NAS, MEGAN THEE STALLION, BEYONCÉ & THUNDERCAT AMONG 2021 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
Written by djchevy on March 15, 2021
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards got underway at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Sunday night (March 14) at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST, roughly two months after they were originally scheduled to take place.
Hip Hop/rap and R&B were heavily represented this year, with the Best Rap Album category including some unexpected nominees. While Nas’ King Disease wasn’t exactly surprising, Royce Da 5’9’s The Allegory, Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony, D Smoke’s Black Habits and Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist’s Alfredo were less anticipated.
Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion was nominated in multiple categories, including Best New Artist (along with Chika, D Smoke, Kaytranada and Doja Cat) and Record Of The Year for “Savage” featuring Beyoncé, while DaBaby and Roddy Ricch was also up for Record Of The Year for their smash hit “ROCKSTAR.”
Nominees in the R&B categories include Jhené Aiko, Chloe X Halle, Free Nationals, Robert Glasper and Thundercat.
Kanye West already took home the gilded trophy in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus Is King, Nas won in the Best Rap Album category for King’s Disease, Megan and Beyoncé nabbed the Best Rap Performance honor for the “Savage (Remix)” and Thundercat rose to victory in the Best Progressive R&B Album category forIt Is What It Is.