LOS ANGELES (AP) – Beyonce made history at the Grammys on Sunday as she collected six trophies, including song of the year for her anthem “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” making her the most decorated woman in one night in the 52-year history of the awards show.
The multihyphenate entertainer won her sixth trophy with best female pop vocal for her soaring ballad “Halo.” Perhaps she was not aware of her record-setting feat; her acceptance speech was decidedly low key.
“Thank you so much. This has been such an amazing night for me and I’d love to thank the Grammys,” Beyonce said in her brief remarks. “I’d like to thank all of the fans for their support over the years.”
The Kings of Leon, whose “Use Somebody” trumped her “Halo” to win record of the year, were a bit more entertaining when they picked up their trophy, the family quartet’s third of the night.
Beyonce, who in 2004 won five Grammys on the strength of her debut album “Dangerously in Love,” a mark tied by the likes of Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse and Alison Krauss, reached that milestone again Sunday en route to the new record. She is the first to reach that mark twice.
She won the songwriting trophy along with three writers for her omnipresent anthem “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” The superstar also won best R&B contemporary album for “I Am … Sasha Fierce” among her other awards, and still had the opportunity to win the evening’s remaining top award – album of the year.
While Beyonce has won a caseload of Grammys during her career, she hasn’t won album of the year, but that had the potential to change Sunday. The superstar was nominated for album of the year for “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” along Swift’s “Fearless,” the most popular album of any genre last year.
Beyonce’s Acceptance Speech