Beyoncé could make history on Grammy night!

  • She already became the most nominated female in history with a whopping 62 nominations.
  • She has potential to beat Alison Krauss in becoming the most Grammy awarded female in history. Alison has 27, while Beyoncé currently has 20. If Beyoncé win more than 7, then Beyoncé will surpass Alison Krauss and make history.
  • If Beyoncé wins 8 of her Grammys, then she will be tied with Michael Jackson (1984) and Santana (2000) for winning the most Grammy wins in one night.
  • If Beyoncé wins all 9 of her Grammys, then she will surpass Michael Jackson and Santana for winning the most Grammy wins in one night.
  • Beyoncé could break her own record in winning the most Grammys in a night by a female artist. Currently Beyoncé and Adele are tied for winning 6 Grammys in one night.
  • If Beyoncé wins 6 Grammys, then she will be the first female artist to win at least 6 Grammys in one night, twice.
  • If Beyoncé wins more than 6 Grammys, then she will be the most awarded Grammy female artist in one night.
  • She will become closer to becoming the most Grammy awarded artist of all time. <3
Recording Academy VP Explains Grammys Snubs + Beyonce Love
Bill Freimuth explains why some artists connect with Grammys voters so frequently while others can't seem to get in with voters.

If yesterday’s (December 6) announcement of the 2017 Grammy Awards nominees left you scratching your head, and wondering how big-time acts like Drake or Sia had been mostly overlooked, an awards-show authority has insisted it’s not the result of foul play.

Bill Freimuth, Senior Vice President of Awards at The Recording Academy, told PopCrush during a roundtable discussion that the annual ceremony cannot dictate or foresee who’s nominated for an award, or who wins. That’s all in the hands of the voting class, a collection of professionals with either technical or creative credits (vocalists, engineers and writers, just to name a few) who have worked on at least six commercially released tracks.

“It doesn’t mean [snubbed artists] are no good, voters they just felt more strongly about others,” he said. “There’s no mechanism to vote against somebody, it’s about who gets the most positive votes.”

One surprise vote where pop music is concerned was Kelly Clarkson‘s “Piece by Piece (Idol Version)” nomination in the Best Pop Vocal performance category. The original version of the song was released as part of its eponymous 2015 album, but Clarkson’s stunning piano-backed performance of the track on American Idol in February prompted a new, scaled-back recording that evidently made industry waves.

And Clarkson’s inclusion in the category signaled an unusual trend in Grammys categories: voters seem to love new versions of existing tracks. In 2011, Beyonce was nominated for a live version of “Halo,” the original version of which had won the category in 2010, Adele won in 2013 for a live “Set Fire to the Rain” release and Sarah McLachlan got the trophy in 2000 for a redone “I Will Remember You.”

Freimuth insisted the pattern doesn’t mean there’s a dearth of good, new music when preexisting songs get nods, it just means academy members are likely to vote for artists they consider especially talented whenever they have the chance.

“Live versions tend to be more uptempo, maybe have a little more of a rock feel in the pop tracks — that has an extra appeal to voters,” he said. “And, of course, there’s the instance where voters simply have so much love for a particular artist that they’re going to say ‘We get a chance to vote for Adele again, isn’t that wonderful, here’s my vote.‘”