The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards kicked off on Sunday, March 15, and with what big record-breaking wins!
The award show came at a time when the world is still going through the coronavirus pandemic. So the challenge was bigger this year than usual. After all, pulling together a pandemic award show, which, by no means, could have looked like a video conference, is not a piece of cake.
But they did it. The Grammy was different this year, a good kind of different. A lot of history came into being, with women taking home big awards. Two of the highlights of the show were Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.
Beyoncé won four awards of the night, along with the best R&B performance for “Black Parade” and set the record for being the most-awarded woman and the most-winning singer in the history of Grammy Awards with a total of 28 wins, the title which previously belonged to bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
This was not it, Beyoncé also broke many other records at the Grammys this year by having been nominated 79 times for the Grammy awards in different categories, which is the most by a female artist, 6 Grammy Awards wins in one night, which is a record for female singers, matched by Adele only, and 7 Grammys Awards for consecutive albums, a record only three other artists and groups hold.
The star has now come equal with super-producer Qunicy Jones, who also has a total of 28 Grammy wins. The record for the most Grammy Awards still belongs to the classical conductor Sir Georg Solti, who has won a total of 31 Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé was presented her 28th Grammy Award as a homage to Black Parade which she released on last year’s Juneteenth as a celebration of Black resilience and power.
While accepting her record-breaking award for best R&B performance, the star said that she was honored and excited to have received the title.
Another woman who made history at this year’s Grammy is Taylor Swift.
Swift’s album Folklore won the Album of the Year award, making her the only female artist in the history of the Grammy Awards to have won the award three times. The Nashville-based singer has previously received the award for Fearless in 2010 and for 1989 in 2016.
Only three other singers, all men, have ever won the Album of the Year award at the Grammys three times: Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Stevie Wonder.
Taylor Swift proved how immensely talented and creative she is as she wrote and released two albums during the pandemic; Folklore and, with a gap of almost four months, Evermore.
Both the albums have made headlines and set countless records.