The nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning and Queen Bey is sitting pretty sipping on Lemonade.
Earning nine nominations, Beyoncé may surpass Alison Krauss as the most awarded female in Grammy history. As it stands now, Krauss has earned 27 Grammys, while Beyoncé isn’t far beyond with 20 wins. Beyoncé’s nine nominations this year have already made her the most nominated woman in Grammy history, with a whopping 62 nominations. Her collaborative album Lemonade, which includes appearances from Jack White, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and James Blake has helped Beyoncé earn another title this year as the first artist to be nominated for pop, rock, rap, and R&B in the same year.
Beyoncé’s name made it to all the major categories, with nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Album of the Year, a category she has been nominated for twice for I Am…Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé, but yet to win.
Also bringing in big numbers this year are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who all earned eight nominations. Adele is not far behind with five nominations, while the late David Bowie and Justin Bieber are tied with four nominations.
Canadians Drake and Justin Bieber will be battling one another and Beyoncé for Album of the Year, a category that not surprisingly also includes Adele, but kinda surprisingly does include Sturgill Simpson. Adele is the only artist nominated this year for Album of the Year who has previously won the award, taking home the Grammy in 2012 for 21.
Demi Lovato, Blink 182 and Beyoncé’s lil sis Solange all earned their first Grammy nominations today. Along with a whole whack of other people.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by James Corden and will air Sunday, February 15.