CULTURE 'I Can't Breathe' by H.E.R. wins Song of the Year at 63rd Grammy Awards


'I Can't Breathe' by H.E.R. wins Song of the Year at 63rd Grammy Awards


14:30, March 15, 2021

In this screengrab, H.E.R. attends MusiCares: Music On A Mission Online Celebration and Fundraiser during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California on March 12, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

LOS ANGELES - "I Can't Breathe" by American singer-songwriter Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., won Song of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards being held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, nominated for three Grammy Awards this year, beat out a group of nominees that included Beyonce, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and Julia Michaels & JP Saxe to win the prize at the annual awards show.

The 63rd Grammy Awards was held in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles with performances from some music stars, including Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny and Dua Lipa. But there are no in-person guests at the show.

The music's biggest night in the United States, originally scheduled for Jan 31, was postponed six weeks over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 63rd Grammy Awards nominees were selected from more than 23,000 submissions across 83 categories and the eligibility window is for projects released between Sept 1, 2019, to Aug 31, 2020.

As the only peer-selected music award, the Grammy Awards are voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers.

Taylor Swift wins the Grammy for Album of the Year for "Folklore" in this screen grab taken from video of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, March 14, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

Beyonce had a big night, winning four prizes and thereby breaking the record for the most-ever Grammy wins by a female artist, and the most by any singer, male or female.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion also had a successful evening, taking home three awards including Best New Artist and pop powerhouse Taylor Swift won Album of the Year honors for the third time in her career.

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, "folklore"

Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song: Billie Eilish, "Everything I Wanted"

Best New Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Music Video: Beyonce, "Brown Skin Girl"

Best Rap Album: Nas, "King's Disease"

Best Rap Song: Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce, "Savage"

Best Rap Performance: Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce, "Savage"

Best Rock Album: The Strokes, "The New Abnormal"

Best Rock Song: Brittany Howard, "Stay High"

Best Rock Performance: Fiona Apple, "Shameika"

Best Pop Vocal Album: Dua Lipa, "Future Nostalgia"

Best Pop Solo Performance: Harry Styles, "Watermelon Sugar"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, "Rain on Me"

Best R&B Album: John Legend, "Bigger Love"

Best R&B Performance: Beyonce, "Black Parade"

Best Alternative Music Album: Fiona Apple, "Fetch the Bolt Cutters"

Best Global Music Album: Burna Boy, "Twice as Tall"

Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, "Wildcard"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Kanye West, "Jesus Is King"

Best Comedy Album: Tiffany Haddish, "Black Mitzvah"

Best Song Written for Visual Media: Billie Eilish, "No Time to Die" (for "No Time to Die")

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