Beyonce and Taylor Swift make Grammy history

Beyonce made Grammy Awards history on Sunday (March 14) by becoming the most awarded female artist ever.

The pop sensation won four categories this year, bringing her total to 28 and pushing bluegrass singer Alison Krauss off the top spot.

Taylor Swift won the top prize of album of the year for 'Folklore'.

The 31-year-old is the first woman to have won the gong three times, and is the fourth artist to do so.

Written while she stayed at home, 'Folklore' captures the global mood of homebound introspection.

This year's show was hosted by Trevor Noah - and was a mix of mostly-remote, sometimes pre-recorded performances and socially distant ceremonies both indoors and outside in downtown LA.

Music written in response to, and influenced by, the Black Lives Matter movement featured widely at the ceremony.

The writers of "I Can't Breathe" by R&B artist H.E.R won song of the year.

The song's title quotes George Floyd, in what's become a mantra for protests against racial inequality around the globe.

"..that fight that we had in us the summer of 2020. Keep that same energy. Thank you."

Beyoncé's 28th Grammy was presented in honor of Black Parade, a celebration of black power and resilience, which she released on Juneteenth last year.

"As an artist, I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times, and it's been such a difficult time."

Overall, female performers dominated the winners list, with Megan Thee Stallion crowned best new artist and Billie Eilish taking home record of the year.

BTS, who performed their hit single Dynamite from South Korea, lost out in the best group performance category to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

The seven-member boyband had been hoping to be the first K-Pop act to win a Grammy.

Harry Styles took home his first ever Grammy, winning the closely-contested pop solo performance category for "Watermelon Sugar".

Video Transcript

- The Grammy goes to Beyonce.

- Beyonce made Grammy Awards history on Sunday by becoming the most awarded female artist ever. The pop sensation won four categories this year, bringing her total to 28 and pushing Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss off the top spot.

BEYONCE: I am so honored. I'm so excited.

- Taylor Swift won the top prize of album of the year for "Folklore." The 31-year-old is the first woman to have won the gong three times and is the fourth artist to do so.

(SINGING) So much for summer love.

- Written while she stayed at home, "Folklore" captures the global mood of homebound introspection. This year's show was hosted by Trevor Noah and was a mix of mostly remote, sometimes pre-recorded performances and socially distant ceremonies both indoors and outside in downtown LA.

TREVOR NOAH: "I can't breathe," H.E.R.

- Music written in response to and influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement, featured widely at the ceremony. The writers of "I Can't Breathe" by R&B artist Her won song of the year. The song's title quotes George Floyd in what's become a mantra for protests against racial inequality around the globe.

GABRIELLA SARMIENTO WILSON: That fight that we had in us the summer of 2020, keep that same energy. Thank you.

- Beyonce's 28th Grammy was presented in honor of Black Parade, a celebration of Black power and resilience, which she released on Juneteenth last year.

BEYONCE: As an artist, I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times, and it's been such a difficult time.

- Overall, female performers dominated the winners' list with Megan Thee Stallion crowned best new artist and Billy Eilish taking home record of the year. BTS, who performed their hit single "Dynamite" from South Korea lost out in the best group performance category to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. The seven member boy band had been hoping to be the first K-pop act to win a Grammy. Harry Styles took home his first ever Grammy, winning the closely contested pop solo performance category for "Watermelon Sugar."