Beyoncé Just Missed Her Grammy Win Because She Was Stuck in Traffic

If there’s one thing Beyoncé is going to do, it’s keep her fans on their toes. The “Cuff It” singer’s attendance at the annual show is always up in the air — and she took the will she/won’t she anticipation up another notch this year!

Despite the fact that Beyoncé’s arrival at the star-packed Crypto.com Arena was teased during E!’s “Live From the Red Carpet” coverage, the singer never did show up, leaving fans wondering where the performer was.

Things then got extra confusing when the now-EGOT-status actor Viola Davis presented Beyoncé with the award for best R&B song for “Cuff It.” The-Dream (one of the song’s producers) and Nile Rodgers (one of the songwriters) accepted the award. To everyone’s relief, host Trevor Noah clarified what was going on: Beyoncé was on her way to the show, but held up in traffic. So, she will be in attendance when she inevitably breaks the record for most Grammy Awards.

Beyoncé is nominated for a whopping nine Grammys at the 2023 ceremony: record of the year, song of the year, and best dance/electronic recording for “Break My Soul;” best dance/electronic music album and album of the year for “Renaissance;” best traditional R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa;” best R&B performance for “Virgo’s Groove;” best R&B song for “Cuff It;” and best song written for visual media for “Be Alive” from “King Richard.” Beyoncé won best dance/electronic recording and best R&B performance during the preshow, and her win for best R&B performance brings her Grammy award wins to 31, tying the most-awarded artist, orchestral, and operatic conductor Georg Solti.

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