Grammy Awards 2021: Winners and Fashion
The Grammy Awards are one of the biggest events every year, and this year, after the ceremony was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, we were finally able to witness the best and biggest the music industry has to offer. The virtual red carped showed off some of the most famous names in the industry, and they showed that even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, that does not mean we cannot look stunning.
The 63rd Grammy Awards were hosted by Trevor Noah, and because of the rules and regulations during these difficult times, the number of performances was limited. There was no live audience, but that did not make the event any less of a spectacle.
The ceremony aired on CBS and Paramount+ and it featured some of the most dramatic and bold looks we’ve seen. Let’s look at the winners, what they were wearing, and who made the biggest fashion statement in this year’s awards.
This year the competition was tight, and it seemed like 2020 was a year that brought out some amazing singles, albums, and even better new artists.
“Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish was given the record of the year award, and Taylor Swift took home the award for album of the year for her “Folklore” release.
“I Can’t Breathe” by H.E.R. was chosen as song of the year, and the competition in this category was extremely tight. Harry Styles was chosen as the winner in the best pop solo performance, for his hit “Watermelon Sugar”.
Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” took the award for best R&B performance and she made history by winning this award. When she took the Grammy for this song, she officially became the artist with the most Grammy awards in her career. This was her 28th Grammy, and her magnificent daughter, Blue Ivy also won as a collaborator.
Some of the other winners included:
- Best New Artist – Megan Thee Stallion
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – “American Standard” — James Taylor
- Best Rap Song – “Savage” — Megan thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
- Best Country Duo/Group Performance — “10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
- Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – “Jesus is King” — Kanye West
- Best American Roots Performance & Best American Roots Song – “I Remember Everything” — John Prine
You can check out the full list of nominees and winners on the official Grammy Awards website.
When it comes to fashion on this year’s Grammy awards, it was nothing less than pristine. Big names in the high-couture world were represented, and the winners, along with the nominees and guests, were seen wearing some statement pieces that will not be soon forgotten.
The Queen of Pop, Beyoncé, shined in her black velvet cold-shoulder gown with matching front slits. The dress was designed for this event by Nicolas Jebran. She paired the outfit with a black sculptural hat created by the same designer, along with Jimmy Choo heels, Alain Mikli sunglasses, and a custom Judith Leiber black panther purse. Knowles wore custom Lorraine Schwartz earrings that contained 70 carats of diamonds and paired them with rings created by the same designer.
Taylor Swift opted for an Oscar de la Renta floral ensemble and she made a true fashion statement. Swift shined in this gown embroidered with a veritable bouquet of flowers and she paired it with a face mask by the same designer. Taylor chose a simple design for earrings, and she complimented her outfit with unique Cathy Waterman pieces.
Dua Lipa appeared wearing a bold design by Atelier Versace, and she looked stunning in the shimmery floor-length gown. The details in this piece were impeccable, and the singer added Bvlgari rings to finish this look.
Harry Styles was the talk of the evening, and he appeared on the red carpet wearing only one fashion brand – Gucci. Some say that the choice for the outfit was a little too bold and that it may have been over the top, while others support Styles’ fashion statement. The outfit consisted of a yellow plaid jacket with a mismatched plaid sweater vest underneath, brown velvet trousers, pale yellow loafers, and a purple boa.
Lizzo chose a Balmain minidress for this occasion, and she paired it with some stunning jewelry designed by Bvlgari. The diamonds gave an elegant touch to her look, and it made her stand out.
Megan Thee Stallion, the winner in the best new artist category appeared wearing a vibrant orange Dolce&Gabbana gown, and the style she chose was a winner, just as herself. She completed the look with some beautiful Chopard diamonds, and the necklace itself was adorned with 91.7 carats of diamonds.
Billie Eilish never disappoints with her custom looks, and for this year’s Grammy Awards, she opted for one of her favorite designer houses – Gucci. The outfit consisted of white sneakers, a floral jacquard shirt and pants combo, and matching gloves.
Now let’s look at some of the fashion statements other artists made: