2023 became a historic year as the record for the most Grammys of all time was beaten by a female artist for the first time.

Which artist has the most Grammys? The most-Grammys record changed hands at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in 2023, as Beyoncé became the artist who won most Grammys not just this year but of all time.

This also means she keeps the record for female with most Grammys ever – and it was also the first time a Black woman has won the dance album category. The previous total Grammy Award recordholder was Sir Georg Solti, a conductor whose last award was a posthumous win in 1998.


The sweep of 2023 awards went to tracks from Beyoncé’s album RENAISSANCE, a spectacular tribute to Black and queer electronic music.

“Break My Soul” won best dance/electronic recording, best R&B song went to “Cuff It,” and the best traditional R&B performance award went to the song “Plastic Off the Sofa.”

There was upset however as Beyoncé lost out on the Album of the Year award to Harry Styles, who won for Harry’s House. Styles triumphed over not just Beyoncé but also Bad Bunny whose album Un Verano Sin Ti was the most-streamed in 2022.

Frustratingly, Beyoncé has historically been more associated with losing Grammys than wining them. Over the years she has lost Album of the Year four times, and made headlines after losing out to Taylor Swift and Adele, exacerbating the award show’s controversial history with Black musicianship.

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