Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Adele have all had massive nights on the Grammy Awards, however who’s the actual queen of the Grammys? Beyoncé has gained probably the most Grammys of anybody in historical past (32) and is tied together with her husband and frequent collaborator Jay-Z for probably the most nominations of anybody in historical past (88), so you possibly can say she is by definition the queen of the Grammys. Few would argue with that, and but…
Solely certainly one of Beyoncé’s Grammys has are available in a “Big Four” class – album, report and music of the yr plus finest new artist. That occurred when “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” gained music of the yr in 2010. Totally three-quarters of Beyoncé’s Grammys (24 of 32) have come within the R&B and rap fields.
Adele has gained seven Grammys within the “Big Four” classes – greater than Swift and Beyoncé mixed. Adele can also be the one certainly one of these three girls who gained finest new artist. Swift was nominated however misplaced to Amy Winehouse. Beyoncé wasn’t eligible when she launched her first solo album in 2003 as a result of she was already a star (and a three-time Grammy winner) by advantage of her position in Future’s Baby.
Swift is certainly one of solely 4 artists – and the one girl – to have gained album of the yr 3 times. The opposite three-time album of the yr winners are Grammy legends Frank Sinatra, Stevie Surprise and Paul Simon. Swift could possibly be headed for an unprecedented fourth win in that class when the 66th annual Grammy Awards are introduced on Feb. 4.
So, who’s the actual queen of the Grammys? As with many issues in life, that will depend on the way you have a look at it and what standards you think about most essential. Listed here are the related stats, up to date by means of the sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards, so you possibly can arrive at your individual conclusion.
Notes: The ladies are ranked from most to least nominations or awards in every class, so their order shifts. The “general field,” referenced under, is the Recording Academy’s terminology for the Massive 4 classes.
Most total Grammy nominations
Taylor Swift: 46
Notes: Beyoncé has amassed extra nominations than Swift and Adele mixed.
Most total Grammy wins
Taylor Swift: 12
Notes: Beyoncé has gained extra Grammys than Adele and Swift mixed. In February 2023, she surpassed the late classical conductor Sir Georg Solti for probably the most Grammys.
Most nominations in Massive 4 classes
Taylor Swift: 16
Notes: Beyoncé has a slender lead over Swift – for now not less than. Swift will most likely be within the operating for album, report and music of the yr when the nominations for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards are introduced on Nov. 10, which might push her into the lead.
Most wins in Massive 4 classes
Taylor Swift: 3
Notes: Right here’s the place Adele most clearly exhibits her voter enchantment. Swift might add one, two and even three “Big Four” Grammys on Feb. 4, however Adele would nonetheless lead.
Most album of the yr nominations (as a lead artist)
Taylor Swift: 5
Notes: Swift is nearly sure so as to add to her complete later this yr with Midnights. A sixth nomination would put her in a tie with Barbra Streisand for probably the most nominations by any feminine artist in Grammy historical past.
Most album of the yr wins
Taylor Swift: 3
Notes: Beyoncé’s first nominee on this class, I Am…Sasha Fierce, misplaced to Swift’s Fearless. Her third, Lemonade, misplaced to Adele’s 25. Her different two losses have been to Beck and Harry Types. All worthy artists, however the Beyhive want to see her to win, already. Beyoncé is at the moment tied with Sting and Kendrick Lamar for probably the most album of the yr nominations (as a lead artist) with no win.
Most report of the yr nominations
Taylor Swift: 4
Notes: Beyoncé obtained two nominations on this class concurrently a number of years in the past for “Black Parade” and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” on which she was featured. That will have cut up her votes – the award went to Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” – but it surely helped enhance her nominations rely.
Most report of the yr wins
Taylor Swift: 0
Notes: Adele gained on this class for each “Rolling in the Deep” and “Hello.” The latter smash beat Beyoncé’s “Formation.”
Most music of the yr nominations
Taylor Swift: 6
Notes: Swift is tied with Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie for probably the most nominations on this class, however she has but to win the award. Will she lastly take the award on Feb. 4 for “Anti-Hero”? Keep tuned.
Most music of the yr wins
Taylor Swift: 0
Notes: Adele is certainly one of 12 people – and the one girl – to win music of the yr twice.