Beyoncé was a queen before, but now she rules the Grammys
Bey recently broke the record for most Grammy awards by an artist with 32 victories. She got the accolade for best dance/electronic album for her well-known album “Renaissance,” which is what finally sent her over the brink.
She already made history before the event even concluded, so she still has a chance to win more since “Renaissance” is up for album of the year, which has not yet been decided.
To celebrate Beyoncé’s victory, the crowd stood to their feet. She acknowledged her husband and three children as well as her late Uncle Johnny, whose name she notably mentions in the song “Heated.” She also expressed gratitude to LGBTQ artists who both indirectly and directly influenced her.
She also expressed her gratitude to the LGBTQ artists that directly inspired and influenced “Renaissance.”
“I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre,” she stated.
Trevor Noah, the host of Grammy said Bey’s win also settled another matter: “We can finally end the GOAT debate; it’s done now – it’s Beyoncé,” he said.
With “Renaissance,” a sparkling homage to disco and the ballroom scene of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, a movement pioneered by Black gay and trans people, Beyoncé won the album of the summer. This year’s Grammy nominations included four tracks from “Renaissance,” with “Break My Soul” receiving accolades for song and record of the year.
Beyoncé won the Grammys for best electronic dance recording and best traditional R&B performance earlier on Sunday for the songs “Plastic Off the Sofa” and “Break My Soul,” respectively. She did, however, receive at least one award in her absence. Legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers collected the prize for best R&B performance, for the song “Cuff It,” after Noah informed the audience that Bey was unable to attend the ceremony due to traffic.
Over the course of her career, Beyoncé has received 88 Grammy nominations. Before Sunday’s achievement, she was already the most-awarded female performer. The previous record holder for the most Grammys won by a single performer was the conductor Georg Solti.