As America slowly returns to post-pandemic normality, as in, celebrities being allowed to be in the same vicinity of each other, the Grammys prove once again that they are the awards show that can’t be beat. From electrifying performances from “WAP”-duo Cardi & Meg, to Beyoncé’s record-setting award sweep, there were plenty of moments for us to sink our teeth into – so let’s begin.
Beyoncé, BTS & Harry Styles’ Gucci boa light up the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Zayn Malik calls out the Grammys
.@recordingacad are moving in inches and we need to move in miles. I’m keeping the pressure on & fighting for transparency & inclusion. We need to make sure we are honoring and celebrating “creative excellence” of ALL. End the secret committees. Until then … #fuckthegrammys
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 14, 2021
Joining the likes of The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and Fiona Apple, the former One Direction-er put the Grammys on blast via Twitter this week. “Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations,” he said, alluding to secret committees that negate the transparent and inclusive values the ceremony should be upholding.
Beyoncé becomes the show’s most decorated female vocalist
It's official: @Beyonce is now tied for the record of MOST #GRAMMY wins ever, for any artist! pic.twitter.com/uvs34XLzmf
— MTV (@MTV) March 15, 2021
We’ve so missed seeing the legend herself on our screens, so to see her set a record for the most awarded female vocalist at the Grammys last night – with 28 total wins – was pretty much the serve of the century. Congrats, B!
Blue Ivy wins her first Grammy
What were you doing when you were 9? We were playing with Build-A-Bear’s and listening to Sugababes songs, but Blue Ivy is out here snagging Grammys! Even getting a shout out in her mum’s acceptance speech, we suppose she’s got to start early if she wants to catch up with the Queen herself.
Hazza brings back the boa
me auditioning to be harry’s boa pic.twitter.com/ERtJrC6vAP
— fiaaa (@BOARRY_) March 15, 2021
You don’t need us to tell you that Harry Styles has been setting the tone for men’s fashion for the last few years. As a Gucci muse, his red carpet and performance looks last night did not disappoint. The green boa is of course our favourite, we’d practically do anything for him to unfurl us from his shoulders and whip us on the floor like that, but anyway… great performance Harry.
Taylor performs a Folklore medley
It’s the sad-girl album we know and love too well, a surprise-ish release that had us all talking about our favourite country popstar for the entirety of summer. Unsurprisingly, Swift took home Album Of The Year for Folklore, performing a medley of “Cardigan / August / Willow” to remind us just how bloody good the effort was.
Doja & Megan bring “WAP” to the stage
She is Cardi B, featuring Stallion.
The song is really WAP.#GRAMMYs Grammy pic.twitter.com/pOpEeSzNrw
— Content Is King (@ContentIsKingNg) March 15, 2021
FINALLY, some justice for 2020’s most controversial and catchy tune. Meg and Cardi put on an electrifying performance for “WAP” that had us totally hot under the collar. Their bedroom moves and GIGANTIC stripper heel backdrop definitely gave Britney, Madonna and Xtina’s kiss a run for its money.
BTS light it up like “Dynamite”
The biggest boy band in the entire world were also involved in last night’s antics, performing an explosive rendition of their smash hit “Dynamite” at the Grammys pre-show, via South Korea. The group were hotly tipped to win Best Pop Duo or Group but lost out to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” – though we have no doubts they’ll be back in a year to collect pretty much every award there is.
Dua Lipa’s performing metamorphosis
dua lipa really went from:
this to this: pic.twitter.com/TeU0c8cCkG
— Eliott (@CaseForTheFBI) March 15, 2021
After being lambasted for months (and years) with those cursed videos of her “One Kiss” choreo, the Future Nostalgia singer is now putting her best foot forward with her dance moves, taking to the Grammys stage to perform pre-pandemic smash hit “Don’t Start Now”. Lipa also took home best Pop Vocal album during the nights festivities and proved she isn’t just a meme but a fully-fledged performing powerhouse.