Move over, Sir Georg Solti, Beyoncé now stands alongside you.
With her three Grammy wins on Sunday – and the potential for more before the night is out – Beyoncé earned her 31st Grammy, tying her with the famous classical music conductor.
The tying Grammy came early in the telecast – Beyoncé picked up a pair earlier, in the pre-show – when she won best R&B song for “Cuff It.”
Not, mind you, that she was there to accept it. According to host Trevor Noah, she was apparently still in traffic on her way to Crypto.com Arena.
Guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers, who played on the song, spoke on her behalf, saying he’d been honored to get an invitation to collaborate with her.
“When I got called to play on this song, it was the most organic thing that ever happened to me,” said Rodgers, whose dance-funk band Chic led to a long career as an in-demand session musician. “I heard the song and I said I want to play on that. Right now.”
Her earlier wins were for “Break My Soul,” which won best dance/electronic recording, and “Plastic Off the Sofa,” which won best traditional R&B performance.
“It was one take. I promise,” Rodgers said, resplendent in a lime green suit. “I never even got, “Well, Nile maybe you should you do this, maybe you should do that.’ It was just what I felt in my heart.”