Beyoncé Breaks Record for Most Wins in Grammys History

Going into music's biggest night, Beyoncé had a leading nine nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight. Now, she's made Recording Academy history.

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As fans knew going into Sunday night’s Grammys ceremony, Beyoncé stood to make history with her slew of Renaissance nominations. Now, she’s done exactly that.

Before the halfway point of the ceremony, Beyoncé had tied Georg Solti’s record 31 wins thanks to her win for “CUFF IT” in the Best R&B Song category.

Later in the show, she bested the record with a win (her 32nd overall) in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, as introduced by James Corden. In her acceptance speech, Beyoncé thanked her family, as well as “the queer community for their love and for inventing the genre.” 

Heading into Sunday’s broadcast, Beyoncé had a leading nine nominations and was fresh off the long-expected announcement of a new world tour that’s set to kick off later this year.

Amid ticket sales chatter and in light of recent Ticketmaster controversies and lawmaker criticism, the official Twitter account of the Senate Judiciary Committee fired off a warning against the company. “We’re watching,” the account wrote when sharing a CNN article about the then-impending launch.

As for the tour itself, fans can expect the U.S. leg to begin on July 12 in Philadelphia and wrap up on Sept. 27 in New Orleans. Stops in between include Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, and more.

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