Beyonce Leads with 9 Grammy Nominations, Becomes Most Nominated Globally
- Beyonce and Jay Z are officially the most Grammy-nominated musicians after the queen stepped up and caught up with her hubby
- The Lemonade album maker has received nine nods for the 2023 Grammys Awards and she will be facing Adele in three major categories
- Other artistes who have also received major nominations include rapper Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo ad Harry Styles
Beyonce has finally matched up with her G.O.A.T rapper hubby Jay-Z after getting many nominations for the 2023's Grammy Awards.
Beyonce solidifies her GOAT status
According to Harpers Bazaar, this is the sixth time Beyoncé has led (or co-led) the annual Grammy nominations.
The nominations were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and the Cuff It crooner received nine nods, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight, and Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven each.
This brings Beyoncé’s career total of nominations to 88, which puts her in a tie with her husband Jay-Z for the most Grammy nominations in history.
Jay received five nods this year. Paul McCartney (81 nods) and Quincy Jones (80 nods) are next in line.
Beyoncé and Adele are competing in each of the Big Three categories – album, record and song of the year — just as they did six years ago.
Three other artists — Lamar, Lizzo and Harry Styles — are also nominated in each of those categories.
ABBA, Mary J. Blige, Carlile and Steve Lacy are each nominated in two of the Big Three categories.
Beyoncé moves ahead of Frank Sinatra to become the artist with the most career record of the year nods. Beyoncé and Sinatra had been tied for that record with seven nods each
Beyoncé is the first woman of colour to receive four albums of the year nominations (as a lead artist). She had been tied with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and H.E.R. with three nods each in the category.
As for Kendrick Lamar, his Mr Morale & The Big Steppers album is his fourth studio album to be nominated for album of the year, which puts him in a tie with Kanye West as the rapper with the most nods in this category as a lead artist.
And unlike Ye, Lamar’s nominations are for four consecutive studio albums. Furthermore, Lamar is the first artist from any genre to be nominated with four consecutive studio albums since Billy Joel (1979-83).