Beyonce with Megan Thee Stallion
Beyonce with Megan Thee Stallion

The Grammys 2021 kicked off on Sunday. The 63rd edition was delayed owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The annual show shifted from its original January 31 broadcast to March 14. The ceremony honours musical artistes, compositions and albums across 84 categories.

Comedian and talk show host Trevor Noah hosted this year's Grammys. It marks Noah's first time hosting the award ceremony.

Though usually held at the Staples Center, this year's festivities took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Here's the complete list of winners at the 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards:

Record of the Year - 'Everything I Wanted' -- Billie Eilish

Album of the Year - 'Folklore' -- Taylor Swift

Song of the Year - 'I Can't Breathe' -- Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

Best New Artist - Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance - 'Watermelon Sugar' -- Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - 'Rain on Me' -- Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - 'American Standard' -- James Taylor

Best Pop Vocal Album - 'Future Nostalgia' -- Dua Lipa

Best Dance Recording - '10%' -- Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album - 'Bubba' -- Kaytranada

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' -- Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance - 'Shameika' -- Fiona Apple

Best Metal Performance - 'Bum-Rush' -- Body Count

Best Rock Album - 'The New Abnormal' -- The Strokes

Best Rock Song - 'Stay High' -- Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Alternative Music Album - 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters' -- Fiona Apple

Best R&B Performance - 'Black Parade' -- Beyonce

Best Traditional R&B Performance - 'Anything For You' -- Ledisi

Best Progressive R&B Album - 'It Is What It Is' -- Thundercat

Best R&B Song - 'Better Than I Imagine' -- Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)

Best R&B Album - 'Bigger Love' -- John Legend

Best Rap Performance - 'Savage' -- Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce

Best Melodic Rap Performance - 'Lockdown' -- Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Album - 'King's Disease' -- Nas

Best Rap Song - 'Savage' -- Beyonce, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce)

Best Country Solo Performance - 'When My Amy Prays' -- Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance - '10,000 Hours' -- Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Best Country Album - 'Wildcard' -- Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song - 'Crowded Table' -- Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, Songwriters (The Highwomen)

Best New Age Album - 'More Guitar Stories' -- Jim 'Kimo' West

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - 'Jesus Is King' -- Kanye West

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album - 'YHLQMDLG' -- Bad Bunny

As per Variety, Beyonce captured her first trophy of the day for Best Music Video, an award she shared with her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, who was in the clip for 'Brown Skin Girl'.

Beyonce took home her second award for her collaboration with Megan. "Imma cry!" said Megan via video chat to accept the award for Best Rap Performance for 'Savage', fanning her eyes as she thanked Beyonce along with her late mother.

Keeping in mind the pandemic, the event was cut down to size and mainly had a home viewing audience.

The nominations for music's biggest night were announced on November 24, 2020.

Since the pandemic, a number of awards shows have been postponed and later revamped due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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