Beyonce Surpasses Dolly Parton to Become Most Grammy Nominated Female Artist in History


Beyonce is now the most Grammy nominated female artist in history, surpassing Dolly Parton.

Queen Bey snagged her 47th nod early Friday when her album, “Beyonce” was announced as a contender for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

The “Halo” singer and Parton had been tied at 46 apiece. The feat was first reported by Billboard.

Later Friday, it was announced Beyonce received four more nods, including Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for the track “Drunk in Love.”

She was also a strong contender for Album of the Year, which would put her total tally at 52.

That category was set to be announced at 9 p.m. on Friday.

Beyonce’s five nods so-far also vaulted her into seventh place on the all-time nominations list, past producer David Foster and two behind Kayne West, who has 53.

Super producer Quincy Jones is the most-nominated artist of all time, with 79 nods, while Beyonce hubby Jay-Z sits at third with 61.

On the all-time list of Grammy wins, meanwhile, Beyonce is 20th, with 17 trophies, while Jay Z has 19.

Parton was not nominated this year.

However, she was nominated in 2014 in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the song “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” with Kenny Rogers.

SOURCE: NY Daily News
Philip Caulfield

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