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Grammy awards 2021: women rule as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé break records

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    The Covid-restrained Grammys were a mostly female-fronted affair, with wins for Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Grammy awards 2021: women rule as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé break records
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The Covid-restrained Grammys were a mostly female-fronted affair, with wins for Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift

 

Beyoncé has set a new record at the Grammy Awards with her 28th win.

The star is now the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

"I am so honoured, I'm so excited," she said while accepting her record-breaking trophy, for best R&B performance.

Taylor Swift also made history at Sunday's ceremony, by becoming the first female artist ever to win album of the year three times.

The star was rewarded for her lockdown album Folklore - after previously winning with Fearless in 2010 and the pop opus 1989 in 2016.

Only three other artists have ever won the album of the year prize three times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.

The winners of the 63rd Grammy Awards have been announced at a star-studded hybrid in-person and online event in Los Angeles. Here are the winners and nominees in the key categories.

Album of the year

WINNER: Folklore - Taylor Swift
Chilombo - Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas - Black Pumas
Everyday Life - Coldplay
Djesse vol. 3 - Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III - Haim
Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone
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Record of the year

WINNER: Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish
Black Parade - Beyoncé
Colors - Black Pumas
Rockstar - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
Say So - Doja Cat
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Circles - Post Malone
Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
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Song of the year

WINNER: I Can't Breathe - H.E.R
Black Parade - Beyoncé
The Box - Roddy Ricch
Cardigan - Taylor Swift
Circles - Post Malone
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Everything I Want - Billie Eilish
If the World Was Ending - JP Saxe and Julia Michaels
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Best new artist

Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada

"As an artist, I believe it's my job to reflect the times, and it's been such a difficult time," she said as she collected the award.

"So I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the world".

The star has now equalled super-producer Qunicy Jones' total of 28 Grammys. Only classical conductor Sir Georg Solti has more, with 31.

Beyoncé was also part of another historic moment - when Megan Thee Stallion became the first female artist to win the best rap song award.

The Houston musician picked up the prize for her breakout hit Savage (Remix), on which Beyoncé delivers a guest verse.