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How Beyoncé Could Make Grammy History Tonight


The Oasis Reporters

February 13, 2017


Beyoncé Knowles at the Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards won
’60 ’70 ’80 ’90 ’00 ’10 ’16
1 5 10 15 20 25 30
Tony Bennett HenryMancini U2 Quincy Jones Aliso Krauss Georg South Beyoncé Knowles Tony Bennett HenryMancini U2 Quincy Jones Aliso Krauss Georg Solti BeyoncéKnowles

Note: The first and second Grammy Awards were both held in 1959. Awards from the second ceremony are shown in 1960.

Beyoncé has received 62 Grammy nominations in her career, more than any other female artist. With 20 wins under her belt, and nine nominations this year, she could become the most awarded female artist ever if she wins eight awards at tonight’s ceremony. Country singer Alison Krauss currently holds the record with 27 awards.

Beyoncé Knowles
’01 ’15
5 10
15 20

Alison Krauss
’91 ’12
5 10
15 20

Kanye West
’05 ’13
5 10
15 20

Henry Mancini
’59 ’71
5 10
15 20

Tony Bennett
’63 ’16
5 10
15 20

Paul McCartney
’65 ’14
5 10
15 20

Only Kanye West and Henry Mancini, who wrote “Moon River,” won 20 awards faster than Beyoncé. It took 50 years for Paul McCartney and 54 years for Tony Bennett each to reach 18 wins.

If Beyoncé wins all of her
nominations, she will break the
record for most wins in one night.

Michael Jackson made history in 1984 when he swept eight awards after releasing his album “Thriller.” His record was only matched in 2000 when Santana won eight Grammys, including awards for “Smooth” and “Maria, Maria.”

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Beyoncé, the only artist with nine nominations this year, could set a new record. Of the other top nominees, Drake and Rihanna each have eight nods and could tie the record.

Grammy Awards won in a single night
’84 Michael Jackson 8
’00 Santana 8
’71 Paul Simon 7
’66 Roger Miller 6
’91 Quincy Jones 6
’93 Eric Clapton 6
’10 Beyoncé Knowles 6
’12 Adele 6
Beyoncé could win three
of the so-called ‘big four’
awards. But so could Adele.

The top awards of the night are the four general categories:
record of the year,
album of the year,
song of the year
and best new artist.

Since 1959, only 12 people have won three out of the four awards at a single ceremony. Christopher Cross, with the hit song “Sailing,” is the only person to have swept all four awards in one night.

Paul Simon
Carole King
Christopher Cross
Eric Clapton
Norah Jones
Dixie Chicks
Amy Winehouse
Adele, Paul Epworth
Sam Smith

Adele and Beyoncé face off in three of those categories tonight — album, record and song of the year. Adele won all three awards in 2012 with her album “21” and hit song “Rolling in the Deep.” Beyoncé received her first and only general award in 2010 when she won song of the year for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”

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Source: The Recording Academy

Top photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The New York Times

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