At this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Beyoncé won a record-breaking 32nd Grammy Award, while Harry Styles won album of the year.
Beyoncé made history when she won best dance/electronic album for Renaissance, her euphoric dance opus.
She surpassed Hungarian-British conductor George Solti, whose record of 31 Grammys had stood for more than two decades.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” the actress said as she accepted her award.
“I’m just trying to receive this night.”
She went on to thank her family, particularly her late uncle Jonny, who assisted in the creation of her stage outfits before she became famous.
On Renaissance, Beyoncé previously stated that his HIV battle influenced her interest in dance music and its historical ties to the LGBTQ community.
After getting stuck in traffic in downtown Los Angeles, I made an early presentation.
“I’m surprised traffic could hold you up,” host Trevor Noah joked. “I assumed you could travel through space and time.”
Despite her success, Beyoncé was denied the coveted album of the year award for the second time.
She has now lost the prize four times, most recently in 2017 when Adele’s 25 beat her confessional masterpiece Lemonade.
Adele used her acceptance speech at the time to say that Beyoncé was the more deserving winner (although she held on to the trophy).
This year’s winner was Harry Styles, with Grammy voters recognizing the slick, radio-friendly pop of his third album, Harry’s House.