The singer was introduced by her mother, Tina Knowles, as Beyonce wore a figure hugging gold dress and massive gold crown as she performed “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from her Grammy winning album, Lemonade.
Her husband, Jay Z, and 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, looked on with pride from the front row.
As Blue Ivy sat in the audience, she paid tribute to Prince, wearing a suit similar to the one donned by the “Let’s Go Crazy” singer in the film, Purple Rain.
Beyonce’s performance was a celebration of maternal love. She sang and discussed being a mom and the path to womanhood led by her own mother during the visually enchanting presentation.
Beyonce took home two Grammys for Best Music Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
“It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty, 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," she said as she accepted the award for “Best Contemporary Urban Album for Lemonade. "This is something I want for every child of every race, and I feel it’s vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes."
Adele won the top awards – Record of the Year for “Hello” and Album of the Year for 25.
The singer gushed about her love of Beyonce when she won both awards.
During her speech for Album of the Year, the British songstress said she didn’t “deserve” the accolade, saying it should have gone to Beyonce.
The "Formation" singer was in tears as Adele expressed her humility and admiration for her.
Adele also put her humble disposition on display during her tribute to George Michael, who died in December, as she flubbed the first minute of her act.
As she sang Michael’s 1996 hit “Fastlove” with a full orchestra, she realized she was out of tune, and suddenly stopped the performance short before asking to start again.
She asked: “I'm sorry for swearing, I’m sorry for starting again, I’m really sorry — can we please start it again?”
By the end of the tribute, the audience were on their feet, giving her a standing ovation.