Beyoncé becomes the most-awarded person in Grammys history
Beyoncé is now the most-awarded person in Grammys history with 32 wins.
She surpassed the late classical conductor Sir Georg Solti, who has 31 awards to his name.
Beyoncé was nominated for nine awards at the 2023 Grammys, including album of the year for "Renaissance."
Beyoncé is officially the most decorated person in the history of the Grammy Awards.
The 41-year-old star collected four awards at the 65th annual Grammys on Sunday, including best dance/electronic album for "Renaissance," bringing her running total to 32.
She won two awards off-screen during the Grammys premiere ceremony: best dance/electronic recording for "Break My Soul" and best traditional R&B performance for "Plastic Off the Sofa." She also won best R&B song for "Cuff It" earlier in the live show, but was apparently stuck in traffic and didn't accept the award in person.
Beyoncé previously became the most-awarded woman in 2021 when she won her 28th Grammy, breaking a record previously held by Alison Krauss and tying superproducer Quincy Jones as the two living artists with the most Grammys.
With her fourth win on Sunday, she surpassed the late classical conductor Sir Georg Solti, who held the all-time record with 31 Grammy Awards out of 74 nominations.
Solti's final award was bestowed for best opera recording at the 40th annual Grammy Awards in 1998, just five months after he died at age 84.
In her acceptance speech for best dance/electronic album, Beyoncé thanked her "beautiful husband" Jay-Z, her three children, her parents, and her late Uncle Jonny, to whom she previously dedicated "Renaissance."
Before he died of AIDS-related illness, Beyoncé's Uncle Jonny exposed her to "a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album," she wrote on her website.
As Insider previously reported, "Renaissance" is heavily rooted in house and club sounds that were pioneered by the LGBTQ community. The tracklist samples queer legends like Big Freedia, Kevin Aviance, Moi Renee, Honey Dijon, and Ts Madison.
"I'd like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre," she said onstage.
Beyoncé received five additional nominations this year, including record of the year for "Break My Soul" and album of the year for "Renaissance," but lost both to Lizzo and Harry Styles, respectively. She is currently tied with Jay-Z for the most nominations in history (88).
You can find a full list of nominees and winners here.
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