Although the 63rd annual Grammy Awards had to do things differently this year given the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers quickly proved that music has the power to unite us even from the comfort of our own homes.
From a huge line-up of performances ranging from Cardi B and Dua Lipa to Harry Styles and Miranda Lambert, there was an artist for everyone. And although Silk Sonic (made up of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak) were not set to perform on the original slate, the Grammys added the group to the night of unforgettable appearances.
Trevor Noahbrought the laughs as host of the event and was joined by independent venue workers who were impacted by the ongoing pandemic to present awards throughout the night.
First time nominees included Travis Scott, BTS and Doja Cat. Mikey Guyton also made history as the first Black woman to be nominated as a solo country artist. As for Beyoncé, she was a big winner of the night after breaking the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist. She also now has the most Grammy Awards of any performing artist ever. Taylor Swift, Roddy Rich and Dua Lipa also had six nominations at the start of the show, and the folklore star became the first female artist to win Album of the Year three times.
The award show also paid tribute to the ongoing creative collaborations in music despite COVID-19’s impact on the industry and also highlight social justice movements.
If you missed the big celebration, keep scrolling to see every celebrity in attendance for music’s biggest night. Spoiler alert: Some artists didn’t disappoint in the fashion department.
Originally published Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 3:26 p.m. PST