There is a reason why she was bestowed the sobriquet “Queen Bey.”
Beyonce has been nominated for five awards during the The 2015 Grammy nominations ceremonies in Los Angeles, bringing her career total to 52. That makes Bey Bey the most nominated female artist in the history of American music, according to the Recording Academy.
While you digest that tidbit of information, let’s discuss the rest of the nomination field. “Stay With Me” British crooner Sam Smith who also snagged 5 nominations including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Nicki Minaj earned two nominations Best Rap Song for “Anaconda” (a category in which she’s the only woman) and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. But her adversary, Iggy Azalea, doubled her up with four nominations, mostly through Best Rap Album, Record of the Year for her takeover summer hit “Fancy” and “Best New Artist.”
Pharrell follows right behind with three nods for “Happy,” while Usher is nominated 4 times in 2 categories –Best R&B song and Best R&B Performance. Jhené Aiko is happy with 3, Eminem with 3, Chris Brown with 3, Drake with 3, Kanye West with 2, and Rihanna with 1.
Take a look at the nominations list below: