Beyoncé at the 2004 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Beyoncé Win Best Contemporary R&B Album For 'Dangerously In Love' At The 46th GRAMMY Awards
For the latest episode of the Recording Academy's GRAMMY Rewind video series, we revisit 2004—the year Beyoncé took home five golden gramophones for her debut solo album, Dangerously In Love, and performed with the one and only Prince.
Accepting the Best Contemporary R&B Album GRAMMY from presenters Gwen Stefani and Quentin Tarantino, a glowing 22-year-old Queen Bey rocks a fierce, beaded pink frock and a heartwarming smile. Watch for yourself in the video below and read on to revisit the big moment.
"Wow, this is unbelievable, performing was enough for me. I'm just so honored, I want to thank the GRAMMYs for giving me this wonderful opportunity. This was my first record as a solo artist and I want to thank everyone involved with making this record," she said.
Earlier in the evening, in another epic GRAMMY Moment, Bey and the Purple One slayed a medley that included his "Purple Rain," "Baby I'm a Star," "Let's Go Crazy" and her "Crazy In Love." Her five GRAMMY wins that night included two for the unforgettable hit "Crazy In Love," featuring her boo JAY-Z, which won Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Beyoncé released Dangerously In Love in June 2003, following Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams' respective debut solo projects in 2002. As Destiny's Child, the fierce trio released their hit third album, Survivor, in 2001 and their powerful farewell album, Destiny Fulfilled in November 2004. Both of the albums earned several GRAMMY nominations, with the former's title track, "Survivor," earning a win at the 44th GRAMMY Awards.
In fall 2006, the "Formation" singer released her second powerhouse solo album, B'Day, which also won a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary R&B Album, at the 49th GRAMMY Awards. She has earned a total of 24 GRAMMY wins to date, the most recent being at this year's 62nd GRAMMY Awards, for Best Music Film for Homecoming. The year prior, her and Jay both earned another golden gramophone to their major collection, for Best Urban Contemporary Album for their collab LP, Everything Is Love.