Record-Breaking Wins from the GRAMMYs

2021 Grammys Highlights: Record-Breaking Wins and more

Music biggest night—The GRAMMYS—was understandably intimate and smaller in size, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. However, the fun, fashion and of course music, were still in full glare. Musicians, producers, music executives and more graced the occasion for the performances, wins and record-breaking moments.

ICYMI, here are some of the highlights:

Record-Breaking Wins

It was a memorable night for some artistes, as they not only picked up plaques but broke records, as well. Here are some of them:

1. Naija to The World!

Burna Boy

He did it, y’all! The 29-year old self-proclaimed African giant made us proud by bagging his first Grammy, winning the Best Global Music Album category this year, for his groundbreaking album ‘Twice As Tall’. He is now the first Nigeria-based act to win a Grammy in the category and the first Nigeria-based musician to win a Grammy as the main act.

The star also performed at the awards premiere ceremony, live from the National Theatre, to deliver a medley of his hits: ‘Onyeka’, ‘Level Up’ and ‘Ye’.

Wizkid

It was clearly a Night for Nigerian excellence, as Wizkid won a Grammy for Best Music Video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’, his collaboration with Beyonce´, Blue Ivy and SAINt JHN. According to the BBC, his category award is presented to the artist, video director and video producer involved. 👏👏 Will we win the Global Music Album award for ‘Made in Lagos’ next year? We’ll surely be rooting for Starboy!

2. Beyonce

Beyonce´ is no stranger to breaking records, and this year, she made history by breaking the all-time record for the most Grammys wins ever by a female artist and any singer, male or female, with 28 awards. We stan!

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Taylor Swift

Winning Album of The Year for her stellar album ‘Folklore’, Taylor Swift made history as the first female artist to win the category three times. She had previously won for her country album ‘Fearless’ in 2010’ and for her pop album ‘1989’ in 2016.

The Winners List

Here are some of the winners form the event:

Album of The Year: Taylor Swift- Folklore
Record of The Year: Billie Eilish- Everything I Wanted
Song of The Year: H.E.R- I Can’t Breathe
Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Vocal Album: Dua Lipa- Future Nostalgia
Best Pop Solo Performance: Harry Styles- Watermelon Sugar
Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance: Lady Gaga- Rain on Me (featuring Ariana Grande)
Best Music Video: BROWN SKIN GIRL- Beyonce´, Wizkid, Blue Ivy & SAINt JHN
Best Rap Album: Nas- King’s Disease
Best Rap Song: Savage Remix- Meghan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyonce´)
Best R&B Album: Bigger Love- John Legend
Best Rock Album: The New Abnormal- The Strokes
Best Global Music Album: Twice As Tall- Burna Boy

For the full list of winners and nominees, visit the GRAMMYs website!

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