Beyoncé set a new record for Grammy awards Sunday night, capturing six trophies, the most by a woman in the 52-year history of the music industry awards. After earlier winning for song of the year as co-writer of her Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), the 28-year-old's sixth prize came in the category of best female pop vocal for "Halo." She also picked up trophies for best R&B contemporary album for I Am … Sasha Fierce, Best R&B song ("Single Ladies") and best traditional R&B vocal performance for her cover of Etta James' "At Last."

Beyoncé won five Grammys in 2004, the year of her debut album, Dangerously in Love. That mark tied Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse and Alison Krauss.


It was definitely ladies' night at the nationally televised show. Taylor Swift won album of the year for Fearless, best country album, best country vocal and best country song. Lady Gaga won best dance album for The Fame and best dance recording for "Poker Face."

Kings of Leon crashed ladies' night to win three awards, including record of the year for "Use Somebody." That song also won them best rock song and best hard rock group performance.

The Black Eyed Peas also won three awards, for short-form video, pop performance by a group and pop vocal album.


Jay-Z, Beyoncé's husband, won for best rap solo performance and two awards for "Run This Town" with Rihanna and Kanye West.

Maxwell, who was nominated for six awards, picked up his first Grammy — best R&B male vocal for the ballad "Pretty Wings" and best R&B album for BLACKsummers' night. The album marked the crooner's return after seven years out of the music business.

The show also included a special 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson featuring a video clip he made of "Earth Song" as Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson sang along. Two of Jackson's young children, Prince and Paris, accepted a lifetime achievement award for their late father. "Through all his songs, his message was simple, love. We will continue to spread his message and help the world," Prince said.

The complete list of winners is here.