Beyonce Breaks All-Time Grammy Wins Record
PARIS, France - Pop superstar Beyonce broke the record for most career wins at music's Grammy awards on Sunday but lost again in the prestigious album of the year category, this time to British singer Harry Styles.
Beyonce added four Grammys to her collection, bringing her lifetime total to 32 and surpassing the tally of late classical conductor Georg Solti. She was nominated for nine awards this year.
Despite her success through the year, the 41-year-old ''Break My Soul'' singer has never claimed the best album trophy with any of her hour nominations in the category. Styles took home that honor on Sunday for ''Harry's House''.
''I've been so inspired by every artist in this category'', a surprised Styles said as he accepted the award. ''On nights like tonight, it's obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as best in music''.
Styles had thrilled the crowd with a performance of his single ''As It Was'', sparkling in a silver fringe jumpsuit.
The former ''One Direction'' singer triumphed over a formidable list of album contenders that included Beyonce, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, singer and flutist Lizzo, British vocalist Adele and disco-era Swedish hitmaker ABBA.
Beyonce took the stage as she secured the all-time Grammy record with her award for best dance / electric album for ''Renaissance''.
''I am trying not to be too emotional. I am trying just to receive this night'', Beyonce said . ''I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God''.
She also thanked her family and ''the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre''.