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Beyonce broke the record for most Grammys won by a female artist in one night by netting six statuettes at Sunday's 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

The singer, who was up for a leading 10 awards, picked up four trophies in the pre-show before winning song of the year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and female pop vocal performance for "Halo." But she lost the top prize, album of the year, to Taylor Swift for Fearless. At 20, Swift is the youngest winner in the category ever.

Beyonce was previously in a six-way tie with Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and Amy Winehouse for most Grammys won by a female in one ceremony — five. She also won five Grammys in 2004 for her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. Her Grammy total as a solo artist is now 13.

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Lady Gaga, who opened the show with a duet with Elton John, won two trophies: dance recording ("Poker Face") and electronic/dance album (The Fame).

Kings of Leon beat out Beyonce, Swift, Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas for record of the year with "Use Somebody." The soaring tune earned the rockers best rock performance by a duo/group and best rock song trophies earlier in the night.

The Black Eyed Peas snagged three trophies, including best pop vocal album for The E.N.D.

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