The legend of Beyoncé continued to grow on Sunday when the artist broke the record for most Grammys won by a female artist, surpassing previous record-holder Alison Krauss. The queen, who earned her 28th Grammy after winning the Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade,” also tied Quincy Jones as the second most awarded musician at the Grammys.
In addition to earning recognition for “Black Parade,” Beyoncé won the best music video award for “Brown Skin Girl.” She also won best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage (Remix),” the highly acclaimed hit she performed with Megan Thee Stallion, The Washington Post reported.
“I just want to quickly give my love to Megan,” Beyoncé said after earning recognition for the collaboration, according to Variety. “I have so much respect for you and I’m honored that you asked me to be a part of this song.”
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After the Grammy-winning artist declined an invitation to perform at Sunday night’s show, there was doubt about whether she would attend the event. But the global icon showed up for the historic night and collected her rewards while sending an inspiring message.
“It has been such a difficult time so I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world,” Beyoncé said, according to Jezebel. “This is so overwhelming. I’ve been working for, my whole life, since nine years old, and 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 are all watching.”
Blue Ivy Carter not only watched her mother’s historic night but also etched her own name among the greats, winning her first Grammy for her role in the music video for “Brown Skin Girl.”
“Congratulations Blue. She won a Grammy tonight. I’m so proud of you, and I’m so honored to be your mommy, all of your mommys,” the 9-year-old’s mother said, adding a shoutout to all her children. “Y’all are my babies. And I’m so proud of y’all. I love you so much, my rock. Enjoy your night. Thank you.”
Blue Ivy became the second youngest person to win a Grammy, The Washington Post reported. JAY-Z added to the family’s historic night when he picked up his 23rd Grammy, sharing the best rap song award with his wife as the co-writer of “Savage (Remix).”
Beyoncé needs three more Grammys to break the all-time record, held by the late conductor Georg Solti.