Beyoncé now officially holds the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist, and by any male or female singer, with 28 wins.
Queen Bey took home three gongs at tonight’s Grammys 2021 – Best Music Video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Best R&B Performance for ‘Black Parade’, and Best Rap Performance for her remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’.
“This is so overwhelming, I’ve been working my whole life,” she said. “I know my two daughters and my son are watching. Blue, congratulations, she won a grammy tonight. I’m so proud of ya’ll.”
The award came after Queen Bey and Megan Thee Stallion proved they were the most perfect duo and served us the ultimate girl power moment, when they accepted their award for Best Rap Song.
The Houston natives, who won the category for their hit collaboration ‘Savage Remix’, brought the highlight of the entire night as they both appeared on stage to give a speech, with Beyoncé surprising both Megan and viewers at home who had no idea she was at the ceremony.
Megan, who also took home the Best New Artist award, opened her speech by shouting out her fellow nominees in the category, while Beyoncé stood by her side like a proud older sister.
“I want to say congratulations to everyone who was nominated because all of these songs were amazing. Music really helped a lot of us get through the pandemic, so like I said, shout out to everybody who is in here today because a lot of these songs really pushed us all the way through,” she said.
She then turned over to Bey to thank her and explained how much of an inspiration she had been to her growing up – our hearts were melting the entire time!
“I definitely want to say thank you to Beyoncé. If you know me, then you have to know that ever since I was little I was like, ‘you know what? one day, I’m going to grow up and I’m going to be like the rap Beyoncé,” Megan said. “That was definitely my goal, and I remember I went to the rodeo for the first time and I saw Destiny’s Child perform and I was like, ‘yes I’m about to go hard.’ I love her work ethic, I love the way she is, I love the way she carries herself.”
She continued: “My momma would always be like ‘Megan, what would Beyonce do? And I’m always ‘what would Beyoncé do but make it a little ratchet.”
Bey was equally full of love and praise for her collaborator.”I just wanted to give my love to Megan,” she said. “I have so much respect for you, I’m honoured that you asked me to be a part of the song and I just want to say, Houston we love you.”
The rapper also thanked Jay-Z for signing her to his label, Roc Nation, saying that her “life has changed” ever since. But that’s not all.
The moment quickly turned into a milestone when host Trevor Noah announced that the win meant Beyoncé is now ties Alison Krauss as the third most awarded Grammys artist of all time with 27 wins. *SCREAMING*
Bey looked genuinely surprised by the news, though as you can see in the tweet above, not everyone was convinced that she was none the wiser. The accolade comes on the same night as her daughter Blue Ivy Carter also made history by becoming the second youngest person to ever win a Grammy for her feature on ‘Brown Skin Girl’ at just nine years old.
What a night for the Carters!