Beyonce is the most decorated Grammy artist of all time, having won her 32nd award at this year’s ceremony, breaking the 26-year record previously held by Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti.
Beyonce entered the night as the most-awarded woman in Grammy history, and tied for second-most overall trophies with producer Quincy Jones, who has 28 wins. Her fourth award of the night, which was also her 32nd Grammy win, set a new record for the most Grammy wins.
The 41-year-old singer made history when her house music-sampling album Renaissance took home the award for best dance/electronic music album. This elevated her above 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 went on to thank her Uncle Jonny, whose H.I.V. battle she has cited as an influence on her decision to pursue dance music, which has historically been associated with the L.G.B.T.Q. community.
She is also tied for the most nominations of all time, with 88, with her husband, Jay-Z.