Breaking Down Beyoncé’s Grammys Story
The 64th Grammy Awards will take place this Sunday, and surprisingly, Beyoncé doesn’t have a single Grammy nomination. It’s the first time in six years that the Crazy in Love singer won’t be announced at the Grammy Awards.
The star currently has 28 Grammy Awards under her belt, which is just three awards away from reaching Georg Solti’s record of 31. Although she won’t be adding a Grammy to her tally this year, Bey remains one of the biggest pop stars in the world.
She is no stranger to this prestigious award, having been nominated for the first time in 2001 when she was just 19 years old. Beyoncé picked up two awards that night, alongside her band Destiny’s Child. They won Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the song “Say My Name”.
In 2004, Destiny’s Child won two more Grammys: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Survivor” and “The Closer I Get to You.”
She eventually left the girl group, but she went on to earn nominations and win Grammys. Since last year, Bey has been nominated for 79 awards, and her 28 wins mean she has won more than one award for every three nominations.
Beyoncé won Best Contemporary R&B Album for “Dangerously in Love” and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Dangerously in Love 2.” She also won Grammy Awards with husband Jay-Z: Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Crazy in Love.”
In 2021, Beyoncé won four Grammys, all in different categories and with different songs as well. She won Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade,” Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Savage” (Megan Thee Stallion’s remix featuring Beyoncé) and Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl” (by Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and Wizkid with Blue Ivy Carter.)
“Brown Skin Girl” also marked the first win for Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who was nine.