Beyoncé makes Grammys history; Lizzo, Styles, Raitt nab top awards

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

Queen Bey sits alone atop the Grammy Awards throne — but was shut out in Sunday’s top three categories.

Beyoncé broke the all-time record with her 32nd career Grammy win, achieving the milestone midway through the 2023 ceremony at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena when “Renaissance” was named best dance/electronic music album.

But it was Harry Styles who claimed album of the year for his chart-topping “Harry’s House,” while blues rocker Bonnie Raitt won song of the year for “Just Like That” and Lizzo took home record of the year for “About Damn Time.”

“There is no such thing as ‘best’ in music,” Styles said during his acceptance speech. “I don’t think any of us sit in the studio, making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these. This is really, really kind. I’m so, so grateful.”

Beyoncé led all artists Sunday with nine nominations, including for song, record and album of the year. Her fourth and final win of the night pushed her past the previous high mark held by the late conductor Georg Solti, whose 31st Grammy came in 1998.

“I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me and pushing me,” Beyoncé, 41, said. “I’d like to thank my beautiful husband [Jay-Z], 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.”


Her other wins Sunday included best dance/electronic recording for “Break My Soul,” best traditional R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa” and best R&B song for “Cuff It.”

Styles also won best pop vocal album for “Harry’s House,” while jazz singer Samara Joy received best new artist. Adele won her 16th career Grammy with best pop solo performance for the hit “Easy on Me.”

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.”


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