Beyoncé May Not Have Performed at the 2020 Grammy Awards, But, as Usual, She Had the Internet Buzzing

She’s one of the artists with the most nominations earned throughout her career. Beyoncé earned nominations (and awards) for her music, released with Destiny’s Child, “The Carters,” and as a solo artist. This year, she earned nominations for her work with The Lion King and her Netflix special, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. And although she didn’t perform this year, she still had the Beyhive buzzing.

Singer Beyoncé during The 59th GRAMMY Awards
Singer Beyoncé during The 59th GRAMMY Awards | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Beyoncé earned Grammy nominations for ‘Homecoming’ and her work with Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

She’s more than just a Grammy-award winning singer. Beyoncé appeared in the Disney photo-real adaptation of The Lion King, as the character adult Nala. Her song for his film, “Spirit,” earned a nomination, as did her album based on the story of the animated film, entitled The Lion King: The Gift.

Before the award ceremony even started, Beyoncé earned a Grammy Award for Best Music Film. She earned the award for her Netflix special, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which premiered during 2019. This musical featured live performances and a behind-the-scenes look into the artist’s Coachella performance.

Singer Beyoncé poses with her Grammy trophies in the press room during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards
Singer Beyoncé poses with her Grammy trophies in the press room during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards | ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

This year, Beyoncé was missing from the Grammy’s red carpet

Sure there was Ariana Grande, dressed in her poofy best and Billie Eilish with her iconic green and black hair. What was missing from the Grammy’s red carpet was Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z. This came as a surprise to some fans, as the Grammy’s shared a picture of Beyoncé’s reserved seat at the award show.

When they called Beyoncé’s name as a nominee in the Best Pop Solo Performance category, the award show only showed a picture of the artist. As a result, some fans took to social media, asking where the artist could be.

“No Beyoncé, No Dababy, No solo stage, They got BTS doing the… cowboy dance on stage, No Grammys nominations, NO GRAMMY! This whole award show is a mess,” one Twitter user wrote. There’s no word from Beyoncé regarding why she skipped this year’s Grammy Awards.

Fans shared their love for Beyoncé on social media

Is it even an award show without Beyoncé? Some BTS fans were looking forward to an interaction between the Grammy award-winning artist and the K-pop group. This first came when the Grammy’s shared a picture of the seating chart, complete with BTS sitting behind Beyoncé Knowes-Carter and Jay-Z.

“Basically, [the BTS members] are going to sit behind Beyoncé at the Grammy’s which means Beyoncé is finally getting to meet her son Jimin which is not really her son because she didn’t give birth to him but he is, in fact, her son cause that’s how it is you get my point,” one Twitter user said.

“Me explaining to Beyoncé that what she saw from her front-row seat at the Grammy of BTS in old town road ain’t even close to 100% of what they can do and they couldn’t show their full abilities [because] they weren’t given the chance,” another Twitter user wrote.

Music by Beyoncé, including the Grammy-nominated album The Lion King: The Gift, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.