The Grammys 2021 Award ceremony happened on Sunday 14 March, and it was one of the most iconic musical nights of the decade. This year’s Grammy Awards saw some of the best moments for the music industry. The 63rd Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with a modified socially distanced format.
Check out the list of all the Grammys 2021 Best Moments
1. Trevor Noah’s hilarious speech
The event was kicked off by an unconventional monologue from the host, Trevor Noah. He took the first six minutes to explain the logistics of the ceremony this year amid the pandemic.
“Good evening, everyone. And welcome to the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. My name is Trevor Noah and I’ll be your host tonight as we celebrate the last 10 years of music that got us through the last 10 years of coronavirus. I know it’s been one year, but it feels like 10,” he said. “This is not a Zoom background, alright? This is real. My uncle isn’t going to walk behind me n—- even though I told him I was having an important meeting. That’s not going to happen tonight.”
He even hilariously pointed out that the Los Angeles air is “as dangerous as COVID” but they are taking the risk. He also commented on the ongoing British royal controversy and said, “The whole thing is going to be different. But, it’s also going to be more exciting, because our impressive nominees will be sitting at those tables for their awards. So right now, there is more tension in that tent than at a family reunion at Buckingham palace.”
“That is what tonight is all about — it’s about bringing us all together as only music can. Well, I mean, music and vaccines. This evening, we will celebrate music and hopefully forget all our problems, unless one of our problems is being obsessed with Harry Styles, because that’s only going to worse, I can promise you,” he added further in the Grammy 2021 monologue.
2. Beyoncé Made History with her Grammys 2021 win
Beyoncé became the most decorated female artist of all time with 28 Grammy awards. The singer almost teared up after the announcement. She delivered a very emotional acceptance speech and gave a shoutout to her twins, Rumi and Sir, and daughter, Blue Ivy.
Beyoncé also congratulated Blue Ivy on her very first Grammy win. She won her 27th and 28th Grammy for the Best music video for Brown Skin Girl, and Best R&B Performance for Black Parade.
“Oh my god. I am so honored. I am so excited. Thank you guys. As an artist, I believe it’s my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times. It has been such a difficult time so I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world. This is so overwhelming. I’ve been working for my whole life, since nine years old, and I can’t believe this happened. This is such a magical night. Thank you so much,” the singer said.
“I know my daughter is watching, two daughters and my son, y’all are all watching. Congratulations Blue. She won a Grammy tonight. I’m so proud of you, and I’m so honored to be your mommy, all of your mommys. Y’all are my babies. And I’m so proud of y’all. I love you so much, my rock. Enjoy your night. Thank you.”
3. Megan Thee Stallion’s heartfelt thanks after winning
Megan Thee Stallion won the Best New Artist award and her reaction to the announcement was one of the best moments of the Grammys 2021. The rapper was quite shocked and got frozen before accepting the honor. She thanked her mother, Holly Thomas in her speech, and became the first female hip-hop artist to win the honor after Lauryn Hill in 1999.
“I don’t want to cry but first of all I wanna say everybody is amazing,” she started. “Every artist that was nominated for this award is so amazing. So, shout out to all of y’all.”
“I really wanna say thank you to my momma,” Thee Stallion concluded. “She’s not here with me today, but I know she’s here with me in spirit and she always believed I could do it.”
4. Harry Styles Makes Statement with boas
The young singer made quite an appearance in the 2021 Grammys. Harry Styles completed both his red carpet look and performance look with feather boas, which became the talk of the show. He took a green feather boa to complete his all leather black performance look. Later he took a purple boa for the red carpet walk, surely setting a trend for the fashionistas.
He was the youngest artist to be nominated in The 2021 Grammys. And he shocked everyone by winning a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Watermelon Sugar High” song among his three nominations. For the young singer, this was surely a memorable moment in the 2021 Grammy.
5. Taylor Swift’s Enchanted Forest Setup
Well, it would be true to say that Taylor Swift is the queen of live performances. The singer transformed the Grammy stage into an enchanted forest for her performance and it was the best moment of Grammys 2021. She was joined by collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. The American singer performed a medley of her songs Cardigan, August, and Willow.
Swift also made history in the 2021 Grammys by becoming the first female artist to win the Album of the Year three times. She joined the list of Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder for the honor. She won the award this year for her album Folklore, and earlier for Fearless in 2010, and 1989 in 2016. Taylor got very emotional during her acceptance speech and thanked her team.
6. The Annual Tribute Honor
One of the most heart-touching moments of the 2021 Grammys was the annual tribute honors. The section remembered all the artists that passed away last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lost count was over 1,000 and artists like Bruno Mars and Brandi Carlile performed iconic songs as tributes.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak collaborated on their version of Little Richard’s Good Golly, Miss Molly. The tribute also saw Lionel Richie performing Kenny Roger’s Lay Down Beside Me, Brandi Carlile singing John Prine’s I Remember Everything, and Brittany Howard and Chris Martin joined voices on their version of Gerry Marsden’s You’ll Never Walk Alone. A video was playing in the background in the honor of the deceased during the performances.