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Beyoncé Becomes First Female Musician to Hit 70 Total Grammy Nominations

Mary Scott
Nov 26, 2019
09:00 P.M.
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Beyoncé has become the first female music artist to clinch a total of 70 Grammy nominations in her career. The superstar singer is now very well on her way to tying the record for the most Grammy award wins by a female musician.


The 62nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to hold in January, and the nominees were announced last Wednesday.

Beyonce performs onstage during the Made in America Festival on Sept. 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Photo: Getty Images


With the announcement came the realization that Beyoncé made Grammy history by becoming the first female musician to hit 70 nods from the Recording Academy.

Whether Beyoncé holds a grudge against the Grammys for the perceived snub or not is yet to be confirmed, but the singer is probably more excited

The "Lemonade" singer is up for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media with "Spirit," a single on the 2019 "Lion King" remake soundtrack.


Beyoncé’s other two nominations are Best Pop Vocal Album for "The Lion King: The Gift," the aforementioned soundtrack album, and Best Music Film for "Homecoming," the 2019 live-album that chronicled her mind-blowing Coachella performance from a year before.

According to Forbes, Beyoncé’s career nominations come from the projects she participated in as a member of the now-defunct group, Destiny's Child, her collaboration with her husband Jay-Z, and her solo work. The latter category makes up the bulk of her nominations.


The outlet also notes that Beyoncé, with her 23 Grammy award wins, currently comes in eighth on the list of musicians who have won the most Grammys. Among female musicians, she comes in second only to Alison Krauss, who has 27 of the coveted Gramophones.

Meanwhile, the 2020 Grammy nominations reportedly angered a lot of Beyoncé fans who expected that "Homecoming" should have gotten a nod for Album of the Year.


As Variety noted in October, while Queen Bey reigns supreme as the woman with the most nominations in her field and despite all the quality music she’s put out, the album of the year Grammy remains out of her reach.

Beyoncé has been nominated in the top category three times and has lost each time. According to Refinery29, those losses include 2015's when the singer’s eponymous album lost to Beck's "Morning Phase" and 2017 when Adele’s "25" edged off Beyoncé’s "Lemonade."


Whether Beyoncé holds a grudge against the Grammys for the perceived snub or not is yet to be confirmed, but the singer is probably more excited about the latest award-winning member of her family.

Blue Ivy, Bey and Jay"s seven-year-old daughter, recently won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award at the BET Soul Train Awards. The honor came in recognition of Blue's contribution to Beyoncé's hit single "Brown Skin Girl."