The 63rd Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, March 14th, and history was made by many. Women ruled the award show with captivating performances and swept the awards in the main categories.
Over the past few months, however, the Grammys faced criticism because of the lack of diversity and representation of artists in all of the award categories. The award ceremony snubbed The Weeknd this year, despite his track, ‘Blinding Lights,’ becoming the highest charting single of 2020.
Although the Grammys have a lot of work to do in order to move forward with representation and equality, history was made at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony that proves the award show is headed in the right direction.
Here are some of the biggest moments from the 63rd Grammy Awards that made history:
Beyoncé was the most awarded artist of the night, taking home 4 Grammys and extending her total Grammy wins to 28. She is now the most awarded woman and the second overall awarded artist in Grammy history.
Taylor Swift took home the coveted ‘Album of the Year’ award for her highly successful 8th studio album folklore. She is now the first woman to ever win ‘Album of the Year’ three times. She previously won the award in 2010 and 2015 for her albums Fearless and 1989, respectively.
Women swept in the award ceremony’s main categories; Billie Eilish took home ‘Record of the Year’ for her song everything i wanted, Taylor Swift received ‘Album of the Year’ for her album folklore, H.E.R. won in the ‘Song of the Year’ category for her song I Can’t Breathe, and Megan Thee Stallion won ‘Best New Artist’ among two other awards.
Although the Grammys remain an award ceremony behind the curve in terms of inclusion, it was incredible to see women sweep the award show during Women’s History Month.
– Robert Vaccola, Account Associate