Women steal the show at Grammys

Female artists swept every major category during music's biggest night, with some making history at the Grammy Awards. Nikki Battiste takes a look.

Video Transcript

- Three years ago, the story from the Grammy Awards was how few women had won major awards. Well, that sure wasn't the case this time around. Here CBS' Nikki Battiste.

- (SINGING) If you want to run away with me, I know a galaxy, and I could take you for a ride.

NIKKI BATTISTE: It was a night of celebration and reflection.

- (SINGING) If you think we live in the land of the free--

NIKKI BATTISTE: As women stole the show, sweeping every major category.

- History has just been made.

NIKKI BATTISTE: With Queen B reigning supreme.

- Beyonce!

NIKKI BATTISTE: Beyonce snagged her 28th trophy, the most of any female artist ever.

BEYONCE: I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings--

- (SINGING) I knew you'd come back to me.

NIKKI BATTISTE: Taylor Swift's third win for album of the year a record breaker, too. Song of the year went to her for "I Can't Breathe."

- (SINGING) And I can't breathe--

- Which honors the memory of George Floyd.

- We wrote this song out of pain, we wrote this song out of hope.

- Classy. Bougie. Ratchet.

NIKKI BATTISTE: The newest leading lady crowned, Megan Thee Stallion, winning best new artist and best rap performance for "Savage," her hit with Beyonce.

MEGAN THEE STALLION: Cause my mama would always be like, Megan what would Beyonce do?

- (SINGING) Could have been a nightmatre.

NIKKI BATTISTE: Billy Eilish said her record of the year title should have also gone to Megan.

BILLY EILISH: You are a queen.

NIKKI BATTISTE: It was a night rolled by queens, and one nine year old princess. Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, shared her first Grammy win with mom for best music video.

BEYONCE: Congratulations. She won a Grammy tonight.

NIKKI BATTISTE: Nikki Battiste, CBS News, New York.

- It was a great night, and a great show.