Pop legend Beyoncé made history on Sunday night when she became the artist with the most Grammy award wins of all-time, but fans of the musician weren’t at all pleased that TV personality James Corden had a part to play in such an iconic moment.
Beyoncé, who scooped up four awards for her latest album Renaissance, now has 32 gongs compared to the previous record holder Georg Solti, the late conductor who collected 31 awards for his work.
Her first three wins were for Best R&B song (“Cuff It”), Best Dance/Electronic Recording (“Break My Soul”) and Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Plastic Off the Sofa”).
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The singer’s fourth and final win of the night was in the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category, with Corden announcing the win by telling the audience “we are witnessing history tonight”, at which point Beyoncé was already on her feet.
Unfortunately for Corden, some of those watching at home were hoping they didn’t have to witness him presenting the award:
\u201cIt is so nasty and rude and brutish of the Grammys to have James Corden forever tied to Beyonce\u2019s record breaking win\u2026 will never forgive them for that\u201d— Chris Murphy (@Chris Murphy) 1675652759
\u201cJames Corden being a Grammys presenter is proof that white men can act like the biggest fucking entitled dickheads and still be praised and rewarded lol\u201d— Loser Vuitton (@Loser Vuitton) 1675652731
\u201cHaving James Corden present that award to her was NASTY WORK.\u201d— Three (@Three) 1675653001
\u201clife is filled with ups and downs you can win the most grammys of all time and still have to hug james corden\u201d— Rozzie (@Rozzie) 1675653002
\u201cwe get Beyonc\u00e9\u2019s history making #GRAMMYs win but it\u2019s announced by James Corden\u201d— Wendell (@Wendell) 1675652730
\u201cjames corden forever etched in this moment too. no i am sick\u201d— oatmeal influencer (@oatmeal influencer) 1675652810
Accepting the gong, a tearful Beyoncé said: “I’m trying not to be too emotional. I’m trying to just receive this night.
“I want to thank God for protecting me … I want to thank my uncle Johnny, who is not here, but he is here in spirit.
“I'd like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me, for pushing me. I'd like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful children who are watching at home.”
She added: “I'd like to thank the queer community - you invented the genre.”
It isn’t the first time that Beyoncé supporters have been upset at Corden, as the Late Late Show host’s “Carpool Karaoke” series beat the icon’s Homecoming documentary to pick up the Outstanding Variety Special award at the 2019 Emmys.
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