In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone… Beyoncé became the Grammy’s most decorated artist on Sunday night, taking home her 32nd award and breaking a 26-year record.
Reminding the world as she is, in fact, Queen Bey – a name conjuring more than music – she stands alone on the throne of the prestigious music award after grabbing multiple gramophone trophies in Los Angeles.
His song “Cuff It,” which went viral on TikTok over the summer, won Best R&B Song. She won two awards at the preshow ceremony. And his tribute to black and queer dance music “Renaissance” won best dance album.
His four awards broke the record set by Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who won 31 awards and died in 1997.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” the superstar said, as her husband Jay-Z stood and clapped.
It was British heartthrob Harry Styles who won album of the year for ‘Harry’s House’.
“I’m so inspired by every artist in this category,” she said.
“Many different times in my life, I’ve listened to everyone in these categories. It’s so important to remember that there is no best thing.
Right after launching her new beau on Instagram, People’s Queen Lizzo took Record of the Year for “About Damn Time.” She gave a rousing speech that brought many in the audience to their feet, including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Adele.
“Me and Adele were having fun, cheering on our friends… This is so unexpected,” Lizzo said, dedicating her award to Prince.
“I wanted to make the world a better place, so I had to be that change to make the world a better place. Now, I look around and see these songs are about loving your body and being comfortable in your own skin and feeling good. “
Veteran singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt shrugged off big-name rivals like Adele, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé to win the Song of the Year award for “Just Like That,” which explores organ donation.
It came after two more Grammy wins: for Best Americana Performance and Best Americana Song.
Hip-hop doesn’t stop
A who’s who of hip-hop royalty took the stage for an epic and emotional 15-minute tribute to the genre’s 50th anniversary. The performance included Grandmaster Flash who was part of his seminal hit ‘The Message’, Run DMC, Chuck D and Flavor Flav along with Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes and Nelly all taking the stage.
Kendrick Lamar won his sixth career trophy for Best Rap Performance for ‘The Heart Part 5’ and also won Best Rap Album for his studio offering, ‘Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers.
Viola Davis emerged from Sunday’s show an EGOT — a term for those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — following her win for Best Audio Book, Storytelling and Story Recording.
And how not to mention Taylor Swift. Dressed in midnight blue, a nod to her latest album, she took home Best Music Video for “All Too Well: The Short Film.” A project that she wrote, directed and starred with Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.