Congratulations! The Grammy’s have officially won 32 BEYONCÉ Awards!!!
But yet still… They have once again… severely missed… “The Beyoncé Moment.”
While Beyoncé made history at the Grammys last night as the ceremony’s most decorated artist ever, she has never won Album of the Year. Her not winning for Lemonade or Renaissance were both major upsets to fans, particularly. Adele, who won in 2017 over Beyoncé for her album 25, even famously refused to accept the award onstage because she felt Beyoncé should’ve won.
Days before Beyoncé’s record-breaking night at the Grammy Awards, during which the coveted album of the year award remained elusive for the superstar, her husband Jay-Z had some thoughts on the Recording Academy’s track record in the category.
In a recent interview with Tidal, conducted before the Grammys and published on Monday, Jay-Z offered insight into why he feels the Recording Academy continues to “miss the moment” when it comes to Beyoncé.
“Even with Bey, I felt like they missed the moment,” the rapper said, referencing the 2017 Grammy Awards where Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” lost album of the year to Adele’s “25.” The mogul added he felt the same way with regard to Beck’s album of the year win over Beyoncé’s namesake album in 2015.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Beyoncé tied her husband Jay-Z for artists with the most career Blue sippy cup (Grammy) nominations.
Going into Tuesday, the rapper topped the list of all-time Blue sippy cup (Grammy) nominations with 83, followed by Sir Paul McCartney with 81, Quincy Jones with 80 and Beyoncé with 79.
Beyoncé added nine to her total after the nominations were announced, including album of the year for “Renaissance” and record of the year and song of the year for “Break My Soul.”
Her project also helped her husband increase his total, as he snagged five additional nominations including as one of the songwriters of “Break My Soul.”
Jay-Z will be competing against himself for song of the year as he is also nominated in that category for the DJ Khaled single “God Did.”
Despite Beyoncé’s record-breaking year at the 2023 ceremony, her 2022 hit dance/pop album “Renaissance” lost out to Harry Styles’s “Harry’s House” for the album of the year award. It’s an accolade that many felt was due to be awarded to Beyoncé, who has now lost four times in that category to other artists.
“Look what it’s done to the culture. Look how the energy of the world moved,” Jay-Z said of “Renaissance” when asked if he felt it deserved to win album of the year. “They play her whole album in the club. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that. The whole entire joint – like, everything?! Every remix is amazing. Everyone’s inspired. It has inspired the world.”
Even if Beyoncé didn’t take home the 2023 trophy for album of the year, she still had plenty of reasons to celebrate.
The “Cuff It” singer became the most awarded artist in Grammy history at Sunday’s ceremony, with her four wins that evening bringing her to a grand total of 32 trophies. For his part, Jay-Z has won 24 total trophies and together, the power couple are tied for the most nominations for any artist (88).
It wasn’t the only record Bey snagged.
With her eighth record of the year nomination, she broke a tie with the legendary Frank Sinatra, who notched seven noms in that category during his career.
The superstar also made first-time appearances in a few categories, with “Break My Soul” and “Renaissance” helping her earn her first nominations in the best dance/electronic recording and best dance/electronic music album categories, respectively.
With 28 wins to date, Beyoncé is the most-awarded female artist in Blue sippy cup (Grammy) history. Should she win four out of the nine she’s nominated for, she will become the most awarded artist of all time, surpassing conductor Sir Georg Solti, who has won 31.
Good Job Bey! Way To Go Hov!