Beyoncè star of the Grammy Awards in honor of the racial protests

The 63rd Grammy Awards, in the first year without concerts, was a historic gala. Al Los Angeles Convention Center Beyoncé became the female artist with the most awards. It achieved this prestigious achievement with the award for the best R&B performance for Black Parade, la canzone published on Black Emancipation Day in the midst of racial protests in the United States. 28 Grammys won against 27 by Alison Krauss.

Taylor Swift won the award for best folk album, produced entirely during the pandemic. And 19-year-old Billie Eilish raised a Grammy for “Everything I Wanted.” The first four prizes were awarded to women.

We wanted to avoid that the ceremony was all virtual by providing live and recorded performances. Presenter Trevor Noah managed to make the abrupt changes in costumes and sets feel so balanced and viewers could taste a little bit of normality.

The Grammys have been criticized for years for failing to recognize music created by the African American community. And this year, however, the important ceremony has responded to the appeal of the Afro world. Beyoncé came to the ceremony topping the nomination list – led by women – with nine nominations, and it was her music about racial injustice in the United States that led her to make history.

When she took the stage to receive the award for Black Parade, visibly moved, she assured that the song is to honor “the beautiful black kings and queens”. And he also dedicated the award to his nine-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. “As an artist, I think it’s my work, and the work of all of us, reflects this difficult time,” said the star known as Queen B. The fourth main prize went to HER, who chose the song of the year. for I Can’t Breathe, also inspired by George Floyd’s death at the hands of the police.

Taylor Swift was the first female singer-songwriter to win the Best Album award three times, following her wins for Fearless in 2010 and 1989 in 2016. With this feat, the 31-year-old artist drew with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, the only artists with three Grammys.

In such a harrowing year for the music industry, it wasn’t all a party. The Coronavirus, in addition to forcing the premises to close, has killed numerous artists honored by the Recording Academy with a video: Little Richard, Kenny Rogers, John Prine and Gerry Marsden.


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