Beyoncé Breaks Tie With Quincy Jones, Getting Really Close To Make History at Grammys
Feb 05 2023

On Sunday, Beyoncé took home two early Grammys, putting her in position to surpass the previous high of the most victories in Grammy history.

“Break My Soul” — the No. 1 hit and lead single off Renaissance — won best dance/electronic recording, while her groove “Plastic Off the Sofa” picked up best traditional R&B performance during the 2023 Grammys Premiere Ceremony, held hours before the official show.

Beyoncé now has 30 Grammys.

Beyoncé's win in the dance category. She shares the victory with mixmaster Stuart White, producers Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Jens Christian Isaksen, and Terius "The-Dream" Gesteelde-Diamant.

The Renaissance album by Beyoncé is up for album of the year among other awards. With 31 victories, the late conductor Georg Solti holds the Grammy record. In 1997, the Hungarian musician passed away.

More winners were announced during the pre-show. The Encanto soundtrack, which topped the charts and became a platinum success, won two honors: best compilation soundtrack for visual media and best score soundtrack for visual media for composer Germaine Franco. 

Following Franco’s win, composer Stephanie Economou won best score soundtrack for video games and other interactive media — a new award — marking back-to-back wins for female composers. Economou picked up the honor for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok.

Beyoncé's album Renaissance will compete for the top prize (album of the year) against Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Adele's 30, Harry Styles'& Harry's House, Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti, Lizzo's Special, Coldplay's Music of the Spheres, Brandi Carlile's In These Silent Days, Mary J. Blige's Good Morning Gorgeous (Delux) and ABBA's Voyage.

This year's Grammy Awards will feature performances by Jay-Z, Styles, Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Blige, Sam Smith, Kim Petras, Carlile, Luke Combs and Steve Lacy. The Recording Academy will celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop at the Grammys with an all-star performance featuring Missy Elliott, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Queen Latifah, RUN-DMC, Lil Wayne, Rakim and more. And In Memoriam segment Kacey Musgraves will pay tribute to just some of those from the creative community that we have lost this year - Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt will honor McVie and Migos’ Quavo and worship music group Maverick City Music will remember Takeoff.

Trevor Noah will host the 2023 Grammys, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on CBS from the Arena in Los Angeles.