R&B POP Queen Beyoncé became the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time this year, scoring 9 nominations for a total of 62 over the course of her career and being the first artist nominated in pop, rock, R&B and rap categories at the same time.

 

After being introduced by her mother Tina Lawson, Beyoncé appeared wearing a gorgeous gold costume and a halo, is thought to be evoking the Virgin Mary and various goddess iconography. According to some online sources, Beyoncé was in fact tapping into her African heritage and paying respect to “Oshun” (Yoruba tribe of west africa): she is the goddess that governs love and sweet waters. Said to have been adorned with gold jewellery, bracelets, beads and is known for teaching through the art of songs, meditation and chants. Interestingly, Oshun is said to have given birth to Ibeji, the divine twins. Not that Bey has confirmed any of this herself, but interesting. The ‘Formation’ singer kicked off the performance with a pre-taped voiceover to deliver an opening speech about healing and motherhood, before a medley of the songs of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles”.

 

 

When Bey hit the stage wearing a stunning golden gown that showed off her glowing baby bump, the performance opener became wonderfully dramatic. This performance was a near-religious experience, for the BeyHive, that confirms Bey as our current most talented entertainer in the industry.

 

Beyoncé Performs At The Grammys! by videosuploaded

 

In accepting the Best Urban Contemporary Album award, Beyoncé said:

 

“My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that will give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history, to confront issues that make us uncomfortable. It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty,” she continued, “so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys, and see themselves.  And have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent and capable.”

 

 

Even though she may not have won all nine awards, the 2017 Grammy Awards soon became a celebration of Beyoncé’s Lemonade album. Especially after British POP star Adele, who won the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year, broke her Grammy in half to split with Bey.

 

Adele, Beyonce, 2017 Grammys

Adele, in fact, insisted that Beyoncé should have been awarded the prize for Lemonade:

“I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious, but the artist of my life is Beyoncé,” Adele said. “The album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was so monumental, Beyoncé, it was so monumental and so well thought-out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing” Adele said as Beyoncé looked on from her seat in Staples Center and mouthed the words “Thank you.” “And we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you.”

 

 

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