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Grammy Night Crowns Beyoncé Biggest Winner Ever


The singer gets four gramophones and reaches 32 on a night where Harry Styles took Album of the Year

Beyoncé is grateful on stage for the Grammy for Best Dance or Electronic Album, which made her the award-winning artist. VALERIE MACON (AFP)

The most important awards in the Anglo-Saxon music industry began speaking in Spanish.

Bad Bunny stood up and danced to

The Blackout

at the Grammys ever since she walked into the arena in Los Angeles.

"Now everyone wants to be Latino," she launched during her performance, brought to the American public by CBS, who offered subtitles announcing "singing not in English."

The Puerto Rican closed 2022 as the most listened to artist on the planet on


platforms and with

a world tour where he filled larger stadiums than the one that hosted tonight's gala.

This Sunday, Benito Antonio Martínez, started the evening with a historical event.

He was the only Latino to have placed an album in Spanish in the Album of the Year category, one of the most relevant.

However, he only conquered the urban music category.

The most coveted award went to Harry Styles for Harry's House, another phenomenon.

“Nobody makes decisions in recording studios thinking about how to get one of these,” Styles said holding up the gramophone, his second of the night.

Styles filled Madison Square Garden in New York for 15 consecutive nights last year and another two weeks in a row at the Forum in Los Angeles.

The night, however, was for Beyoncé, the one who has won the most Grammys in history.

Beyoncé arrived late to her big night.

The queen of pop music showed that she is also flesh and blood and fallible like the rest of the mortals to the intense traffic of Los Angeles.

Forty minutes had passed when she was called on stage to collect the award for best Rhythm & Blues song, for

Cuff it.

It was the legendary Chic guitarist, Niles Rodgers, and collaborator of the hit who took the stage to say that the song was recorded in one take.

“I'm surprised traffic can stop you,” Trevor Noah, the evening's host, told Beyoncé when she finally made it to the arena.

“I thought you were traveling through time and space,” added the South African comedian, who reprized the same role as last year and recently made headlines for quitting his late-night

talk show


Bad Bunny was the musical number that started the 65th edition of the Grammy Awards. MARIO ANZUONI (REUTERS)

That was the third of the night for Beyoncé.

Before, during the ceremony that precedes the television broadcast, the Houston singer had already triumphed in the categories of Best Traditional R&B Song and in the dance or electronic category.



, the star garnered nine nominations, tying her husband, rapper Jay-Z, for the most ever at 88. Three awards wins were enough for Beyoncé to tie Hungarian conductor Georg Soltri for the most. awards has won from the Recording Academy.

But the night held more surprises for the artist, who announced Wednesday her first world tour in four years.

The event promises to put Ticketmaster's ticketing service to the test after the fiasco with Taylor Swift.

"I'm trying not to get too excited, just to receive tonight," an emotional Beyoncé said on stage when she won her 32nd Grammy, with which she surpassed Soltri's 31.

She thanked her family and especially her uncle Jonny, an influential figure who helped raise her alongside her sister, Solange.

Jonny, a gay man who died of HIV, exposed the artist to much of the 1970s dance music and black influences that shape


, a work that has been thought of as the first installment in a trilogy.

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“You are the artist of our lives,” Lizzo, the Record of the Year winner for

About Damn Time

, confessed to Beyoncé .

The singer is an activist who breaks down barriers and empowers women who have lived on the margins of the entertainment industry.

Originally from Detroit, Lizzo lives a time full of success.

In September, she won an Emmy for a reality show that gives voice to women who are happy with the body they have.

Lizzo is halfway to the famous EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony), the most important awards in the United States.

Viola Davis became the eighteenth person on Sunday to be added to this exclusive list after winning for giving voice to her memoir in her audiobook.

The night had a marked tribute to the different legacies that black music has left in the industry.

This was the guiding thread of the gala shows.

From the Academy's lifetime achievement award to Berry Gordy, the executive who created Detroit's Motown's distinctive sound, and Smokey Robinson, one of the genre's most recognizable voices with his group, The Miracles.

Stevie Wonder was in charge of paying tribute to them with

Tears of a clown


Higher ground

, a hit by


, from 1973. Samara Joy, a 23-year-old black jazz singer from the Bronx whose voice sounds to legends like Billy Holiday.

Missy Elliot, during the number that pays tribute to the 50 years of hip hop. MARIO ANZUONI (REUTERS)

If Jay-Z and Beyoncé lead a monarchy in a kingdom that blurs the lines between business and music, the night has also given space to talents who have less time in the royal court, but whose current influence is notorious.

This is the case of Kendrick Lamar, the rapper from Compton, one of the Los Angeles bastions of rap.

Lamar won three awards tonight, including Best Genre Album for

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

, a play that invites discussion of male roles, therapy and even talk about domestic violence.

"I found perfection with this record," said Lamar, who at 35 years old already has 14 awards.

The most important message of the night came with the most memorable number, a parade of the most outstanding voices of hip hop, a genre that celebrates half a century.

The date, as revealed by rapper LL Cool J (although there is no consensus), is taken from the release of the first recordings of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Although the birth is a blur, the 26 numbers and mc's (masters of ceremonies) that paraded across the stage showed the strength it has gained in years.

They were Black Thought, Run DMC, Dj Jazzy Jeff (without Will Smith), Public Enemy, Rakim, De la Soul, Scarface, Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Method Man, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot, among many others.

The long number, which included hits from five decades, buries a controversy not so distant.

In 2019, the rapper Childish Gambino, one of the favorites of that year, boycotted the awards and did not attend the gala in a gesture of protest against the treatment that the organizers gave to the rap and hip hop categories, which in some editions have been omitted from the television broadcast.

It happened in 1989, when Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff, who were the first to start a protest, won.

Four years ago, when Gambino became the first rapper to win Song of the Year for his viral

This is America

, his absence marked the ceremony.

Source: elparis

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