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Beyoncé makes a clean sweep at The Grammys, breaks records: 'I've been working my whole life'

Bringing her total number of Grammy wins to 28, Queen Bey made history by breaking the record for the most Grammys won by a woman and any singer, man or woman.

Beyoncé makes a clean sweep at The Grammys, breaks records: 'I've been working my whole life'
Image Source: Getty Images/ 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards – Telecast. (Photo by Kevin Winter)

The queen reigned at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night when she walked away with a record-breaking number of wins. Beyoncé was nominated in nine different categories, another record. No artist before her has received as many nominations in a single night. Queen Bey now has 28 Grammy wins to her name, surpassing the previous record of 27 Grammy Awards. In her speech, Beyoncé said she was overwhelmed by the turn of events, CNN reports.




"I've been working my whole life, since nine years old," she stated when accepting one of her awards last night. "And I can't believe this happened." She added that she was overwhelmed by the awards she received that night. By the time the awards night ended, Beyoncé surpassed bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss with regard to Grammy wins. Krauss previously held the record for most wins, at 27 Grammy Awards. She also tied the record with music impresario Quincy Jones as the living person with the most Grammys. The Flawless singer's winning streak actually began even before the televised part of the awards ceremony did when she and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, aged nine, bagged the award for best music video award. They won the honor for the single Brown Skin Girl, an ode to Black women, much like most of Beyoncé's music.




The artist also made history with rapper Megan Thee Stallion, a fellow Houston native, as they became the first pair of women to ever win the best rap performance Grammy. They took the award home for their remix of Thee Stallion's wildly viral hit Savage. The pair took things another step further when they went on to win the best rap song award for the same tune. However, it was Beyoncé's best R&B performance win that placed her at the very top. She won the award for Black Parade, a nonprofit charity single released on Juneteenth last year, 19 June, 2020. The song celebrates Black culture and is a form of Black activism.




Beyoncé thus won four out of her nine nominations on Sunday night. In total, she has 79 Grammy Award nominations to her name. She won her first three career Grammy Awards when she was with Destiny's Child. These awards include best R&B performance by a duo or group for their song Survivor. The artist also won five awards as a solo artist at the 46th Grammy Awards ceremony, including the award for best contemporary R&B album for Dangerously In Love. Needless to say, the queen is still in the house, everybody.



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