West News Wire: Beyonce, a pop singer, has set the record for the most Grammy Awards victories in a career, despite losing out to British singer Harry Styles for the night’s top honors, including the coveted Best Album award.
Beyonce received four Grammys, including the Best Dance/Electronic Album award for Renaissance, raising her total for her career to 32. She now has more awards than the late classical conductor Georg Solti, who won 31, who won 31 in total.
“I’m trying not to get too worked up. During the ceremony on Sunday, Beyonce said, “I’m just trying to receive this night. “I want to give God praise for guarding me. Thanks be to God.
The 41-year-old paid special tribute to the queer community, who she credited with inventing the genre she celebrated in her historically-layered record that pays homage to pioneers of funk, soul, rap, house and disco.
Styles, who made his name with boyband One Direction, won the Grammy for his third album Harry’s House which also secured him the Best Pop Vocal Album.
“This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so nice,” he said as he collected the Grammy. He performed his single As It Was during the ceremony, decked head to toe in silver lame.
Lizzo took home the Grammy for Record of the Year the award honoring overall performance of a song for her single About Damn Time, beating out a crowded field that included Beyonce and Adele.
“We are good inherently,” she said through tears in a speech that brought the audience to its feet. “And anybody at home who feels misunderstood or on the outside looking in, like I did, just stay true to yourself.”
“I promise you, you will find people, you will attract people in your life who believe in you and support you.”
The show was broadcast live on the CBS network and streaming service Paramount+.
Honourees were chosen by about 11,000 members of the Recording Academy, which has faced complaints that it has not given Black talent proper recognition.
The organisation has been working to diversify its membership in recent years.