Beyoncé just earned her 28th Grammy Award at tonight's 2021 ceremony, becoming the most awarded woman in Grammy history.
Her wins include Best Rap Performance for her remix of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," Best R&B Performance for "Black Parade," and Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl." Beyoncé has earned 79 nominations throughout her career so far; her first was in 1999 for "Bills, Bills, Bills" with Destiny's Child.
"As an artist I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times," Beyoncé said in her acceptance speech for "Black Parade." "It's been such a difficult time. So I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continued to inspire me and inspire the whole world."
Addressing her historic win, she said, "This is so overwhelming. I've been working my whole life, since nine years old. I can't believe this happened. This is such a magical night. Thank you so much. I know my daughter is watching, two daughters and my son, y'all all are watching." The singer was referring to her nine-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and three-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir.
Blue Ivy has also taken home a Grammy, sharing with her mother in Best Music Video award for "Brown Skin Girl." With the victory, Blue becomes the second-youngest winner in Grammy history. Beyoncé made sure to give her a special shout-out as well.
"Blue, congratulations, you won a Grammy tonight. I'm so proud of you, and I'm so honoured to be your mommy, all of your mommies. Y'all are my babies and I'm so proud of y'all." To her husband, Jay-Z, she said, "I love you so much. My rock."
According to the Grammys site, Beyonce ties with Quincy Jones at 28 wins for the second-most wins overall. Composer Georg Solti has the most ever wins with 31 trophies.
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