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Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish win top prizes at 63rd Grammy Awards

Los Angeles: At the 63rd Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish won the top prizes  while Beyonce became the most awarded female artist in Grammy history with her 28th win.

Taylor Swift was awarded album of the year for her lockdown album ‘Folklore’, while Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” won record of the year.

Swift is the first female artist ever to win album of the year three times. She has won the award previously for her album ‘Fearless’ in 2010 and the pop opus ‘1989’ in 2016. Only three other artists – Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder – have ever won the album of the year prize three times.

Beyoncé and her nine-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter won the best music video award for “Brown Skin Girl” making Carter one of the youngest Grammy winners in history. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé made history as the first pair of women to ever win best rap performance with the remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage.” The pair also won an award for best rap song for the same tune.

Beyoncé broke the record for all-time wins by a woman with 28 Grammys when she won the best R&B performance for “Black Parade.” She surpassed the previous record set by bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. Beyonce has now equalled super-producer Qunicy Jones’ total of 28 Grammys. Only classical conductor Sir Georg Solti has more, with 31 wins.

British singer Dua Lipa won best pop vocal album for her dance-y “Future Nostalgia.” The writers of “I Can’t Breathe” by R&B artist H.E.R won song of the year.

Hosted by Trevor Noah, the hybrid ceremony was packed with pre-recorded and live performances by the likes of Lipa, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Cardi B, DaBaby, Black Pumas and Mickey Guyton.

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