Grammy’s 2021

Mira Clayborn and Emma Ortiz

Last Sunday on March 14th, 2021, Trevor Noah hosted a spectacular Grammy’s award show. Many artists performed their songs such as Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, and more. With Covid-19, the situation was very different from the past award shows. Many artists were online while some attended the Grammys in person wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart. Additionally, there were several changes to the voting guidelines which affected multiple award categories. Keep reading to find out if your favorite artist won any 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” – H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas 

Best New Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Rain on Me” Lady Gaga & 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 Song 

“Stay High” – Brittany Howard

Best Rock Album 

The New Abnormal – The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple

Best R&B Performance

“Black Parade” – Beyoncé

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Anything for You” – Ledisi

Best R&B Song

“Better Than I Imagined” – Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Progressive R&B Album

It Is What It Is – Thundercat

Best R&B Album

Bigger Love – John Legend

Best Rap Performance

“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Songs

“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Best Rap Album

King’s Disease – Nas

Best Country Solo Performance

When Amy Prays – Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“10,000+ Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Best Country Song 

“Crowded Table” – The Highwomen 

Best Country Album 

Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

Best New Age Album

More Guitar Stories – Jim “Kimo” West

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“All Blues” – Chick Corea

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Secrets Are the Best Stories – Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Trilogy 2 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Data Lords – Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album

Four Questions – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Movin’ On – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

There Was Jesus – Zach Williams & Dolly Parton

Best Gospel Album 

Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Jesus is King – Kanye West

Best Roots Gospel Album 

Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) – Fisk Jubilee Singers

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Yhlqmdlg – Bad Bunny

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

La Conquista Del Espacio – Fito Paez

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Un Canto por México, Vol. 1 – Natalia Lafourcade

Best Tropical Latin Album

40 – Grupo Niche

Best American Roots Performance

“I Remember Everything” – John Prine 

Best American Roots Song

“I Remember Everything” – John Prine

Best Americana Album

World On The Ground – Sarah Jarosz

Best Bluegrass Album

Home – Billy Strings

Best Traditional Blues Album

Rawer Than Raw – Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Have You Lost Your Mine Yet? – Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album

All The Good Times – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Atmosphere – New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Best Reggae Album

Got To Be Tough – Toots & The Maytals

Best Global Music Album

Twice As Tall – Burna Boy

Best Children’s Music Album

All The Ladies – Joanie Leeds

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth – Rachel Maddow

Best Comedy Album

Black Mitzvah – Tiffany Haddish

Best Musical Theater Album 

Jagged Little Pill – Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

JoJo Rabbit – (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“No Time To Die” – Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell

Best Instrumental Composition

Sputnik – Maria Schneider

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Donna Lee – John Beasley

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

He Won’t Hold You – Jacob Collier

Best Recording Package

Vols. 11 & 12 – Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Ode To Joy – Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy

Best Album Notes

Dead Man’s Pop – Bob Mehr

Best Historical Album

It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers – Fred Rogers

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Andrew Watt

Producer Of The Year, Classical

David Frost