Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beyonce Knowles, winner of six 2010 Grammys

Beyonce Knowles receiving the Grammy Award

The photo shows Beyonce Knowles accepting the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance award during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

The 2010 Grammy Awards night was dominated by Beyonce Knowles, who nominated for a whopping 10 awards. But the solo superstar Knowles took home six Grammys including song of the year, best female R&B vocal, and best R&B song for Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It). She lead the most winning pack closely followed by the country music star Taylor Swift, who finished the music industry extravaganza with four Grammy Awards.

Though she lost out on record of the year award, which went to the Kings of Leon's ‘Use Somebody’, the Beyonce bagged the most awards of the evening, and in addition to her other awards, she also won Grammys for best contemporary R&B album for ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ as well as best traditional R&B vocal performance for ‘At Last’.

The Grammy show also included a special 3D tribute to Michael Jackson by featuring a video clip he made of Earth Song as Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson sang along. Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award that was accepted by his young children, Prince and Paris, on behalf of their late father.

Beyonce has set a Grammy winnings record for most Grammy wins by a female artist in one night, taking home six awards after being nominated for 10 Grammys. Before her sixth win, Beyonce was tied for the honor of most wins (five) by a female artist in one night with fellow artists Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse and Alison Krauss.

In November 2009 Knowles was honored as the winner of UK's 4Music's 'World's Greatest Popstars' competition, sponsored by Rimmel, in which over 100,000 people voted and Knowles came out on top of the highly publicized vote, even ahead of the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears, Eminem and Pink.

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