For her record of awards won in her career by an artist, but once again excluded from the most important: Harry Styles wins the album of the year award
Beyoncé makes Grammy history, setting the record for the most career wins by any artist with as many as 32 statuettes won. However, the artist was once again excluded from the main categories, winning with ‘Renaissance’ for Best Dance/Electronic Album after having already taken the award for Best R&B Song with ‘Cuff It’, for Best Dance Song /electronica with ‘Break My Soul’ while ‘Plastic Off the Sofa’ won Best Traditional R&B Performance. With 88 nominations, Queen B is also the most nominated artist ever. Disappointment instead for the Måneskin: the jazz singer Samara Joy won the Grammy for best new artist of the year leaving the Roman band dry.
Harry Styles wins album of the year for ‘Harry’s House’, Lizzo won Record of the Year for her retro dance anthem ‘About Damn Time’ and Song of the Year went to Bonnie Raitt for ‘Just Like That’. This is Beyoncé’s fourth career loss for album of the year. Adele won in the Best Pop Performance category for ‘Easy on Me’.
In any case, according to the New York Times, Beyoncé’s success resonated throughout the evening. Accepting her 32nd Lifetime Achievement Award, Beyoncé thanked God and her family and remembered “Uncle Jonny,” a gay relative she’s described in the past as her “godmother” and as the person who introduced her to culture LGBTQ And he then wanted to thank “the queer community for your love and for inventing a genre“.