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Beyonce Becomes Most-Nominated Female in Grammy History

The superstar’s 47 Grammys surpasses Dolly Parton

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Beyonce performs at the Stade de France on September 12th, 2014 in Paris, France. The singer is now the most-nominated female in Grammy history.

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Beyoncé has been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, surpassing Dolly Parton as the most-nominated female in Grammy history with 47 total. According to Billboard, Beyoncé is currently tied with producer David Foster as the seventh most-nominated artist overall. Next year’s Grammy Awards will be broadcast live by CBS on February 8th.

Beyoncé has won 17 Grammys in total. In 2012, she was awarded Best Traditional R&B Performance for her song “Love on Top” and took home 2009’s Best Contemporary R&B Album for her third LP, I Am…Sasha Fierce.

In November, the singer released a “Platinum Edition” of her self-titled 2013 LP, bundling the original album with two new tracks (“7/11” and “Ring Off”), a slew of all-star remixes (featuring Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Mr. Vegas), music videos, a 2015 mini-calendar, two photo books and a DVD chronicling the massive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. 

That same month, she released “7/11” online, followed by the track’s absorbing and unorthodox music video. The clip opens with the singer dancing on a high-rise balcony before moving inside her home; it features cameos from her daughter, Blue Ivy, along with a mysterious, ski-mask-wearing man who may or may not be her husband, Jay Z.

In August, Beyoncé nabbed three awards at the 2014 VMAs. Her clip for “Pretty Hurts” secured Best Video With a Social Message and Best Cinematography, while the radio-dominant, Jay Z-featuring “Drunk In Love” took home Best Collaboration.

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