This weekend, Beyoncé has accumulated the most Grammy Awards of any artist. Out of a total of 88 nominations throughout her career, she has won 32, and this year she added four more. Kim Petras made history by becoming the first transgender woman to win a Grammy Award. She thanked Madonna, who introduced her.
This year, Beyoncé won a Grammy Award in the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category for “Renaissance.” In her acceptance speech, she not only thanked her family, but also the queer community. The album is largely based on music from the largely black queer community.
She particularly mentioned her late uncle Johnny, whom she referred to as her “fairy godmother”. “He was the first person to introduce me to much of the music and culture that served as inspiration for this album. I thank all the pioneers and fallen angels whose contributions have gone largely unnoticed for too long. This is a celebration for you.”
Beyoncé received criticism here and there. After all, she had recently performed at the opening of a hotel in Dubai, where the treatment of LGBTQ+ and their rights is far from gentle: homosexual acts are punished harshly.
Four Grammy’s In Total
The singer was nominated for nine Grammys, of which she won four. She received a Grammy for “Cuff It” as Best R&B Song, for her song “Plastic Off The Sofa” in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category, and for “Break My Soul” as Best Dance/Electronic Recording. It was the first time that Beyoncé submitted her music in the various dance categories.
One of the announcing hosts was Madonna. She highlighted Sam Smith and Kim Petras. After the two won a Grammy for their duet “Unholy,” Petras thanked the Queen of Pop. Petras also made history as the first transgender woman ever to win a Grammy. The category? Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Translate: Harry Styles’ performance at the award show was the most imaginative. He sang “As It Was” in a glittering jumpsuit. Styles also walked away with a few Grammys for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. All for Harry’s House.
Here’s a clip of Styles’ performance, followed by the complete performance from a fan account that will be removed from YouTube shortly…