Beyonce Makes Grammy History, Jay Z, Maxwell Top Winners List

Beyonce made history at Sunday’s 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, winning the most awards ever, in one event, for a female artist ! Taking home a total of six awards, Beyonce’s top honor was Song of the Year, a songwriters award for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It). The hit single also earned Beyonce Grammys for R&B song and female vocal performance. Topping previously record setting wins for Alicia Keys, among others, Beyonce was additionally honored for contemporary R&B album with “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” traditional R&B vocal performance for her cover of “At Last” and female pop vocal performance with “Halo.” “This has been such an amazing night for me,” said Beyonce when accepting Female Pop Vocal Performance. “I want to thank my family and that includes my Husband (Jay-Z)”. Of course, her husband faired well alone. Ending up with three Grammys overall, Jay-Z shared his honor for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” (“Run This Town”) with Rihanna, who neither presented or performed during the night’s broadcast. Maxwell, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, and Jason Mraz were also among the night’s big winners, each picking up at least two awards. ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “Fearless,” Taylor Swift BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West BEST ROCK ALBUM: “21st Century Breakdown,” Green Day BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: “Fearless,” Taylor Swift SONG OF THE YEAR (songwriter’s award): “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart RECORD OF THE YEAR: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon BEST NEW ARTIST: Zac Brown Band BEST COMEDY ALBUM: “A Colbert Christmas — the Greatest Gift of All!,” Stephen Colbert BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE: “Make It Mine,” Jason Mraz BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE: “Halo,” Beyoncé BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS: “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE: “Throw Down Your Heart,” Béla Fleck BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: “Potato Hole,” Booker T. Jones BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: “The E.N.D.,” the Black Eyed Peas BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM: “Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden,” Michael Bublé BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE: “Working on a Dream,” Bruce Springsteen BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE: “War Machine,” AC/DC BEST METAL PERFORMANCE: “Dissident Aggressor,” Judas Priest BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE: “A Day in the Life,” Jeff Beck BEST ROCK SONG (songwriter’s award): “Use Somebody,” Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” Phoenix BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE: “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS: “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx and T-Pain BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE: “At Last,” Beyoncé BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE: “Pearls,” India.Arie and Dobet Gnahore BEST R&B SONG (songwriter’s award): “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart BEST R&B ALBUM: “Blacksummers’ Night,” Maxwell BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM: “I Am . . . Sasha Fierce,” Beyoncé BEST RAP SONG (songwriter’s award): “Run This Town,” Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West and Ernest Wilson BEST RAP ALBUM: “Relapse,” Eminem BEST DANCE RECORDING: “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM: “The Fame,” Lady Gaga BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE: “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” Jay-Z BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP: “Crack a Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent For a complete list of winners visit


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