History was made at Sunday night’s Grammys when Beyoncé became the first singer to ever win 28 awards.
The singer-producer-rapper tied country artist Alison Krauss as the most decorated female singer in Grammy Awards history when she and Megan Thee Stallion won the award for best rap song for their single “Savage” remix.
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Beyoncé and Megan removed their masks and walked on stage together before Megan thanked her collaborator for joining her on the song.
“Music really helped all of us get through the pandemic. I definitely want to say thank you to Beyoncé,” Megan said.
Beyoncé told her, “I’m proud of you,” and added, “I quickly want to give my love to Megan. I have so much respect for you.”
As they walked off stage, host Trevor Noah stopped them to announce Beyoncé had just earned a page in music history.
“We want everybody to know that right now Grammys’ history has been made,” Noah told the audience, “because with that award Beyoncé has just tied the all-time record for most Grammy wins ever by a female artist and by any singer, male or female.”
Before the night ended, Beyoncé would surpass Alison Krauss’ record 27 Grammys after winning the award for best R&B performance for “Black Parade.” The award made her the only singer — male or female — to win a career-total of 28 Grammys. Prolific producer Quincy Jones has also taken home 28 Grammys, while the late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti is the top Grammy winner of all time with 31 awards.
Megan Thee Stallion also made history on Sunday night as the first female rapper to win best rap song. She took home Grammys for best new artist and the previously mentioned “Savage” remix as well.
A full list of winners can be found on the Grammys website.