Harry Styles kicked off the 2021 Grammys last night with a performance of his hit single ‘Watermelon Sugar’. He was joined by a band that included Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes, who also directed the performance, along with a group of backup singers, a saxophone player, trumpeter, and more. Watch it below.
The performance marked Styles’ first appearance at the annual ceremony and his first time being nominated. He won his first-ever Grammy for ‘Watermelon Sugar’, which beat out songs by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift in the Best Pop Solo Performance category. His sophomore album Fine Line was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, while ‘Adore You’ was up for Best Music Video but lost to Beyoncé’s ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’.
Devonté Hynes was also among the nominees last night, competing in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance (for Fields). The Grammy went to Pacifica Quartet. Check out the full list of 2021 Grammy winners here.