The Grammys


Emma Fannin , Staff Reporter

On March 14, 2021, world-renowned musicians and hundreds of other celebrities gathered together at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 63rd annual Grammys. Several talented artists won Grammy awards, some receiving one for their first time, some taking one home to their collection. Among these artists, 83 took a golden trophy home, and many of them, including nominees, left a profound impression on the public.

One Grammy nominee who sparked a lot of conversation over social media was pop/R&B artist, Doja Cat. Gaining her pathway to fame in 2019 with the release of her song “Mooo!”, Doja attracted the public from the start. This funky, out-of-the-ordinary song entertained the world so much that they were eager to hear more from Doja. Then, this year, her hit song “Say So” was nominated for 2 consecutive Grammy awards. Doja did not win, though. Her loss left many people in shock on social media; calling the Grammys a scam, saying that Megan Thee Stallion (who beat Doja in one category) never deserved the Grammy, and commenting about how the Grammys did nothing but minimize Doja’s recognition despite her impact on the music industry. Clearly, the Grammys results were not settling right with the public from the start.

The media’s frowns were turned upside down, though, with the wins of artists Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift. Dua won a whopping three Grammy Awards this year: one for the best Pop Vocal Album for her album “Future Nostalgia,” a second for the Best New Artist, and a third for the Best Dance Recording for her song “Electricity.” Taylor, on the other hand, won Best Album for her 2020 album “Folklore.” Fans were particularly ecstatic for Dua Lipa, congratulating the young artist on social media for all her hard work over the years. Both Taylor and Dua performed at the Grammy Awards as well, leaving the in-person and social media crowd with chills.

Pop icon Harry Styles also performed a wonderful, jazzy rendition of his hit song “Watermelon Sugar.” Fans all over the world gushed over his looks as he was dressed in a leather suit with a green feather scarf. Simple but sweet, this outfit embodies Styles’s ongoing trend of defying gender norms in his appearances. Harry also won a Grammy for the best pop solo performance of “Watermelon Sugar,” and was nominated for best music video and best pop vocal album.

As for additional Grammy outfit concoctions, Doja Cat received some snarky comments on the media for her all latex performance outfit. Some say that she looks like a “hybrid Oscar the grouch,” a fortnite character, and even drag-like. Nonetheless, fans were very pleased with her electronic style performance of her hit song “Say So.”

Media-crazed Billie Eilish seems to have delivered the full package at the Grammy Awards, winning her first Grammy at only 19 years old, one for best record, and one for best song written for visual media. She performed her Grammy-winning song “everything i wanted” with her brother and co-songwriter, Finneas, leaving the crowd moved and in awe of the young artist. She seems to have received more love than hate on social media, since accomplishing something so grand at such a young age cannot go unnoticed, even by the most bothered. Eilish also broke the internet after the Grammy Awards, giving away that her signature green and black hair had been a wig for about two weeks, including during the Grammy ceremony, and pulling off the wig in an Instagram video to reveal beautiful bleached blonde hair. She took the internet by storm.

The Queen herself, Beyonce, made history on the Grammy night, claiming the title of pop culture’s female artist with the most Grammy wins ever recorded. She has won 28 Grammy Awards in her musical career, which is a tremendous feat for an artist. Beyonce took home four Grammy Awards this year: best music video, rap song, rap performance, and r&b performance. Clearly, she stole the show, and all of the trophies.

While there are too many to count, other popular artist nominations included “Rockstar” by DaBaby ft Roddy Rich, “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, “Circles” by Post Malone, and “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion ft Beyonce.
These artists held a wonderful Grammy Awards this year and many fans are thrilled for what they have in store for next year.