At this year's Grammys (which took place March 14), it was the year of the woman.
The winners in the top four categories were Taylor Swift (album of the year, for Folklore), Billie Eilish (record of the year, for "Everything I Wanted"), H.E.R. (song of the year, for "I Can't Breathe") and Megan Thee Stallion (best new artist). It was the first time the top awards went to four different women.
In addition, Beyonce made Grammys history, becoming the winningest woman, with her 28th trophy.
Megan also won for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song ("Savage" remix featuring Beyonce) and Best Rap Performance (for the same song). According to NBC News, she became just the fifth rapper to win the trophy and the first female rapper to triumph in the category since Lauryn Hill in 1999.
Performers included Swift, Harry Styles (who wore a black leather coat and a feather boa while singing "Watermelon Sugar"), Eilish, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Brittany Howard and Chris Martin, Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile and Black Pumas, among others.
According to a statement from GLAAD, LGBTQ-inclusive winners were:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Rain On Me" Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Best Rock Song: "Stay High" Brittany Howard
Best Dance/Electronic Album: "Bubba" Kaytranada
Best Dance Recording: "10%" Kaytranada
Best R&B Song: "Better Than I Imagined" Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello
Best Country Song: "Crowded Table" The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Lori Mckenna)
Best Music Film: Linda Ronstadt: The Song of My Voice Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best Spoken Word Album: Rachel Maddow Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Best Musical Theater Album: Jagged Little Pill
Trevor Noah hosted the 63rd annual event, which was socially distant because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lifetime achievement award honorees included Selena, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa and Talking Heads. Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds were honored with the Trustees Award, and Daniel Weiss was the Technical Grammy Award recipient.