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Fontaines D.C. Miss Out On Grammy Win As Women Dominate Big Prizes

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There was disappointment last night as Fontaines D.C. missed out on winning their first Grammy as women dominated the top prizes.

The Irish band’s second record ‘A Hero’s Death’ was nominated for Best Rock Album which was won by The Strokes.

Other artists nominated in this category were Sturgill Simpson, Michael Kiwanuka, and Grace Potter.

The biggest story from this year’s Grammys was the dominance of women in the top awards.

Taylor Swift’s surprise lockdown album ‘Folklore’ won the award for Album of the Year. This win means that Swift is the first woman to win that award three times.

Billie Eilish won Record of the Year for her effort ‘Everything I Wanted’ while she also won Best Song Written For Visual Media with her James Bond theme song, ‘No Time To Die’.

However, Beyoncé was the biggest winner on the night. She won four Grammys, sharing two with Megan Thee Stallion.

Beyoncé now holds the record for most Grammy wins by a woman with 28. She overtook bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

To see the full list of winners, click here.

The ceremony was hosted by Trevor Noah and took place in downtown Los Angeles both at indoor and outdoor locations. Some of the smaller awards were awarded in other cities such as Nashville and New York.

Speaking about the event, host Trevor Noah said:

“We’re hoping that this is all about what 2021 can be, full of joy, new beginnings, and coming together. Never forgetting what happened in 2020, but full of hope for what is to come.”

The 2021 Grammys were like no other due to the pandemic but the production was well-received by many.

Many commentators had criticised the broadcast of the Golden Globes recently but many praised the Grammys for their seamless transitions and overall production values.

Photo Credit: Fontaines D.C.