Beyonce is now the most decorated Grammy artist of all time, making Grammy history.
She accomplished this achievement by winning her 32nd prize at this year’s ceremony, shattering the 26-year record held by Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti.
Beyonce came into the show as the most-awarded woman in Grammy history and tied for second place overall with producer Quincy Jones, who has 28 awards. She set the record for the most Grammy wins with her fourth award of the evening and 32nd Grammy triumph.
The 41-year-old singer created history when her album Renaissance, which includes samples of house music, won the award for best dance/electronic album. She surpassed the Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who died in 1997.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional,’ the superstar said as her husband Jay-Z stood and applauded her. The singer thanked her late uncle, her parents, Jay-Z and her children for supporting her. ?I?m just trying to receive this night. I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God.”
Beyonce continued by thanking her “Uncle Jonny,” whose battle with HIV she has cited with inspiring her decision to turn to dance music, which has a long history of being associated with the L.G.B.T.Q. community.
She and her husband Jay-Z share the record for the most nominations ever with 88 overall nominations.