Beyoncé set a new Grammy Awards record with her 28 wins.
The star is now the most award-winning woman in Grammys history, surpassing bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
‘I’m So Honoured’
“I’m very honored, I’m very happy,” he said as he received his record-breaking trophy, for his excellent R&B performance.
Taylor Swift also made history at Sunday’s event, becoming the first female artist to ever win best annual album three times.
The star was honored for her groundbreaking album during the COVID lockdown Folklore – after previously winning with Fearless in 2010 and the pop opus 1989 in 2016.
Only three other artists have won three album of the year award: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
Beyoncé’s 28th Grammy was presented in honor of the Black Parade, a celebration of black strength and power, which was released on June 16 last year.
“As an artist, I believe it’s my job to reflect the times, and it’s been such a difficult time,” she said as she collected the award.
“So I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the world”.
The star has now equalled super-producer Qunicy Jones’ total of 28 Grammys. Only classical conductor Sir Georg Solti has more, with 31.
Beyoncé was also part of another historic moment – when Megan Thee Stallion became the first female artist to win the award for best rap song.
The Houston singer took home the award for his hit song Savage (Remix), in which Beyoncé delivers a guest verse.
Black Parade was not the only award-winning song featuring the movement of Black Lives Matter:
: R&B singer H.E.R. won song of the year for I Can’t Breathe, which quotes the last words of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old died while being arrested by police in Minneapolis last year. His death, along with that of Breonna Taylor, sparked a global wave of protests.
Accepting the prize, H.E.R. said she never imagined “that my fear and my pain would turn into impact”.
“That’s why I write music,” she added, “and I’m so, so grateful”.
- Album of the year: Taylor Swift – Folklore
- Record of the year: Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
- Song of the year: H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe
- Best new artist: Megan Thee Stallion