The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place March 14 on CBS. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show was hosted by Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Just like all other award shows this past year, the Grammys had no live audience and was adjusted to follow Covid precautions. As well as this, there was a limited number of performers and nominees.
Several big names in the music industry performed at the Grammys, including Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Doja Cat. Also performing was rising artist Megan Thee Stallion. Megan was nominated for four awards and left the show winning three, two for her collaboration with Beyoncѐ, “Savage Remix.” This past Grammys, Beyoncѐ has become the record holder for the most Grammys of any woman or any singer (28 Grammys). This is huge for not only women, but also women of color as for several decades, the music industry has for the most part been dominated by white men and has given little recognition to women and black recording artists.
The most anticipated award of the show was the infamous Album of the Year award, and this year Taylor Swift and her “Folklore” album came out victorious. This was a big win for Taylor Swift because she is the first woman to win not only three Album of the Year Grammys, but she has also won them all for different genres. This is her first win under her own management after parting ways with her former manager, Scooter Braun, who seized the rights to the majority of all her albums.
This year’s Grammys was like no other due to the Covid precautions. Organizers took tremendous measures to ensure that the Grammys could still happen, even if it seemed unnecessary as the world is still experiencing a global pandemic. A major difference between this year’s Grammys and any other would be that all of the performers were spread apart between four different stages in a semi-isolated hall in an effort to keep artists apart. With this, when artists were performing the audience only consisted of other performers-no one else. At next year’s Grammys, we can only hope that everyone will be able to be in a room together!