Ella Aikens ‘23, Business and Ad Manager
During the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, history was made. Beyoncé, known to her loyal fans as “Queen Bee,” made history by becoming the first female music artist to win 32 Grammys—the only artist ever to win that many Grammys. She broke the record held by the late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti for the most Grammy wins of all time.
Beyoncé had previously held the record for most Grammys won by any female artist, but she had also tied the record with her husband, Jay-Z, for most nominations in the history of the Grammys.
Now, this year, Beyoncé was nominated most notably for major categories like Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Harry Styles took home the prize for Album of the Year; Lizzo won the award for Record of the Year, and Bonnie Rhett won Song of the Year.
The Grammy that Beyoncé won this year was Best Dance/Electronic Album for her summer release entitled ‘RENAISSANCE,’ allowing her to become the new record holder for most Grammys won by an artist of all time. Not only does Beyoncé have 32 Grammys, but she also has 543 other awards/accolades that she has won previously throughout her career. She has been nominated in a total of 1,362 different category awards.
Before making history as a solo artist, Beyoncé was part of a R&B girl group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s. She had formed this group with her childhood friends Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and they wrote several hit songs and earned two Grammy Awards together. Later down the road, in the early 2000s, the group decided to part ways and work on their own solo careers.
Not only is Beyoncé known for her singing and dancing, she also has starred in many movies like The Lion King, Homecoming, Dreamgirls, and a few other popular movies.
Beyoncé is the queen bee of the Gen-Z generation. Beyoncé is still having a prosperous career ahead of her and will continue to make history amongst the years.