It goes without saying, Beyoncé is an unstoppable force. She leads the way with a whopping nine nominations for her seventh solo studio album Renaissance at the 2023 Grammy Awards, putting her in the running to become the most awarded artist in all of Grammy history.
She already earned the accomplishment of being the most awarded woman in the history of the Grammy Awards with 28 trophies under her belt. Beyoncé only needs three more Grammys to tie, and four more to beat the record for the highest number of wins by an artist. The late conductor Georg Solti currently holds the record, with 31 Grammys. At the moment, producer Quincy Jones and Beyoncé are tied for the second-most Grammy wins.
Beyoncé has earned 88 nominations in total, tied with her husband Jay-Z.
This momentous occasion marks the third time in her career that Beyoncé has been nominated across all three top categories — record, song and album of the year. Back in 2021, when Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion took home the Best Rap Song award for their “Savage” remix, host Trevor Noah stopped the two Texas natives before they exited the stage for a quick update.
“Before you leave the stage, I just wanted to say this: We want everybody to know that right now, Grammy history has been made. Because with that award, Beyoncé has just tied the all-time record for most Grammy wins ever by a female artist and by any singer — male or female,” he announced. Beyoncé reacted with a genuinely shocked expression before Noah continued, “Congratulations, Queen Bey! Beyoncé is tied at 27 Grammys!”
She also took home the win for Best R&B Performance for “BLACK PARADE” giving her that coveted 28th win.
Beyoncé snagged her first nominations from the Recording Academy at the 2000 Grammy Awards as a part of the iconic girl group Destiny’s Child. The group’s original lineup, including Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, received nods in the categories, Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rhythm & Blues Song, for the song “Bills, Bills, Bills,” off their sophomore album, 1999’s The Writing’s on the Wall.
The superstar took home her first Grammy at 19 years old in 2001 alongside Rowland and Williams. The group won two awards for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a duo or Group with Vocals for the song “Say My Name.”
Her first solo studio album, Dangerously in Love, earned Beyoncé five Grammy Awards in 2004, foretelling a groundbreaking career as a solo artist.
On Wednesday, the star announced that her highly anticipated Renaissance World Tour will take place this year. It will mark Beyoncé’s first tour since 2018’s On the Run II Tour alongside Jay-Z, which celebrated their collaborative record Everything Is Love. Before this, her last solo headlining tour was the Formation World Tour, which took place in 2016 with music from her beloved album Lemonade.
Renaissance, which was released in July, marks Beyoncé’s first solo album in six years, with 16-tracks chock full of joyful and electrifying house music, paying homage to disco and queer club culture, and becoming the soundtrack of the summer.
Catch up on all the categories Beyonce’s nominated for on Sunday night and tune in here for live 2023 Grammys coverage.
Beyoncé’s 2023 Grammy Nominations:
Record Of the Year
Album Of the Year
Song Of the Year
“Break My Soul,” By Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant and Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Best Dance/Electronic Recording
“Break My Soul”
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Plastic Off the Sofa”
Best R&B Song
Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Be Alive” (from the motion picture King Richard)