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The 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards are scheduled to air this Sunday and we’re looking at the stars who are most likely to break records on one of “music’s biggest nights”.
Starting off the record-breaking roster, the legendary rapper, Jay-Z tied the record for the most GRAMMY nominations for a male artist with rapper and songwriter Quincy Jones.
Jay-Z matched Jones’ 80 nominations after earning two nominations this year for being the co-writer of “BLACK PARADE” (nominated for Song of the Year and Best R&B Song) and as a co-writer of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” (nominated for Best Rap Song).
Both tracks feature his songstress wife, Beyoncé, whose nine nominations took her career total to 79 – giving her the most GRAMMY nominations for a female artist.
Joining Jay-Z and Beyonce, a few other artists are anticipated to break Guinness World Records titles for their GRAMMY wins if they succeed in their respective categories. Check out who could make history on awards night below:
Renowned K-Pop band BTS has captured the attention of fans across the globe with their latest album. Thanks to their massively supportive BTS ARMY fan base, the band has seen success in the music industry and also on social media - with their existing records like fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok. On Sunday, if they win the category for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their album Dynamite, BTS will potentially make history as the world’s first K-pop group to win a GRAMMY award, adding to their list of record-breaking achievements.
The “Bad Guy” singer made a huge splash at last year’s awards after breaking the record for the youngest artist to win all four GRAMMY Award general field categories. This year, her track “Everything I Wanted” is up for several categories, including “Song of the Year.” If she wins this category , she will an additional Guinness World Records title for the most consecutive Song of the Year awards won at the GRAMMYs – becoming the first to do so twice out of any other artist in history.
Queen Bey has already broken nomination records for this year’s GRAMMYs, but she is up to add two more to her impressive roster based on wins this Sunday. A majority of her nominations come from her 2020 visual album, Black is King. So far Beyoncé has won 24 GRAMMYs - a feat that only six other artists have ever achieved. If she wins four categories based on her eight nominations, she’ll break Alison Krauss’ current record for most GRAMMY awards won by a female artist. Should she win eight categories, Beyoncé will beat George Solti to become the record holder for the most GRAMMY’s won by an artist ever.
Megan Thee Stallion
Along with Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion could potentially set a groundbreaking record for female rappers worldwide. Should the pair win the category for Best Rap Performance with their hit, “Savage Remix”, they will make history for becoming the first female artists to win Best Rap Performance at the GRAMMYs.
Last year, Swift graced her fans with not one, but two albums entirely recorded while in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her first, folklore, became the best-selling album last year and earned a total of five nominations at this year’s GRAMMYs. This also marks her fourth Album of the Year nomination, a category she needs to win if she is to earn the record for most Album of the Year awards won at the GRAMMYs. If the singer-songwriter attains this particular award, she will tie the record with legends Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon.