Grammy Awards 2021 LIVE Updates: Trevor Noah opened the pandemic-altered 63rd annual Grammy Awards on an outdoor stage in front of a sparse crowd outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, with the Grammy’s usual home, the Staples Center, as a backdrop. Noah walked inside the Convention Center during his presentation, where the show’s performances, many of them pre-recorded, will be broadcast from.
The awards night got underway with Harry Styles performing to Watermelon Sugar. The song is among the nominees for best pop vocal performance, one of three nominations for the ex-One Direction singer. He performed with a full band wearing a black leather sports coat with no shirt underneath, and a green feather boa. Eillish, who dominated last year’s Grammys, immediately followed with a performance of “Everything I Wanted.”′
Some of the awards that have been announced include: Best New Artist – Megan Thee Stallion, Best music video – Brown Skin Girl, Beyoncé with Blue Ivy, Best R&B album – Bigger Love, John Legend, Best rap album – King’s Disease, Nas.
Beyoncé is close to sitting on her Grammys throne: The singer won her 26th Grammy on Sunday, almost matching, and on track to surpass, Alison Krauss’ 27-win record. Beyoncé won two honors during the pre-ceremony including best rap performance for Savage with Megan Thee Stallion and best music video for Brown Skin Girl.