Women Ruled the 2021 Grammys with History-Making Wins and Jaw-Dropping Performances

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish are just a few of the incredible female artists who dominated the Grammys during music's biggest night

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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce
Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

... had an incredible night, starting off with their dual win for best music video for "Brown Skin Girl." At 9 years old, Blue is one of the youngest people to ever win a Grammy.

Beyoncé also made history for earning the most Grammy wins ever, with 28 wins, including tonight's awards for best rap song for "Savage" and best R&B performance for "Black Parade."

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan THee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion. Kevin Winter/Getty

... earned a best rap performance and best rap song win for "Savage" featuring Beyoncé. She also won big by beating out Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada for this year's best new artist. (And lest we forget, she also brought the house down with her performance of "WAP" with Cardi B.)

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Fiona Apple

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Fiona Apple. Amanda Edwards/WireImage/Getty Images

... took home best rock performance for "Shameika" and best alternative music album for Fetch the Bolt Cutters.

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Brittany Howard

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Brittany Howard. Getty

... won best rock song for "Stay High" off of her 2019 album Jaime.

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Ledisi

Prince Encouraged Singer Ledisi to Leave Her Record Label: He Was All About 'Owning Your Legacy'
TOUT ONLY DO NOT USE Prince Encouraged Singer Ledisi to Leave Her Record Label: He Was All About 'Owning Your Legacy'. Getty Images

... nabbed best traditional R&B performance for "Anything for You."

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The Highwomen

THE HIGHWOMEN Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires
Alysse Gafkjen

... took home best country song for "Crowded Table."

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Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish/Instagram

... beat out Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr and Jerry Seinfeld for best comedy album for Black Mitzvah.

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Billie Eilish

Finneas O'Connell and Billie Eilish
Finneas and Billie Eilish. Rich Fury/Getty

... and her brother Finneas won best song written for visual media for their tune "No Time to Die" from the upcoming Bond film, which stars Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas.

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande (left) and Lady Gaga (right). Lady Gaga/Youtube

... won best pop duo/group performance for "Rain on Me."

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert. Kevin Winter/Getty

... was awarded with best country album for Wildcard.

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H.E.R.

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H.E.R. with Tiara Thomas at the Grammys. Kevin Winter/Getty

... and co-writer Tiara Thomas earned song of the year for "I Can't Breathe," a track written over FaceTime as a response to the death of George Floyd.

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Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa
Kevin Winter/Getty

... took home a big win for best pop vocal album for Future Nostalgia.

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Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift.

... received the coveted album of year award for Folklore.

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish
Kevin Winter/Getty

... won the biggest award of the night, record of the year, for her song "Everything I Wanted." Eilish beat out Beyoncé, Black Pumas, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion to earn the prestigious honor.

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