All hail Queen B––with 28 Grammy wins and 79 nominations––Beyoncé is now officially the most-honoured female artist in the Recording Academy's history
Make way for the queen. Just an hour ago, Beyoncé broke another glass ceiling as she became the most-recognised female artist in Grammy history. With a total of 28 wins and 79 nominations, she is now tied with Quincy Jones as the artist with the second-most wins ever. The ultimate record to beat is conductor Georg Solti's 31 Grammys. Her 28th trophy is for her single, Black Parade, which won under the Best R&B Performance category.
Having graced the music scene with girl group Destiny's Child, the trio produced numerous hits like "Say My Name" and "Bills, Bills, Bills". In 2003, Beyoncé debuted a solo album entitled Dangerously In Love which topped the Billboard charts with the now-iconic hit, Crazy In Love.
Her subsequent albums including the eponymously-named Beyoncé, Lemonade, and the single Black Parade have been a move towards a social commentary on the issues facing the black community and representation thereof. Black Parade which came out during the onus of the Black Lives Matter movement has been praised for its insightful message and call to action.
Besides these, the artist has also been producing films that have been lauded for their stellar production and sociopolitical message. Among these, the Formation music video put forward a commentary on police brutality against the black community, while the Coachella documentary, Homecoming, put a spotlight on her journey back to the stage since giving birth to twins and why it is so important to represent her cultural roots through music.
For the 63rd Grammy Awards, Beyoncé also won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for Savage and Best Music Video for Brown Skin Girl––which also won her daughter, Blue Ivy, her first Grammy at just nine years old.