Beyonce swept the board at last night’s Grammy Awards
Beyonce cleared up at last night’s 52nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony picking up a total of 6 gongs.
The staggering clutch of awards made the former Destiny’s Child singer the only female artist to pick up so many awards in one night at the Grammy’s ever. Prior to this, the most awards Beyonce had picked up in a single night was 5 back in 2005. She now has a massive 16 Grammys to her name in total.
The star studded event was held at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles and was attended by an array of celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Pink, Heidi Klum, and Katy Perry amongst others.
Picking up one of her 6 awards, Beyonce referred to her husband Jay-Z, something she rarely does as both artists are notoriously secretive about their relationship. During her acceptance speech the 28-year-old said, “I’d like to thank my family, including my husband. I love you.”
The Crazy in Love singer picked up the award for Best Song of the Year and Best R&B Song for the track Single Ladies (put a ring on it) she also picked up the trophy for Best Contemporary Album, Best Female Pop, and Best Vocal Performance.
The other big winners of the night included 20-year-old Taylor Swift who became the youngest artist ever to win the coveted Best Album Award. The country singer picked up a further three awards bring her tally of the night up to 4. Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas and Kings Of Leon all picked up three trophies each, and Eminem and Lady Gaga both picked up two each.
There was a poignant moment during the ceremony when Michael Jackson’s children, Prince Michael and Paris, collected a lifetime achievement award on behalf of their father.