LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Jan. MARCH: (LR) Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion receive the Best Rap Performance Award for ‘Savage’ on stage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. March 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Before Ringo Starr announced Billie Eilish as the 2021 Grammy winner for the record of the year, he said, “If you make music in our world today, you’ve already won”

It was the perfect feeling being 63 To summarize Grammy Awards, which honored musicians in unprecedented ways during the primetime show held live from an outdoor stage outside of the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles with Covid-19 precautions, most of the winners were received prior to the show during the livestream – Premiere announced This left enough time for 20 performances by artists such as Doja Cat, DaBaby, Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch, Bruno Mars and others

It was a night of premieres – but women prevailed. All four major categories were won by women: Billie Eilish for the aforementioned, Taylor Swift for album of the year, HE.R. for Song of the Year and Megan Thee Stallion for Best New Artist

Beyoncé became the most decorated artist in Grammy history after winning best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” as well as best rap song and performance, for her contribution to the remix “Savage” “Brown Skin Girl” won best music video, “which brought her total to 28 awards. In an acceptance speech, she praised her 9-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter, the second youngest ever Grammy winner, for her contributions to” Brown Skin Girl. ” ”

The Carters were in great company as women claimed their greatest moments of the night: Megan Thee Stallion became the first female rapper to be named Best New Artist since Lauryn Hill won 22 years ago Mickey Guyton was the first black country artist to appear at the Grammy Awards with her stunning portrayal of “Black Like Me” Taylor Swift became the first woman to win Album of the Year three times after folklore took home the title in 2021

Aside from Megan Thee Stallion, first-time Grammy winners included One Direction alum Harry Styles for Best Pop Solo Performance, Kaytranada for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance / Electronic Album, and perhaps most notably Nas – after Jan. Nominations since 1997 – for the best rap album

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Jan. MARCH: (LR) Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, winners of the Year’s Record for Everything I Wanted and Best Song Written for Visual Media for No Time To Die, pose in the media room during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. March 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Jan. MARCH: HE.R., Winner of the Best R&B Song Award for “Better Than I Imagined” and the Song of the Year Award for “I Can’t Breathe”, poses in the media room during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. March 8th, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Jan. MARCH: Harry Styles attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. March 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Jan. MARCH: Kaytranada poses with the Grammy for best dance / electronic album and best dance recording in the media room during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. March 2021 in Los Angeles California (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: This April 14th Image released on March 23rd, Chris Martin and Brittany Howard join forces during the 63 at the annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. It will air on March 23, 2021 (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Dec. MARCH: In this screenshot, John Legend attends MusiCares: Music on a Mission online celebration and fundraiser during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on 12 March 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Arturo Holmes / Getty Images The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: This April 14th Image published on March 23rd, joins Miranda Lambert during the 63 at the annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California It will air on March 23, 2021 (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

UNSPECIFIED: In this on 14 PJ Morton, winner of the Best Gospel Album Award for “Gospel after PJ”, will take a screenshot published on March 14th March 2021 at the 63 The GRAMMY Awards’ annual virtual press room broadcast (Photo by Amy Sussman / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

I’m an assistant editor at Forbes, covering media and entertainment with an emphasis on trends in the music industry, graduating from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in 2019

I’m an assistant editor at Forbes, covering media and entertainment with an emphasis on trends in the music industry I graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2019 Before joining Forbes, I worked for legal intelligence, Law360, where I specialized in Publishing Business Lawsuits as News to a Professional Audience I have written for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and local news agencies in the greater Boston area, South Florida and Sydney, Australia

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