Granderson: Beyoncé should rack up more Grammys, but she doesn’t need them.
In 2003, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter released her debut album Dangerously in Love with the Grammy-winning producer Dr. Luke. It wasn’t the best album that year, but it did get one Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist,” beating the more prominent contenders and most promising new acts. Since then, two more albums have followed, one as a solo artist, the other as the “Mrs. Carter,” the new wife of the producer-turned-record producer of all record producers, Dr. Luke.
Now, she’s ready to return to the studio with her new album, Lemonade, and she’s hoping to have the number one album on the Billboard charts for the fourth time. She recently announced a world tour to support the album, and the first leg of the tour sold out in 10 minutes.
Last year, Beyoncé was only able to earn nine Grammies for her work on Lemonade, and just recently announced that she had three more nominations pending. She was nominated for “Worth It,” best new artist, duet, and best R&B album.
So, is Beyoncé going to win a bunch of Grammies or will she be able to rack up more Grammys than anyone in history? We’re glad to tell you that she’s not only being nominated for more Grammys with Lemonade, but she’s already beating out the best-selling artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and the Beatles for the most Grammy wins in history!
Beyonce has never won a Grammy.
While we’re happy to tell you that her new album is the best-selling album for a female artist in the past year, we would like to mention that she is only the second artist in the past century after Michael Jackson to have won three Grammy nominations for a debut album. The other, is John Legend!
The first record for a woman to top the list of most Grammy wins is Madonna with her 1984 album Music, which brought back Grammys for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for “True Blue.”
Beyoncé is actually only the second artist to have three consecutive records in the top ten