There was disappointment at the 63rd Grammy Awards for Irish band Fontaines D.C. after they missed out on a Grammy win after the award for Best Rock Album went to New York act The Strokes.
Fontaines' acclaimed second album A Hero’s Death had been nominated in the category that also included Sturgill Simpson, Michael Kiwanuka, and Grace Potter with first time nominees The Strokes taking the prize for their sixth album The New Abnormal.
Fontaines, who hail from Monaghan, Dublin, Mayo, and Spain, have had a rapid rise since they formed four years ago while they were students at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin and have enjoyed critical and commercial success with their two albums.
Earlier on Sunday evening, Beyoncé, who was nominated for nine awards in total at this year’s Grammys, Burma Boy, and the late John Prine were also among the acts who won Grammys.
Prine, who passed away last year, won Best American Roots Performance for I Remember Everything, his last recorded song, with his Irish wife Fiona Whelan Prine accepting the award.
Beyoncé won Best Music Video for Brown Skin Girl and Best Rock Performance went to Fiona Apple for her song Shameika.
Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy became the second-youngest winner in Grammy history after she featured on Brown Skin Girl.
Billie Eilish also won a Grammy for her James Bond theme song No Time to Die, while Kanye West won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus Is King.
It was Eilish's fifth Grammy after she won "the big four" last year.
Megan Thee Stallion won the best rap performance Grammy for Savage, her collaboration with Beyoncé.
The hip hop star, who is set to perform during the main ceremony, was delighted at the win, which also brought Beyoncé closer to becoming the most awarded woman in Grammy history.
She has now won 26 Grammys, one behind Alison Krauss on 27. Beyoncé's nominations at this year's ceremony include record and song of the year.
Other winners on Sunday included John Legend and Justin Bieber.
Bieber won alongside country music duo Dan + Shay for their collaboration 10,000 Hours.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards took place in LA, during which Taylor Swift became only the fourth person - and the first woman - to win album of the year three times. Folklore beat off stiff competition from Coldplay, Haim, Dua Lipa, Jhené Aiko, Black Pumas and Post Malone.
The Grammys 2021 has been preceded by controversy, with The Weeknd saying he will no longer allow his label to submit his music for consideration.
The Canadian star was thought to be a certainty for several nods for his album After Hours, but was not given any recognition on the shortlists.
Former One Direction star Zayn Malik also lashed out at the Recording Academy after his third album Nobody’s Listening failed to be nominated.