Beyonce breaks all-time Grammy wins record as she vies for best album award

At the Grammy Accolades on Sunday, pop icon Beyonce surpassed the previous record for most career victories and was still in the race for further awards, including the coveted best album trophy.

With four Grammys won, including best dance/electronic album for “Renaissance,” the singer has now won 32 in her career. That exceeded the total prizes accumulated by the late classical conductor Georg Solti.

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“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.”

The singer wasn’t present when “Cuff It” won best R&B song earlier. She was stopped in traffic, according to host Trevor Noah. Later, he presented Beyonce with the trophy from her position in the crowd.

She continued to be a contender for the night’s top prizes, including album of the year, song of the year, and record of the year—an honor she has never received.

Beyonce is competing against a strong, diverse group that includes artists like Bad Bunny, Styles, singer and flutist Lizzo, British vocalist Adele, and Swedish hitmakers ABBA from the disco era.

For “Harry’s House,” which was also nominated for album of the year, Styles received the best pop vocal album award.

“This album from start to finish has been the greatest experience of my life,” Styles, 29, said as he held his Grammy trophy. He performed his single “As It Was” during the ceremony, decked head to toe in silver fringe.

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