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2021 Grammy Winners: Toots, Prine, Dua Lipa, Strings, Apple, Howard, Haddish, Snarky Puppy

Paul McCartney 

Best Boxed Set or Special Limited Edition Package: Flaming Pie (Collector's Edition)

For Paul McCartney completists, this collection includes every imaginable track recorded during the Flaming Pie sessions from 1992 to 1995. The former Beatle has a total of 79 Grammy nominations and 18 wins.

 

North Mississippi Allstars 

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Up and Rolling

Cody and Luther Dickinson's stoniest album yet. The Allstars have three previous nominations.

 

Pop Smoke 

Best Rap Performance: "Dior"

Brooklyn-born rapper (nee Bashar Jackson) was shot and killed at his home in the Hollywood Hills on February 19. He was 20. This track is from Pop Smoke's posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

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Grace Potter 

Best Rock Performance: "Daylight"

Best Rock Album: Daylight

The Vermont-based jam-band singer receives Grammy recognition for her second solo album, post-the Nocturals. Potter has one previous nomination in 2011.

 

John Prine 

√ Best American Roots Performance: "I Remember Everything"

√ Best American Roots Song: "I Remember Everything"

This is the last song by the beloved singer-songwriter, who received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award earlier in the year and had one other win in 2005 and a total of 13 noms. Prine passed from Covid-19 on April 7. He was 73.

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Travis Scott

Best Melodic Rap Performance: "Highest in the Room"

This song was released as a single by the Houston rapper in 2019. Scott has seven previous noms.

 

Snarky Puppy

√ Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Jazzy Texas-based jam band headed by bassist Michael League has been nominated three times before - in 2013, 2015 and 2016 - and won each time. Will they go four for four?

 

Billy Strings

√ Best Bluegrass Album: Home

Picker from Michigan popular in the jam-band scene scores Grammy nom for his debut album. Strings' real last name is Apostol.

Check out the 2021 Grammy nominees here.

 

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