Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande make history at the Grammys
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé all made history on Sunday (14 March) at the 63rd Grammys.
Gaga and Grande took home the award for Best Pop Duo Performance, becoming the first all-female pair to win, for “Rain on Me”, the anthem of the Pride season that never was.
The award is Gaga’s 12th Grammys win, and Grande’s second, although neither were physically present for the socially distanced awards.
Grande took to Twitter to celebrate, writing: “MOTHER MONSTER WAKE UP… Eternally, deeply grateful for you, for this experience, to have been a part of this song and this celebration of healing and recovery, to be able to dance in the rain with you, to call you my dear friend and to now share this.
“Beyond thankful. Congratulations queen, ti voglio bene!”
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 14, 2021
eternally, deeply grateful for u, for this experience, to have been a part of this song and this celebration of healing and recovery, to be able to dance in the rain with u, to call u my dear friend & to now share this. beyond thankful. congratulations queen, ti voglio bene ! 🤍
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 14, 2021
Gaga was mysteriously silent, however, not acknowledging the win on social media. Ahead of the awards ceremony, many saw the nominations as a snub to Gaga, who was overlooked for all the top categories. Gaga did however tweet that she was watching the Grammys from Italy and she was “so honoured just to be nominated”.
Beyoncé set a new record with 28 Grammys
Beyoncé set a new record at the awards, becoming the female artist to win the most awards ever in Grammys history.
Adding to her already large collection, Beyoncé took home Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for her feature on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix, Best R&B Song for “Black Parade” and best music video for “Brown Skin Girl”, bringing her total to 28 Grammys.
The previous record for a female artist was 27, set by Alison Krauss.
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Beyoncé shared her award for “Brown Skin Girl” with daughter Blue Ivy, who is the second youngest person ever to win a Grammy.
According to the Independent, While accepting the award for Best R&B Song, she said: “As an artist I believe it’s my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect time and it’s been such a difficult time.”
She said that “Black Parade” was created for the “beautiful Black kings and queens” of the world, adding: “I have been working my whole life… This is such a magical night.”