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Beyonce breaks Georg Solti's record of 32 Grammy Awards wins

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Shailesh Khanduri
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Beyonce accepting Grammys

Beyonce accepting Grammys

New Delhi: With her fourth win Sunday night, Beyonce became the most decorated artist in the Grammys’ history surpassing the 26-year-old record once held by the late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti.

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She won two awards — for best electronic/dance performance and best traditional R&B performance — in the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony earlier Sunday, and then added one more for best R&B song (but wasn’t there to accept it, with host Trevor Noah promising she was on her way).

“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” the superstar said as her husband Jay-Z stood and applauded her. The singer thanked her late uncle, her parents, Jay-Z and her children for supporting her. “I’m just trying to receive this night. I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God.”

The late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti has 31 Grammys. Solti has held on to the record since 1997.

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Beyonce has now collected 32 awards after she won for best R&B song for “Cuff It,” dance-electric music recording for “Break My Soul,” traditional R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa” and dance-electric album for “Renaissance,” which is also nominated for album of the year.

Lizzo won record of the year for “About Damn Time,” delivering a rousing speech that brought many in the audience, including Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Adele, to their feet.

“Me and Adele were having a good time, rooting for our friends. This is an amazing night. This is so unexpected,” Lizzo said. “I want to dedicate this award to Prince. When we lost Prince, I decided my life to make positive music.”

She continued: “I wanted to make the world a better place, so I had to be that change to make the world a better place. Now, I look around and see these songs are about loving your body and feeling comfortable in your skin and feeling good.”

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