Beyonce Makes Grammy History

Beyonce grabbed six Grammy's on Sunday, the most awards won in a single night by a female artist since the Grammy award show began 52 years ago. Host Michel Martin reports on Beyonce's victorious night and other highlights from the Grammy's.

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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

Now some news from last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce was the big winner last night. She took home six awards, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)." But singer Maxwell, who was recently heard on this program about his return to the stage after an eight-year absence, won his first two Grammies: Best R&B Album, for "Black Summer's Night," and Best R&B Male Vocal, for "Pretty Wings." And we thought we'd play just a little bit of that particular song for you.

(Soundbite of song, "Pretty Wings")

Mr. MAXWELL (Singer): (Singing) I've turned day into night. Sleep 'til I die a thousand times. I should have showed you better nights, better times, better days. And I miss you more and more. If I can't have you. Let love set you free. To fly your pretty wings around. Pretty wings, your pretty wings, your pretty wings, pretty wings around. So pretty wings, your pretty wings, your pretty wings, pretty wings around. Say Pretty wings, pretty wings. Pretty wings, pretty wings around.

MARTIN: That was the ballad "Pretty Wings" by Maxwell, winner of the Grammy Award for the Best R&B Male Vocal. And you can hear our earlier conversation with Maxwell by going to our Web site. Just go to npr.org, click on programs and then on TELL ME MORE.

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