Beyoncé breaks the record for most wins in the Grammy Awards 2023. Pop superstar Beyoncé broke the record for most Grammy wins of any artist, winning her 32nd award all-time and her fourth of the night.
She clinched the title by winning the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for her hit ” Renaissance,” which put her ahead of the late classical bandleader Georg Solti, who won 31 awards.
Beyoncé won three Grammys during the early awards, including Best R&B Song for “Cuff It,” bringing her career tally to 31. That equalled the number of lifetime wins won by classical bandleader Georg Solti…
The singer did not appear on stage to accept her historic victory. Host Trevor Noah said she was stuck in traffic.
She remained in contention for the most prestigious awards of the night – Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, an accolade she never won.
Beyoncé faces a formidable and vast field that includes Bad Bunny, Styles, singer and flautist Lizzo, British singer Adele and Swedish disco-era hitmaker ABBA.
Styles won best pop vocal album for “Harry’s House,” which was also in the running for album of the year.
“This album from start to finish was the greatest experience of my life,” Styles, 29, said as he held up his Grammy trophy.
Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny opened the show with a rousing medley in Spanish surrounded by dozens of dancers.
“Every time I listen to it, I get hips that I didn’t know I had,” Noah said.
“I have never seen a room so full” of celebrities, he added, calling Adele, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and others seated in a downtown Los Angeles arena.
Noah joked that Lizzo would perform during the show at “bad bitch o’clock”, quoting her lyrics, and poked fun at Styles’ wardrobe choices.
“Women throw their panties at this man, and he puts them on and looks better than them,” Noah said.
The show aired live on the CBS network and the Paramount+ streaming service.
The winners are chosen by around 11,000 members of the Recording Academy, which has faced complaints that it has not given adequate recognition to black talent. The organization has made efforts to diversify its membership in recent years.
In the Best New Artist category, nominees include Italian rock band Maneskin, jazz artist Samara Joy, American bluegrass singer Molly Tuttle and TikTok phenom Gayle, who shot to fame with “abcdefu.”
Taylor Swift’s 10-minute version of her 2012 song “All Too Well” won Best Music Video. His latest album, “Midnights”, was released after this year’s eligibility period, which ran from October 2021 to September 2022.
Like other award shows, the Grammys have seen a decline in television viewership in recent years. Last year’s ceremony drew around 9 million viewers, the second lowest on record.