Taylor Swift won album of the year for the third time, Harry Styles picked up his first-ever Grammy while Beyoncé made history winning her 28th Grammy - it was quite the night at the 63rd Grammy Awards. 

Folklore by Taylor Swift was named album of the year – the biggest award of the night.

Swift is the first female artist to win the accolade three times, having previously been honoured for Fearless and 1989.

Only three other artists have ever won the album of the year prize three times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.

Taking to the stage, Swift thanked her collaborators including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and British actor Joe Alwyn, her boyfriend of five years.

She said Alwyn was "the first person who I play every single song that I write and I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine".

Harry Styles, who won his first Grammy, arrives at the 63rd Grammy Awards in LA on Sunday

Harry Styles won his first-ever Grammy Award for best pop solo performance for Watermelon Sugar.

Following his win, Styles said: "I feel incredibly lucky to get to work in music and make music as my job every day and this is an incredibly sweet icing on the cake of what I get to do every day, so thank you so much.

He added: "I feel very, very lucky tonight."

Beyoncé made history by winning her 28th Grammy, surpassing Alison Krauss' record for most Grammy wins ever by a female artist and by any singer male or female.

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She hugged her husband Jay-Z before delivering an emotional acceptance speech, fighting back tears while reflecting on her glittering career.

The haul means Queen Bey, 39, is level with revered producer Quincy Jones as the acts with the second most Grammy wins.

The late conductor Georg Solti remains the most successful, with 31.

She said: "I am so honoured, I am so excited. As an artist I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times and it’s been such a difficult time so I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world.

"This is so overwhelming. I have been working my whole life, since nine years old and I can’t believe this happened, it’s such a magical night. Thank you so much."

She paid tribute to her three children, including oldest daughter Blue Ivy, nine, who won a Grammy earlier in the day.

There was disappointment for Irish band Fontaines D.C. when they lost out to hip young newcomers The Strokes in the best rock album category.

John Prine was awarded two posthumous Grammy Awards for his song I Remember Everything. The legendary singer and songwriter, who died April 7, 2020, of COVID-19, won in the American roots performance and American roots song categories for his bittersweet love letter to life.

An emotional Fiona Whelan Prine, his wife of more than 30 years, accepted the award from her home in Nashville. Surrounded by her family, she thanked Prine's fans and longtime team for their devotion.

Prine, 73, earned 13 nominations in his lifetime.

Dua Lipa won the award for best pop vocal album for Future Nostalgia. She said: "Future Nostalgia means the absolute world to me and it has changed my life in so many ways but one thing I have really come to realise is how much happiness is so important.

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"I felt really jaded at the end of my last album where I felt like I only had to make sad music to feel like it mattered.

"I am just so grateful and so honoured because happiness is something we all deserve and something we all need in our lives."

She beat Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift to the prize.

H.E.R. won the song of the year for I Can't Breathe, her protest track penned in response to police killings of unarmed black people.

A song-writing award, it is one of the four most prestigious prizes on the night.

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During her acceptance speech, US singer H.E.R. said "I’ve never been so proud to be an artist".

She said the song was written over FaceTime and revealed her father cried when he first heard it.

Nas won his first-ever Grammy Award on Sunday, after being nominated at the annual awards show 14 times, for Best Rap Album for his 13th studio record King's Disease.

The ceremony was pushed forward from its original date of January 31 due to the pandemic and takes place as a semi-virtual event, with no live audience and only presenters and performers on-site.

Hosting for the first time, Daily Show presenter and comedian Trevor Noah fronts the three-hour simulcast show, which starts in the early hours of Monday morning Irish time.

All the glamour from the Grammy red carpet

Performers on the night include Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

Here are the main winners from the 63rd Grammy Awards.

Album of the year – Taylor Swift – Folklore

Record of the year – Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted

Song of the year – HER – I Can't Breathe

Best new artist – Megan Thee Stallion

Best R&B performance – Beyoncé – Black Parade

Best pop vocal album – Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

Best rap performance – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce – Savage (Remix)

Best Latin pop or urban album – Bad Bunny — YHLQMDLG

Best melodic rap performance – Anderson .Paak – Lockdown

Best pop solo performance – Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar

Best country album – Miranda Lambert – Wildcard

Best new artist – Megan Thee Stallion

Best pop duo/group performance – Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Best rock album – The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Best R&B album – John Legend – Bigger Love

Best rap performance – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce – Savage

Best music video – Beyonce – Brown Skin Girl

Best song written for visual media – Billie Eilish – No Time to Die (from No Time to Die)