The ultimate 2021 Grammys recap

By Nikki Schachtel, Editor-in-Chief

The Grammys ceremony was put on hold for about six weeks due to COVID-19. However, on Sunday, March 14, 2021 viewers were presented with tons of performances and big wins with artists including Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and many more. 

Beyonce stole the show when she broke the record for all-time wins by a woman and any singer male or female. She took home the award for best R&B performance for “Black Parade.” Additionally, before the show was aired, Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy won best music video for “Brown Skin Girl.”

“I love Beyonce and truly believed she deserved to win,” sophomore Aliva Sabato said. “Both her music and personality are amazing.”

Moreover, the first award presented on television was for best new artist. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion won and was both visibly surprised and emotional. Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion are both Houston natives and made history as the first pair of women to ever win best rap performance with the remix “Savage.” The pair later won best rap song for the same tune.

Taylor Swift was awarded album of the year for “Folklore,” making her the first woman to win that award three times. Billie Eilish took home record of the year for “Everything I Wanted.”

“No one deserves this more than Billie,” senior Mike Aktas said. “She has always worked so hard while still remaining true to herself.”

The night also included performances from Dua Lipa and Cardi B along with presenters that included some of the workers from music venues who have been impacted by the pandemic.