Beyonce finally surpassed a dream she has been aiming for years with her four Grammy wins on Sunday, March 14: she is currently the most awarded woman in history.
Beyonce received the most nominations (9), winning Best R&B Performance (“Black Parade”), Best Rap Performance (“Savage”), Best Rap Song (“Savage”), and Best Music Video (“Brown Skin Girl”) at this year’s Grammys. Before Sunday’s case, Queen Bey had received a total of 24 Grammy Awards. She already has 28, and she already had 79 nominations, making her the most nominated woman in history.
Alison Krauss, the country/bluegrass legend who has received 27 awards during her career, was the most awarded woman in history for many years. Krauss has also earned the second-most awards for a woman and the fourth most awards for an artist. Beyonce is now tied with Quincy Jones for second place on the all-time list of Grammy winners, trailing classical conductor Georg Solti, who has 31.
Beyonce has received the vast majority of her awards in genre categories, especially R&B. She received Song of the Year for one of her biggest songs, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” Still, she has never won Album of the Year despite nominations for “I Am… Sasha Fierce,” “Beyonce,” and “Lemonade,” the latter of which Adele objected as she accepted the award onstage. So Beyonce’s awards career has become a bit of a paradox: audiences can’t get enough of her, but they almost always refuse to give her the most coveted awards. Maybe after a dozen or so more Grammys, she’ll get there.
Awards shows are entertaining and fashion-forward, but the Grammys are so much more. Even though this year’s Grammys is markedly different due to the pandemic, the awards show never fails to impress incredible shows and a solid style game. The Grammys red carpet is all about outlandish declarations, provocative and experimental movements, and going all-out glam is the aim.
Beyonce’s Black Dress Was Lavishing
The queen donned a black leather mini dress for the ceremony, then transformed it into a glitzy robe for the dinner night. She was clad in a long-sleeve gown with countless sequins, a matching headpiece, and a mesh veil. Riccardo Tisci of Burberry designed the silver metal mesh gown. The gown had a long hem and was completely layered with a gem-coated corset for a glamorous finish.
She finished the look with Larraine Schwartz drop diamond earrings and high platform heels. Beyoncé wore her hair down from the top and delicately wore her makeup, featuring soft eyes and lip color. Following the Grammy award ceremonies, Beyonce posed with Jay-Z in the photos.
Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa, as well as rapper Roddy Ricch, have also secured six nominations. BTS, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Chris Martin of Coldplay also performed at the ceremony, which were followed by British star Harry Styles performance. The early pre-ceremony whizzed through scores of musical categories, ranging from world music to rap and bluegrass, as well as some of the more obscure honors, such as best packaging.
Beyonce Made Sure To Make The Grammys Special For Blue Ivy Carter
Although Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé’s 9-year-old daughter, didn’t get to attend Grammy night with her parents or deliver an appreciation speech as she won her first Grammy with her mother ceremony’s pre-show, Bey made sure the world saw her little girl celebrate her victory.
Yesterday, Beyoncé posted an Instagram video paying tribute to her Grammy journey and the history she made on Sunday when she became the most awarded female artist in Grammy history with 28 wins. Two pictures of Blue carrying her first medal emerged at the end of the video. She was adorned in a crown as if she were the successor to the throne.
Although Blue did not give a speech this time, Beyoncé used a section of her acceptance speech to congratulate her daughter, her 28th victory.
She shared her appreciation by saying, “Thank you guys so much,” after winning her 28th Grammy and making history. “Oh, my God.” I’m extremely grateful. I’m overjoyed. Thank you so much, gentlemen. Being an artist, I feel it is my duty, and our collective responsibility, to represent the times. I wanted to raise, promote, and honor all of the amazing Black queens and kings that continue to inspire and motivate me and the rest of the world through this tough time. This is completely overwhelming. I’ve served my entire life, since I was nine years old, and I can’t believe what has happened to me. This is a genuinely magical evening. And accept my heartfelt gratitude. My daughter, my two daughters, and my son, I know you’re all watching. Blue, I congratulate you. Tonight, she was awarded a Grammy. I’m so proud of you, and I’m lucky to be your mommy, both of your mommy. Y’all are my children. And I’m extremely proud of both of you. My rock, I adore you so much. Take delight of your evening. Thank you.”