Beyoncé tied the conductor Georg Solti as the most awarded musician in the show’s 64-year history after being tied with Quincy Jones with 28 before the event.
Beyoncé’s latest prize was for best R&B song, with her track “Cuff It” beating out songs from Mary J. Blige, Muni Long, Jazmine Sullivan and PJ Morton.
Beyoncé was not present to accept the award. In her place, the songwriter The-Dream, one of the eight writers credited on “Cuff It,” took the stage, his opening remarks bleeped by the telecast. “Beyoncé thanks y’all,” he added quickly before leaving.
Trevor Noah, the show’s host, insisted that Beyoncé was “on her way,” blaming Los Angeles traffic.
Beyoncé, 41, had previously won at the afternoon preshow ceremony for best dance/electronic recording (“Break My Soul”) and best traditional R&B performance (“Plastic Off the Sofa”), but was not present to collect those trophies.
According to Variety magazine, the show producers are in talks with the singer to treat viewers to an onstage appearance. Beyoncé released Renaissance, her seventh studio album, containing the hit track Break My Soul in July 2022.
In putting the album together, she enlisted the help of such artists as Drake, Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Skrillex – and her husband Jay-Z.
Beyonce’s Grammys history started in 2001. After scoring two nominations for “Bills, Bills, Bills” the year prior, at the 2001 Grammys, Destiny’s Child took home two awards — both for their hit song “Say My Name.” The girl group, comprised of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, was nominated for five awards, winning prizes for best R&B performance by a group and best R&B song. The superstar currently holds the record for the most Grammys won by a woman and any singer, male or female at the prestigious show.
Not Beyoncé dressing like a Grammy😭. Fitting for the most awarded #GRAMMYs artist👏 pic.twitter.com/aGL5qtId35
— TV Fanatic👑⚜️ (@TvKhaleesi) February 6, 2023
Not Beyoncé announcing her tour at the start of black history month! 🤓🤓🤓 pic.twitter.com/X6CxsEteX6
— Katherine Harris (@IamKatHarris) February 1, 2023
Beyoncé discography ranked from best to worst:
1. Dangerously In Love — most soulful
2. B’Day — most versatile
3. Lemonade — most commercial (magnum opus)
4. Beyoncé — most impactful
5. Renaissance — most innovative
7. I Am…Sasha Fierce
— Latrell Phillips – @TrizzeTrell (@TrizzeTrell23) February 6, 2023