(AFP) Pop queen Beyoncé on Sunday reigned supreme at the Grammys, breaking the all-time record for wins with her 32nd prize and fourth of the night to resounding applause.
With nine Grammy Golds, the 41-year-old singer entered the day having the best chance of winning with Grammy gold. “Renaissance,”It is a rich, multi-layered tribute to club and dance music.
For her smash, she won the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album. “Renaissance,”Thus, he was able to surpass Georg Solti who received 31 awards.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional. And I’m trying to just receive this night,”The Queen Bey spoke, in a shimmering and curve-hugging dress, with her hair in mermaid locks, as her peers saw the historic moment.
Beyoncé thanked her family and 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.
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Beyoncé remains a powerhouse contender for the night’s major awards of album, record, and song of the year — but the same goes for British balladeer Adele, whose introspective album “30”She was awarded seven nominations.
The 2023 face-off has prompted obvious comparisons to 2017, when Adele swept the top prizes at the glitzy music biz gala, shutting out Queen Bey’s culture-shaking “Lemonade.”
Despite breaking record after record, when it comes to the big three awards, Beyoncé curiously remains something of an underdog in those categories.
She has never won Album of the Year honors and although she has the most Record of the Year nods with eight, she’s never won that prize either.
She only scored Song of the Year once, for 2008’s “Single Ladies.”
Carlile and Lamar each with three wins
By midway through, Brandi Carlile from folk music and Kendrick Lara had won three awards.
“This is one of my toughest records to make,”Lamar claimed of “Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers.”
“And it allowed me to do that and allowed me to share other people’s experiences. Going back and thinking back where I started with rapping, how far I came, I would like to thank the culture for allowing me to evolve in order to make a song.”
Actor Viola Davis became the latest showbiz heavyweight to earn a coveted EGOT — winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — by taking the Grammy for best audio book, narration and storytelling for her memoir “Finding Me.”
Bad Bunny opened the 65th Annual Grammys Gala by getting the crowd up with their first performance. Harry Styles followed that by taking home the award for the best pop vocal album. “Harry’s House.”
“Thank you so much. This album, from start to finish, has been the greatet experience of my life,”Onstage, he spoke.
The celebrity-studded 65th anniversary gala was once again hosted by Trevor Noah. It featured performances by Styles and Lizzo as well an extravagant tribute to hip hop music that included a constellation star.
Bad Bunny, indisputably the world’s biggest commercial artist, nabbed the prize for Best Musica Urbana album for his major drop “Un Verano Sin Ti,”Also, a contender for Album of the Year.
“Thank you to all the Latinos across the entire world,”In Spanish, he accepted the award and spoke in it. “We will keep elevating this genre to the next level.”
Industry watchers were also waiting to see whether pop juggernaut Swift — who hit the red carpet in a sparkling, deep blue ensemble alluding to her most recent album “Midnights” — could win the Song of the Year prize that has evaded her for years.
The superstar — who has been making good on a vow to re-record her first six albums to gain control of her rights to them — has a chance at the award celebrating songwriters for her 10-minute version of “All Too Well.”
For her short movie based on the song, she had won the Best Music Video award.
Best New Artist hopefuls strike gold
After several Grammy years with clear Best New Artist favorites — Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Thee Stallion and Billie Eilish — Sunday’s race is wide open.
The category has grown increasingly eclectic and reflective of the internet age’s impact on popular music, and many of the nominees — including Brazil’s Anitta, Eurovision rockers Maneskin and rapper Latto — have all found viral fame on TikTok.
Wet Leg swept the alternative music categories, as several of the nominees jumped forward with early victories: Muni Long stole one of Beyonce’s nine opportunities in taking home the award for Best R&B Performance, while Molly Tuttle won for Best Bluegrass Album.
Samara Joy, a jazz singer, won the Best Jazz Vocal Album award.
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