Beyoncé is the most successful Grammy artist of all time
Beyoncé is the most decorated Grammy artist of all time after a stunning late-night performance at the awards ceremony.
The pop superstar, 41, won the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for her latest album Renaissance, making her 32 overall.
That is one more than the previous record set by the Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who died in 1997.
On stage, she said: “I try not to be too emotional. I try to just receive this night.
“I want to thank God for protecting me… I want to thank my Uncle Johnny who is not here but he is here in spirit.
“I want to thank my parents, my father, my mother for loving me and for pushing me. I want to thank my beautiful husband and beautiful children who are watching at home.”
Referring to her album Renaissance, which referenced the history of LGBTQ dance music, she added, “I want to thank the queer community — they invented the genre.”
The historic award was presented by British TV presenter James Corden, who said it was an “honour” to take on the task.
“We will witness history tonight,” he said before announcing the result.
Beyonce was late for the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and missed to accept one of her awards in person.
Host Trevor Noah jokingly reassured the audience that she was “on her way” before later presenting her with the award right at her table, where she was sitting with husband Jay-Z.
Her wins that night also included Best R&B Song, Best Dance/Electronic Recording, and Best Traditional R&B Performance.
On the night, Harry Styles also fended off fellow British talent Adele and Coldplay for Best Pop Vocal Album presented by Jennifer Lopez.
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“This album was the greatest experience of my life from start to finish. Thank you,” he said, accepting the award.
Sam Smith and Kim Petras won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo Performance for their song Unholy together, making Petras the first transgender woman to win the award.
“Sam, I love you so much and this song has been such an incredible journey for me,” she said.
Kendrick Lamar won the Grammy for Best Rap Album, for Mr Morale & The Big Steppers.
Getting emotional on stage, he said, “First and foremost, I want to thank my family for giving me the courage and vulnerability to share my truth with this album.
“I want to thank my fans for trusting me with these stories.”
Best Country Album went to Willie Nelson for A Beautiful Time.
Country colleague Shania Twain, who wore a bright red wig, presented and accepted the award on behalf of the veteran singer, 89, who was not present at the event.
Migos rappers Takeoff, Christine McVie and Jeff Beck were among the famous faces remembered in the in-memorium section.
Musical accompaniment came from Kacey Musgraves, Mick Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow and Quavo.
Quavo performed his emotional song Without You, recently written in honor of his late nephew, who was fatally shot in November 2022.
In the first few minutes of the show, Adele had a chance to meet one of her heroes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Noah revealed the unlikely pair were big fans of each other before introducing himself.
“Adele meets The Rock, The Rock meets Adele,” he said to laughter from the audience.
A red-faced Adele laughed and hugged Johnson, who came up behind her to surprise her.
The awards ceremony began with an explosive performance from Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny.
Several spectators got up to dance, including famous faces like Taylor Swift.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards continue.
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