Beyoncé Breaks Record for the Most Grammys

Kevin Truong

The 65th Grammy Awards were presented on Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., on CBS. Many talented music artists and songwriters were nominated and awarded for their amazing music from the past year. Let’s find out more about who won, and who was snubbed that night.


The biggest highlight of the night was when Beyonce made history by breaking the record for the most Grammys. Not only did she break records by winning Best Dance/Electronic Album, but she is also the first Black woman to ever receive an award in that category. Her speech was the focus that night where she thanked her family, along with the LGBTQ+ community. She followed up her gratitude with an Instagram post thanking her fans and community for the three Grammys that night. 


This year continued to show how shocking the Grammy’s can be with awards. The first main award, Song of the Year, was given to “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt, who herself was surprised to receive the award. She was up against major pop artists like Beyonce, Adele, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and more who were more expected to win. However, Record of the Year was taken home by Lizzo for “About Damn Time.” She showed a charming and fun personality in her speech, but the best part was when she thanked Beyonce for all that she has done for her and her music. 


Finally, Album of the Year was taken home by Harry Styles for “Harry’s House.” This was his third Grammy in total. Nevertheless, there was backlash during and after his speech. Fans can be heard screaming, “Beyonce deserved it,” and netizens noticed he claimed, “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often.” In my opinion, this part of the speech was unnecessary because the main awards like this are always given to “people like him.”


The Grammy’s never fail to snub artists from awards, and this year was no different. One notable snub is Beyonce missing out on Album of the Year. With “Beyonce,” “Lemonade” and “Renaissance,” she has surprisingly never won in this category despite being nominated for it three times. Fans were highly disappointed to see her miss out on this award to “Harry’s House” because every track on “Renaissance” was unforgettable while only a few of Harry’s are recognizable. Although Styles is a talented artist, his album did not deliver the same hype and joy as “Renaissance” did. 


Another snub that night was “Easy On Me” by Adele missing out on Song of the Year. Although “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt won for its lyrics and composition, “Easy On Me” is more familiar to the audience and has been heard all over the world since its release. While people claim Raitt is a “legend” and deserved that award, it doesn’t mean Adele should miss out on this award when she deserves it. She has proven to be a strong lyricist and is heavily involved in her music.


Not to be forgotten, Taylor Swift won “Best Music Video,” making history as the only artist to win with a sole directing credit. Expect Swift to sweep next year’s Grammy Awards with “Midnights,” which was released after this year’s Grammy cutoff date.