April 3, the rescheduled Grammy Awards ceremony took place after being delayed again due to Covid concerns. Some awards were given in the rock and metal categories in an afternoon awards ceremony. We have a list of notables below. The more mainstream-oriented awards and live musical performances were reserved for the evening awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.


Winners & nominees in heavy music are as follows:

Best Metal Performance:
Dream Theater – “The Alien” – Winner
Deftones – “Genesis“
Gojira – “Amazonia“
Mastodon – “Pushing The Tides“
Rob Zombie – “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)“

Best Rock Album:
Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight” – Winner
AC/DC – “Power Up“
Chris Cornell – “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1“
Paul McCartney – “McCartney III“
Black Pumas – “Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A“

Best Rock Song:
Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War” – Winner
Mammoth WVH – “Distance“
Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs“
Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit“
Paul McCartney – “Find My Way“

Best Rock Performance:
Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire” – Winner
Deftones – “Ohms“
Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince cover)
AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark“
Black Pumas – “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Best Remixed Recording:
“Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix); Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones); track from: “White Pony” (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – Winner
“Back To Life” (Booker T Kings of Soul Satta Dub); Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
“Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix); Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach); track from: “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years”
“Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix); Tracy Young, remixer (K.D. Lang)
“Inside Out” (3SCAPE DRM REMIX); 3SCAPE DRM, remixer (Zedd and Griff)
“Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix); Dave Audé, remixer (Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande)
“Talks” (Mura Masa Remix); Alexander Crossan, remixer (PVA)

Best Music Video:
Jon Batiste – “Freedom” – Winner
AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark“
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You“
Justin Bieber (feat. Daniel Caesar) – “Peaches“
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever“
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)“

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
‘Soul‘ – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross – Winner
‘The Queen’s Gambit‘ – Carlos Rafael Rivera – Winner
‘Bridgerton‘ – Kris Bowers
‘Dune‘ – Hans Zimmer
‘The Mandalorian: Season 2 — Vol. 2‘ (Chapters 13-16) – Ludwig Göransson

Best Alternative Music Album:
St. Vincent – “Daddy’s Home” – Winner
Halsey, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power“
Japanese Breakfast – “Jubilee“
Arlo Parks – “Collapsed In Sunbeams“
Fleet Foxes – “Shore“


Check out the full list of winners here