Beyoncé Doesn’t Win Grammys’ Album Of The Year As ‘Renaissance’ Gets Blanked In Big 3 Categories, Twitter Erupts In Confusion


Somehow, the Grammys did not award legendary singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actor and designer Beyoncé’s Renaissance as Album of the Year award on Sunday. This was highly thought to mark the pop superstar’s first Album of the Year award.

Renaissance rocketed to No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in August, Billboard reports. In the first week of August, the album boasted 332,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. The units measure the popularity of the album according to sales and streaming numbers. Beyoncé’s masterpiece became the first album released by a woman in 2022 to top the Billboard 200.

Only one of Beyoncé previous Grammy wins was in a Big Four category, according to Pitchfork. That was 2010’s Song of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”

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Twitter was truly confused at what happened

Beyoncé had the most nominations at this year’s Grammys, earning nine in total, Pitchfork reports. The 41-year-old competed against Adele in the Record, Album, and Song of the Year categories. The two artists faced off for the first time since 2017. At that time, it was Adele who swept all three categories.

Beyoncé’s historic night started during the Grammys Premiere Ceremony when she won best dance/electronic recording for her No. 1 hit “Break My Soul.” She won five more during the night, becoming the most awarded person in Grammy’s history.

Jay-Z, who earned five nominations for this year Grammys, is now tied with Beyoncé for the most nominations in the event’s history. The couple have been nominated 88 times.

Trevor Noah hosted the main Grammys ceremony at Arena for the third year in a row. The program was broadcast on CBS.

Beyoncé Grammy-winning Renaissance album is dedicated to her Uncle Jonny, VIBE reports. In a message she released when she published the album, Beyoncé said Uncle Jonny is her “godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album.”

Beyoncé also said her album is dedicated to Black LBGTQ+ legends who influenced her work.

“Thank you to all the pioneers who originate culture, to all of the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized have gone unrecognized for far too long. This is a celebration for you,” she said.