LOS ANGELES: Pop superstar Taylor Swift won album of the year at music’s Grammy awards on Sunday for her album ‘Folklore.’
Last night, show host Trevor Noah hosted the ceremony of the 63rd edition of the prestigious ceremony. Initially, it was going to be held on 31st January, but like a lot of major events, Grammy Awards were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic as well.
Swift’s surprise record “Folklore,” recorded during coronavirus lockdowns, was named album of the year and made Swift, 31, the first woman to take home that prize three times.
Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Arina Grande, Kanye West picked up their Grammy awards. Megan Thee Stallion won best new artist while Fiona Apple, Nas, The Strokes, and Beck picked up early won in the pre-show ceremony.
Megan Thee Stallion won best new artist, the first female rapper to claim that honor since Lauryn Hill in 1999. Beyoncé took Grammy award for the best music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” sharing the win with daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and picking up an honor for best rap performance on Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage.’
Tiffany Haddish’s Black Mitzvah won in the comedy album category. Nas’ King’s Disease claimed best rap album, The Strokes’ The New Abnormal won in the rock album category and Beck’s Hyperspace won for the best-engineered album, non-classical.
In the film categories, Joker won best score soundtrack for visual media, JoJo Rabbit won best compilation soundtrack for visual media, and Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time to Die’ won for the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name.
Beyoncé led all nominees with a total of nine nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, extending her record as the most-nominated female artist in Grammy history with 79 nods over the course of her career.