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Houston well-represented at Grammy Awards

Houstonians Megan Thee Stallion, Beyonce and Blue Ivy have all won music's biggest prize, and one award was presented by fellow Houstonian Lizzo.
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Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

HOUSTON — The Grammy Awards had plenty of Houston representation Sunday night, and it started when the show did.

The first award of the night was for Best New Artist, which was presented by Houston superstar Lizzo. And the Grammy went to fellow Houstonian Megan Thee Stallion.

The 26-year-old became just the fifth rapper to win the award, which she accepted in person on the outdoor stage Sunday night, tearing up before she even began talking.

The award was the first one handed out during the telecast, but Megan Thee Stallion had already won a Grammy earlier Sunday for “Savage,” her hit that features Beyoncé.

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The song is also nominated for best rap song and record of the year.

She beat out fellow nominees Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada.

But Megan Thee Stallion wasn't done winning yet.

She won with Best Rap Song with “Savage,” a song that featured Beyoncé. And that win gave Beyoncé a record-tying 27th Grammy.

With the total, Beyoncé matched Alison Krauss as the woman who has won the most Grammys and would later become the most-decorated female performer ever at the Grammy Awards..

Megan Thee Stallion accepted the award minutes after her head-turning performance of “W.A.P.” with Cardi B aired on the show. She praised all the nominees, saying, “Music really helped a lot of us get through the pandemic.”

Megan, who earlier was crowned best new artist, thanked Beyoncé for her role in the song, saying “When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be the rap Beyoncé.”

Beyoncé jumped on the mic to say, “I just want to quickly give my love to Megan,” adding “I have so much respect for you” and thanked her for inviting to contribute to the track.

Before leaving the stage, Beyonce gave H-town a shoutout.

"Houston, we love you," Beyonce said.

Beyonce makes Grammy History

Beyoncé made history by surpassing Alison Krauss to become the most decorated female act in Grammy history.

Beyoncé earned her 28th Grammy on Sunday, picking up honors like best R&B performance for “Black Parade," best music video for “Brown Skin Girl" as well as best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage," with Megan Thee Stallion.

“As an artist I believe it's my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect time and it's been such a difficult time," Beyoncé said onstage as she won best R&B performance for “Black Parade," which was released on Juneteenth.

She went on to say she created the song to honor the “beautiful Black kings and queens" in the world.

She added: “I have been working my whole life ... This is such a magical night."

Beyoncé now ties producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones as the acts with second most Grammy wins. The late conductor Georg Solti is the most decorated Grammy winner with 31 wins.

Beyonce and Blue Ivy won before the broadcast started

Before the show even began, Beyonce and her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter – were awarded Grammys.

During the show’s pre-ceremony, they won best music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” making 9-year-old Blue Ivy the second youngest person to win a Grammy and brings Beyoncé steps closer to becoming the most decorated woman in Grammy history.


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