By: Ava Swidler and Cat Carrafiello
The 2021 Grammy Awards Show was the 63rd to be aired on national television. Along with the Met Gala and Oscars, the Grammy awards are one of the most sensational and important nights of the year especially for the music industry. The 2021 Grammy Awards took place on March 14th, although they were originally scheduled for January 31st but due to the pandemic the date was pushed back a few months. The awards took place in the Los Angeles Convention center, and the audience was made up of performers, nominees, and a few selected guests. The audience was drastically different from a normal year due to COVID-19. This year’s host and opening act was Trevor Noah, who stars on the Daily Show. Performances were given by Cardi B, Megan the Stallion, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Bruno Mars, Bad Bunny, Miranda Lambert, Dua Lipa, Da Baby, and Harry Style. At every Grammy’s there are 84 awards given, but the top three and most prestigious awards are record, album, and song of the year. These three are the most recognized and important because they’re the only awards that have been
handed out annually since the first Grammy award ceremony in 1959. This year’s winners of the top three were, Taylor Swift for her album Folklore, Billie Eilish, and her brother Finneas Eilish for her record Everything I wanted, and H.E.R. for her song “I can’t breathe”. Even though the pandemic has caused major setbacks, the annual awards in which many look forward to were able to take place, and talented artists were able to be rewarded for their incredible work.