Grammy Awards 2021

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift make history

The star is now the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

"I am so honoured, I'm so excited," she said while accepting her record-breaking trophy, for best R&B performance.

Taylor Swift also made history at Sunday's ceremony, by becoming the first female artist ever to win album of the year three times.

The star was rewarded for her lockdown album Folklore - after previously winning with Fearless in 2010 and the pop opus 1989 in 2016.

Protest anthem I Can't Breathe wins song of the year

I Can't Breathe, by the R&B singer H.E.R. was released last summer, and quotes Floyd's last words, as he died in police custody in Minneapolis.

Accepting the prize, the star said she never imagined "that my fear and my pain would turn into impact".

"That's why I write music," she added, "and I'm so, so grateful"

The singer, whose real name is Gabriella Wilson, was accompanied by her co-writer Tiara Thomas, and she recalled how they'd written I Can't Breathe "over FaceTime" last summer.

'I guess they're just giving Grammys to anyone now': Taika Waititi wins a Grammy

Following on from his gong for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2020 Oscar’s for Jojo Rabbit, Waititi has picked up a Grammy Award for the same film.

The film took out the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.

The record, which beat four other films for the accolade including Frozen 2, includes songs by The Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Waits, David Bowie.

The prize was awarded as part of the un-televised pre-telecast section of the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa lead Grammy nominations

Beyoncé leads the field, with nine nominations overall, including four for Black Parade, a protest anthem released at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests this summer.

Swift, with six nods, could win album of the year for a record-breaking third time with her lockdown album Folklore.

Dua Lipa also picked up six nominations for the disco-tinged Future Nostalgia.