Women Make History At The 63rd Annual Grammys

Hannah Elkins

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards was a big night for female artists in the music industry. Artists like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and more set records and made history for female artists Sunday night. 

Beyonce took home 4 Grammys Sunday, winning Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade”, best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage” and best music video for “Brown Skin Girl”. These awards bring her to a total of 28 Grammys, tying her for most awarded female artist in Grammy history with country-bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

 Her daughter, Blue Ivy Cart, also made history, becoming the second-youngest act, at 9 years old, to win a Grammy in its 63-year history. 

Megan Thee Stallion won 3 awards, making history of becoming the first female rapper to be awarded best rap song. Megan also won best new artist and best rap performance for her song ‘Savage’ with Beyonce. 

Country singer Mickey Guyton was the first black female nominated for the best country solo performance for her song ‘Black Like Me’, but unfortunately fell short to ‘When My Army Prays’ by Vince Gill.

Tayor Swift won album of the year for her album “Folklore”, becoming the first woman to win album of the year 3 times, which she previously won for her albums “Fearless” and “1989”.

Music is something that brings us all together. Though in the music industry, it seems to still be separation. According to the Rolling Stone, the 2020 Grammys set a new high for female nominees where 20.5% of the top categories going to women, compared to 8% going to women in 2018. 

“I feel like there’s been a lot of female empowerment and lots of women winning awards tonight”, Dua Lipa said backstage after winning best pop vocal album, “And so it’s been absolutely amazing just to be alongside, to feel that energy”

Witnessing these female artists make history in an industry that is mostly male-dominated is truly inspiring to inspiring female artists and women around the world.