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Women Sweep 2021 Grammys and Set Record

By Alexis Schulman

Women made history on Sunday, March 14 at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Meghan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish stole the show with unreal performances and many awards won.

First and foremost, R&B pop singer Beyonce won four Grammy Awards on Sunday night, making her the women with the most Grammy Awards with a total of 28, surpassing Alison Krauss, a bluegrass artist. 

At the 2021 show, Beyonce won awards for Best R&B Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video. While she has the most awards compared to any female, she is also tied with male jazz artists Quicy Jones and they are both right behind classical artist George Solti who has 31 grammy awards, as the most won Grammy Award artist. 

Not only did Beyonce break records, but so did pop artist Taylor Swift, who won Album of the Year for her album “Folklore”. This was Swift’s third win for that specific award, which makes her the first female to win Album of the Year three times, following Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder in the all time rankings.

Beyonce and Taylor Swift were surprised and emotional each time they won an award. Their speeches were humbling and showed gratitude to all the people that helped work on their projects. 

As for a new face in the music industry, Meghan Thee Stallion was nominated for four Grammys and left the show with three. She won awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song for “Savage with Beyonce”. She explained how since she was a little girl she always wanted to be like Beyonce, and not only is she a famous singer like Beyonce, but she also has a song with her which won two awards. 

Some honorable mentions that female artists also won was the song “I Can’t Breathe” by H.E.R. The song referenced George Floyed and the Black Lives Matter movement, where some may argue it was an award well deserved. 

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, a dynamic duo that the world did not know they needed, won Best Pop Vocal Duo/Group Performance for the song Rain On Me. 

Finally, Dua Lipa, the latest pop singer that has been running the radio stations, won an award for Best Pop Vocal Album for her album “Future Nostalgia”. Not only that, but her performance at the Grammys with rap singer DaBaby turned some heads. 

Another female performance of the song “WAP” by Cardi B and Meghan Thee Stallion was very intense and fiery. Both women wore shiny, revealing costumes while they sang their hit song.

The women of the Grammy Awards all looked empowering in their performances, outfits and speeches.

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