On Sunday (Feb. 5) Beyoncé appeared at “Music’s Biggest Night” with nine nominations, as well as the title of the most awarded female artist in GRAMMY awards history.
She went into the awards ceremony as a 28-time GRAMMY award-winner and left as a historic 32-time winner. With her four new wins, Beyoncé has officially broken the record for the most Grammy wins of all time.
While her entrance was a bit delayed for the televised preshow, the female songstress was honored with two awards: Best Dance/Electronic Recording for her No. 1 single “Break My Soul,” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa.”
Later on, she took home the win for Best R&B Song with “Cuff It” and Best Dance/Electronic Album for her project, Renaissance, which was presented by James Corden.
“This is an honor, because we are witnessing history tonight!” Corden said before revealing the “Halo” singer as the winner.
Congrats Best Dance / Electronic Music Album winner – 'RENAISSANCE' @Beyonce #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/LAv0NTTond
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 6, 2023
Beyoncé’s final win not only put her over the top for her massive collection of GRAMMY awards, but it also marked a historic moment as she became the first Black woman to win in the category since it was first introduced into the show in 2005.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional and I’m trying to just receive this night,” she said to the audience. “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 continued, thanking her loved ones including her parents, her husband and her three children, and the queer community.
“I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre,” she added.
As Beyoncé collected her award in front of the full arena, she donned a plunging high/low dress paired with black gloves and silver heels collected her award in front of the full arena, Beyoncé donned a plunging high/low dress paired with black gloves and silver heels.
The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards featured performances from Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Chris Stapleton, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more.
“Music’s Biggest Night” also included an all-star 50th Anniversary celebration of hip hop, which included performances by Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, RUN-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort. LL COOL J will be on hand to introduce the segment and give a dedication to hip hop.
Several tributes also took place during the In Memoriam segment at the all-genre ceremony. Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt paid homage to late Fleetwood Mac member, Christine McVie, with a performance of McVie’s “Songbird.”
Maverick City Music and Quavo also remembered the late Migos rapper, Takeoff, with a special tribute performance of “Without You,” a song that Quavo wrote after his passing.
First Lady Jill Biden, Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shania Twain and more were on hand to present during the ceremony.
Beyoncé led the pack with nine nominations, including the prestigious Album Of The Year (Renaissance). Following behind Beyoncé are Kendrick Lamar with eight nods, Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven nominations as well as Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Harry Styles, Future, The Dream and Randy Merrill have six. For a full list of 2023 GRAMMY nominees click HERE.
Prior to the GRAMMY Awards, several winners were revealed during the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in the City Of Angels. For a full list of winner, visit live.GRAMMY.com.
Co-hosted by GRAMMY-nominated comedian Trevor Noah, the 2023 GRAMMYs broadcasted live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5 at 8/7c on CBS. The coveted awards ceremony also streamed live and on demand via Paramount+.