Beyonce broke the record for Grammy wins by a singer Sunday with her award for Best R&B Performance. The single "Black Parade" took the win over some stiff competition, giving her a 28th trophy to top the 27 awarded to Alison Kraus across her career.
The 28 wins also gives Beyonce the record for most wins by a female artist, leaving only operatic conductor Georg Solti standing with more at 31 total. Beyonce showed a wealth of gratitude in her acceptance speech.
"As an artist, I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times, and it's 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," she said on the stage. "This is so overwhelming. I've been working my whole life, since 9 years old, and I can't believe this happened."
The record-setting win came on the heels of her record-tying win alongside Megan Thee Stallion for the remix of "Savage." This led to a bit of an awkward moment on stage as host Trevor Noah stopped Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion as they attempted to exit the stage to note that Knowles had just tied the record. This left some fans feeling like Megan Thee Stallion's moment was taken away from her.
Beyonce makes history as the most awarded woman in Grammy history, also the most awarded singer, male/female, as she wins Best R&B Performance at the #Grammys.March 15, 2021
No matter what controversy could follow the moment, Beyonce deserves plenty of credit. She has been able to transcend throughout her career, working with a group before going solo and then turning into a cultural force of nature. Her fans have to be happy — and buzzing — tonight after this historic moment. Congratulations to Beyonce and her family for the proud moment.