Beyoncé makes history at the GRAMMY Awards by becoming the most awarded artist of all time with 32 wins. She achieved this milestone after winning Best Dance/Electronic Album for her album “Renaissance” at last night’s ceremony, surpassing previous record holder Georg Solti who had 31 awards.
In addition to winning Best Dance/Electronic Album, Beyoncé took home four awards at the event, including Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul,” Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off The Sofa,” and Best R&B Song for “Cuff It.”
Upon winning Best Dance/Electronic Album, Beyoncé delivered a heartfelt speech in which she thanked God and her family, including her late uncle Johnny who she felt was present in spirit. She acknowledged her uncle’s influence on her music, crediting him with introducing her to disco, funk, and soul, which inspired her to create the club-focused album “Renaissance.”
The production of Beyoncé’s album was handled by renowned artists such as Skrillex (“Energy”), Green Velvet (“Cozy”), A.G Cook (“All Up In Your Mind”), Boi-1da (“Heated”), and Honey Dijon (“Cozy”), all of whom attended the ceremony.”
At the 65th GRAMMY Awards, pop star Harry Styles was awarded Album of the Year for “Harry’s House,” while Lizzo won Record of the Year for her hit song “About Damn Time.” Viola Davis became the 18th EGOT recipient, winning Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for her autobiography “Finding Me.” Kim Petras made history as the first transgender woman to win Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Sam Smith for their track “Unholy,” while paying tribute to SOPHIE.
The GRAMMYs marked 50 years of hip hop with a celebratory performance featuring pioneers of the genre such as Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Run-DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and Flava Flav, among others. This year, Dr. Dre received the Global Impact Award, which has now been renamed in his honor. The In Memoriam tribute honored the late Loretta Lynn, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, and Migos rapper Takeoff. Quavo performed the song ‘Without You’ in tribute to Takeoff‘s life and legacy.
Take a look at all the nominees and winners of this year’s GRAMMY Awards here.