Taylor Swift and Beyoncé make history at the Grammys

Molly Ziesenheim, Reporter

Taylor Swift and Beyoncé broke records at the 63rd annual Grammys on March 14, 2021. Swift won her third Album Of The Year award for her album folklore, becoming the only female artist to ever win the award three times. Beyoncé won four Grammys, bringing her to a total of 28 – more than any other woman in history.


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Swift first won the award in 2010 for her album Fearless and again in 2015 for her album 1989. The singer/songwriter once said, “I’m intimidated by the fear of being average”, and she once again proved that by winning Album Of The Year for a third time.

Swift also performed a medley of songs from her albums folklore and evermore on the set of an enchanted forest alongside her chief songwriting and production collaborators, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. Taylor Swift had been nominated for a total of six awards that night.


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Beyoncé made history on Sunday becoming the most Grammy awarded female artist in history. Beyoncé won: Music Video for BROWN SKIN GIRL, Rap Song for Savage Remix, Rap Performance for Savage Remix, and R&B Performance for Black Parade.

Beyoncé overtook the bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. The singer was also part of another historic moment when Megan Thee Stallion became the first female artist to win the best rap song award.

The history making artists were congratulated by former first-lady, Michelle Obama through a tweet on Monday, March 15. Obama tweeted, “So amazed by @Beyonce and her record-breaking 28 #GRAMMYs wins! Congrats, Queen Bey—album after album, your music continues to define and elevate the moment, bringing us joy, soothing our pain and filling our hearts with so, so much pride. 💕” 

Obama also tweeted in response to Swift’s accomplishment, “And congrats to @TaylorSwift13 on her record-breaking third #GRAMMYs win for Album of the Year! I’m so proud of all the artists who continue to use their music and talents to inspire us all.”