Songstresses dominate 63rd Grammy Awards

2021-03-15 07:05:41 GMT2021-03-15 15:05:41(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Women dominated the 63rd Grammy Awards here Sunday as Taylor Swift won her third career Album of the Year prize, Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson won Song of the Year, and Billie Eilish won Record of the Year.

Meanwhile, Beyonce made history with 28 career wins, the most for any singers or female artists in history, by grabbing Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl," Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Savage" with Megan Thee Stallion, and Best R&B Performance for "Black Parade."

Sunday's show in Los Angeles Convention Center was opened by Megan Thee Stallion, an American female rapper, singer, and songwriter, who took Best New Artist and Song of the Year with Beyonce for "Savage."

Beyonce came into the prime time show with a total of nine nominations across eight categories, the most of any artists this year. The nine new nominations already made Beyonce the most-nominated female artist of all time since her debut with Destiny's Child more than two decades ago.

Swift, 31, who earned six nominations this year, second only to Beyonce's nine nominations, won the Album of the Year, making history to be the first female artist to snag the award for Album of the Year three times.

She previously won the award for "Fearless" in 2010, and for "1989" in 2016.

Billie Eilish, 19, won another prominent award, Record of the Year, for "Everything I Wanted." She had four nominations this year.

"I Can't Breathe" by American singer-songwriter Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., won Song of the Year.

The 23-year-old girl beat out a group of nominees that included Beyonce, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish to win the prize. Enditem