13 Cool Moments From the 2021 Grammys

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A view of the stage appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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1. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah’s coiled quarantine afro. Its thickness in enviable, yet is it just me or is Noah morphing into The Weeknd?

Host Trevor Noah appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

P.S. Shout out to his barber’s curl sponge.

2. D Smoke and DaBaby

The brothers bringing their mothers to the show. Shout out to D Smoke with Ms. Jackie Gouche-Farris and DaBaby with Ms. Linda.

D Smoke, left, and Jackie Gouche-Farris pose in the press room at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
DaBaby, right, and his mother, Linda, arrive at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

3. Beyonce

King Beyonce. Queen Bey. The tears from her winning achievement were heartfelt. The fit and curves in the dress said that Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir’s mama is a grown woman. We are glad to see Beyonce evolve into her next era.  She’s in her Diana Ross stride circa 1982.

Beyonce accepts the award for best R&B performance for “Black Parade” at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

4. Doja Cat

Both Doja Cat’s performance and outfit were pop hits. Perhaps the latter was a nod to Janet Jackson’s famous “What’s It Gonna Be” outfit or simply a play on a cat woman with her litter a la Eartha Kitt.

Doja Cat performs “Say So” at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Saturday, March 6, 2021. The awards show airs on March 14 with both live and prerecorded segments. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

5. Kaytranada

When ya favorite contemporary producer wins two Grammy awards, all you can do is celebrate on your couch from a far. Go Kaytranda!

Kaytranada poses in the press room with the award for best dance recording and dance electronic album, for Bubba, at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

6. Tiara Thomas

The beautiful Fulani braids on Tiara Thomas – co-writer and winner of H.E.R.’s Grammy-winning song “I Can’t Breathe”.

Tiara Thomas poses in the press room with the song of the year award for “I Can’t Breath” at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

7. Big Sean

Big Sean channeling icon Sammy Davis Jr. effortlessly – probably because it’s his true style. I know Elijah Kelly is a shoo-in, but can Sean be his understudy in a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic if it ever, finally happens?

Big Sean arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

8. Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion won all night, and so did the back of her dress. We like bows over here.

Megan Thee Stallion, winner of the awards for best rap song and best rap performance for “Savage Remix” and best new artist poses in the press room at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

9. Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic is the world’s newest favorite duo. I’ve been waiting on this collab since I saw a photo of Bruno, Nile Rodgers and Anderson in the studio back in 2017.

Anderson .Paak, left, and Bruno Mars arrive at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

10. Black Pumas

To watch Black Pumas front man Eric Burton get into the spirit on stage was a reminder that good showmanship is a spiritual thing. Oh, and I really didn’t mind that the design for the band’s image is of black pumas aka black panthers and was front and center for all of America to see.   

Eric Burton of Black Pumas dances during his band’s performance at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, March 11, 2021. The awards show airs on March 14 with both live and prerecorded segments. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

11. H.E.R.

Dual winner H.E.R. won the night not only for her song “I Can’t Breathe”, but her look won as usual. She gave us free-spirit with a touch of subtle silver and shine.

H.E.R. arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

12. Mickey Guyton

Although we collectively focus on “firsts” way too much, Mickey Guyton’s nomination and performance were apropos for the event. As a Black woman who specifically sings country music, Guyton is in a historical position of reclamation within the genre (and at least recognition). The Majority of Country music listeners didn’t like Beyonce stepping into their perceived ownership of it, but Guyton is already emersed in it.  They may not have wanted to listen to Guyton’s music since her debut, but now that she was exposed to the Grammy audience and more Black people, she should see wider recognition.

Mickey Guyton performs “Black Like Me” at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The awards show airs on March 14 with both live and prerecorded segments. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

13. The production.

Trevor Noah’s illustrious afro and velvet suite, a socially distant audience, Silk Sonic’s performance featuring Anderson.Paak’s heart-shaped rhinestone glasses and the brother on the production team working it out.

Host Trevor Noah appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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