Photos: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Billie Ellish break records at Grammy 2021

  • The Grammy Awards, considered to be music's biggest event, has often been criticized for sidelining female artistes in top categories, but the 2021 edition of the star-studded event, featuring some of the biggest names from the music industry, turned out be a departure from that as Beyonce became the most awarded female artiste in Grammy history.
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Beyonce (L) and Megan Thee Stallion accepting the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14. Beyonce added 4 wins at the event, taking her career haul to 28 Grammys. She broke the record set by veteran singer Alison Krauss and trails only classical conductor Sir George Solti, who still holds the all-time record with 31 Grammys.(Chris Pizzello/AP)

Beyonce (L) and Megan Thee Stallion accepting the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14. Beyonce added 4 wins at the event, taking her career haul to 28 Grammys. She broke the record set by veteran singer Alison Krauss and trails only classical conductor Sir George Solti, who still holds the all-time record with 31 Grammys.(Chris Pizzello/AP)

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A stagehand clears an area at the Los Angeles Convention Center where the awards ceremony was held, on March 14.The pandemic did appear to have dimmed some of the lustre of the ceremony, held in a hybrid manner at the Los Angeles Convention Center with Covid-19 protocols in place,(Chris Pizzello/AP)

A stagehand clears an area at the Los Angeles Convention Center where the awards ceremony was held, on March 14.The pandemic did appear to have dimmed some of the lustre of the ceremony, held in a hybrid manner at the Los Angeles Convention Center with Covid-19 protocols in place,(Chris Pizzello/AP)

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Trevor Noah speaks at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ceremony did manage to break past the Zoom trap that has bedeviled other awards shows with an intimate evening.(Chris Pizello/AP)

Trevor Noah speaks at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ceremony did manage to break past the Zoom trap that has bedeviled other awards shows with an intimate evening.(Chris Pizello/AP)

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Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas accept the Record of the Year award for 'Everything I Wanted' onstage at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Eilish and her brother Finneas also won the best song written for visual media award for their James Bond theme from the unreleased "No Time to Die" movie. It was for the first time ever that a track from an unreleased film won the award.(Kevin Winter/The Recording Academy/AFP)

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas accept the Record of the Year award for 'Everything I Wanted' onstage at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Eilish and her brother Finneas also won the best song written for visual media award for their James Bond theme from the unreleased "No Time to Die" movie. It was for the first time ever that a track from an unreleased film won the award.(Kevin Winter/The Recording Academy/AFP)

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Cardi B performs during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14.(CBS/Recording Academy via AP)

Cardi B performs during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14.(CBS/Recording Academy via AP)

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Fans wait hoping to see celebrities walk the red carpet next outside the venue on March 14. The scaled down event made for an atmosphere unlike any other Grammy show, British singer Jacob Collier told reporters. “There was something very special about how intimate it was and to have everything stripped back and just to be hanging out with those fellow nominees was just fantastic,” Collier said according to AP.(Valerie Macon/AFP)

Fans wait hoping to see celebrities walk the red carpet next outside the venue on March 14. The scaled down event made for an atmosphere unlike any other Grammy show, British singer Jacob Collier told reporters. “There was something very special about how intimate it was and to have everything stripped back and just to be hanging out with those fellow nominees was just fantastic,” Collier said according to AP.(Valerie Macon/AFP)

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Taylor Swift reacts after being named winner of the Album of the Year award for ‘Folklore’ during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. Swift, who also found time during the pandemic to make another album and re-record one of her old ones, became the first woman to win the album of the year Grammy for the third time. (Kevin Winter/The Recording Academy/AFP)

Taylor Swift reacts after being named winner of the Album of the Year award for ‘Folklore’ during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. Swift, who also found time during the pandemic to make another album and re-record one of her old ones, became the first woman to win the album of the year Grammy for the third time. (Kevin Winter/The Recording Academy/AFP)

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Anderson .Paak (L) and Bruno Mars perform "Leave The Door Open" while opening the In Memoriam segment at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. During the segment, several notable artists performed songs to honour some of the musicians that were lost over the past year.(CBS/Recording Academy via AP)

Anderson .Paak (L) and Bruno Mars perform "Leave The Door Open" while opening the In Memoriam segment at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. During the segment, several notable artists performed songs to honour some of the musicians that were lost over the past year.(CBS/Recording Academy via AP)

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Lionel Richie performs in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, on March 14. The 2021 Grammys looked back at the legendary performers and featured emotional musical tributes to Little Richard, Kenny Rogers, and other iconic celebrities.(CBS/Handout via REUTERS)

Lionel Richie performs in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, on March 14. The 2021 Grammys looked back at the legendary performers and featured emotional musical tributes to Little Richard, Kenny Rogers, and other iconic celebrities.(CBS/Handout via REUTERS)

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Megan Thee Stallion performs in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14. The 26-year-old rapper gave a performance of her chartbuster song "WAP" with Cardi B at the ceremony.(CBS/Handout via REUTERS)

Megan Thee Stallion performs in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14. The 26-year-old rapper gave a performance of her chartbuster song "WAP" with Cardi B at the ceremony.(CBS/Handout via REUTERS)

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