Beyoncé makes grammy history
Beyoncé has set a new record at the Grammy Awards with her 28th win.
The star is now the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
“I am so honoured, I’m so excited,” she said while accepting her record-breaking trophy, for best R&B performance.
Taylor Swift also made history at Sunday’s ceremony, by becoming the first female artist ever to win album of the year three times.
The star was rewarded for her lockdown album ‘Folklore’ – after previously winning with ‘Fearless’ in 2010 and the pop opus ‘1989’ in 2016.
Only three other artists have ever won the album of the year prize three times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
Beyoncé’s 28th Grammy was presented in honour of the Black Parade, a celebration of black power and resilience, which she released on Juneteenth 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 best rap song award.
The Houston musician picked up the prize for her breakout hit ‘Savage’ (Remix), on which Beyoncé delivers a guest verse.