Today (Dec. 6, 2016), Beyoncé became the most nominated woman in Grammy awards history, which included nods for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rock Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album, that’s four prizes in four genres, a first for any performer ever!
According to the New York Times, her latest nine nominations bring her grand total to a whopping 62. With just eight more wins (which will happen), she’ll pass Alison Krauss as the female artist with the most gold gramophones.
“You’ve had other artists in the past, say Michael Jackson maybe, who have been nominated in that many different fields, but not in the same year and on the same album,” the Recording Academy’s Vice President of Awards Bill Freimuth told Complex. “This is a first timer for us and personally I think it’s appropriate and pretty cool.”
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards air on February 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.