Beyonce has broken the record for the most Grammy wins in history. The legendary performer and former Destiny’s Child member took home four of the nine nominations during Sunday night’s broadcast of the 2023 Grammy Awards. Following her glorified Best Dance/Electronic Album win for Renaissance, Queen Bey has thirty-two Megaphone Statues, beating classical conductor George Solti who won his thirty-first and last Grammy in 1997.
Adding to the Best Dance/Electronic Album, Beyonce also won Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa,” Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul” and Best R&B Song for “Cuff It.” For the latter, music producer and co-writer of “Cuff-It,” Nile Rodgers accepted Beyonce’s Grammy on her behalf, for she didn’t make it to the show on time due to the Los Angeles traffic.
As for Grammy nominations, she is now tied with her husband, Jay-Z, with eighty-eight. Her count is attributed to when she was with Destiny’s Child, one of the “greatest girl groups of all time,” according to Billboard. During Beyonce’s tenure with the group, she and her bandmates took home three Grammys, including one for “Survivor.”
In her appreciation speech on Sunday night, the Texan native honored her Uncle Jonny, who died from HIV and was a big part of her childhood. She also shined on her husband, her daughter Blue Ivy, and twins Rumi and Sir.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional. I’m trying to just receive this night. I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God. “I’d like to thank my Uncle Johnny, who’s not here. But he’s here in spirit. I’d like to thank my parents — my father, my mother, for loving me, and pushing me. I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three children who are at home watching.”
Beginning in May, Beyonce will begin her Renaissance World Tour. Her first stop will be in Sweden, with the last in New Orleans in late September. This will be her first tour in nearly five years.