Beyoncé has entered the history books as the most awarded artist in Grammys history. She picked up four awards at the 2023 ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking her career total to 32 Grammys. However, Beyoncé did not win the night's biggest prize with album of the year being handed to Harry Styles for his album Harry's House. Other winners on the night included Kendick Lamar, Lizzo, and Bonnie Raitt, the veteran blues singer who collected Song of the Year for her track "Just Like That."
Despite being caught in traffic, meaning she missed the start of the ceremony at LA's Crypto.com Arena, Beyoncé's blockbuster 2022 album Renaissance was lavished with awards on the night. She won for best R&B song ("Cuff It"), best dance/electronic recording ("Break My Soul"), best dance/electronic album and best traditional R&B performance ("Plastic Off The Sofa").
“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” she said while accepting the Grammy for dance/electronic album. “I’m trying to just receive this night.” She went on to honor both her “beautiful husband” and the “queer community for their love and for inventing the genre.”
While Beyoncé was the night's biggest winner, her success was limited to the genre categories. Lizzo took home the night's other big prize for Record of the Year, which was given for her song "About Damn Time." Styles, meanwhile, upset some on social media for stating "this doesn’t happen to people like me very often,” while accepting his prize for album of the year. He was also the recipient of Best Pop Vocal Album for Harry's House.
Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamar won both rap categories, taking home Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers as well as both Best Rap Song and Performance for "The Heart Part 5."
Adele, meanwhile, won best pop solo performance for "Easy on Me," her sixteenth Grammy to date. “I really was just looking forward to coming tonight,” she said while accepting the award, seemingly on the verge of tears.
Other notable winners on the night included Steve Lacy (Best Progressive R&B Album), Rosalía (Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album), and Bad Bunny (Best Música Urbana Album). Best New Artist, meanwhile, went to jaz singer Samara Joy who picked up the prize ahead of fellow nominees including Wet Leg, Maneskin, and Omar Apollo.