With four awards this Sunday, Beyoncé becomes the most awarded artist with 32 gramophones.
IAmerican singer Beyoncé became the most Grammy-winning artist on Sunday night at the 65th Annual Music Industry Awards in Los Angeles. By collecting a 32nd gramophone on Sunday, she broke the record of 31 Grammys held to date by conductor Georg Solti.
“I try not to be too emotional. I’m just trying to receive this evening,” said the 41-year-old artist when he received the award that earned him to break this record, in the Best Dance / Electronic Album category for “Renaissance”, an opus with dance accents, house and disco.
The African-American star, “Queen B”, was nominated in nine categories in the 2023 edition of the Grammys. She was victorious in four of them during the evening, allowing her to beat this record.
Four awards for Beyoncé, but not the most prestigious
British singer Harry Styles won the award for best album of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, a surprise victory over big favorites Beyoncé, who still eludes the award, or Adele. The pop sensation snagged the most coveted accolade of this Oscar-equivalent for music thanks to “Harry’s House,” his third opus. A disc where synthesizers and soft acoustics are accompanied by very personal lyrics, to make it the most intimate album of the British star.
American blues, folk and country singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt won the song of the year award on Sunday with her song “Just Like That”, a surprise also against heavyweights Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Adele . The competition was fierce in this category, one of the most prestigious of these “Oscars of music”, but the prize finally goes to the 73-year-old singer, acclaimed by critics, and who already had 10 gramophones to her credit.
American singer Lizzo also overtook big favorites Beyoncé and Adele, winning Sunday the prize for best recording of the year thanks to her title “About Damn Time”. This interpretation award has a taste of revenge for Lizzo. In 2020, she was widely expected to be the big winner, but ultimately had to bow to pop phenomenon Billie Eilish.
Finally, the young American jazz singer Samara Joy won Sunday evening in Los Angeles the highly prized Grammy Award for revelation of the year, at the awards of the American music industry. This 23-year-old African-American from the Bronx in New York triumphed against Brazilian pop-star Anitta, Franco-American duo DOMi & JD Beck and Italian rockers Maneskin. Critics compare her to great African-American jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan or Nina Simone.