H.E.R., Thundercat, The Strokes, Body Count win at the Grammys 2021

[L-R] H.E.R., Thundercat, Albert Hammond Jr. and Ernie C
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The 63rd Grammy Awards – and first to take place in a virtual format – were held last night (March 14), and it was a stellar evening for guitar-playing acts.

Among those to scoop awards were H.E.R., who won Song of the Year with I Can't Breathe; Thundercat, who bagged Best Progressive R&B Album with his star-studded 2020 effort It Is What It Is; The Strokes, who secured Best Rock Album with The New Abnormal; and Body Count, whose politically fueled Bum-Rush won them Best Metal Performance.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.