contemporary Blues Album

“Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” Fantastic Negrito


Best Folk Album

“All the Good Times,” Gillian Welch and David Rawlings


Best Regional Roots Music Album

“Atmosphere,” New Orleans Nightcrawlers


Best Reggae Album

“Got to Be Tough,” Toots and The Maytals


Best Global Music Album

“Twice as Tall,” Burna Boy


Best Children’s Album

“All the Ladies,” Joanie Leeds


Best Spoken Word Album (includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling) 

“Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,” Rachel Maddow 


Best Comedy Album 

“Black Mitzvah,” Tiffany Haddish


Best Musical Theater Album

“Jagged Little Pill,” Alanis Morissette


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Jojo Rabbit,” Various Artists


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media 

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer


Best Song Written for Visual Media

“No Time to Die,” (from No Time to Die) Billie Eilish


Best Instrumental Composition

“Sputnik,” Maria Schneider


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:

“Donna Lee,” John Beasley


Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:

“He Won’t Hold You,” Jacob Collier featuring Rapsody 


Best Recording Package:

“Vols. 11 & 12,” Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions)


Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

“Ode to Joy,” Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco)


Best Album Notes:

“Dead Man’s Pop,” Bob Mehr, album notes writer (The Replacements) 


Best Historical Album:

“It’s Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers,” Mister Rogers


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

“Hyperspace,” Drew Brown, Andrew Coleman, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, Jaycen Joshua, Beck Hansen & Mike Larson, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck)


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Andrew Watt


Best Remixed Recording:

“Roses (Imanbek Remix)” — Imanbek Zeikenov, remixer (SAINt JHN)


Best Engineered Album, Classical:

“Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Ya,r'” David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra) 


Producer of the Year, Classical:

David Frost


Best Orchestral Performance:

“Ives: Complete Symphonies,” Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)


Best Opera Recording:

“Gershwin: Porgy and Bess,” David Robertson, conductor; Angel Blue & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)


Best Choral Performance:

“Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua,” 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 Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:

“Contemporary Voices,” Pacifica Quartet


Best Classical Instrumental Solo:

“Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra,”  Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:

“Smyth: The Prison,” Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra) 


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 Contemporary Classical Composition:

“Rouse: Symphony No. 5,” Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) 


Best Music Video:

“Brown Skin Girl,” Beyonce, Saint Jhn & Wizkid Featuring Blue Ivy Carter 


Best Music Film:

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” Linda Ronstadt