The fourth night of NAACP 2021 Image Awards celebrated musical artists. However, Queen Bey walked away as the biggest winner of the night.
Beyonce took home four awards on Thursday and two of those she shared with Megan Thee Stallion. The awards that she took home were Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Music Video for Brown Skin Girl. She beat H.E.R., Ledisi, Alicia Keys, and Jazmine Sullivan for Outstanding Female Artist.
The singer was nominated twice for Outstanding Music Video category as it also included her nomination for Black Is King. Other nominees for Outstanding Music Video include H.E.R.’s I Can’t Breathe, Ledisi’s Anything For You and Chloe X Halle’s Do It.
Megan and Beyonce won their awards for Outstanding Duo, Group/ Collaboration (Contemporary) and Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song for their Savage Remix. They beat Jhené Aiko feat. H.E.R. (B.S.), Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle (Deep Reverence), Alicia Keys feat. Khalid (So Done), and Chloe x Halle (Do It) for the same category.
They beat out Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle (Deep Reverence), Missy Elliott (Cool Off), Drake (Laugh Now, Cry Later) and Future & Drake (Life Is Good) for Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song.
Chloe x Halle were the other winners of the night with multiple awards. They won in the cateogory of Outstanding Duo, Group/ Collaboration (Traditional). The duo beat Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Babyface (He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It), Kem feat. Toni Braxton (Live Out Your Love), Ledisi and PJ Morton (Anything For You), and Alicia Keys feat. Jill Scott (Jill Scott).
Chloe and Halle also won Outstanding Soul/ R&B song with Do It. They were up against H.E.R. (I Can’t Breathe), LEDISI (Anything For You), Jhene Aiko feat. H.E.R. (B.S.) and Beyonce (Black Parade).
Other winners of the night include Doja Cat who won Outstanding New Artist, Drake who won Outstanding Male Artist, and Jhene Aiko Chilombo for Outstanding Album. Hit-Boy also won Outstanding Producer of the Year, while Jon Batiste won Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental for Music From and Inspired By Soul.
Somi also won Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal for Holy Room – Live at Alte Oper while Original Koffee won Outstanding International Song for Lockdown.
Batiste took another award for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album for Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, along with Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Tom MacDougall. Beyoncé had recently 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 very honored, I’m very happy,” he said as he received his record-breaking trophy, for his excellent R&B performance.