Beyoncé Is Now The Most Awarded Winner In Grammys History
Forget about breaking souls, Beyoncé is breaking Grammys records.
After winning the gramophone for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Queen Bey became the most-decorated artist in the history of the Grammys, with a total of 32, five of which she won — as of this writing — at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 5). This previous record holder was conductor Georg Solti, who had won 31 Grammys before his death in 1997.
Heading into tonight's festivities, the Renaissance royal was already the most-nominated woman in Grammys history, with 79 nods over the course of her career. As for wins, she was tied with Quincy Jones at 28. Even before the primetime show began, Beyoncé was already two Grammys closer to making history when she won Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Plastic Off the Sofa" and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for "Break My Soul" at the Premiere Ceremony.
After presenter James Corden announced Beyoncé's Renaissance as the winner for Best Dance/Electronic Album, the "Cuff It" singer took to the stage to accept the honor.
"I'm trying not to be too emotional. I'm trying to just receive this night," Beyoncé said during her acceptance speech. "I want to thank God for protecting me. I'd like to thank my uncle Jonny who is not here, but he's here in spirit," she continued, honoring her beloved uncle who was gay and died from AIDS-related complications. "I'd like to thank my parents, my father, my mother for loving me and pushing me. I'd like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three children.”
She ended her speech by thanking the LGBTQ+ community, who helped bring dance and electronic music from the club to the mainstream: “I'd like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre."
Beyoncé is the most-nominated artist at this year's Grammys, with nine nominations for her critically acclaimed seventh studio album, Renaissance. She has already taken home five trophies tonight and is poised to win another major category, Album of the Year. See all the winners so far here.