Beyoncé wins more Grammys than any artist in history: 32 and counting

Beyoncé is now truly the queen – of the Grammys.

By winning the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album in the middle of Sunday’s TV broadcast, the singer took her 22-year tally to 32, surpassing the 31 statues claimed by legendary Hungarian bandleader Georg Solti and making her the record industry’s all-time champion. Association of America. Solti died in 1997.

“Thank you so much. I’m trying not to get too emotional. I’m just trying to receive tonight,” a visibly emotional Beyoncé said, especially thanking the LGBTQ community for their support of her music. “I would like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre.”

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“I would like to thank my Uncle Johnny, who is not here, but he is here in spirit,” she added. “I would like to thank my parents, my father, my mother for loving me and pushing me. I would like to thank my beautiful husband, my three beautiful children who are at home watching.”

She became the most awarded singer in Grammy Awards history in 2021.

Beyoncé won her first Grammy in 2001

Houston-raised Beyoncé Knowles won her first Grammy in 2001 as a member of Destiny’s Child for the hit “Say My Name.” She entered Sunday’s awards show with 28 wins.

The nine 2023 Grammy Award nominations racked up by her “Renaissance” album included those in the prestigious Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories, which she had never won before in her illustrious career.

Beyoncé’s total of 88 nominations has tied her to husband, rapper and producer Jay-Z, for the most Grammy nominations of all time.

Jay-Z is tied with longtime rival Kanye West as the most Grammy-winning rapper in history. West had no nominations in 2023, and his controversial and racist comments cost him trade deals and industry alliances.

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The record-breaking Grammy wins for the woman fans call Queen Bey came just days after announcing her Renaissance World Tour, which kicks off in Europe on May 10 and ends in New Orleans on September 27. .

Demand is expected to be strong and Live Nation is staggering sales by city in a bid to avoid the online IT snafus that plagued Taylor Swift concert ticket sales last year.

Beyoncé is having a big month: First she announced a much-requested world tour, and now she's broken the record for the most Grammys won by an artist in music history.

Beyoncé’s coronation places her at the head of an impressive class.

Behind her is music producer and songwriter Quincy Jones with 28 wins; bluegrass/country singer and musician Alison Krauss with 27; composer and jazz musician Chick Corea with 27; composer and conductor Pierre Boulez with 26; pianist and composer Vladimir Horowitz with 25; singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder with 25; and composer John Williams with 25 and Jay-Z with 24.

Solti’s record seemed unbeatable for decades. The composer won his 31st and last Grammy in 1998. He died in 1997 at the age of 84. Beyoncé’s awards list may well grow. She’s 41 and seems destined to be back at the awards show for years to come.

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