Beyoncé Is Officially the Most Awarded Artist in Grammys History

Beyoncé Is Officially the Most Awarded Artist in Grammys History

Beyoncé has a lot to celebrate after her outstanding 2023 Grammy wins. The singer, who was nominated nine times, bringing her total nomination count to 88 and making her the most nominated woman in Grammys history (she’s currently tied for the most of all time with her husband, JAY-Z), officially broke the record as the most-awarded artist in the Recording Academy’s history!

On Feb. 5, Beyoncé took home four awards for best electronic/ dance recording, best dance/ electronic album, best traditional R&B performance, and best R&B song, all for her celebrated “Renaissance” album. During her acceptance speech, the icon fought back tears as she thanked her parents, JAY-Z, her three children Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir Carter, and her late uncle Jonny, who inspired her latest album.

“Renaissance” is Beyoncé’s seventh solo effort and her first since 2016’s “Lemonade.” She promised that the album was act one of a three-part series, though it’s still unclear what the next two parts of that series will be.

Beyoncé’s nine nominations at the 2023 Grammy Awards is the fourth time she’s been nominated for at least nine awards in a single ceremony, after 2010, 2017, and 2021. She’s also the first Black woman to be nominated for album of the year four times as a lead artist (though she’s never won a major category) and the first Black woman to ever win best dance/ electronic album at the ceremony. Now, Beyoncé has won 32 total Grammys over the course of her decades-long career.

Keep reading to see a comprehensive breakdown of how Beyoncé became the most awarded artist in Grammys history.

2000
Grammy nominations: 2 as part of Destiny’s Child

Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “Bills, Bills, Bills”

Best R&B song, “Bills, Bills, Bills”

How many the group won: 0

2001
Grammy nominations: 5 as part of Destiny’s Child

Record of the year, “Say My Name”

Song of the year, “Say My Name”

Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “Say My Name”

Best R&B song, “Say My Name”

Best song written for a motion picture, TV, or other visual media, “Independent Women Part I”

How many the group won: 2, best R&B song and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals

2002
Grammy nominations: 2 as part of Destiny’s Child

Best R&B album, “Survivor”
Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “Survivor”
How many the group won: 1, best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals

2004
Grammy nominations: 6

Best contemporary R&B album, “Dangerously in Love”
Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “The Closer I Get to You” with Luther Vandross
Record of the year, “Crazy in Love” feat. JAY-Z
Best R&B song, “Crazy in Love” feat. JAY-Z
Best rap/sung collaboration, “Crazy in Love” feat. JAY-Z
Best female R&B vocal performance, “Dangerously in Love 2”
How many she won: 5, best contemporary R&B album, best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, best R&B song, best rap/sung collaboration, and best female R&B vocal performance

2005
Grammy nominations: 1 as part of Destiny’s Child

Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “Lose My Breath”
How many the group won: 0

2006
Grammy nominations: 4 as part of Destiny’s Child; 2 as a solo artist

Best contemporary R&B album, “Destiny Fulfilled”
Best female R&B vocal performance, “Wishing on a Star”
Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “Cater 2 U”
Best R&B song, “Cater 2 U”
Best rap/sung collaboration, “Soldier” feat. T.I. and Lil Wayne
Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, “So Amazing” with Stevie Wonder
How many she won: 1 with Stevie Wonder, best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals

2007
Grammy nominations: 4

Best contemporary R&B album, “B’Day”
Best female R&B vocal performance, “Ring the Alarm”
Best R&B song, “Déjà Vu” feat. JAY-Z
Best rap/sung collaboration, “Déjà Vu” feat. JAY-Z
How many she won: 1, best contemporary R&B album

2008
Grammy nominations: 3

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media, “Dreamgirls: Music From the Motion Picture”
Record of the year, “Irreplaceable”
Best pop collaboration with vocals, “Beautiful Liar” with Shakira
How many she won: 0

2009
Grammy nominations: 1

Best female R&B vocal performance, “Me, Myself and I” Live
How many she won: 0

2010
Grammy nominations: 10

Album of the year, “I Am… Sasha Fierce”
Record of the year, “Halo”
Song of the year, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Best female pop vocal performance, “Halo”
Best contemporary R&B album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce”
Best R&B song, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Best female R&B vocal performance, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Best traditional R&B vocal performance, “At Last”
Best rap/sung collaboration, “Ego (Remix)” feat. Kanye West
Best song written for a motion picture, TV, or other visual media, “Once in a Lifetime”
How many she won: 6, song of the year, best contemporary R&B album, best R&B song, best female pop vocal performance, best female R&B vocal performance, and best traditional R&B vocal performance

2011
Grammy nominations: 3

Album of the year, “The Fame Monster” as a featured artist
Best pop collaboration with vocals, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé
Best female pop vocal performance, “Halo” (Live)
How many she won: 0

2012
Grammy nominations: 2

Best long form music video, “I Am… World Tour”
Best rap/sung collaboration, “Party” feat. André 3000
How many she won: 0

2013
Grammy nominations: 1

Best traditional R&B vocal performance, “Love on Top”
How many she won: 1, best traditional R&B vocal performance

2014
Grammy nominations: 1

Best rap/sung collaboration, “Part II (On the Run)” by JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
How many she won: 0

2015
Grammy nominations: 6

Album of the year, “Beyoncé”
Best surround sound album, “Beyoncé”
Best urban contemporary album, “Beyoncé”
Best music film, “On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and JAY-Z”
Best R&B performance, “Drunk in Love” feat. JAY-Z
Best R&B song, “Drunk in Love” feat. JAY-Z
How many she won: 3, best surround sound album, best R&B performance, and best R&B song

2017
Grammy nominations: 9

Album of the year, “Lemonade”
Song of the year, “Formation”
Record of the year, “Formation”
Best music film, “Lemonade”
Best pop solo performance, “Hold Up”
Best rock performance, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” feat. Jack White
Best rap/sung performance, “Freedom” feat. Kendrick Lamar
Best music video, “Formation”
Best urban contemporary album, “Lemonade”
How many she won: 2, best music video and best urban contemporary album

2018
Grammy nominations: 1

Best rap/sung performance, “Family Feud” by JAY-Z feat.Beyoncé
How many she won: 0

2019
Grammy nominations: 3

Best music video, “Apesh*t” with JAY-Z
Best R&B performance, “Summer”
Best urban contemporary album, “Everything Is Love”
How many she won: 1, best urban contemporary album

2020
Grammy nominations: 4

Best pop vocal album, “The Lion King: The Gift”
Best pop solo performance, “Spirit”
Best song written for visual media, “Spirit”
Best music film, “Homecoming”
How many she won: 1, best music film

2021
Grammy nominations: 9

Record of the year, “Savage (Remix)” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
Best rap performance, “Savage (Remix)” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
Best rap song, “Savage (Remix)” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
Record of the year, “Black Parade”
Song of the year, “Black Parade”
Best R&B performance, “Black Parade”
Best R&B song, “Black Parade”
Best music video, “Brown Skin Girl”
Best music film, “Black Is King
How many she won: 4, best R&B performance, best rap performance, best rap song, and best music video

2023
Grammy nominations: 9

Album of the year “Renaissance”
Record of the year, “Break My Soul”
Song of the year, “Break My Soul”
Best R&B song, “Cuff It”
Best R&B performance, “Virgo’s Groove”
Best dance/electronic music album, “Renaissance”
Best song written for visual media, “Be Alive”
Best traditional R&B performance, “Plastic Off the Sofa”
Best dance/electronic recording, “Break My Soul”
How many she won: 4, best electronic/ dance recording, best dance/ electronic album, best traditional R&B performance, and best R&B song