Beyonce leads the list of winners of Grammy awards

Monday, March 15

By Ciarán Mather

Arguably the most prestigious music awards ceremony, the Grammy Awards, has once again come and gone: leaving a flurry of reactions in its wake.

Single Ladies singer Beyonce notably made history recently when she became the female artist with the most Grammy wins at 28.

Her latest Grammy was awarded for her single Brown Skin Girl, which also featured her daughter with rapper Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter.

This also makes Blue Ivy the second-youngest ever person to win a Grammy at just nine years old: that record is still held by Leah Peasall, who won in 2001 at the age of 8.

In total, the 39-year-old won four Grammys on the night: Best R&B Performance (Black Parade), Best Music Video (Brown Skin Girl), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (Savage ft. Meghan Thee Stallion), 

Other notable winners included: Taylor Swift for Album of the Year (Folklore), Billie Eilish for Record of the Year (Everything I Wanted), Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas for Song of the Year (I Can't Breathe) and rapper Megan Thee Stallion for Best New Artist.

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles also won Best Pop Solo Performance for his song Watermelon Sugar.

The ever-eccentric and controversial Kanye West also won the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for his gospel-rap album, Jesus is King.

The Weeknd claims he was left hanging

The awards were not without controversy, however: feeling snubbed by the ceremony, R&B/Pop singer The Weeknd has revealed that he will no longer allow his label to submit his music to the Grammys. 

The singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, didn't hold back on his criticism on Twitter, saying: 'The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.'

His allegations of unfairness were echoed by singers Zayn Malik, Wiz Khalifa, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

The full list of winners, as originally compiled by the outlet Vulture, can be viewed here.