Grammy awards 2021: Beyonce breaks the record

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With 28 trophies in total, “Queen B” entered Sunday in the history of the competition.

The gala evening, which took place in Los Angeles almost a year to the day after the first closures of U.S. concert halls under the threat of coronavirus, was surrounded by strict health precautions, with stars masked and keeping their distance, but the shock performances were in the rendezvous, such as that of Cardi B.

Last night, the American singer Beyonce broke the record of awards for a female artist in her career, while her runner-up, the rapper Megan Thee Stallion, was crowned revelation of the year. For her part, Taylor Swift also broke a record, becoming the first female artist to win the album of the year award three times, on a par with giants such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra or Paul Simon.

Beyoncé (left) and Megan Thee Stallion – AFP

With 28 trophies in total, “Queen B” has entered the history of the Grammy Awards by breaking the record for a female artist in the competition. Beyoncé even equals the record of Quincy Jones (himself still ahead of the conductor Georg Solti and his 31 statuettes). In solo, she received the trophy for best music video for Brown Skin Girl and above all was elected best R&B performance for her track Black Parade, released in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the huge anti-racist demonstrations of summer 2020. A realization that the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which awards the Grammy Awards, could not ignore.

Ordinarily all control, Beyoncé was visibly moved as she accepted the award that put her at the top of the female artists. “As an artist, I consider it my job, all of our jobs, to be a reflection of our times,” the singer said. “I wanted to support, encourage, celebrate all the black queens and kings who continue to inspire me and the world. ”

Nigerian star Burna Boy, meanwhile, won in the “world music” album category, while Kanye West won his 22nd Grammy Award, not in the rap category that made him famous, but for his gospel record “Jesus Is King,” voted “best contemporary Christian music album.”

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