The 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards may have been different during the time of COVID, but man, the performers still brought their A-game. From mashups to first-timers making their mark, to history being made, here are our top 5 moments from the 2021 GRAMMY Awards.
Harry Styles Opening Performance + Win
Harry had the honor of opening up the GRAMMYs and not only did he serve us ‘Watermelon Suger’ dreams, his fit will be talked about for years to come. The boa, the leather suit, those DANCE MOVES. Excuse me while I go freshen up.
Not only did Harry give us a breathtaking performance, he also won for Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Watermelon Sugar.’ Congrats bb!
Dua Lipa’s Performance + Win
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Dua Lipa can do no wrong! She had me frantically searching the web for pink glittered outfits while dancing along to her ‘Levitating’/’Don’t Start Now’ mashup. If I could live in a performance it would be this one. Also, Dua what’s your workout routine? Please let a girl know 🙂
Dua took home the GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Album. In her acceptance speech, she mentioned feeling like she could only make sad music to resonate with people but this album changed everything. “Future Nostalgia means the absolute world to me and it has changed my life in so many ways. One thing that I really come to realize is how much happiness is so important. 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 and I’m just so grateful and so honored because happiness is something that we all deserve and it’s something that we all need in our lives.”
Taylor Swift’s Performance + Win
Book me a cottage in the middle of nowhere because I need to recreate this performance ASAP! Taylor slayed the GRAMMYs stage with a ‘cardigan’/’august’/’willow’ mashup that literally left me in tears. #Cottagecoreforever
Taylor also took home one of the most coveted awards from the night, Album of the Year. In her acceptance speech, she thanked Joe for helping her write these songs and for being the first person to hear a new track. Love is so precious!
Beyonce Made History
Beyonce took home the GRAMMY for Best R&B Performance! She made history by “breaking the all-time record for the most Grammy wins ever by any female artist or any singer male or female,” said presenter Jimmy Jam. Beyonce went on to thank her children and explained what this project meant to her. “As an artist, I believe it’s my job, and all of our jobs to reflect the times, and it’s been such a difficult time. So I wanted to uplift, encourage and celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world.”
Congrats Queen B!
Billie Eilish’s Massive Win
Ah, the final award. The most coveted award. The award most people don’t watch live because it’s presented at almost midnight (EST). This year’s GRAMMY for Record of the Year went to Billie Eilish! She took the stage and said how embarrassing this was for her and dedicated her award to Megan Thee Stallion because she believes Meg should have won it.
Though these are only a few of the night’s highlights, the GRAMMYs had so many memorable moments. Check out the full list of winners here!