Beyonce Sunday night became the artist with the most Grammys in history having reached 32 after receiving four gramophones during the 65th edition of the greatest music festival.
The public stood up to applaud Beyoncé when she picked up this award that, on the verge of tears, she dedicated to God, her parents, her uncle Johnny, her children and the queer community.
“I’m trying not to get excited. Thank God for taking care of me; to my aunt who is no longer with me; to my parents for loving and encouraging me; to my beautiful husband and my three children. Of course, also to the queer community for supporting me so much, ”she expressed through tears after making history.
The artist, who was late for the ceremony, was already the most nominated woman in history -on 88 occasions- and even before the gala he had 28 awards that endorsed his successful path in the music industry as a pop star.
In addition to breaking the record held by Hungarian conductor Georg Solti, Beyoncé it also surpasses iconic figures such as legendary producer Quincy Jones, with whom he shared second place on the select list.
The four titles won by the singer are best electronic dance music song for “Break My Soul”; Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa”; best r&b song for “Cuff It” and for best electronic dance album for “Renaissance”.
An album that has meant the return through the front door of the singer, who since 2016 with “Lemonade” it did not present a studio album. Beyoncé will now embark on a tour that will visit countries in Europe and North America.
In addition, Beyoncé was the most nominated artist of the night with nine nominations.
The 65th Grammy Awards, held on Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena, a venue known for being the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers basketball teams, established the British Harry Styles, winner of the album of the year award for “Harry’s House”.
Styles was shocked to collect the most important award of a night in which there were other surprises such as blues and rock singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, 73, who won in the song of the year category and young jazz performer Samara Joy was chosen as best new artist by the United States Recording Academy.
The urban music singer Lizzo was victorious in the record of the year category for “About Damn Time,” after which he sent an affectionate message to Beyoncé herself: “You changed my life, I love you and God Bless you.”
The biggest disappointment of this edition was for Adele, who had seven nominations and only won the gramophone for best pop solo performance for “Easy On Me”.
On the other hand, the 65th Grammy Awards will be the first time in which an album entirely in Spanish, “A Summer Without You” by Bad Bunny, slipped into the album of the year category, although the Puerto Rican failed to win the award. Yes, he took the Grammy to best urban music album.
And what Bad Bunny achieved was also stand up the Crypto.com Arena audience with his gala kickoff performance, showcasing the power and influence of Latinos in today’s music scene.
The ceremony had another of its high points when five decades of rap history were commemorated with a Dr. Dre Icon Honorary Award, and with highly applauded performances by exponents such as Lil Wayne, Future or Lil Baby.
A genre in which Kendrick Lamar swept three awards in the best album categories thanks to “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers”; best rap song with “The Heart Part 5”; and Best Rap Melodic Performance for “Die Hard.”
Among the most recognized also stood out Brandy Carlile, which took the award for best American traditional music album; to the best rock performance and to the best song of this same genre with “Brooken Horses”.
In addition, this edition helped the Recording Academy of the United States to reinforce its image of defense of human rights and women’s liberties with the recently inaugurated award for social change.
The first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, was in charge of announcing this recognition, which it was for the Iranian singer Shervin Hajipourauthor of songs that served as a soundtrack for the protests in the Persian country after the death of the young Masha Amini.
(With information from EFE)