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  • "I know my daughter is watching. Bluecongratulations. She won a GRAMMY tonight."  

  • Beyoncé makes history, Harry Styles opens the show, Taylor Swift wins big, Billie Eilish, say it with me, you guys: BTS, yes.

  • The GRAMMYs took over LA and right here, right now, I've got all you need to know about music's biggest night.

  • Host Trevor Noah didn't waste any time and opened things up with some light jokes.

  • "This is not a zoom background, alright? This is real.

  • My uncle isn't going to walk behind me naked, even thoughtold him I was having an important meeting, that's not gonna happen tonight.

  • Followed by everyone's man crush and first time GRAMMY nominee Harry Styles, who kicked off the ceremony in the most perfect way: with a little "Watermelon Sugar".

  • And finished off like a true rock star, sans shirtwhich of course Trevor Noah commented on.

  • "I mean, I would have worn a shirt for my first GRAMMYs butyou know, each to his own."

  • Harry also took home his first GRAMMY for best pop solo performance for "Watermelon Sugar".

  • "To everyone who made this record with me, thank you so much."

  • Billie Eilish's performance was up next and I actually love that we got to see Harry enjoying it from the sidelineLove that support.

  • Billie was joined by her brother Finneas on stage and they performed "Everything I Wanted".

  • Billie and her brother also won record of the year for "Everything I Wanted", but when accepting the award, she adorably insisted that Megan Thee Stallion should have won instead.

  • "I was gonna write a speech about how you deserve this, but then I was like there's no way they're gonna choose me. I was like it's hers.

  • "And how about HAIM, who literally rocked the stage with all their badasseries.  

  • And in some more girl power moments that rocked, Megan Thee Stallion performed a couple of her hits including "WAP" with Cardi B.

  • And a big congrats to Megan Thee Stallion who cleaned up at this year's GRAMMYs, taking home best new artist, best rap song and performance for "Savage" with Beyoncé.

  • "Thank you, Beyoncé for your encouraging words all the time."

  • "I'm honored that you asked me to be a part of the song."

  • Beyoncé also made history.

  • "With that award, Beyoncé has just tied the all-time record for most GRAMMY wins ever by a female artist. Beyoncé is tied at 27 GRAMMYs."

  • Then she won best R&B performance for "Black Parade", making history and she even gave a shout out to her family.

  • "Y'all are my babiesand I'm so proud of y'all. I love you so much, my rock."

  • And yes, of course Taylor Swift did not disappoint performing not just one, but three songs off both her albums "folklore" and "evermore", 

  • and transporting us to a fairy tale, she started out with "cardigan".

  • And then grabbed a guitar and joined her "folklore" and "evermore" collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, where they finished off with august and willow.  

  • Taylor also took home the biggest honor of the night: album of the year for "folklore",

  • becoming the first female artist and only fourth ever to win three times in the category.

  • She previously won it for "Fearless" in 2010 and then for "1989" in 2015.

  • "Joe, who is the first person that I play every single song that I write and, um, I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine."

  • Dua Lipa, who won best pop vocal album for "Future Nostalgia",  

  • brought the disco dance vibes to the GRAMMY stage performing "Levitating" with lots of sparkles, a slew of backup dancers, some serious moves andof course, an appearance by DaBaby.

  • There's no doubt that one of the biggest and best moments from this year's GRAMMYs was seeing Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak together on stage as Silk Sonic multiple times.

  • Their energy together is perfection.

  • Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez showed up and showed out with an electrifying performance of Dakita.

  • Bad Bunny also took home the GRAMMY for best latin pop album for "YHLQMDLG".

  • "I'm very happy. I'm really happy. I'm very proud." 

  • Delivering the most powerful performance at this year's award show, Lil Baby's "The Bigger Picture" addressed police brutality and included protest scenes with activists Killer Mike and Tamika Mallory.

  • Not that we ever doubted them, but everyone's favorite K-pop boy band BTS stole the show, getting everyone up on their feet dancing.  

  • It was such a spectacular show filled with so much great energy and, honestly, a true celebration of music during a year when we needed it most.

  • Now, of course, there are so many more amazing performances and highlights from the show that I couldn't include in this video, otherwise it would literally be hours long,

  • but I'm talking Chris Martin, Doja Cat Brandi Carlile, the list truly goes on,

  • so head to Billboard.com to get that, and also we have a full winners list there - we got you covered.

  • I just still can't really get over that Harry Styles performance, I'm feelinglittle flustered over it.

  • For Billboard News, I'm Chelsea Briggs.

  • This episode of Billboard News was presented by National Geographic.

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