Grammy Award Winner Beyoncé Now has Most Grammys Ever after Winning 32nd One

Sir Georg Solti

NewsToday: Sir Georg Solti should step aside; Beyoncé is in charge at the Grammys. The R&B singer and pop sensation earned her 32nd Grammy on Weekend for best dance music album, earning her the record for the most Grammy wins after receiving 88 nominations during her career. The previous leader, conductor Solti of Hungarian descent, received his final honour in 1998, the year following his passing. After winning best R&B song for "Cuff It" and two prizes at the preshow ceremony, Beyoncé's fourth victory of the evening came in a category that highlighted the scope of her two-decade career: "Renaissance," her ode to Black and queer dance music, defeated work by Bonobo, Diplo, Odesza, and Rüfüs du Sol.

Beyoncé won the dance album category, that's been given out since 2005, being the first Black woman to do so. She had previously won for best dance/electronic recording with "Break My Soul," and for best classic R&B performance with "Plastic Off the Sofa," both from the same album that spans multiple genres. The Recording Academy, the organization that organizes the Grammy Awards, has recently emphasized its commitment to highlighting hip-hop and R&B on the live broadcast and to widening its voter base. However, critics have argued that Black music has been underrepresented in the top categories far too frequently. Beyoncé entered the event as the most-awarded female artist in Grammy history and was tied for second place overall with composer Quincy Jones, who also won 28 awards. Both Chick Corea and bluegrass musician Alison Krauss had 27, despite being nominated for two Oscars on Sunday.

Sabahat Abid


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