It’s official, Beyoncé has done it! The iconic singer has now become the single most winning artist in Grammy Awards history, with a whopping 32 wins. This new milestone has knocked off a longstanding record that had been in place since 1998.
Beyoncé won her 32nd Grammy Award early Sunday night, taking home the honor for Best Dance/Electronic Album. But that’s not all, as she is still in the running for some of the biggest categories that have yet to be announced, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Before the broadcast even started, Beyoncé had already secured her 29th and 30th wins in Best Dance/Electronic Recording and Best Traditional R&B Performance for two songs from ‘Renaissance.’ This put her just a win away from tying the previous record holder, the conductor Georg Solti, who had been steadily racking up statuettes since the ’60s and had a total of 31 Grammys.
Beyoncé also holds the record for the most nominations ever, sharing that title with her husband, Jay-Z, at 88. Paul McCartney is below them at 81 nominations and Quincy Jones clocks in at 80.
It’s hard to say if anyone will ever get close to what Beyoncé has achieved here. Her consistent success has been firmly in her grasp for nearly 30 years now, and it’s clear that she is still the Queen, ever-evolving in her craft. Congratulations Beyoncé!