Grammys 2023: Beyoncé sets new record for most Grammy wins by any artist in history

Grammys 2023: Beyoncé sets new record for most Grammy wins by any artist in history

Step aside, Sir Georg Solti, Beyoncé now stands alone as the new recordholder for most-ever Grammy wins.

With her four Grammy wins on Sunday – and the potential for more before the night is out – Beyoncé earned her 32st Grammy, passing with the famous classical music conductor whom she had caught earlier in the night.

The win that put Beyoncé over the top came in the category of best dance/electronic album which she won for her 2022 release “Renaissance.”

Presenter James Corden gave away the news as he paused after opening the envelope, then saying, “This is an honor … because we are witnessing history tonight.”

Beyoncé arrived on stage visibly emotional despite saying as she started to speak that she was trying not to get too emotional.

“I’m trying to just receive this night,” she said. “I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you God. I’d like to thank my Uncle Johnny who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit. I’d like to thank my parents. My father, my mother, for loving me and pushing me.

“I’d like to thank my beautiful husband,” she continued as the camera cut to husband rapper Jay-Z. “My beautiful three children who are at home watching. I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and inventing the genre.”

And that was that, history made.

Beyoncé started the day with 28 Grammys and picked up a pair earlier during the pre-show ceremonies. Those Grammys were earned for “Break My Soul,” which won best dance/electronic recording, and “Plastic Off the Sofa,” which won best traditional R&B performance.

She tied the record during the telecast when she won best R&B song for “Cuff It.” Not that she was there to accept it. According to host Trevor Noah, who may or may not have been joking, she was still in traffic on her way to Arena.

Guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers, who played on the song, spoke on her behalf, saying he’d been honored to get an invitation to collaborate with her.

“When I got called to play on this song, it was the most organic thing that ever happened to me,” said Rodgers, whose dance-funk band Chic led to a long career as an in-demand session musician. “I heard the song and I said I want to play on that. Right now.”

“It was one take. I promise,” Rodgers said, resplendent in a lime green suit. “I never even got, “Well, Nile maybe you should you do this, maybe you should do that.’ It was just what I felt in my heart.”

When Beyoncé eventually arrived at the show Noah quickly found her and continued his traffic riff.

“I was shocked to find out that traffic had stopped you,” he said to the star as she sat at her table. “I thought you moved through space and time.”