It’s Women’s History Month, and women are still making history. The 2021 GRAMMY Awards was full of performances, wins and speeches that highlighted all types of women in the music industry. In case you missed it, here’s a breakdown:
GRAMMY wins, nominations, performances and speeches
- Who run the world? Girls. Beyoncé had nine nominations. After scoring her 28th Grammy win, she broke the record for the most wins ever. Ever.
- Bey also won best music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” which included her daughter, Blue Ivy. This nine-year-old is one of the youngest people ever to win a Grammy.
- Taylor Swift landed her third Album of the Year award, and she’s the first woman to reach this milestone.
- Megan Thee Stallion won best new artist and best rap performance for her “Savage” remix with Beyoncé.
- Billie Eilish won record of the year for “Everything I Wanted,” and “No Time to Die” – written with her brother Finneas – won best song written for visual media. In her acceptance speech, she cheered on another woman in the industry, Megan Thee Stallion: “You deserve the world. I think about you constantly; I root for you always. Can we just cheer for Megan Thee Stallion, please?”
- Dua Lipa had six nominations and won best pop vocal album for “Future Nostalgia.”
- H.E.R. and co-writer Tiara Thomas won song of the year for “I Can’t Breathe,” a song written after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
- Tiffany Haddish was the only woman in the best comedy album group and won for “Black Mitzvah.”
- All best rock performance nominees except for one were women.
- Fiona Apple won best rock performance for “Shameika” and best alternative music album for Fetch the Bolt Cutters.
- Brittany Howard won best rock song for “Stay High.”
- Ledisi won best traditional R&B performance for “Anything for You.”
- The Highwomen landed best country song for “Crowded Table.”
- Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande won best pop duo/group performance for “Rain on Me.”
- Miranda Lambert won best country album.
- Female performers included Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, sister-band HAIM, Brandie Carlile, Cardi B, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Brittany Howard, Dua Lipa, Tamika D. Mallory and Taylor Swift.
We love to see women being awarded at the GRAMMYs for their hard work and talent. And the Oscars are next!