Beyoncé, up for nine Grammys this year, now has a lifetime 79 nominations and 24 wins, making her the most-nominated female artist in Grammy history. She’s tied with Paul McCartney for the second most-nominated artist of all time, trailing only her husband, Jay-Z (who received three nominations this year), and Quincy Jones – both with 80 career nominations.
Depending on what she takes home from the show, she’s up to make history – yet again – as the performer with the most Grammy wins of all time. Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift trail Beyoncé with six nominations each. The Grammys are moving ahead on an in-person ceremony Jan. 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Beyoncé’s domination comes at a time when the Recording Academy has placed an emphasis on diversity. The major categories of record of the year, song of the year and best new artist honor Black and female musicians. Beyoncé’s “Black Parade,” which came out on Juneteenth and benefited Black businesses, scored nods for both record of the year and song of the year. “I Can’t Breathe,” a searing song about systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S., from H.E.R., also landed a song of the year nomination.
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