Beyoncé Breaks Grammy Record and Falls Short of Album of the Year Win
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Pop star Beyoncé made Grammy history on Sunday as she broke the record for the most career wins, surpassing the late classical music conductor Georg Solti's previous record of 31 trophies. Despite her win, the 41-year-old singer fell short in the album of the year category, which was awarded to British singer Harry Styles for his album “Harry's House”.
A New Record for Beyoncé
With a total of 32 career wins, including four from Sunday's ceremony, Beyoncé now holds the record for the most Grammy wins of all time. The singer was emotional as she received her award for Best Dance/Electronic Album, saying, “I’m trying not to be too emotional and I’m trying to just receive this night.
I want to thank God for protecting me... I’d like to thank my uncle Johnny, who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit”. Beyoncé went on to thank her parents, husband, and children before concluding, “I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre."
Beyoncé accepts her 32nd #Grammy as she breaks the record for the most wins of all time.
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Leading the Grammy Nominations
With nine nominations for the 2023 Grammys, Beyoncé tied her husband Jay-Z, who also received nine nominations, for the most all-time Grammy nominations.
Beyoncé’s 88 nominations include her pre-solo work as a member of Destiny’s Child, making her the most awarded female artist in Grammy history with 28 wins. Jay-Z has 24 Grammy wins and 83 nominations prior to this year's ceremony.
Other Winners of the 2023 Grammys
The album of the year was awarded to singer Lizzo for her album "About Damn Time", while the song of the year was awarded to Bonnie Raitt for "Just Like That". American jazz singer Samara Joy was named the best new artist.
Rapper Bad Bunny received the award for best urban music album for "Un Verano Sin Ti", and the best rap album was declared "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” by Kendrick Lamar. Despite missing out on the album of the year award, Beyoncé made history by breaking the record for the most career wins at the Grammys.
With her and her husband Jay-Z leading the nominations, the 2023 Grammy Awards were a testament to their immense talent and contribution to the music industry.