Grammy award: Full list of 2021 Grammy award winners

The full list of the 2021 Grammy award winners
By Ernest Sunday

This article covers the full list of 2021 Grammy award winners and their nominees. The 2021 Grammy award was the 63rd times the awards have been given to musicians since it was introduced.

The Grammy award is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognise the music industry's yearly achievements.

The Grammy award's presentation is given to a particular artist, group of artists or producer that outshined or outperformed other music stars in a particular year in the music industry.

This international award is one of the biggest award presented to music stars every year. It comprises many awards given to artists that outperformed other artists in different music genres.

The Grammy award is first carried out with different artists' nomination for a particular award, such as "Best Video of the Year", before casting a vote for the best artist among the nominees.

The 2021 Grammy award was one of its kind, with the awards presented to different music stars from different countries. In the 2021 Grammy award, Beyoncé won four Grammy awards.

Beyoncé,s four awards in the 2021 Grammy award presentation made it her 28th of the award; thus, she became the first female artist with the highest number of Grammy awards.

The 2021 Grammy award saw two Nigerian artists, Burna Boy and Wizkid, win the Grammy awards for the first time in history. We have the names of these Nigerian grammy award winners listed in this full list of 2021 Grammy award winners.

Nigerian top artists, Wizkid and Burna Boy made it to the list of 2021 Grammy Award winners

Burna Boy was the winner for the Best Global Music Album category for his album, Twice as Tall, while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyonce, Brown Skin Girl.

It is noteworthy to add that these Nigerian Grammy awards winners, Wizkid and Burna Boy are among the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria as well as the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria in 2021.

Below is the full list of the 2021 Grammy award winners:

Full List of 2021 Grammy award winners




Record of the Year

Black Parade - Beyoncé.

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish.

Rockstar - DaBaby and Roddy Ricch.

Say So - Doja Cat.

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish.

Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa.

Circles - Post Malone

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé.

Album of the Year

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Folklore -Taylor Swift

Black Pumas (Deluxe) - Black Pumas

Everyday Life - Coldplay

Djesse Vol. 3 - Jacob Collier

Women in Music Pt. III - Haim

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Hollywood’s Bleeding - Post Malone

Folklore -Taylor Swift

Song of Year

Black Parade - Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray,
Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King,
Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

I Can't Breathe - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

The Box - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

I Can't Breathe - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

Cardigan - Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Circles - Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

Don't Start Now - Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

If The World Was Ending - Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Megan Thee Stallion

Phoebe Bridgers


Noah Cyrus

Megan Thee Stallion

D Smoke

Doja Cat


Best Pop Solo Performance

Yummy - Justin Bieber

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

Cardigan - Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Un Dia (One Day) - J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

Intentions - Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

Dynamite - BTS

Exile - Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Blue Umbrella - (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian

American Standard - James Taylor

American Standard - James Taylor

True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter - Harry Connick, Jr.

Unfollow The Rules - Rufus Wainwright

Judy - Renée Zellweger

Best Pop Vocal Album

Changes -Justin Bieber

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Chromatica - Lady Gaga

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Fine Line - Harry Styles

Folklore - Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording

On My Mind - Diplo & SIDEPIECE

10% - Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis

My High - Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai

The Difference - Flume Featuring Toro y Moi

Both Of Us - Jayda G

10% - Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album

KiCk i - Arca

Bubba - Kaytranada

Bubba - Kaytranada

Planet's Mad - Baauer

Energy - Disclosure

Good Faith - Madeon

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Axiom - Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Live At The Royal Albert Hall - Snarky Puppy

Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard -
Jon Batiste

Take The Stairs - Black Violin

Live At The Royal Albert Hall - Snarky Puppy

Americana - Grégoire Maret - Romain Collin & Bill Frisell

Best Rock Performance

Not - Big Thief

Shameika - Fiona Apple

Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers

The Steps - HAIM

Stay High - Brittany Howard

Shameika - Fiona Apple

Daylight - Grace Potter

Best Metal Performance

Bum-Rush - Body Count

Bum-Rush - Body Count

Underneath - Code Orange

The In-Between - In This Moment


Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live - Power Trip

Best Rock Song


Stay High - Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Lost In Yesterday


Stay High


Best Rock Album

A Hero's Death - Fontaines D.C.

The New Abnormal - The Strokes

Kiwanuka - Michael Kiwanuka

Daylight - Grace Potter

Sound & Fury - Sturgill Simpson

The New Abnormal - The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

Hyperspace - Beck

Fetch The Bolt Cutters - Fiona Appl

Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers

Fetch The Bolt Cutters - Fiona Appl

Jaime - Brittany Howard

The Slow Rush - Tame Impala

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder - Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade - Beyoncé

All I Need - Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign

Goat Head - Brittany Howard

Black Parade - Beyoncé

See Me - Emily King

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Sit On Down - The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

Anything For You - Ledisi

Wonder What She Thinks Of Me - Chloe X Halle

Anything For You - Ledisi

Let Me Go - Mykal Kilgore

Distance - Yebba

Best R&B Song

Black Parade

Better Than I Imagined


Do It

Slow Down

Better Than I Imagined

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo - Jhené Aiko

It Is What It Is - Thundercat

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals - Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings - Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is - Thundercat

Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here - Ant Clemons

Bigger Love - John Legend

Take Time - Giveon

To feel love/d - Luke James

All Rise - Gregory Porter

Bigger Love - John Legend

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Bop - DaBaby

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

What's Poppin - Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Dior - Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Lockdown - Anderson Paak

Laugh Now Cry Later - Drake Featuring Lil Durk

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Highest In The Room - Travis Scott

Lockdown - Anderson Paak

Best Rap Song



The Bigger Picture

The Box

Laugh Now Cry Later


Best Rap Album

Black Habits - D Smoke

King’s Disease - Nas

Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

King’s Disease - Nas

A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

The Allegory - Royce 5’9"

Best Country Solo Performance

Stick That In Your Country Song - Eric Church

When My Amy Prays -Vince Gill

Who You Thought I Was - Brandy Clark

Black Like Me - Mickey Guyton

When My Amy Prays - Vince Gill

Bluebird - Miranda Lambert

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

All Night - Brothers Osborne

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Ocean - Lady A

Sugar Coat - Little Big Town

Some People Do - Old Dominion

10,000 Hours - Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Best Country Song


Crowded Table

Crowded Table

The Bones

More Hearts Than Mine

Some People Do

Best Country Album

Lady Like - Ingrid Andress

Wildcard -Miranda Lambert

Your Life Is A Record - Brandy Clark

Nightfall - Little Big Town

Wildcard - Miranda Lambert

Never Will - Ashley McBryde

Best New Age Album

Songs From The Bardo - Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith

More Guitar Stories -Jim "Kimo" West

Periphery - Priya Darshini

Form//Less - Superposition

Meditations - Cory Wong & Jon Batiste

More Guitar Stories - Jim "Kimo" West

Best Improvised Jazz Solo


All Blues



Moe Honk

All Blues

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Secrets Are The Best Stories - Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

Secrets Are The Best Stories - Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

Ona - Thana Alexa

Modern Ancestors - Carmen Lundy

Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper - Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band

What's The Hurry - Kenny Washington

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment - Ambrose Akinmusire

Trilogy 2 -Chick CoreaChristian McBride & Brian Blade

Waiting Game - Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science

Happening: Live At The Village Vanguard - Gerald Clayton

Trilogy 2 - Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

RoundAgain - Redman Mehldau McBride Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Dialogues On Race - Gregg August

Data Lords -Maria Schneider Orchestra

Data Lords - Maria Schneider Orchestra

MONK'estra Plays John Beasley - John Beasley

The Intangible Between - Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band

Songs You Like A Lot - John Hollenbeck With Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace and The Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Tradiciones - Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra

Four Questions -Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

City Of Dreams - Chico Pinheiro

Viento Y Tiempo - Live At Blue Note Tokyo - Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola

Trane's Delight - Poncho Sanchez

Four Questions - Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Wonderful Is Your Name

Movin' On

Release (Live)

Movin' On

Come Together

Won't Let Go

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ Song

The Blessing (Live)

There Was Jesus

Sunday Morning

Holy Water

There Was Jesus

Famous For (I Believe)

Best Gospel Album

2econd Wind: Ready - Anthony Brown & group therAPy

Gospel According To PJ -PJ Morton

My Tribute - Myron Butler

Gospel According To PJ - PJ Morton

Choirmaster - Ricky Dillard

Kierra - Kierra Sheard

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Run To The Father - Cody Carnes

Jesus Is King - Kanye West

Jesus Is King - Kanye West

All Of My Best Friends - Hillsong Young & Free

Holy Water - We The Kingdom

Citizen Of Heaven - Tauren Wells

Best Root Gospel Album

Beautiful Day - Mark Bishop

Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) - Fisk Jubilee Singers

20/20 - The Crabb Family

What Christmas Really Means - The Erwins

Something Beautiful - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) - Fisk Jubilee Singers

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Por Primera Vez - Camilo


Mesa Para Dos - Kany García

Pausa - Ricky Martin

YHLQMDLG - Bad Bunny

3:33 - Debi Nova

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Aura - Bajofondo

La Conquista Del Espacio -Fito Paez

Monstruo - Cami

Sobrevolando - Cultura Profética

Miss Colombia - Lido Pimienta

La Conquista Del Espacio - Fito Paez

Best Regional Mexican Music Album(Including Tejano)

Hecho En México - Alejandro Fernández

Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1 -Natalia Lafourcade

Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1 - Natalia Lafourcade

La Serenata - Lupita Infante

Bailando Sones Y Huapangos Con Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez -
Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

AYAYAY! - Christian Nodal

Best Tropical Latin Album

Mi Tumbao - José Alberto "El Ruiseñor"

40 -Grupo Niche

Infinito - Edwin Bonilla

Sigo Cantando Al Amor (Deluxe) - Jorge Celedon & Sergio Luis

40 - Grupo Niche

Memorias De Navidad - Víctor Manuelle

Best American Root Performance

Colors - Black Pumas

I Remember Everything -John Prine

Deep In Love - Bonny Light Horseman

Short And Sweet - Brittany Howard

I Remember Everything - John Prine

I'll Be Gone - Norah Jones & Mavis Staples

Best American Root Song


I Remember Everything

I Remember Everything

Ceiling To The Floor


Man Without A Soul

Best American Album

Old Flowers - Courtney Marie Andrews

World On The Ground -Sarah Jarosz

Terms Of Surrender - Hiss Golden Messenger

El Dorado - Marcus King

World On The Ground - Sarah Jarosz

Good Souls Better Angels - Lucinda Williams

Best BlueGrass Album

Man On Fire - Danny Barnes

Home - Billy Strings

To Live In Two Worlds, Vol. 1 - Thomm Jutz

North Carolina Songbook - Steep Canyon Rangers

The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1
(Various Artists)

Home - Billy Strings

Best Traditional Blues Album

All My Dues Are Paid - Frank Bey

Rawer Than Raw -Bobby Rush

Rawer Than Raw - Bobby Rush

You Make Me Feel - Don Bryant

That's What I Heard - Robert Cray Band

Cypress Grove - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Live At The Paramount - Ruthie Foster Big Band

Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? -Fantastic Negrito

The Juice - G. Love

Blackbirds - Bettye LaVette

Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? - Fantastic Negrito

Up And Rolling - North Mississippi Allstars

Best Folk Album

Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman

All The Good Times -Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Thanks For The Dance - Leonard Cohen

All The Good Times - Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Song For Our Daughter - Laura Marling

Saturn Return - The Secret Sisters

Best Regional Roots Music Album

My Relatives "Nikso Kowaiks" - Black Lodge Singers

Atmosphere - New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Atmosphere - New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Cameron Dupuy And The Cajun Troubadours

Lovely Sunrise - Nā Wai ʽEhā

A Tribute To Al Berard - Sweet Cecilia

Best Raggae Album

Upside Down 2020 - Buju Banton

Got To Be Tough -Toots & The Maytals

Higher Place - Skip Marley

Got To Be Tough - Toots & The Maytals

It All Comes Back To Love - Maxi Priest

One World - The Wailers

Best Global Music Album

Fu Chronicles - Antibalas

Twice As Tall -Burna Boy

Twice As Tall - Burna Boy

Agora - Bebel Gilberto

Love Letters - Anoushka Shankar

Amadjar - Tinariwen

Best Children's Music Album

Wild Life - Justin Roberts

All The Ladies -Joanie Leeds

All The Ladies - Joanie Leeds

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Poetry, Audio Books & StoryTelling)

Acid For The Children: A Memoir - Flea

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth -

Rachel Maddow

Alex Trebek - The Answer Is... - Ken Jennings

Catch And Kill - Ronan Farrow

Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) - Meryl Streep (& Full cast)

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth -
Rachel Maddow

Best Comedy Album

I Love Everything - Patton Oswalt

Black Mitzvah - Tiffany Haddish

The Pale Tourist - Jim Gaffigan

Black Mitzvah - Tiffany Haddish

Paper Tiger - Bill Burr

23 Hours To Kill - Jerry Seinfeld

Best Musical Theatre Album


Jagged Little Pill

American Utopia On Broadway

Little Shop Of Horrors

The Prince Of Egypt

Jagged Little Pill

Soft Power

Best Compilation For Visual Media

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood(Various Artists)

Jojo Rabbit (Various Artists)

Bill & Ted Face The Music(Various Artists)

Jojo Rabbit (Various Artists)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga(Various Artists)

Frozen 2 (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Ad Astra





Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Beautiful Ghosts (From Cats)

No Time To Die (From No Time To Die)

Carried Me With You (From Onward)

Into The Unknown (From Frozen 2)

No Time To Die (From No Time To Die)

Stand Up (From Harriet)

Best Instrumental Composition

Baby Jack


Be Water II




Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Accapella

Bathroom Dance

Donna Lee


Donna Lee

Lift Every Voice And Sing

Uranus: The Magician

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Asas Fechadas

He Won't Hold You

He Won't Hold You

Desert Song

From This Place

Slow Burn

Best Recording Package

Everyday Life

Vols. 11 & 12


Vols. 11 & 12


On Circles

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Flaming Pie (Collector's Edition)

Ode To Joy

Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991


Ode To Joy

The Story Of Ghostly International

Best Album Note

At The Minstrel Show: Minstrel Routines From The Studio, 1894-1926

Dead Man's Pop

The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital Of The West, 1940-1974

Dead Man's Pop

The Missing Link: How Gus Haenschen Got Us From Joplin To Jazz And Shaped The Music Business

Out Of A Clear Blue Sky

Best Historical Album

Celebrated, 1895-1896

It's Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers

Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years (1936 - 1943)

It's Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers

1999 Super Deluxe Edition


Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical



Black Hole Rainbow



25 Trips

Producer of the Year, Non Classical

Jack Antonoff

Andrew Watt

Andrew Watt

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

Best Remixed Recording

Do You Ever (RAC Mix)

Roses (Imanbek Remix)

Imaginary Friends (Morgan Page Remix)

Praying For You (Louie Vega Main Remix)

Roses (Imanbek Remix)

Young & Alive (Bazzi Vs. Haywyre Remix)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, 'Babi Yar'

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Hynes: Fields

Ives: Complete Symphonies

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, 'Babi Yar'

Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

David Frost

David Frost

Jesse Lewis

Dmitriy Lipay

Elaine Martone

Best Orchestral Performance

Aspects Of America - Pulitzer Edition

Ives: Complete Symphonies


Ives: Complete Symphonies

Copland: Symphony No. 3

Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

Best Opera Recording

Dello Joio: The Trial At Rouen

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Floyd, C.: Prince Of Players

Handel: Agrippina

Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Best Choral Performance


Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

Kastalsky: Requiem

Moravec: Sanctuary Road

Once Upon A Time

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Healing Modes

Contemporary Voices

Contemporary Voices

Hearne, T.: Place

Hynes: Fields

The Schumann Quartets

Best Classical instrumental Solo

Adès: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra

Colors - Black Pumas.

Theofanidis: Concerto For Viola And Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas

Bohemian Tales

Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival

Best Classical Vocal Album

American Composers At Play - William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto

Smyth: The Prison

Clairières - Songs By Lili & Nadia Boulanger


Smyth: The Prison

A Lad's Love

Best Classical Compendium

Adès Conducts Adès

Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke

Saariaho: Graal Théâtre; Circle Map; Neiges; Vers Toi Qui Es Si Loin

Serebrier: Symphonic Bach Variations; Laments And Hallelujahs; Flute Concerto

Woolf, L.P.: Fire And Flood

Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Adès: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra

Rouse: Symphony No. 5

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

Rouse: Symphony No. 5

Floyd, C.: Prince Of Players

Hearne, T.: Place

Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl - Beyoncé, Blue Ivy & WizKid

Brown Skin Girl -BeyoncéBlue Ivy & WizKid

Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown - Anderson Paak

Adore You - Harry Styles

Goliath - Woodkid

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