Who is leading the world?
Answer: Beyoncé , with her 2021 Grammy nominations ! The superstar could indeed win up to nine trophies on January 31, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Black Parade”.
“Savage,” Bey’s collab with Megan Thee Stallion , another star from Houston, was also nominated for Recording of the Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
The 39-year-old singer, who has already gleaned 24 Grammys in her career, is also nominated in the category Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl” or Best Musical Film for Black Is King . We remember that Queen B won this last award for Homecoming in 2019.
The 2021 Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday, by Harvey Mason Jr. , the acting CEO of the Recording Academy. “It’s been a tough year for our industry, but I have witnessed, day in and day out, the incredible tenacity of our community,” he said during the virtual livestream. “The nominated recordings this year are proof that the creative spirit is alive and well, and our nominees are testament to the passion and perseverance that our community embodies.”
“I am endlessly amazed that so many music makers continue to use their art to tell important stories, bringing a dynamic soundtrack that has a direct impact and reflects our culture. I deeply believe in the power of music, and the 63rd GRAMMYs will be an opportunity to try to unify us, to uplift us and to inspire, ”continued Harvey Mason Jr.
Before Tuesday’s nominations, Beyoncé spoke about how 2020 “changed” her.
“I’ve learned that my voice is sharper when I’m not moving. I really treasure these family moments, and my new goal is to slow down and get rid of stressful things in my life,” she told Vogue. British. “I entered the world of music at 15, grew up in front of the whole world and I went through projects. I released Lemonade during the Formation world tour, I had twins, I performed at Coachella, I did Homecoming , I did another tour with Jay , then Black Is King , all of it in quick succession. It was heavy and intense. ”
The 2021 Grammys, presented by Trevor Noah , will air the night of January 31 through February 1.