Beyonce broke the career Grammy Award record and is now the most awarded artist of all time.
Going into the live telecast of the Grammys, Beyoncé needed two more wins to top the late composer Jorge Solti’s record of 31 wins. During the CBS broadcast, Beyoncé tied the record after winning for Best R&B Song for “Cuff It” and breaking it with a win for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album.
The artist was not there to accept the first award and missed receiving the gramophone from Viola Davis, who became an EGOT after her Grammy win during the preshow. Trevor Noah took the stage to inform the audience that Beyoncé was “on her way” and was running late for the live event. Later he presented him with a statue.
“Beyoncé has now tied the record for the most Grammys of any person of all time,” Noah said.
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The first Grammy Awards in 1958 had 28 categories. Now, after 65 shows, there are 91 categories, down from an all-time high of 109.
The record for most lifetime Grammy Award wins was held by Solti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 22 years from 1969-91. He won 31 competitive Grammy Awards out of 74 nominations and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. He also eased third place winner Quincy Jones who won 28 awards
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Adele’s album was criticized after the 59th edition of the Grammys 25 Beating Beyoncé to win Album of the Year Lemonade. Even winner Adele acknowledged the perceived unfairness of it all, shrugging in her acceptance that she couldn’t accept the award because Beyoncé was a “light” for all artists. Adele tore her Grammy in half, apparently to give Beyoncé something to take home.
Beyoncé had a lot of people behind the scenes the renaissance Album production credits include Mike Dean, Syd, The-Dream, Hit-Boy, Skrillex, Honey Dijon and AG Cook.
There are also writing credits from her husband, Jay-Z, frequent collaborators Drake and Sabrina Claudio.