Hear ye, hear ye! Beyoncé has taken her rightful throne in music history.
Queen Bey is now the most-winning female artist, and the most winning singer (male or female), in the 63-year history of the Grammy Awards. She’s earned 28 trophies including Sunday’s wins for best music video for “Brown Skin Girl” and best rap performance for her“Savage” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. She walked into the show with nine nominations, more than anyone else this year.
“As an artist, I believe it’s my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect the times. It’s been such a difficult time,” she said in her acceptance speech. “So I wanted to uplift, encourage, celebrate all the beautiful Black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world.
“This is so overwhelming,” she continued.
Beyoncé’s Grammy-grabbing music career has spanned more than 20 years. Her new title puts her among the ranks of artists such as classical music conductor Sir Georg Solti, who has won 31 Grammy trophies and iconic producer Quincy Jones, who also has 28 trophies. She surpassed previous female record holder bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, who holds 27 awards.