The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards belonged to the Carters on Sunday night ( March 14). Beyoncé and Blue Ivy made history and reigned supreme with record-breaking wins and nominations.
Blue Ivy Is A Grammy Winner
The awards ceremony took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Blue Ivy set the tone hours before the televised ceremony when she won her first Grammy for Best Music Video for her and her mother’s song, “Brown Skin Girl.”
At 9 years old, the win made her the second youngest artist ever to win the Grammy award, behind Leah Peasall who won a Grammy for her part on O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack in 2001 when she was 8 years old. Blue laid the vocals and wrote her verse in the song. It was featured on the soundtrack for Disney’s live-action 2019 remake of The Lion King, which her mother curated.
Beyoncé congratulated her daughter during her acceptance speech for best R&B performance for “Black Parade.” “I’m so proud of you and I’m so honored to be your mommy,” she said.
Blue was already in the history books when she became of the youngest Grammy nominees in history.
Beyoncé Is A 28-time Grammy Winner
Beyoncé took the reins from there and started the night breaking a record with nine nominations. It’s the most nominations of any artist that night. She took home 28 Grammys, which makes her the most decorated artist in Grammy history.
The wins broke the streak of bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss who previously held the record with 27 Grammys. Beyoncé currently ties Quincy Jones as the only other living person with the most Grammys. The Ivy Park mogul only trails behind the late conductor Georg Solti, who has 31 Grammy wins.
“As an artist, I believe it’s my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect time and it’s been such a difficult time,” Beyoncé said. “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.”
Beyoncé also won best rap performance with fellow Houston native Megan Thee Stallion. The two women made HERstory as the first pair of women to win best rap performance for their collab on Megan’s “Savage” Remix song.
Needless to say, the Beyhive has been buzzing with congratulatory kudos and excitement.
“Beyoncé only leaves her bed to make history and that’s really it for me,” one Beyhive tweeted.
“Beyoncé: 28 Grammys Jay Z: 22 Grammys Blue ivy: 1 Grammy Rumi & Sir: loading…,” another one tweeted. “51 Grammys in the household. THE CARTERS ARE WINNING HUNNY.”
Periodt. Congratulations to them!
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