Who was Georg Solti? Beyonce beats record-breaking opera conductor to win 32 Grammys
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: As Beyonce accepted the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for ‘Renaissance’ onstage during the 65th Grammy Awards at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, February 5, she became the most-awarded artist in Grammys history with 32 wins. She defeated classical conductor Sir Georg Solti, who had 31 awards to his name before his death in 1997.
The update comes after she won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song with 'Cuff It' before bagging the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award. She cried upon taking the stage saying, "I'm trying to just receive this night. I wanna thank God for protecting me. I’d like to thank my Uncle Jonny, who is not here, but he's here in spirit." And added, "I would like to thank the queer community for your love, and for inventing the genre," as per Houston Chronicle.
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Congrats Best Dance / Electronic Music Album winner - 'RENAISSANCE' @Beyonce #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/LAv0NTTond— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 6, 2023
Who was Georg Solti?
Before his death in 1997, Solti won 31 Grammy awards over more than 40 years of his career. He was born in Budapest in 1912 and at the age of 10, he got into Ernö Fodor School of Music, as per Infobae. At 12, he moved to the Franz Liszt Academy, where he studied piano, composition, and conducting alongside Bartók, Dohnányi, Kodály, and Leo Weiner. He was a British-nationalized Hungarian conductor, who became one of the most renowned conductors of orchestra and opera of the 21st century. From 1961 until 1971, he was music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, states Independent.
'Greatest artist of all time'
Following this, fans took to social media to celebrate the victory. One wrote, "History has officially been made! Congratulations on a huge night, @Beyonce." Another fan commented, "I know she’s very happy! Thank you for giving us Renaissance and for being the first black woman to ever win this queen. We love you soo much our Queen!"
History has officially been made! Congratulations on a huge night, @Beyonce 🏆— Gupta Media (@guptamedia) February 6, 2023
I know she’s very happy! Thank you for giving us Renaissance and for being the first black woman to ever win this queen. We love you soo much our Queen! 🥰👑👑👑— Coco 💋 (@yoncepepper) February 6, 2023
Many continued to call her "The greatest artist of all time." One said, "Although number of #GRAMMYs might not be a measurement, but in this modern time she’s the golden standard of music." While a fan wrote, "Beyoncé the greatest female artist in history, going down in history as the standard. Beyoncé you are the Beyoncé of the generation, nobody will match your level."
The greatest artist of all time https://t.co/cqiyZzhIr7— ShayFobic (@bbeyfobic) February 6, 2023
Although number of #GRAMMYs might not be a measurement, but in this modern time she’s the golden standard of music 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— Zan (@fauzandr31) February 6, 2023
Beyoncé the greatest female artist in history, going down in history as the standard. Beyoncé you are the Beyoncé of the generation, nobody will match your level— eni🪐 (@Dejahive) February 6, 2023
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