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2010: Beyoncé Made History at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

Beyoncé started the decade with a historic night at 2010 Grammys. The singer, who had released I Am... Sasha Fierce, won the most awards by a female artist in one night (the record was later tied by Adele in 2012). That night, Bey won best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song, and song of the year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"; best female pop vocal performance for "Halo"; best traditional R&B vocal performance for "At Last"; and best contemporary R&B album for I Am... Sasha Fierce.

That year, Bey also released the now-iconic "Telephone" music video alongside Lady Gaga (who was also on her way to megafame) and dropped her documentary, I Am... World Tour, which gave fans a closer look at her 108-show tour that spanned from March 2009 to February 2010.

The Decade Belonged to Beyoncé

There really aren't strong enough words to describe how momentous the past 10 years have been for Beyoncé. The 38-year-old singer began the decade on a high note by winning big at the 2010 Grammys after the 2008 release of I Am... Sasha Fierce and her I Am... World Tour in 2009. But, as we now know, she was just barely scratching the surface of her stardom.

Since then, Bey has reached a level of incomparability that will probably (definitely) remain intact for the rest of eternity. From releasing earth-shattering albums, to taking a stand for social justice, to birthing all three of her children, the 2010s were undoubtedly shaped by Beyoncé. It was the era of Queen Bey's rise, which we got to witness. So strap in, Beyhive, because we're taking a look back on Yoncé's buzziest moments from the past decade.


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