Pop queen Beyonce on Sunday reigned supreme at the Grammys, breaking the all-time record for wins with her 32nd prize and fourth of the night — but the Album of the Year prize that’s long eluded her slipped from her fingers once again, going instead to Brit Harry Styles.
Yahoo! News – February 6, 2023
All of the top contenders including Adele, Taylor Swift and Lizzo went home with an award — but it was surprise after surprise in the top four categories.
Beyonce entered the ceremony with the most chances at Grammy gold with nine, following the release of “Renaissance,” her rich, sprawling ode to club music.
She clinched the all-time Grammy record by winning the prize for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for her smash “Renaissance,” thus surpassing the late classical conductor Georg Solti, who had 31 awards.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional. And I’m trying to just receive this night,” Queen Bey said, wearing a shimmering, curve-hugging gown, her hair in mermaid waves as her peers witnessed the history-making moment.
Beyonce 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.
But while her album was considered a likely candidate for best album, it was Styles who snagged that prestigious award.
“On nights like tonight, it’s obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as bests in music,” said Styles.
His win over Queen Bey was sure to draw obvious comparisons to 2017, when Adele swept the top prizes at the glitzy music biz gala, shutting out Beyonce’s culture-shaking “Lemonade.”
The Grammys’ winningest artist still remains on the outside looking in at the top prizes: Beyonce has never won Album or Record of the Year, which this time around went to Lizzo for “About Damn Time.”
She only scored Song of the Year once, for 2008’s “Single Ladies.” This year, folk, rock and blues singer Bonnie Raitt scooped up that honor.