Question: Was Sunday night's Grammys, the 63rd annual presented live on an outdoor stage in Los Angeles, the most Houston Grammys in history?
To answer, we have to go through Grammy history to make sure no other year was as Houston. This won't be a very deep exercise.
- 1980: Kenny Rogers wins a couple awards for The Gambler. That's about it.
- 2004: Honestly it's just Beyoncé competing with herself at this point. This year is all about her debut solo Dangerously in Love, which wins a bunch of R&B awards.
- 2010: This is a bigger Beyoncé year, so it automatically is in the lead. This is "Single Ladies" and "Halo." It's an impressive year.
But on Sunday, while Beyoncé took home three more statuettes to earn herself the title of singer with the most Grammys, we also saw Megan Thee Stallion nab Best New Artist and then Best Rap Performance for "Savage." During that win, Bey joined Meg on stage as the latter talked about seeing the former on the main stage at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. It was awesome.
What wasn't awesome was that Megan Thee Stallion didn't win Record of the Year for "Savage." Billie Eilish took home that final award of the night for "Everything I Wanted," and she all but handed Meg the trophy in an apologetic speech that proved, once again, that Grammy voters don't seem to get it.
But we can bask in the Houston-ness of Sunday's ceremony, which served as a familiarly bloated respite from the weirdness of the last year. There were wild performances, including Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B on a bed for "WAP" and BTS on a helipad for "Dynamite." Plus, Lionel Richie paid tribute to Houston native Rogers, who died in 2020.
Also, did you know that Post Malone is from Syracuse, New York?
Anyway, Houston. It was a big night for H-Town. We love Beyoncé. We Love Hot Girl Meg. They made us proud. Most Houston Grammys ever—we should have a parade for that.