The Grammy’s breakdown

The Houston artists stand side by side as they made history. Photo courtesy The Press Democrat

On Sunday, the 63rd annual Grammy Awards was held. Although it mostly took place virtually, that didn’t stop top artists from giving  killer performances.

The digital ceremony welcomed artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Lil Baby and Beyoncé who made history with 28 Grammys. Queen Bey won four Grammys that night, claiming her title as the most Grammy wins by a female artist of all time.

The iconic star ended her acceptance speech by thanking her daughter Blue Ivy, who won her first Grammy making her the second youngest Grammy winner ever.

Leading to this epic moment the singer along with Megan Thee Stallion became the first pair of women to win the best rap performance for their remix on Megan Thee Stallion’s single, “Savage.” The Texas hottie proved to the world that she is a force to be reckoned with. She earned her first Grammy for best new artist and ended the night with three.

The Stallion performed the award-winning song making this her first-ever performance at the Grammys.

“Tonight is my first time at the Grammys, but it is not my first time entertaining you.” the rapper said before delivering an unforgettable show. Rapper Cardi B soon joined her as they performed side by side in their vulgar hit “WAP”.

The talented artists shocked many by their explicit performance. This type of entertainment is not typically showcased on a “setting” such as The Grammys.

Twitter users expressed their surprise at the explicit performance and although the song was popular this past year, they didn’t expect it to be performed live at the ceremony.

Da Baby, Doja Cat, Black Pumas, Roddie Rich and many other musicians showcased their talents on the televised award show. Some more entertaining than others.

Lil Baby had the best, most engaging performance of the night as he showcased his perspective on police brutality. The Atlanta rapper performed his nominated song “The Bigger Picture,” which was released in the summer of 2020, following the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

The powerful performance opened with “Insecure” star, Kendrick Sampson being pulled over by two white police officers who tackled and shot him as he ran away. Killer Mike, an Atlanta rapper and advocate for Black people, joined the scene along with activist Tamika Mallory. Lil Baby led the recreated protests that took place over the summer in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Mid-performance Mallory calls out President Biden during her speech, demanding justice for the numerous deaths of Black people all over America.

The eventful night ended with H.E.R winning her well-deserved song of the year Grammy for “I Can’t Breathe” and Taylor Swift winning album of the year for “Folklore.” The record of the year Grammy was won by 19-year-old singer Billie Ellish for her song “Everything I Wanted.”