Beyoncé Crowned Most Awarded Winner in Grammy History

by Xara Aziz
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Queen Bey made history at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards after becoming the most awarded artist since the award show began in 1959.

With a recorded 32 wins, she won four awards this year for her latest chart-topping album, Renaissance.

She officially broke the record with 31 wins when actress Viola Davis presented the award for best R&B song, CUFF IT, although Beyoncé was not at the venue to accept the award. Later, she would win her 32nd for best dance/electronic music album.

Before her name was announced as the winner, the crowd stood in standing ovation to help celebrate the Houston native’s win.

“I’m trying not to be too emotional and I’m trying to just receive this night,” she said as she accepted the award. “I want to thank God for protecting me. … I’d like to thank my uncle Johnny, who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit.”

She also thanked her mother and father, Tina Lawson and Mathew Knowles, as well as her “beautiful husband” JAY Z and her three “beautiful children.”

“I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre,” she concluded.

Beyoncé has been nominated for a total of 88 Grammy over the span of her career and now surpasses composer Georg Solti, who previously held the record for most Grammys earned by a single artist.

Before Sunday evening, she already secured 28 Grammys, making her the most awarded female artist in the awards show’s history.

The historic moment comes just days after the former Destiny’s Child member announced her long-awaited world tour, spanning 43 cities across Europe and the US.

The tour will debut in Sweden on May 10 and continue throughout Belgium, the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Canada before heading to just about every major city in the US. The tour is expected to last five months.

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