The musician broke the record for the most Grammys won by a woman and any singer, male or female.
Talk about a powerful mother-daughter duo! Queen Bey, as Beyonce is known, killed it at the 63rd Grammy Awards on Sunday. The 39-year-old artist went in with nine nominations, more than any other artist for the night and by the end, she made history for the number of wins. The celebrated artist has beaten the record of bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss who previously had 27 wins. Beyonce finished the night by breaking the record for the most Grammys won by a woman and any singer, male or female, reports CNN.
The best thing in the world. ❤️Blue Ivy just won her first-ever #Grammys award for the ‘Brown Skin Girl’ music video, alongside her mom Beyonce and Wizkid. https://t.co/PYFPtnYjup pic.twitter.com/A3s8XU3tf6— E! News (@enews) March 14, 2021
The entertainer has tied with Quincy Jones for the second-most Grammy wins, while conductor Georg Stolti holds the record with 31 Grammys. PEOPLE reports Beyoncé saying she was "honored" and "so excited" to get her 28th award as she accepted the award for best R&B performance for Black Parade. "Thank you guys. As an artist, I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times," she said. "I wanted to uplift and encourage all of the Black kings and queens who inspire me and inspire the whole world ... I can't believe this happened, it's such a magical night."
Beyoncé is now the most-awarded woman in the history of the Grammys. https://t.co/r3luROIPIh— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2021
The night was extra special to the mom-of-three as her oldest child, Blue Ivy Carter, won her first-ever Grammy as well. Blue is the second youngest artist to win a Grammy Award. The 9-year-old won the award for best music video award for the single, Brown Skin Girl along with Beyoncé & WizKid. The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director, and video producer. Brown Skin Girl is featured on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift album. In a brief statement to Good Morning America, as per PEOPLE, about the video, Beyoncé shared, "It was so important to me in Brown Skin Girl that we represented all different shades of brown. We wanted every character to be shot in a regal light … It was important that we are all in this together and we're all celebrating each other."
Beyonce is also mom to 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir, whom she shares with her husband Jay-Z. "I know my daughter is watching, two daughters and my son are watching," she said. "Blue, congratulations you won a Grammy tonight. I'm so proud. I love you so much, my rock."
Whew! Beyonce has the most #Grammys by a singer, Blue Ivy is the second youngest Grammy winner ever, & Jay Z has the most Grammy wins by a hip hop artist alongside Kanye! #IssaRecordBreakingFamilySweetie! pic.twitter.com/kg4D4cLW0Z— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) March 15, 2021
The other winners of the night included Megan Thee Stallion who won Best New Artist and also picked up Rap Song of the Year with Beyoncé for Savage. Beyoncé told the rapper, "I have so much respect for you. I'm honored that you asked me to be a part of this song." According to Deadline, Miranda Lambert won Best Country Album for Wildcard, and Dua Lipa scored Best Pop Vocal Album for Future Nostalgia. It was clear that the night was being ruled by talented women across genres. Taylor Swift also broke a record and ended up being the first woman to win Album of the Year three times. Billie Eilish won Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted, and Song of the Year went to H.E.R.’s I Can’t Breathe. The Grammys this year was surely all about Girl Power and we're here for it!
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