Who runs the world? Beyoncé! Well, at least it felt like she did on Sunday night when she snagged four Grammy Awards and broke a long-standing record. A casual night for Mrs. Knowles-Carter! The Black Is King director became the most-awarded woman in the show’s history when she won her 28th gramophone for best R&B performance for “Black Parade.” She currently sits in second place, tied with Quincy Jones, on the list of most-decorated artists — woman or man. The win came right on the heels of her 27th win for best rap song for her “Savage (Remix)” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, which is when Grammys host Trevor Noah announced that Beyoncé had tied with Alison Krauss for the aforementioned honor. You have to love the Recording Academy’s timing!
“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. I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and the whole world,” the singer said while accepting her win. “This is so overwhelming. I’ve been working my whole life, since I [was] 9 years old, and I can’t believe this happened. This is such a magical night.”
Although we do not doubt that Beyoncé’s record-breaking win will always have a special place in her heart, we’re pretty sure there was one other win she probably treasures a little more — her win for best music video for “Brown Skin Girl.” Not only is the single groundbreaking for its empowering message to Black women and women of color, but also because she worked with her daughter Blue Ivy to create it. Its win marks Blue Ivy’s first Grammy Award, and since the 9-year-old doesn’t seem like she’ll stop her hustle anytime soon, it probably won’t be her last! What other mother-daughter duo can say that they won historic Grammy Awards on the same night?! Watch Beyoncé’s speech ahead.