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Harry Styles bags his first ever Grammy as Beyoncé becomes female artist with the most wins

By Brooke Villanueva Published Mar 15, 2021 2:23 am

Harry Styles has just scored his first Grammy. 

The former One Direction member’s single Watermelon Sugar bested fellow nominees Cardigan by Taylor Swift, Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa, Yummy by Justin Bieber, Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish, and Say So by Doja Cat in the Best Pop Solo Performance category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday, March 14. 

His two other nominations included Best Music Video for Adore You and Best Pop Vocal Album for Fine Line, which went to Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, respectively.

Blue Ivy Carter became the second youngest Grammy winner for Brown Skin Girl (Best Music Video), while her iconic mom Queen Bey made history as the female artist with the most Grammy wins. She now has 28 trophies, beating Alison Kraus’ record of 27.

Megan Thee Stallion, who is best known for her hit songs Savage (with a remix featuring Beyoncé), Hot Girl Summer (featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign), and WAP (her collaboration with Cardi B), won Best New Artist.

H.E.R. took home the award for Song of the Year for her protest song “I Can’t Breathe,” which was “written in memory of George Floyd and the many Black Americans who died at the hands of police,” as per the Los Angeles Times. “The deeply ruminative R&B ballad became one of the many songs that soundtracked the surge of Black Lives Matter protests across the country.” 

Billie Eilish won Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted, making it her second win in the aforementioned division. Last year, she snagged the same award for Bad Guy. 

Taylor Swift is now the first female artist to capture a Grammy for Album of the Year thrice, joining legendary singers Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon.

Article thumbnails from The Recording Academy/GRAMMYs YouTube channel