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Beyoncé Breaks Grammy Record Held by a Hungarian

Hungary Today 2023.02.07.

The 65th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday night, where world-famous singer Beyoncé broke a record after winning her 32nd Grammy Award. We are talking not just about any record, but a Hungarian one, as Hungarian-born Georg Solti had the most awards until now.

“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” said Beyoncé when she accepted her award. This year, she won the Grammy for best dance/electronic album, but she did not manage to take the album of the year award for the umpteenth time, despite being nominated four times in that category.

Hungarian-born conductor and pianist Georg Solti previously held the record with 31 Grammy awards, but in recent months it was expected that Beyoncé, who was nominated in several categories, would break the Hungarian record. Solti studied at the Academy of Music in Hungary, where his class teacher was famous Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and he studied composition and piano with Ernst von Dohnányi, another prominent Hungarian composer and conductor. Solti spent ten years at London’s Covent Garden, having worked with Luciano Pavarotti in New York, and led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for decades. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1972.

As Hungary Today reported earlier, Beyoncé, who previously had 28 Grammy awards, had to win in four categories in order to break the record, which she managed to do. She won the award for best dance/electronic album, best R&B song, best dance/electronic recording, and best traditional R&B performance.

The following are this year’s Grammy Award winners in some of the major fields:

Album of the year: Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Best new artist: Samara Joy

Record of the year: Lizzo – About Damn Time

Song of the year: Bonnie Raitt – “Just Like That”

Best pop solo performance: Adele – “Easy on Me”

Best dance/electronic album: Beyoncé – Renaissance

Best rap album: Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Best pop duo/group performance: Sam Smith and Kim Petras – “Unholy”

Best country album: Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time

Best R&B song: Beyoncé – “Cuff It”

Best pop vocal album: Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Best dance/electronic recording: Beyoncé – “Break My Soul”

Best R&B performance: Muni Long – Hrs & Hrs

Best rap performance: Kendrick Lamar -The Heart Part 5

Best metal performance: Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi – Degradation Rules

Best rock performance: Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses”

Best rock album: Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9

Best alternative music album: Wet Leg – Wet Leg

Best traditional R&B performance: Beyoncé – “Plastic Off the Sofa”

Best progressive R&B album: Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights

Best R&B album: Robert Glasper – Black Radio III

Best rap song: Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Best country song: Cody Johnson – “’Til You Can’t”

The full list of winners can be found on the official Grammy’s site.

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