Beyoncé ties record for most Grammy Awards of all time by an individual | CBC News

History was made early at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday as Beyoncé won her 31st award — tying her with Greg Solti for the most individual wins of all time. 

Beyoncé had the most nominations this year with nine in total for her album Renaissance and she picked up a Grammy for best R&B song of the year, along with two awards in the pre-broadcast for best traditional R&B performance and best dance/electronic recording for Break My Soul

The show opened with a colourful performance by Bad Bunny, who is up for album of the year for Un Verano Sin Ti — the first Latin album in this category — and an early award for Harry Styles.

Styles picked up the award for best pop vocal album for Harry’s House.

Bad Bunny performs during the 65th Grammy Awards at Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Viola Davis also achieved EGOT status, winning a Grammy award for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording for her memoir, Finding Me.

Early Canadian wins

Other early winners included Burnaby, B.C.-born singer Michael Bublé, who picked up a Grammy for best traditional pop vocal album for Higher and Toronto rapper Drake’s win for best melodic rap performance for his feature on Future’s Wait for U.

Montreal conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin picked up two awards for best opera recording for Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones and best classical solo vocal album for Voice Of Nature — The Anthropocene.

Man in purple suit accepts award
North Vancouver’s Tobias Jesso Jr. accepts the Grammy Award for songwriter of the year, non classical, onstage during the 65th Grammy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Tobias Jesso Jr., of North Vancouver, won songwriter of the year, non-classical, for his work with artists like Harry Styles, Adele and Orville Peck.

While Vancouver-born jazz artist Kris Davis and fellow Canadian Matthew Stevens also won a Grammy for best jazz instrumental album.

CBC News will be updating a list of major winners throughout the evening: 

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Voyage, ABBA.

30, Adele.

Music of the Spheres, Coldplay.

Special, Lizzo.

Harry’s House, Harry Styles.

Best R&B Song:

CUFF IT, Beyoncé.

Good Morning Gorgeous, Mary J. Blige.

Hrs & Hrs, Muni Long.

Hurt Me So Good, Jazmine Sullivan.

Please Don’t Walk Away, PJ Morton.

Best Country Album 

Growin’ Up, Luke Combs.

Palomino, Miranda Lambert.

Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Ashley McBryde.

Humble Quest, Maren Morris.

A Beautiful Time, Willie Nelson.


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