By Simdi Gloria:-
Beyonce a winner of 24 Grammys becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show, with 79 nominations.
Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
The song, which reached the Top 40 on the pop charts, is also nominated for best R&B song and best R&B performance.
Beyonce’s Black Is King film which highlighted black art, music, history, and fashion is up for best music film, while Brown Skin Girl, a song dedicated to dark and brown-skinned women, is nominated for a best music video.
She also earned three nominations for her guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallion’s number one hit Savage.
Her husband, Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote “Black Parade” and “Savage,” thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song, and best rap song.
Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Rich each have six nominations following Beyonce as the second most nominated act.
Tracks competing with Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” and “Savage” for record of the year include:
DaBaby and Ricch’s “Rockstar,”
Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,”
Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted,”
Black Pumas’ “Colors” and
Doja Cat’s “Say So.”