Beyoncé breaks Grammys record with 32nd career win

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

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Queen Bey sits alone atop the Grammys throne.

Beyoncé broke the all-time record Sunday with her 32nd career Grammys win, with the milestone honor coming in the best dance/electronic music album category for “Renaissance.”

“I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me and pushing me,” Beyoncé said during her acceptance speech at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. “I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three children who are at home watching. I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre.”

Beyoncé passed the late conductor Georg Solti, whose 31st Grammy came in 1998, months after his death.

The record-breaker was Beyoncé's fourth win of the day. Earlier in the ceremony, she tied Solti’s longtime mark by winning best R&B song for “Cuff It” but didn’t appear onstage to collect the trophy.

“The downside of hosting the Grammys in L.A. is the traffic. Beyoncé is on her way,” said host Trevor Noah said, who later handed that trophy to Beyoncé at her seat.


Beyoncé entered the show leading all artists with nine nominations, including for album, record and song of the year. Her 88 nominations are tied with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, for the most ever.

Bad Bunny got Sunday’s ceremony off to a hopping start. The reggaeton rapper energized the audience with an opening performance of “El Apagón” and “Después De La Playa” that had Taylor Swift and Jack Harlow out of their seats and dancing along.

The Puerto Rican artist, who was Spotify’s most-streamed artist in each of the last three years, later won best música urbana album for his chart-topping “Un Verano Sin Ti.”

“When you do things with love and passion, everything is easier,” said Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.


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