Beyonce breaks Grammy record and Harry Styles takes best album award. Beyonce broke the record with her fourth Grammy of the night. Beyonce on Sunday, broke the record for the most Grammy wins of any artist, scoring her 32nd prize ever and fourth of the night to resounding applause. No doubt Beyonce is “beyond others”.
Beyonce won four Grammys for Renaissance, including Best Dance/Electronic Album, pushing her career total to 32, surpassing the 31 awards earned by the late classical conductor Georg Solti.
“I am trying not to be too emotional. I am trying just to receive this night,” Beyonce said at the ceremony on Sunday. “I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God.”
The 41-year-old paid special tribute to the queer community, who she credited with inventing the genre she celebrated in her historically-layered record that pays homage to pioneers of funk, soul, rap, house and disco.
While Beyonce breaks Grammy record Harry Style isn’t staying quiet as well. He has bagged the best album record for himself.
Styles, who made his name with boyband One Direction, won the Grammy for his third album Harry’s House which also secured him the Best Pop Vocal Album.
“This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so nice,” he said as he collected the Grammy. He performed his single As It Was during the ceremony, decked head to toe in silver lame.
Lizzo took home the Grammy for Record of the Year – the award honouring overall performance of a song – for her single About Damn Time, beating out a crowded field that included Beyonce and Adele.
“We are good inherently,” she said through tears in a speech that brought the audience to its feet. “And anybody at home who feels misunderstood or on the outside looking in, like I did, just stay true to yourself.”
“I promise you, you will find people, you will attract people in your life who believe in you and support you.”
The show was broadcast live on the CBS network and streaming service Paramount+.
Honourees were chosen by about 11,000 members of the Recording Academy, which has faced complaints that it has not given Black talent proper recognition.
The organisation has been working to diversify its membership in recent years.