Beyoncé Sets New Record For All-Time Grammy Award Wins

Meanwhile, Viola Davis has become one of few artists to have won all four top arts awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Pop superstar Beyoncé made Grammys history on Sunday as the artist with the most career wins at the music awards ceremony.

The singer won on Sunday Grammys for best dance-electronic music recording with “Break My Soul,” best traditional R&B performance with “Plastic Off The Sofa“, and best R&B song for “Cuff It.” She has now won 32 Grammys throughout her career.

The record was previously held by Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who has 31 Grammys, since 1997. Beyoncé already holds the title of most Grammys won by a female artist.

Beyoncé

Viola Davis Achieves EGOT Status

Another big winner for the night was actor Viola Davis, who has become the latest star to earn a coveted EGOT — a combination of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

Davis completed her EGOT status by winning the Grammy for best audio book, narration and storytelling for her memoir “Finding Me.” Davis is the third Black woman to achieve EGOT status, and the 18th person overall.

In her acceptance speech, she said,

I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, her everything.

Viola Davis

Album of the Year: Harry’s House

With his album “Harry’s House,” British singer Harry Styles won the night’s top gong: Album of the Year. He came out atop some of the biggest names in music from pop, rap, rock and R&B, including Beyoncé, Adele, and Kendrick Lamar.

The former One Direction singer went onstage to accept his award, he said, “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so nice”.

Harry Styles

Other winners in this year’s Grammy Awards included Lizzo, who received the record of the year title for her single “About Damn Time.”

Lizzo

US jazz singer Samara Joy was awarded as best new artist, while Sam Smith and Kim Petras won best pop duo-group performance for their song “Unholy.”

Cologne-born Petras said Smith wanted Petras to make the acceptance speech because “I’m the first transgender woman to win this award.”

Kim Petras and Sam Smith

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