Beyoncé made history this week with a whopping eight Grammy nominations including, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rock Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album, which marks the first time any performer has been nominated for four awards across four genres in one award season.
While Beyoncé’s eight nominations are impressive enough, sources close to the Grammy Academy say she had hoped for another. The Associated Press reports someone close to the Grammy nomination process revealed Beyoncé submitted her country single “Daddy Lessons” to be considered for the country category. Unfortunately for the singer, the committee ultimately rejected the song.
Beyoncé has had some trouble being accepted by the country community since releasing “Daddy Lessons” on Lemonade earlier this year. Last month, the singer faced backlash after the Country Music Award’s announced she was slated to perform the song, with many of her critics complaining she’s not an actual country artist.
Beyoncé, alongside the Dixie Chicks, gave a flawless performance but continued to face mostly racist backlash which caused the CMA’s to erase all traces of the performance from their social media accounts.