Beyonce sets Grammy record as she becomes the most decorated artist in award show history.
After winning her 32nd Grammy at this year’s ceremony, Beyonce broke the 26-year record held by Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti to become the most decorated artist in Grammy history.
Beyonce came into the event as the most-awarded woman in Grammy history and was tied for second place overall with producer Quincy Jones, who has 28 wins. She set the record for the most Grammy wins with her fourth award of the evening and 32nd Grammy Award.
The 41-year-old singer created history when her album Renaissance, which features samples of house music, won the award for best dance/electronic album. She now ranks above Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who passed away in 1997.
The celebrity stated, “I’m trying not to be too emotional,” as her husband Jay-Z stood and clapped for her. The singer expressed her gratitude for their support to her parents, late uncle, Jay-Z, and her kids. “This evening, all I’m trying to do is receive. I want to give God praise for guarding me. God, thank you.”
Beyonce continued by thanking her “Uncle Jonny,” whose struggle with HIV she has credited with inspiring her decision to turn to dance music, which has a long history of being associated with the L.G.B.T.Q. community.
She and her husband Jay-Z share the record for the most nominations ever with 88 overall nominations.