Music’s biggest night finally arrived, as the 63rd annual Grammy Awards handed out trophies for some of the music world’s best and brightest—while some even made history with their wins! Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas & H.E.R. were some of the most notable winners at this year’s Grammys, with Beyoncé and Nas making Grammy history.
There are dozens of Grammy awards given out each year and that means there is no way that all of them can be aired on television, so most of the R&B and Rap trophies were given out early. Nas won one of the night’s earliest awards by winning his very first Grammy ever—despite being nominated 14 times in the past. He took home the award for Best Rap Album.
Meanwhile, Grammy newcomer Megan Thee Stallion pretty much swept the remaining Rap categories, winning for both Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for her hit ‘Savage’ remix featuring Beyoncé. However that wasn’t all, she also picked up the coveted award for Best New Artist as well.
Speaking of Beyoncé, she made Grammy history by winning her 28th Grammy for ‘Black Parade,’ making her the only female artist in history to have that number. She is now tied with legendary producer Quincy Jones, who also has 28 Grammy Awards.
One of the night’s surprises came in the form of Kanye West, who officially won his 22nd Grammy and is now tied with Jay-Z for the most wins by a hip hop artist. You’ll recall that last year, Kanye posted a video to his Twitter account showing him urinating on one of his Grammy awards—which is why many were surprised by his win. He took home the award for Best Contemporary Christian Album for his record-breaking album ‘Jesus Is King.’
Elsewhere, H.E.R. won Song Of The Year for her moving tribute to police brutality ‘InCan’t Breathe’ and also for her collaboration with Robert Glasper for ‘Better Than I Imagined.’
Despite the pandemic, the Grammys also featured some memorable performances from Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat and more.