Tiffany Haddish Made Comedy History at This Year's 63rd Annual Grammys


| LAST UPDATE 07/18/2021

By Eliott Tanner
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Last night's Grammys marked a milestone in entertainment history for many reasons, and Tiffany Haddish certainly contributed to this monumental evening. In the last three decades, only one other woman managed to take home the Best Comedy Album Grammy: Kathy Griffin for her 2013 comical hit Calm Down Gurrl. Before that, only four other females made up the prestigious Comedy Album winner club. So, you can just imagine how psyched fans were when Tiffany Haddish took home this victory.

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Haddish was recognized for her Netflix special Black Mitzvah, marking her very-first Grammy win. She was also the only woman nominated in the comedy field this year, so even if she hadn't won, this still would've been a special milestone for Tiffany. Haddish was up against comedian Jerry Seinfeld for 23 Hours to Kill, Bill Burr for Paper Tiger, and a few other comedic icons, and in the end, she proved she deserved this award. 

Black Mitzvah was created as a homage to her Jewish roots, which Haddish opened up about during an interview with Alma. She talked about how she found her affiliation with Judaism after meeting her father for the first time at age 27. She even hilariously showed off some of the Hebrew she learned on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

But Tiffany's win wasn't the only moment that stood out at the 63rd annual Grammys; There were quite a few unexpected events throughout the evening, including when Megan Thee Stallion was interrupted during her acceptance speech. After being named the Best New Artist, Megan began giving her "thank you's" until a car loudly zoomed past the stage. But in true Stallion fashion, she called out the vehicle for stealing the spotlight and then got right back to embracing her moment.

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Beyonce also shook things up during the show, making a surprise appearance, which wasn't pointed out until she was seated. She had made it pretty clear that she and Jay-Z would not be attending the Grammys, but apparently, they had a change of heart at the last minute. When announcing the nominees for one of the nine categories she'd been nominated for, the camera casually shifted to Queen Bey. Overall, the show was full of unforgettable moments, and we're especially excited for Tiffany Haddish on her first Grammy!