An Overview of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

Grammy-winner Harry Styles opening the show with “Watermelon Sugar” / Source:

By Ryley McNichols

March 19, 2021

The 63rd year of the Grammy’s took place last Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammys are the music industry’s biggest night. They have awards covering all areas of music from producing, singing and performing. 

The Grammys were opened by none other than Harry Styles. He performed his now Grammy winning song,  Watermelon Sugar. Harry graced the stage in a full Gucci  leather suit and a bright green boa. Fans can’t help but wonder if  this is the start of a new Harry era? Maybe he is taking his final form as an official rockstar.

The night continued with proper safety protocols to keep with social distancing and masking requirements. Music biggest stars used this as a way to coordinate designer face masks with designer dresses.   Musical performances were made by some of the hottest names in history including Taylor Swift, who took home her tenth grammy for Album of the Year.

Speaking of Grammy wins, we can’t forget Beyonce. She made Grammy history on Sunday. She now holds the record for most Grammys won by anyone with 79 nominations and 29 wins. She is an icon and is showing people that you can always keep growing and hustling and can make your dreams come true. 

The most important and exciting thing of the night was Lil Baby’s performance. This performance paid huge tribute to the Black Lives Matter movements. The Performance started off with recreating  of a police brutality event. Then Tamika Mallory, a speaker with Black Lives Matter took the stage and made a speech mid performance. Calling out the new president of the United states. Demanding justice for the people we have lost to the brutality and racism in America and Demanding a change.

The Grammys were eventful to say the least. The performers were amazing. The fashion was okay as I just felt it was a little off this year with the obvious need for covid protocols.  The biggest take away was the Black Lives Matter movement and the power and solidarity shown by people in the industry. A little togetherness is something we need more of in the world.