Four times history was made at the 2021 Grammys

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On Sunday March 14th, the 63rd annual Grammy Awards occurred and with that came record breaking wins from Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, as well as Billie Eilish and BTS accomplishing things never done before in Grammy history. 

1.Beyoncé wins her 28th Grammy

Beyoncé became the artist with the most Grammys Sunday evening with her four Grammy wins, which brings her to 28 Grammys. With 79 nominations, she has the most Grammy nominations for a female artist and has also overcome the feat of winning six Grammys in an evening, and winning seven Grammys for consecutive albums. She is only behind composer Georg Solti, with 31 Grammys and is also tied with composer, producer and songwriter, Quincy Jones. 

2.BTS nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

BTS made Grammy history last night by not only being the first K-Pop group to perform at the Grammys but also be nominated for an award. Last year, at the 2020 Grammys, BTS was able to perform with Lil Nas X during “Old Town Road” and this year they were able to have their own stage and perform “Dynamite”, which was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. 

3.Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year

Taylor Swift became the first female artist to win the Grammy for Album of the Year three times with “Folklore” in 2021, “1989” in 2016, and “Fearless” in 2010. She was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, Song, Pop Duo/Group Performance, Pop Solo Performance, and Song Written for Visual Media. 

4.Billie Eilish wins “Best Song Written for Visual-Media Song”

Billie Eilish became the first artist to win a Grammy for “Best Song Written for Visual-Media Song” with a theme song from a still unreleased movie.  Billie won the Grammy with her song “No Time To Die” from the delayed James Bond movie “No Time To Die”.

This year’s Grammy Awards were inspirational and allowed for so many victories for women and people of color. It was great to see recognition for their hard work and talent that is sometimes overlooked.

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