UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP’S FAMILY OF ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS, LABELS AND DISTRIBUTED PARTNERS RECOGNIZED ACROSS NEARLY EVERY GENRE AT THE 63RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS CEREMONY
Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year for folklore, Billie Eilish wins Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted”
Universal Music Publishing songwriters win Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, Best Rap Song, Best Country Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media
Santa Monica, March 14, 2021 — Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, and its family of artists, labels and distributed partners received a wide range of recognition at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, including Taylor Swift, who won Album of the Year for folklore, and Billie Eilish, who won Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted.”
With her win, Swift (Republic) became the first female recording artist to win Album of the Year three times. This is the second year in a row that Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope) won Record of the Year.
Universal Music Publishing Group songwriters H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas won Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe,” while H.E.R. additionally won the Grammy for Best R&B Song for “Better Than I Imagine;” Megan Thee Stallion won The Grammy for Best Rap Song; and Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby won the Grammy for Best Country Song for “Crowded Table.”
Additionally, Jacob Collier (Hajanga/Decca/Interscope) won Best Arrangement, Instrumentals and Vocals for “He Won’t Hold You,” becoming the first British act to ever win a Grammy for each of his first four albums. Lady Gaga (Interscope) with Ariana Grande (Republic) won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Rain on Me;”Vince Gill (MCA Nashville) won Best Country Solo Performance for “When My Amy Prays;” and Justin Bieber (RBMG/Def Jam) won alongside Dan + Shay for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “10,000 Hours.”
Universal Music artists won Grammys in best album categories across several genres. Nas (Mass Appeal) won Best Rap Album for King’s Disease; James Taylor (Fantasy/Concord) won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for American Standard; Kanye West (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam) won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus is King; Chick Corea (Concord), won Best Jazz Instrumental Album, along with Christian McBride & Brian Blade, for Trilogy 2; Sarah Jarosz (Rounder/Concord) won Best Americana Album for World on the Ground; and Billy Strings (Rounder/Concord) won Best Bluegrass Album for Home.
Eilish (Universal Music Publishing Group) also won Best Song Written for Visual Media for “No Time to Die,”while the soundtrack for Jojo Rabbit (Hollywood Records), produced by the film’s writer and Director Taika Waititi, won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Beck’s Hyperspace (Capitol) won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Andrew Watt, a producer who has worked with artists including Post Malone and 5 Seconds of Summer, won the Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
In the classical field, Ives: Complete Symphonies, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic (Deutsche Grammophon) won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance. In Jazz, Corea also won the Grammy for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for the song “All Blues” from Trilogy 2 album.
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