Last night’s ceremony saw Beyoncé beat previous record-breaker classical musician Georg Solti who had 31 awards after she received the prize for Best Dance/Electronic Album for her album ‘Renaissance’.
On top of Best Dance/Electronic Album the artist won four awards at the event which were Best Dance/Electronic Recording for ‘Break My Soul’, Best Traditional R&B Performance for ‘Plastic Off The Sofa’ and Best R&B Song for ‘Cuff It’.
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In her speech after winning best dance album, Beyoncé thanked God and her family including her late uncle Johnny who she said was “here in spirit”.
She credits her uncle in ‘Renaissance’ as she has previously noted that he introduced her to “disco/funk and soul” with that being the reason she was inspired to create a club-focused album.
The album had production work made from the likes of, Skrillex (‘Energy’), Green Velvet (‘Cozy’), A.G Cook (‘All Up In Your Mind’), Boi-1da (‘Heated’) and Honey Dijon (‘Cozy’) who went to the ceremony.
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This 65th edition of the GRAMMYs saw pop sensation Harry Styles win Album of the Year for ‘Harry’s House’ and Lizzo win Record of the Year for her viral track ‘About Damn Time’.
Viola Davis became the 18th person to achieve the EGOT – winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award – as she was awarded Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for her autobiography ‘Finding Me’.
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Performances at the ceremony included a celebration 50 years of hip hop with pioneers of the genre such as Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Run-DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Flava Flav and more.
After this huge performance Dr. Dre was recognised with the Global Impact Award, which has now been renamed the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award.
Quavo performed ‘Without You’ dedicated to the life and legacy of Takeoff.
Take a look at all the nominees and winners of this year’s GRAMMY Awards here.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins