Beyonce, 2016 Grammy Awards

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They saved the best surprise for last at the 2016 Grammys!

Beyoncé stepped out onstage to present the final award of the night, Record of the Year, wearing a daring, long sleeve, white, lace, semi-sheer gown with glittering embellishments, a high button-down collar and two thigh-high slits. She paired the look with metallic sandals and large, glittering, diamond-shaped earrings.

The 34-year-old R&B star, who was not nominated for an award, was announced as a presenter earlier during the ceremony. She was accompanied backstage by husband Jay-Z, E! News has learned.

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" won the Grammy for Record of the Year. They beat D'Angelo and the Vanguard for "Really Love," Ed Sheeran for "Thinking Out Loud," Taylor Swift for "Blank Space" and The Weeknd for "Can't Feel my Face." 

Beyoncé is the most Grammy-nominated female music artist in history with a whopping 53 nods. She has won 20 Grammys over the past 15 years, including three last year.

Fans had speculated Beyoncé would show up at the ceremony when a photo of what was dubbed her dressing room was posted on Billboard's Instagram page over the weekend.

Many had hoped she would perform, having recently wowed—and shocked—viewers with a performance of her new politically charged song "Formation" at the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show earlier this month.

—Additional reporting by Marc Malkin

Watch E!'s live 2016 Grammys red carpet coverage starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Monday, February 15th

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