Beyoncé has set new record at the Grammy Awards with her 28th success.
The star is currently the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
“I am so honoured, I’m so excited,” she said while accepting her record-breaking trophy, for best R&B performance.
Taylor Swift also made history at Sunday’s ceremony, by becoming the first female artist at any point to win album of the year multiple times.
The star was rewarded for her lockdown album Folklore – after beforehand winning with Fearless in 2010 and the pop creation 1989 out of 2016.
Just three other artists have at any point won the album of the year prize multiple times: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
Beyoncé’s 28th Grammy was introduced to pay tribute to Black Parade, a festival of dark force and strength, which she delivered on Juneteenth a year ago.
“As an artist, I believe it’s my job to reflect the times, and it’s been such a difficult time,” she said as she collected the award.
“So I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the world”.
The star has now equalled super-maker Qunicy Jones’ total of 28 Grammys. Just traditional conductor Sir Georg Solti has more, with 31.
Beyoncé was additionally part of another historic moment – when Megan Thee Stallion turned into the main female craftsman to win the best rap song grant.
The Houston artist got the prize for her breakout hit Savage (Remix), on which Beyoncé conveys a guest verse.
Dark Parade was not by any means the only award-winner song to reflect the Black Lives Matter development: R&B Singer H.E.R. won melody of the year for I Can’t Breathe, which cites the final expressions of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old kicked the bucket while being captured by police in Minneapolis a year ago. His passing, alongside that of Breonna Taylor, started a worldwide flood of fights.
Accepting the prize, H.E.R. said she never imagined “that my fear and my pain would turn into impact”.
“That’s why I write music,” she added, “and I’m so, so grateful”.
The singer, whose genuine name is Gabriella Wilson, was joined by her co-author Tiara Thomas, and she reviewed how they’d composed I Can’t Breathe “over FaceTime” the previous summer.
“I recorded this song by myself in my bedroom at my mom’s house,” she said. “And I want to thank my dad – he cried, he was in tears when I wrote the song and I played it for him. He was the first person I played it for.”
“But remember,” she concluded. “We are the change that we wish to see and you know that fight that we had in us the summer of 2020, keep that same energy. Thank you.”
‘Bringing the concert to you’
Beside the honors, the four-hour function intentionally put the emphasis on unrecorded music.
“I know that you haven’t been able to go to a concert in a long time,” said host Trevor Noah. “So tonight we’re bringing the concert to you.”
The show kicked off with three consecutive exhibitions from Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Haim, who performed from a circle of stages that reviewed the set-up of Jools Holland’s BBC TV show.
Styles raised the drapery with his hit single Watermelon Sugar, wearing a lime green quill boa and an open-chested cowhide coat.
The song proceeded to win best pop solo performance later in the service, making him the principal individual from One Direction to win a Grammy – either as an solo artist or as a part of the group.
“It’s crazy to think someone that talented and handsome is from the same place as Boris Johnson,” joked Noah as Styles’ performance ended.
Billie Eilish, who dominated a year ago’s ceremony, followed with her ditty Everything I Wanted; while Haim played The Steps from their collection of-the-year assigned Women In Music Pt III.
Prior in the day, Eilish was awarded best song written for visual media, for her Bond subject No Time To Die.
“It was a dream to make the song,” said the singer. “I have no words. I can’t believe this is real. I couldn’t believe it was real then…”
Most of the ceremony was held in a marquee outside the LA Convention Center, with candidates finding a seat at socially-distanced tables.
“So there’s more tension in that tent than at a family reunion at Buckingham Palace,” joked Noah, who added: “Tonight is going to be the biggest outdoor event this year, besides the storming of the capital”.
Other prize-winners included Dua Lipa, who got best pop vocal collection; and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, who turned into the primary female team to win best pop joint effort for Rain On Me.
Quite possibly the most emotional speeches came from Megan Thee Stallion, who committed her best new craftsman prize to her mom, who passed on of a mind tumor in 2019.
“She couldn’t be here with me tonight,” she had said on the red carpet earlier in the night. “But she always knew that I would be at the Grammys, and I would be like, ‘Oh mom, that’s so far away’ but it came so quick.
“And I’m just so appreciative that I’m here.”
Performance highlights included Taylor Swift, who sang a medley of songs from her lockdown albums Folklore and Evermore, from a captivated timberland set.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion got together for the first historically speaking TV execution of their X-appraised single WAP. While Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak revealed their new “supergroup” Silk Sonic, directing the 70s soul hints of Earth, Wind And Fire.
The show likewise highlighted the predicament of music venues by having staff from venues, including New York’s Apollo Theater and LA’s Troubador, present some of the awards.
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